Hello, I am Niraj Keshri. I did my B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. I am a teacher by choice. Currently, I am teaching Mathematics for JEE (Main & Advanced) at PACE IIT & Medical, Mumbai.
In this article I am going to tell about my journey from being an average student from a middle-class family to being an IITian. I am also going to talk about the preparation strategy one should use to get success in such a highly competitive exam like IIT JEE. Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) is an engineering entrance examination conducted for admission to various engineering colleges in India. It is constituted by two different examinations namely JEE Main and the JEE Advanced. The first stage is JEE Main. Around 12 lakhs students appear every year for JEE Main all over India out of which only around 2 lakhs students qualify for the JEE Advanced. Through JEE Main one can get admission into various National Institutes of Technology (NIT) and some other states engineering colleges.
After all this, I again got a scholarship of 50 % in Resonance, Kota based on my JEE Main marks (120 / 360) which was again a great support to my family economic conditions. This time I was much more determined and avoided all my shortcomings in Kota.
My day at Kota started at 6:30 am in the morning. I used to go to coaching by bicycle and our lecture used to start at 7:30 am and ends at 1:30 pm. It took me around 20 minutes to reach at my mess from coaching where I used to take lunch and reach to my room finally at 2:30 pm. Just after reaching my room, I used to go for a nap of 1hrs and 30 mins. After which I used to study straight for 2hrs and then get some snacks/break in the evening for 15mins and again go for study for straight 2hrs. At 8:30 pm I used to go for dinner, and then talk with friends and family in dinner break of 1 hr. After which I again study from 9:30 pm to 12:30 am (sometime till 1:00 am) and then o for bed. This was the routine I followed for one year, I avoided all those mistakes which I did in my first attempt and finally all those hard works really paid off. I got selected in JEE Main as well as JEE Advanced and finally got admission in IIT Kharagpur in 2014.
I gave end number of Mock Test in my 2nd attempt which helped me to get away from those examination fear and helped me in increasing my speed as well and accuracy. As per my experience, Analysis of my shortcomings and improving them strategically played a very important role in cracking JEE.
Finally, I would like say that, “Arise! Awake! And Stop Not till the Goal is Reached!”.