Vrunda Rathi from Nashik, Maharashtra tops among the Girl’s category in JEE Main 2017. A classical flute player who also keeps interest in reading books and playing basketball wants to join IISc Bangalore for B.Sc. and then go for research in Mathematics. While preparing for JEE Main, she mostly relied on the NCERT books. Vrunda secured the All India Rank (AIR) 1 in Girl’s category with a score of 312/360. Vrunda’s mother is her role model.
Entrance Corner had a telephonic conversation with Vrunda Rathi and congratulated her for the wonderful performance. Also, we asked her about her JEE Main preparation strategy and mantras to become JEE Main 2017 toppers. Read the full interview of JEE Main topper Vrunda Rathi from this page.
Entrance Corner - From when did you started preparing for JEE Main 2017. Do share your preparation strategy.
Vrunda Rathi – I started the preparation for JEE Main 2017 from Class 11. I joined IITians Pace, Nashik where we had 6 long hours of classes everyday. I followed the module that the Institute provided. I hardly studied for long hours for JEE Main 2017. For a maximum of 2 continuous hours I studied everyday.
Entrance Corner – What role did the coaching classes played in preparing for JEE Main 2017?
Vrunda Rathi – The coaching classes played an important role in JEE Main preparation. I am not a person to study for long hours, therefore, the 6 hours long coaching classes did helped me a lot.
Entrance Corner – How will you describe the difficulty level of the JEE Main 2017 exam? Which was the toughest subject in the paper?
Vrunda Rathi – I appeared for the online entrance test. According to me, the online test was easier if compared to the offline paper.
I got the lowest marks in the Physics section, therefore for me the Physics section was the hardest.
Entrance Corner – Share your timetable that you followed while balancing between the board exams and JEE Main preparations.
Vrunda Rathi – I mostly prepared for JEE Advanced than JEE Main. There are hardly any difference in the syllabus of JEE Main and my Board syllabus. Therefore, preparing for JEE Main hardly impacted my preparation for Board examination.
Entrance Corner – What was your strategy for the exam day?
Vrunda Rathi – Till the day of the test, most of the candidates are exhausted and this gives a bad impact on their performance. Therefore, on the exam day, the candidates must stay calm and avoid getting nervous.
Entrance Corner – Tell us about your future plans.
Vrunda Rathi – I want to study B.Sc. at IISc Bangalore and later do research in Mathematics.
Entrance Corner – Tell us about your hobbies and interests that you are passionate about.
Vrunda Rathi – I play the flute and I am love to listen classical music. I also play basketball and in free time I love to read books.
Entrance Corner – Any advice for the future JEE Main aspirants?
Vrunda Rathi – One advice to all the future aspirants is go for the NCERT books since they helped me a lot with the preparation.
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