Toppers have always paved the way for future dreamers to achieve their goals. This theory hasn’t changed much today. When we think about engineering or any related discipline, the first image that comes to our mind is that of the IITs. For every aspirant in this field, it is necessary that they aim for the best. To get the best, it’s important to learn and be inspired by the best. Keeping this thought in mind, let’s take a look at a topper’s story who like any other aspirant, has dreamt of getting into IIT. Yes, it’s Nishant Jindal that we are talking about.
His story shows that being confused in the initial days is alright. However, the motto is to not lose hope in between. Nishant bagged AIR 247 by studying for 16 hours daily in the last months of preparation. Following is a compilation of some of his tips to ace the exam.
■ Maintain Productivity Whole Day
Nishant says that grabbing a bigger portion of what needs to be done in the early morning itself keeps him energized through the whole day. This way he feels he has completed a significant portion of the syllabus and avoids the guilt of accomplishing nothing late at night. He added, “Do the subjects and numerical of what you find difficult in the mornings.”
■ Develop a passion for the subjects
A lot of students take a dislike towards a particular subject. He says it’s important to treat mathematics, physics, and chemistry equally. Being mentally strong and devoting equal time is the key to mastering all the subjects.
■ Fighting boredom
Couple subjects to fight boredom. Say if the theory of a particular chapter is getting lengthy, reading it from another book or solving a few numerical problems would be of great help. “Change books don’t change the chapters“, Nishant says. A candidate’s mission should be his/her inspiration. Take breaks in between, take a bath, do what makes you feel refreshed.
■ Keep Track
Maintain a to-do list. Before sleeping every night. It is beneficial to maintain an account of what a candidate had achieved and what he/she didn’t. Nishant advises that it helps in the long run.
■ Assess mock tests
Practicing as many mock questions as possible is the only key to reducing errors as well as inculcating a sense of time management in real exam situations. Hence, candidates must give such tests till the last day to hone the preparation. One must be passionate and stubborn, and success will automatically fall on the feet.