Scoring 334 out of a total of 360, Chitraang Murdia from Udaipur, Rajasthan was declared the JEE Advanced 2014 topper with an AIR 1 on June 19. The son of an IIT Delhi alumnus, Murdia believes that the secret behind his success is having no regrets after taking the exam. He says, “The most important thing is that once you have written the paper, you should not have any regrets of doing better or that you could have done better”.
The love for science subjects made this die hard foodie achieve what he has today. Moreover, consistent studies along with dedication and 15 hours of study a day worked wonders for him.
An avid reader, this 17 year old lad loves cooking whenever he gets free time on hand. In a candid chat with shiksha.com, Chitraang Murdia JEE Advanced 2014 topper talks about his dream institute, his preference of course and his preparation strategy for the exam.
Q. Congrats on your achievement. So, how do you feel being the AIR 1 topper of JEE Advanced 2014?
It’s a dream come true for me. I was expecting a good rank but not the first for sure. Actually, the marks were out on June 11 and after receiving those, I knew I will get a good rank but this was unexpected and unimaginable.
Q. How long have you been preparing? And what was your study plan like for JEE Advanced 2014?
I started preparing after Class 10th. I took my coaching classes from Allen, Kota and got enrolled in the weekend classroom program. They did all the planning from me. So basically, I attended classes from 9 am-12 pm or 2 pm – 5 pm and took tests regularly. To set the biological clock, they put us on three tests which was important and helped me big time.
Also, let me tell you that I attended classes only on weekends or vacations. Else, I used to study at home only.
Q. What was your score in JEE Advanced, JEE Mains and XII Boards?
My score was:
JEE Main: 335/360
JEE Advanced: 334/360
Class XII: 97%
Q. Which IIT are you aiming at and which stream do you wish to pursue?
I am aiming to pursue my Bachelors in Computer Science from IIT Bombay. Like, other topper, I also want to pursue CSE because the scope of this branch is very high. Moreover, it’s an every growing field which offers you loads of work. The faculty and exposure too is the best.
My second choice after IIT Bombay is IIT Delhi.
Q. Which board are you from? How different was its syllabus from JEE Advanced?
I am from the CBSE board and the syllabus for both – JEE Advanced and CBSE 12th board is similar. However, the only difference is the difficulty level of both the exams
Q. Which other exams have you taken?
Besides JEE, I have appeared for NTSE and KVPY. I got an AIR 13 in NTSE and got selected in KVPY. I also got selected for the camps of all the four Olympiads – Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Astronomy.
I will be leaving for Kazhakistan on July 12 for the international Physics Olympiad.
Q. Any tips for aspirants who would be taking the exam next year?
- Study hard. Pay attention. Don’t get distracted
- If possible, join a good coaching institute
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