The results of the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE Main) 2022 session 1 were declared on 11 July and Hemanshu Garg from Delhi showed excellent results in the competitive exam by securing a 99.99 percentile. In an exclusive interview with Aakash BYJU’s, Hemanshu shares details about his preparation strategy, the driving force behind his dream, and other essential aspects which helped him ace the exam.
Aakash Institute: Congratulations Hemanshu on getting a 99.99 percentile in JEE Main 2022. What were the major things that changed your attitude towards studies?
Hemanshu: I think two major factors contributed to me changing and trying to focus on my studies. One of the major reasons was my sister who was appearing forNEET the Examination that year. On the day of the exam, she felt ill due to which she could not give her exam with full capability. This made her feel depressed. A month later she had her AIIMS exam. To motivate her, I started studying hard and after seeing me, she too got motivated and started putting in her best efforts.
Another major factor that transformed me to be a good student was one of my teachers in class 9th. Seeing my capabilities I was shifted to another batch that had more hardworking and skilled students. Seeing these students who are more capable and that I am studying amongst them, pushed me to move forward.
Aakash Institute: What were some of the biggest hurdles during your exam preparation?
Hemanshu: The first roadblock that came in my JEE Preparation was the Covid pandemic itself. Around this time I also got acute pancreatitis, which was a serious issue and I lost a lot of time in my preparation. So overcoming this was my biggest hurdle. Despite all the problems and hurdles, I did not lose hope and continued to put in my best efforts to crack the JEE Main Exam and this is where I have reached today.
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Aakash Institute: What are some of the important lessons that you learned during your JEE Main Preparation?
Hemanshu: There are a couple of things that I learned through my journey in these 2 years. One of the biggest lessons that I learned was that when you want to achieve something and you know you are capable of it there will be several hurdles on your way such as lack of time, family issues, etc. So we should not stick to these excuses, rather face them, take out time, and move forward.
Also, many a time we create hype about a lot of things. At times, some people scare us by saying things like JEE Exam is very tough or that securing a rank in this particular exam is very tough. But when you see there are lakhs of students just like you who are preparing for this exam then the ‘imposter syndrome’ simply goes away. So every little improvement that you make will show some result. All I can say is that with hard work and dedication there is nothing difficult.
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Aakash Institute: Tell us about your preparation routine for JEE Main 2022? How much time did you put into coaching vis-a-vis self-study?
Hemanshu: I did not have any specific daily routine. Rather, I devoted my time chapter-wise and concept-wise. I spend more time on those chapters or topics which demand more attention. I used to attend coaching regularly and spent 3-4 hours on self-study.
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Aakash Institute: Your schedule would have been quite hectic during exam preparations. What did you do to keep yourself refreshed & stress-free?
Hemanshu: I took regular breaks while studying. Listening to music and going out for a walk helped me cope with any stress that I faced.
In conclusion, it can be said that the method of study for every student is different and everyone should continue their studies according to their unique capabilities and schedule. Hemanshu stated that ‘while choosing a career, students should be clear about one thing, that is the subject they are interested in and should set up their goals accordingly.
I hope this interview by Hemanshu will keep the JEE Main 2022 aspirants motivated and in high spirits for their JEE Main 2022 Session 2 exam preparation.