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JEE Main 100 Percentiler Who Cleared MIT Admission Says, IIT Entrance Toughest

Last updated on September 16th, 2020

JEE Main 100 percentiler

Pune’s Chirag Falor scored a 100 percentile in JEE Main 2020 in his second attempt. His All India Rank in JEE Main is 12th. In addition to this, he has been able to get admission to one of the best colleges in the world i.e. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA.

According to Chirag, the entrance exam for IITs is the toughest. Even though he had secured admission to MIT, he took the JEE just to get an ‘experience’ of it.

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‘IIT entrance is toughest of all’

He said, “I wanted to appear for JEE as I have been preparing for it since 4 year. Definitely, IIT entrance is the toughest exam. Assessment of students at international colleges such as MIT, is conducted on the basis of their personality and the amount of dedication they have poured into studies given the amount of resources. However, IITs have a completely different criteria. Even the application process for an MIT was very lengthy. I had to write essays, details on my personality, my background. But for IITs, it’s the preparation that is too lengthy.”

For the first attempt that was held in January 2020, Chirag Falor attained a score of 99.9897 percentile. He has not been able to get a US visa as the embassies are closed due to COVID-19 pandemic. For now, he attends online classes at MIT ending at 3 am. While sleeping during the day, he has been studying for JEE Advanced too, which is scheduled for 27th September.

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Awardee of Bal Shakti Puraskar

Chirag Falor was also awarded Bal Shakti Puraskar by PM Narendra Modi in January. He was awarded for representing India at the International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics.

Due to his interest in space and heavenly bodies, he wants to pursue research in astrophysics. While kids used to demand for toys, he demanded for a telescope when he was much younger in Class 8th. Chirag scored 98.4% in his CBSE class 12th boards.

Confused About JEE Main And JEE Advanced? All India Rankers Give Important Exam Tips

Last updated on June 5th, 2020

JEE Main and Advanced are the most sought after competitive exams for students aiming for a career in the technical field. While the country is struggling with COVID-19 outbreak, the subsequent lockdown has turned out to be beneficial for students as the exams are delayed by over 3 months. The additional time students now have to prepare for these exams needs a maximum utilisation strategy. Students are curious about the important topics of the paper, what mocks they should attempt, how to prepare in these last few weeks. So to decode these puzzles, All India Rank holders of JEE Main 2016 are here to answer your questions. They are, Deepanshu Jindal (AIR 1), Pratyush Maini (AIR 2) and Rajas Bansal (AIR 3), final year CSE students at IIT Delhi. They have shared their tips and strategies on both JEE Main and JEE Advanced which would help you get close to your dream college.

How to Distinguish Preparation for JEE Advanced and JEE Main?

Deepanshu: JEE Main has questions which require less conceptual knowledge and are based on single concepts. So, to improve our score, we need speed and accuracy. Meanwhile, JEE Advanced has questions with a deeper logic. They often are combined with two separate concepts and require enhanced analysis. Since we get sufficient time in JEE Advanced, accuracy should be given a higher priority. Moreover, the JEE Advanced exam pattern is unique and questions have more than 1 right option. Hence, practising concepts is required.

Pratyush: Both are a whole lot different! One can easily ace JEE Main by practising from NCERT books and solving a large number of old question papers. On the other hand, the JEE Advanced is quite difficult. Students need to work on a harder scale by giving more time to a difficult set of questions. Merely, practising NCERT or CBSE syllabus won’t benefit in JEE Advanced.

Rajas: Both JEE Main and Advance are too distinct. They have a distinct syllabus, their preparation is different and the strategy while attempting both is different. Class 11th and 12th NCERT is the main source for JEE Main. There are a few hard topics in JEE Main Syllabus but most questions are from the easy ones. Although, a few hard questions are added randomly as a surprise. Students should give a higher priority to Maths as it is a scoring section. JEE Advanced is a much more conceptual exam which includes a new range of questions every year.

