Regular classes and a bit of confidence helped Rajasthan’s Kalpit Veerwal score full marks and clinch the All India Rank 1 in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2017. The results were announced on Thursday.
Veerwal told Hindustan Times over the phone from Udaipur the chairperson of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), RK Chaturvedi, called him in the morning to give him the news. He is the topper in general as well Scheduled Caste category. He has scored 360 out of 360 in the examination.
“It is a happy moment for me to be the topper in JEE Mains but I am taking it normally and focussing on JEE Advanced, which would be held next month,” the 17-year-old said.
He has appeared in Class 12 board exams privately from MDS Public School this year and the result is awaited.
“I did regular studies, never missed the classes, kept my confidence high and cleared doubts from teachers to achieve success in JEE Mains 2017,” Veerwal, a son of a compounder, said.
“I used to study for around 5-6 hours daily apart from coaching classes and classes in school,” he added.
Veerwal said his family, teachers and Kota-based Resonance Eduventure Private Limited’s Udaipur branch helped him achieve the feat. He has been a student of the coaching institute since he was in Class 8.
“My parents looked after me well so that I do not get ill and miss studies,” he said.
His father Pushkar Lal Veerwal is a compounder at Udaipur’s Maharana Bhupal Government Hospital and his mother Pushpa Veerwal is a government school teacher. His elder brother is a medical student in AIIMS.
Veerwal, who is fond of playing cricket, badminton and music, said he has not yet decided about his career plans but wants to seek admission in IIT-Mumbai to pursue computer science.
Source: Hindustan Times