The National Testing Agency (NTA) declared the result for Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Main 2021) session 3 on August 6. A total of 17 candidates secured 100 percentile in the JEE Main session 3 exams 2021.
One of the toppers is Pravar Kataria. He also topped the JEE Main Session 2 from the Delhi NCR region and says appearing for the session 3 test was like taking a practice paper to prepare better for the JEE Advance exam.
The other topper Anmol Archiwal also appeared for the February, March, and July sessions of the JEE Main exam 2021 and secured a hundred percentile in session 3. Archival wants to pursue his PhD in Mathematics from IISC Bangalore. Both of them had enrolled themselves into the renowned Akash coaching institute for the preparation of JEE.
“I had achieved 100 percentile in the first session of JEE Main but I was extremely bored amid the pandemic, which is why I appeared for the third session. It will help me in brushing up the concepts for JEE Advanced as there is very little time left,” newspaper The Indian Express quoted 17-year-old Pravar as having said.
“I started feeling that there is an abundance of time and could not stick to a strict schedule. Later, I began putting in at least 10 hours a day for preparations. Session 3 did not pressurise me enough as I had already achieved a perfect score last time, but I took it as a practice test for JEE Advanced,” The Indian Express quoted Pravar as having said.
His mother, Sonia Kataria is a gynaecologist and his father, Vikas Kataria is a cardiologist. Despite coming from a family of doctors, Pravar aspires to become an engineer majorly because of his love for mathematics.
“The pandemic has affected everyone’s life. It had a major impact on students who were preparing for competitive exams because of the constant deferment of exams. The uncertainty and Covid scare were getting under students’ skin. For Pravar, being focussed was very difficult amid the pandemic as he was really disturbed with the changes introduced in our daily schedules,” The Indian Express quoted Pravar’s mother, Sonia as having said.
Pravar aspires to join IIT Bombay after clearing JEE Advanced, which is scheduled to be held on October 3. He is currently preparing through various test series so that he gets the real-time experience of appearing in the exam, said the report.