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With 99.9, Durgapur girl tops West Bengal in JEE (Main)

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 Adyasha Patra, a student at Manisha International School in Durgapur, has topped JEE (Main) February session from Bengal with a 99.99 score. Patra, who took the engineering entrance test in English, already started preparing for JEE (Advanced), long before the JEE (Main) results were published on Monday.

“I studied at Carmel Convent till Class X. I shifted to CBSE because I wanted to get a competitive edge. Also, my earlier school did not offer me an opportunity to study science subjects as the stream was unavailable there,” said Adyasha, who had scored over 96.6% in ICSE. The JEE (Main) was held on February
25. As practice, the top-scorer from Bengal had taken a number of mock tests. “So, I was confident about a high score. But of course, I didn’t expect to top from Bengal,” she added. Asyasha has her eyes set on IIT Bombay. “My dream institute is IIT Bombay, where I want to study computer science engineering. Electrical engineering is my next choice. The four years in engineering will allow me to decide on my next course of action,” she said.

Six candidates of JEE (Main) has scored the perfect

100. “My parents are elated with my results. I’m a bit disappointed for not clinching the perfect 100, but it feels amazing to be the topper from my state,” said Adyasha, an only child of a professor and an engineer. She is also preparing for WBJEE.

Adyasha started attending classes at a coaching chain when she was in Class IX. “The learning process started since then. I also went to private tutors for each subject. It is about setting your priorities right, coupled with time management, which allowed me to bag the top spot from the state,” Adyasha said. As tips to students looking to score high in the engineering entrance test, the Durgapur Township resident said, “Solving the earlier question papers us helpful. I took mock tests within stipulated time. Also, the study materials given by my tutors were methodical and precise.” Among her favourite subjects are physics, mathematics and chemistry.

The lockdown also saved Adyasha a lot of time. “The time I saved from not having to go to school was utilized in studying,” she said. When she does not study, she likes to play guitar. “I have also competed in district-level badminton championship till Class XI,” Adyasha said.

Sharing her success mantra, she said, “We need to trust ourselves in the exam hall and should not stress over the paper. Consistency is another important factor and regular practice is the key to success.”

Source: Times of India

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