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Pune student Srivastava gets AIR 25 in JEE advanced

Srivastava says listening to teachers and understanding the minute details of the core concepts is the key and that can only happen with repeated revision and focused preparation

pune Updated: Jun 11, 2018 14:38 IST
Ananya Barua
Ananya Barua
Hindustan Times, Pune
Anuj Srivatsava(centre), JEE-advanced ,city topper, celebrates with his parents on Sunday.
Anuj Srivatsava(centre), JEE-advanced ,city topper, celebrates with his parents on Sunday. (SHANKAR NARAYAN/HT PHOTO )

For AnujSrivastava, Pune’s topper inJEE advanced 2018, getting the best has always been a priority. A stickler for hard work,Srivastava does not believe in compromises and had been nurturing the dream to study computer science engineering at IIT Bombay, for the past few years.

Srivastava secured an all India rank(AIR) of 25 in JEE advanced in the results that were declared on June 10.

Astudent of the two-year integrated programme at FIITJEE, Pune Swargate centre,Srivastava had scored 299 out of 360 marks in the highly competitive entrance exam.

This year had a total of1,55,158candidates appearing inpapers 1 and 2 in JEE (advanced) 2018. Out of these,18,138 studentsqualified for the JEE (advanced).

Being in the top 50 was hardly a surprise for him as he was prepared for it.“I have always wanted to crack IIT and pursue engineering education in a premier institute. The kind of immense exposure, faculty and research opportunity in the institute is what drove me to work hard,” saidSrivastava.

However, hard work, according to him, does not entail a quantitative one.“The number of hours you spend studying can never be the marker of how much you study. At the end of the day its a qualitative and not a quantitative exercise. Listening to your teachers and understanding the minute details of the core concepts is the key and that can only happen with repeated revision and focused preparation,” addedSrivastava.

Like him, Pune-basedFIITJEE tutorials had another topper this year. Arjun Kashshettiwar has scored 295 out of 360 marks, securing an All India Rank (AIR) of 33in JEE Advanced 2018. The institute had two toppers in the top 50, three in top 1000 and ten students in top 5,000 All India Rank.

Similarly, another prominent institute,Bakliwal Tutorials (BT) which had one of its 2017 batch student Akshat Chugh securing AIR 2 in JEE advanced last year, had 24 of its students cracking the entrance test for IITs this year. Its studentArnhav Datar who had topped Pune withan All India Rank 41 inJEE main 2018 scored AIR 200 in JEE advanced. Almost 400 students from BT cleared the JEE mains to be eligible for JEE advanced.