JEE Main topper Mridul Agarwal aims for IIT-Bombay, says Sundar Pichai’s success motivates him


JEE Main consequence 2021: Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s journey from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IIT-Kharagpur) to Silicon Valley motivated the JEE Main March topper Mridul Agarwal. “Pichai’s success is an inspiration for many like me — from passing out from IIT to becoming the CEO of tech giant Google. I also want to work in some top tech company or will run my own start-up,” mentioned Mridul. The 17-year-old needs to pursue BTech in Computer Science from the IIT-Bombay.

The Jaipur boy secured 99.999 percentile within the February try, however this time it was an ideal 100. “Since there was less gap between the two exams, therefore, I took the February session to check my preparation level,” he mentioned. A complete of 13 college students secured 100 percentile within the March session, the consequence was launched on March 24.

About his JEE Main preparation, Mridul mentioned owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, he obtained extra time for preparation as he now not needed to journey to his teaching institute. “I attended the online classes by the Allen Institute. In fact, I got extra time to prepare as I did not have to attend classes physically in my coaching and in school,” he mentioned. A pupil of St Xavier’s School, Jaipur, Mridul is showing for CBSE class 12 exams this 12 months.

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Apart from the institute’s research supplies, Mridul adopted NCERT books. “I followed NCERT thoroughly for the exam preparation, even the laboratory manual part, from where questions in chemistry are asked,” he instructed

He additionally adopted reference books, like Physics Galaxy by Ashish Arora, Advanced Problems in Physical Chemistry by Neeraj Kumar, Elementary Problems in Organic Chemistry by M.S. Chouhan, Problems in Inorganic Chemistry for JEE (Main and Advance) by VK Jaiswal.

He additionally practiced mock exams accessible on the National Testing Agency’s Abhyas portal and solved earlier years’ questions and pattern papers.

Now, Mridul needs to concentrate on the JEE Advanced for which he’s specializing in questions-based preparation. “I am preparing through previous year questions, and for concepts and understanding, I am referring to books by foreign authors and online resources,”

The 17-year-old’s second choice is IISc Bangalore as he has secured AIR 1 in Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) scholarship examination this 12 months. “I will not attempt JEE Main next time. If I do not crack Advanced, I will complete my bachelors from IISc and will pursue research in physics.”


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