Tips from JEE Main 2015 topper, Sankalp Gaur (AIR1)

Sankalp Gaur has been in the limelight since the JEE main 2015 results
were declared last year. To his surprise, his love for Science and systematic
hard work of 2 years had earned him AIR-1 in the exam. Sankalp who is now
studying Electrical engineering at IIT Bombay shares his experience to help
other engineering aspirants to sail through one of the toughest competitive

Which section did
you attempt first in the JEE Mains 2015 paper and why?

My strategy for JEE main was to attempt Chemistry section first because
of the fact that it has less amount of syllabus when compared to other
sections. If Chemistry is attempted last, the possibility of losing out on
questions is high. As Physics was my favourite section I was comfortable to
solve it after chemistry and then I went to the Maths section.

What was the subject-wise
breakup of your JEE Mains score?

My score for JEE main 2015 was 345 out of 360. I scored 115 in Physics,
120 in Maths and 110 in Chemistry. My All India Rank for JEE Main was 1.

Did you make use of
internet or social media for your preparations?

I restricted my use of social media only to the context where I could
keep a tab on my preparation. It gave me the assurance that I was on the right
path of my preparation.

What was your
approach for JEE Advanced? How did you relax from the hectic preparations?

I focused mainly on the topics which I had not done thoroughly during my
JEE Main. I practiced previous year’s question papers. I solved time bound mock
tests. I also kept a tab on my health. I refrained from indulging into intense
physical activities. My dog has been a major stress buster for me. Whenever I
wanted a break I spent an hour with my dog and I was refreshed to continue with
my studies.

What is the difference between JEE Advanced and Mains according to you?

The difference between JEE main and Advanced in
terms of the attempting pattern is that JEE Advanced is more rigorous in
nature. Focus should not be on attempting all the questions but to be more
accurate. Presence of mind plays a
pivotal role while attempting JEE advanced because the questions are not direct
in nature.

PaGaLGuY wishes all aspirants good luck for JEE Mains 2016.

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