The JEE topper of 2011 - Prithvi Tej

He is another talented fellow from Andhra Pradesh and was IIT JEE topper of 2011. He was an alumnus of Vishwa Bharati School in Vijaywada and used to study for eight to ten hours a day without fail. However, this did not mean compromising on his hobbies for which he kept time. Not only did he top IIT JEE in 2011, but was also the AIEEE 7th ranker.

The JEE topper of 2012 - Arpit Aggarwal

Arpit Aggarwal is from Faridabad. He scored a jaw-dropping 385 out of 408 in IIT JEE managed to top. He thanked his family for supporting him for the two years during which he prepared with his mind, body and soul. In order not to disturb the boy, the family did not organize any social gatherings in the house for those two years.

The JEE topper of 2013 - Pallerla Saisandeep Reddya

Pallerla Saisandeep Reddy from Andhra Pradesh secured the top rank in JEE 2013. He is another hard working boy who dreamt of joining the prestigious IIT-Bombay for Computer Science stream.

The JEE topper of 2014 - Chitraang Murdia

He is from Rajasthan and topped IIT JEE 2014. He scored a whopping 334 out of 360 marks in the exam. This genius wishes to get into research in the field of electronics or computer science.

It is definitely a mistake to assume that being a geek and studying 24*7 will work wonders for all. Hard work is definitely required but mixed with recreation like sports, dance, yoga, exercises and other activities which might help in a better manner. It is a matter of judging one’s ability and capacity to study and grasp. Every person cannot study for a stretch of 4-5 hours. Taking breaks enhances one’s capacity to grasp things too.

All in all

It is acknowledged by all toppers themselves that clearing JEE is not about pretending to study but about time management and dedication. Focus is the key. Paying careful attention to detail is also equally important because a candidate is tested for his/her practical application of theoretical concepts. Further, JEE is not just a 12th class board exam; the questions comprise concepts studied in both Class 11th and 12th and there are chances that a student has forgotten some topics of Class 11th. Equal attention has to be paid to the syllabus of both classes while revising for JEE.

However, all things considered it is the mental preparation of a candidate appearing for JEE which matters the most. Even a genius might not clear the exam if he/she panics at the moment of truth. Thus, the exam tests a person’s ability to deal with mental pressure above all. Even the toppers acknowledge that being composed with whatever you know can also lead to positive results.