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JEE Main is in Online Mode. What should students do?

Deepanshu: Online mode is easy and students can easily mark a difficult question and get back to it later. This means students should focus on solving maximum questions, rather than getting stuck on one question. Just pick the option which seems right, mark it for review and continue with other questions without wasting any time.

Pratyush: Since the exam is online, it is hard to skip questions. It was easy to check the whole paper in pen and paper mode and figure easy questions. In online mode, students should quickly go through all the questions and mark easy questions to start with. Although, students are already aware of the new style with the help of mock tests. It might be possible that online mode might have some errors, during which students must stay calm.

Rajas: Comparing the level of comfort in an online environment and an offline environment, both have their advantages. But in offline mode, questions papers were handed over with printed figures and diagrams. Students could directly solve them by marking over them. In online mode, students first need to copy these figures. This often gets time-consuming and difficult. Students should practice more online mocks to get more familiar with this.

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How Should Students Prepare for these last Six Weeks?

Deepanshu: Practice is a must during these last weeks. Give time to practice mocks and previous year question papers of JEE Main/Advanced. Make sure the pattern is similar to what is expected this year. Full Mock Tests will help revise the whole syllabus. Students should also revise topics where they often end up making silly mistakes. Instead of revising everything from A to Z, focus on topics in a scaled manner. And some topics are related to each other. So it gets easier to understand them by comparing and relating to each other. For example, electrostatics and gravitation have a similar base which makes it easier to work on both at once.

Pratyush: There are a few tricky questions in JEE Main – mostly long or heavy calculation-based. As per my knowledge, repetition of previous year questions of JEE Advanced, especially Mathematics, in a revised format is a new trend in JEE Main. Students can score full in JEE Main Maths if they take help of JEE Advanced Question Archive. Students should also practise meditation during these last weeks. It will help them stay calm during the exam, which will ultimately reduce the chances of errors.

Rajas: I would suggest students divide their strategy into three parts. For the first part, practice sectional mocks, practice topic-wise mocks and focus on the difficult questions of JEE Main and Advanced. During the second part, attempt full mock tests and find new questions to practice. Finally, in the third part, the focus should be on revising core chapters, formulae and only previously marked difficult questions. You should build confidence in the last few days rather than practising anything new.

What key areas are important for both JEE Main and Advanced?

Deepanshu: I think, strengths and weaknesses of each student decide this part. Students must know the approximate weightage of each chapter and marks. After this, they should focus more on important areas as per their analysis. During my days, I practised first on my weak areas and focused on refining strong topics during the last few days.

Pratyush: NCERT book for Chemistry is the bible for JEE Main Chemistry section. I would advise not to study from anything else except that. Some chapters were not covered by coaching institutes in JEE Main Physics such as Atoms and Semiconductors. Students can understand them easily from NCERT Physics book.

Rajas: JEE Main now has numerical value-based questions. So students should practice such questions with heavy calculation and maintain speed. Attempting these is a must as they do not incur any negative score. After solving mocks, take time to analyse the whole mock. Work on questions which were left unanswered.

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Something Students must remember while attempting the exam?

Deepanshu: When the paper starts, go through the paper within a few minutes marking questions which are easy to crack. After this, solve those which seem hard but can be solved. Finally, at last, attempt the most uncertain questions. This trick requires a good amount of practice as it is not easy to figure in one glance which question is easy and which is difficult.

Pratyush: Students often get nervous when they come across a hard question and are not able to solve it. What we should remember is a lot of students would be sweating over the same question. Toppers do not waste time but instead solve maximum questions with good accuracy on quick and easy questions.

Rajas: Marking schemes and instructions are important in JEE Advanced. Take proper sleep before the exam day. Questions might be hard even in your core subject. Do not get deterred by this. Try to breathe and stay calm and always know the exam is made of easy questions too.

