"First believe in yourself, in order to succeed" by K Vikram Rajeev Reddy

Updated On - June 20th 2019

K Vikram Rajeev Reddy is pursuing his engineering studies in NIT, Andhra Pradesh. He scored 295 marks in JEE Main 2013. He says, “first believe in yourself, in order to succeed.” He shares his strategies for the aspiring candidates of JEE Main 2017 in the questionnaire that we had with him.

Vikram didn’t face too much diifficulty in preparing for JEE Entrance and class 12th board exam together. He strongly recoommends approaching all the individual subjects in JEE Main with a comprehensive preparation strategy.


Find his preparation strategy and books below:

Q 1. What did you choose - Offline or Online mode for taking up the exam?

I opted for offline mode.

Q 2. Did you qualify for JEE - Advanced?

No, I couldn’t.

Q 3. Did you take Coaching Classes? If yes, how did they help in your story?

Yes, I had joined. I have taken my coaching classes for JEE along with my class 12th in NRI Academy which is one of the leading institutions in Andhra Pradesh. As it was a residential college, I studied there. Mostly the lectures were very helpful in my story of success. A good listening is as helpful as a good lecture. Any institution is helpful but before joining keep the note of the faculty.

Q 4. How did you manage JEE Main Preparation along with your Class 12th exam?

That was quite easy for me. I didn’t have to pay extra attention for the studies.

Q 5. What were your Strong and Weak areas? How did you prepare and what special efforts did you put for improving them?

I was strong in Mathematics and my weakest area was Physics. I prepared accordingly but I got better score in Mathematics and Chemistry but low scores in Physics. As there is no sectional cutoff in JEE Main, be efficient enough in scoring in your strong subjects.

Q 6. What mock papers did you take?

I haven't taken any mock tests online as there were enough tests conducted by our institution. So, the institution you joined, matters a lot.

Q 7. Write some of the Preparation tips for someone who is starting 4 months before the exam?

Make a good strategy before starting preparation for JEE Main. Start from the subjects in which you’re strong. Refer good books, join a crash course. Be more cautious as there is a provision of negative marking. So, please be careful while attempting those questions for which you’re not sure.

Q 8. Physics: Mention the Strategy and Books Followed for this section.

I didn’t follow any particular strategy to excel Physics but I studied from HC Verma and Arihant Publications. Whatever the books maybe, the contents vary only a little so you can follow any book or else go with the material supplied by the institution.

Q 9. Chemistry: Mention the Strategy and Books Followed for this section.

As, it a vast subject you need to prepare all the topics in order to score good marks and it is an easy subject to prepare. A focused study is needed for preparing Organic Chemistry. Better you go with the Arihant publications for all Organic and Inorganic Chemistry. NCERT books are good for the basics.

Q 10. Mathematics: Mention the Strategy and Books Followed for this section.

For Mathematics, I followed Cengage Publications. This book was enough as it covers all the topics from Mathematics. You need more preparation for JEE Advance exam as it is very difficult.

Q 11. What are the things you would like to go back in time and change to get into a better college?

I could have prepared better to get into IIT.



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