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Despite 99.4 percentile in JEE (Mains), she is working hard

Despite 99.4 percentile in JEE (Mains), she is working hard

Suwidhi Malhotra, Aspiring Engineer

Deepkamal Kaur

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, june 1

Suwidhi Malhotra, who has completed her Class XII, had secured 99.478 percentile in the JEE (Mains) held in January this year. She is confident of securing a berth in one of the IITs or NITs. But ever since, she has been working hard as she aspires to further improve her percentile in the second exam of JEE (Mains) to be held in July and get the computer science engineering stream in one of the IITs.

There will be at least 7-8 lakh more candidates, who will appear for the JEE (Mains) that will be held again between July 18 and 23. So, the competition in terms of percentile will certainly be stiffer. There will be many students who would revised the entire syllabus multiple times and would have practised harder utilising all the days that are available to us because of the lockdown. So, I just cannot sit back.

Suwidhi Malhotra, Aspiring Engineer

Suwidhi bagged the second slot among all girls from Jalandhar in the exams, but this has not made her overconfident in any way.

She said she is not attending any online classes or crash courses at the moment. She has been preparing for the test on her own. “I am giving equal time to all subjects, including physics, chemistry and mathematics, as I need to score equally well in all,” she added.

Suwidhi said, “Had the examination been held on time, I would have been free in April, but somehow it has been lingering on due to Covid-19. We all tend to forget what we had learnt two months ago or so. Revision and regular practice is the key to success in such exams.”

“The long phase of preparedness after the examination has somehow led to boredom. It is not easy to kill this boredom. But somehow everyone in my family keeps on motivating me to continue with the hard work. My younger sister helps me keep my refresh. My father Dr Joteesh Malhotra and mother Cini Malhotra, who are academicians and doctorate degree holders in the fields of electronics engineering and life sciences, respectively, have always inspired me. They keep on taking a note of how and what I am revising. For two years, they are the ones who went through a rigorous duty of picking and dropping me to the tuition centres. It is now my time to pay them back using all my effort.”

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