JEE Main 2020 Topper Chagari Koushal Kumar Reddy’s Success Mantra (100 Percentile)

    Neha Rani Neha Rani
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    The results for Paper 1 of Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2020 has recently been announced on January 17, 2020. According to the official notification released by National Testing Agency (NTA), there are a total number of 9 candidates who have the highest score. These whizz-kids demonstrate the value of diligence, earnestness and brilliance. The following is a list of the 9 candidates who have scored a perfect 100 percentile in the B.E/B.Tech Paper of January session of JEE Main 2020 and their respective states.


    Chagari Koushal Kumar Reddy from the state of Telangana scored an unbelievable 100 percentile in JEE Main January session B.E/B.Tech paper. Future aspirants, read more to find out what it takes to be successful in competitive exams.

    He is not just the highest rank holder in JEE Main, he is also a KVPY fellow and has been selected for the advanced rounds of Indian National Olympiads. He is a pupil of Sri Chaitanya and he aspires to study in one of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT).

    Without further ado, let us hear what the topper has to say about the secret of his success.

    What was Koushal’s initial reaction after the release of JEE Main Result?

    Koushal shares that he was expecting a satisfactory score but being one of the All India toppers wasn’t something he had dreamt of, it took him by a happy surprise.,

    Was this his first attempt at JEE Main 2020?

    Yes, JEE Main 2020 was his first ever attempt at the exam.

    What was his section wise JEE Main score?

    Koushal’s total score in JEE Main is 286.His subject wise score is as follows:

    • Chemistry- 100

    • Physics- 99.9884028

    • Mathematics- 99.9768056

    When did he start preparing for JEE Main?

    He shares that he had an early start for JEE Main Preparation. He has been preparing since 9th grade He did his schooling from Hyderabad and studied till the 8th grade at St. Paul’s High School and then moved to Sri Chaitanya School of Andhra Pradesh State Board.

    What was his daily study schedule?

    Koushal spent 9 hours studying everyday. In addition to that, his school organized special tutorial classes to aid students in the preparation of JEE Main. That was an added benefit for him.

    How did he balance his preparation for board exams and JEE Main?

    Koushal shares that the syllabus for both exams is kind of similar. So the main problem was not completing the syllabus. The difference between the two exams is the question pattern. JEE Main is all about Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ). The questions are formulated from scientific concept and tests candidate’s analytical ability whereas in the board exams, questions are directly from the chapters in syllabus.

    Was following NCERT books enough for JEE Main?

    NCERT books are definitely the first step, he believes. He followed them thoroughly. But to clear JEE Main, one needs more than that. As per Koushal, aspirants need to acquaint themselves with higher concepts and other good books.

    Any book recommendations he has for the future aspirants?

    He recommends a thorough understanding of class XI and XII books of NCERT for every subject. After that, one can have a look at:

    • Physics – H.C. Verma

    • Mathematics – Graduation degree books

    • For Chemistry – Chittaranjan Bhakta, Prabhat Kumar, R.L. Dutta

    What is his plan for the future?

    Koushal shares that he has always wanted to pursue his higher education in engineering. For now, he is gearing for the JEE Main April 2020 session. He wants to clear JEE Advanced and gain admission in one of the older IITs. He would prefer to study in Mumbai, Kharagpur, Kanpur, Roorkee or Chennai. In the future, he wants to continue research and technological inventions. 

    Any suggestions for future aspirants?

    As per Koushal, Whatever one’s aim is, one needs to devote all his/her diligence and hard work to fulfill it. Now to be more specific in terms of JEE Main, aspirants need to ensure first and foremost that they are clear with their basic concepts. If they do not get their dream score on their first try, there is nothing to get demotivated about. There is always a second chance where they can perform better.



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