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Sarvesh Mehtani, AIR 1 -What you need to do to top JEE Advanced


Sarvesh Mehtani, AIR 1 -What you need to do to top JEE Advanced

Sarvesh Mehtani from Chandigarh is the 2017 JEE Advanced AIR 1

By Admin 12th Jun, 2017 05:45 pm

Sarvesh Mehtani and Akshat Chugh are the happiest students among the JEE fraternity right now. Sarvesh Mehtani from Chandigarh is the 2017 JEE Advanced AIR 1 holder whole Pune's Akshat Chugh is beaming happily with AIR 2.

Sarvesh gave the examination from IIT Roorkee zone and having scored 339/366, was ranked 55th in JEE Main entrance examination. Akshat had secured a 7th rank in JEE Main 2017.

So what helped Sarvesh score well enough to secure the AIR 1? His father, an officer in the Income Tax department, said that he always wanted to be in the top 10 in the JEE. Let us see how you can work around to top JEE Advanced.


It is universal truth that IIT JEE is one of the toughest exams to crack. As someone who wants to break into a top AIR, one should work hard and be determined to get there no matter what.

Study Plan

It does not matter how many hours you have been studying. Methodical study plans and a strong grip over concepts combined with the knowledge of how to solve a problem is what you need to top JEE Advanced. Do not compare performances by clock. JEE Advanced AIR 1 holder Sarvesh Mehtani is reported to have a balanced study plan, which helped him succeed.

Avoid late night studies

There are countless theories of how competitive exam aspirants often pull an all-nighter, especially before the exams.

We strongly advice you against staying awake. Sleeping late at night will affect your focus in the classroom. If you stay awake all night before the exam, you are likely to feel dull and lethargic in the exam hall and this can bring down your score terribly.

Focus on what is taught in the classroom as these sessions are your JEE prep classes, helping you unravel concepts later while studying at home.

Say NO to rote learning

JEE Advanced is all about application of concepts that you have learnt in your CBSE XII. Rote learning will not help much in your exam hall. In fact, even schools want you to improve your HOTS.

Our advice to you: Understand what you read and learn to apply the concepts. Solve past year papers and appear for mock tests.

Studying difficult topics

The difficult topics from your JEE Advanced syllabus are actually a challenge you need to face smartly. Study the difficult topics when you are at your freshest best. Difficult chapters are nothing but many simple ones put together.

Online JEE study plans help a great deal in organising your schedules. Online study resources are available with a 24x7 support of highly qualified faculty for your doubt-solving. So, study smart!

Test yourself

Only studying from the books will not do. Just as you must dive in to know if you know swimming well enough, it is important to solve papers to evaluate your level of preparation and improve your speed and accuracy. At TopperLearning, JEE aspirants can access live classes and doubt-solving sessions apart from latest news and solved past years papers to ace their JEE prep.

It’s all about the Balance

Sarvesh Mehtani, AIR 1 holder in JEE Advanced 2017, has reportedly told the media, “"I watched cartoons on TV and listened to music. Reading novels and playing badminton also helped me stay calm and focussed."

Need we say more? Instead of giving up on sleep, give up on wasting time on unproductive internet surfing. Listen to your body and find your routine. Say ‘yes’ to mom’s food and no to junk. Exercise every day and spend time in playing active sports.

Study Groups

While everyone might not be comfortable studying in a group, you could always join a study group for some healthy competition and motivation. How it works in your favour is that when you explain concepts to your ‘no so bright’ friends, you end up breaking the syllabus into smaller chunks and also memorise and revise it repeatedly. 

In conclusion:

  • Devote 5-7 hours for your well-planned study routine.
  • Make notes while you read.
  • Revise the notes regularly.
  • Solve at least 2 past year papers and mock tests every day.
  • Do not skip meals or eat junk.
  • Avoid late night studies.
  • Say no to Rote Learning.
  • Have a balanced routine.

All the best! 

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