JEE Main Toppers’ Tips and Strategies For 2021

Last updated on February 11th, 2021

India is at the pinnacle of producing engineers every year and the first step to becoming one is JEE Main. With the growing competition, it is difficult to get into top engineering colleges of your choice. Therefore, acing the JEE Main exam is necessary. The smartest way to prepare for JEE Main is by following the footsteps of students who have already aced it. Let’s go through some Tips and Strategies from IIT JEE Main Toppers 2020 to crack the exam and finally, delve deep into the details of how to join the rank of top 100 in JEE Main 2021.

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JEE Main 2020 Toppers – Preparation Tips and StrategiesJEE Main 2020 Toppers' Tips and Strategies

JEE Main toppers from the April/ September 2020 session have shared their preparation tips and strategy down below. A total of 24 candidates scored a 100 percentile in JEE Main April/ September 2020 Session. Let us go through tips and strategies revealed in interviews of JEE Main Toppers.

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Thadavarthi Vishnu Sri Shankar

  • JEE Main 2020 NTA Score: 100 Percentile
  • Prep Tips and Strategy: One should go through the JEE Main syllabus thoroughly and clear all the concepts. Start analysing your level of preparation with mock tests and practise paper only after your basic concepts are clear.

Landa Jitendra

  • JEE Main 2020 NTA Score: 100 Percentile
  • Prep Tips and Strategy: Study material provided by the coaching and mastering the concepts of NCERT books fetched him this score. The school and coaching helped him to manage well between board exams and JEE Main 2020 preparations

Divyanshu Agarwal

  • JEE Main 2020 NTA Score: 100 Percentile
  • Prep Tips and Strategy: Self-study in a day for 8-9 hours is his mantra, which helped him in scoring the highest marks

Tushar Sethi

  • JEE Main 2020 NTA Score: 100 Percentile
  • Prep Tips and Strategy: Stay focused and consistent in your preparation. Also, you should remain calm during the exam.

Nishant Agarwal

  • JEE Main 2020 NTA Score: 100 Percentile
  • Prep Tips and Strategy: He has been preparing from the very start to get a very good score in JEE Main. Mentors played a pivotal role in clearing all the doubts and motivated him to do well in the exam

Chirag Falor

  • JEE Main 2020 NTA Score: 100 Percentile
  • Prep Tips and Strategy: Never lose hope in yourself. At times when you get tired or bored from preparation, don’t get distracted through other means of entertainment but focus on studying some other subjects. This will refresh your mind and you will also not waste any time.

Nisarg Chadha

  • JEE Main 2020 NTA Score: 100 Percentile
  • Prep Tips and Strategy: He credits his success to religiously solving previous years papers and mock series. He also stresses the importance of taking breaks and pursuing hobbies

Muhender Raj

  • JEE Main 2020 NTA Score: 100 Percentile
  • Prep Tips and Strategy: He advises the students to focus on preparation without thinking about the results as success always comes with hard work. Time management and self-motivation are also important factors behind the success.

Gurkirat Singh

  • JEE Main 2020 NTA Score: 100 Percentile
  • Prep Tips and Strategy: According to Gurkirat Singh, taking online mock tests daily and solving more and more sample paper helps a lot in preparation as they familiarise you with the exam pattern.

Akhil Jain

  • JEE Main 2020 NTA Score: 100 Percentile
  • Prep Tips and Strategy: Akhil believes it is crucial to be thorough with NCERT books. According to him, practice is key to acing JEE Main exam. He also mentions the positive impact distance from social media had on his JEE Main preparation journey

Chukka Tanuja

  • JEE Main 2020 NTA Score: 100 Percentile
  • Prep Tips and Strategy: The strategy behind clearing the exam is to clear your concepts beforehand and manage your time well during the exam. Practise mock tests and learn from your mistakes during those mock tests.

Parth Dwivedi

  • JEE Main 2020 NTA Score: 100 Percentile
  • Prep Tips and Strategy: Diligently giving mock tests online was his recipe for success. While textbooks teach basic concepts, Parth says that mock tests give a clear idea of how the exam could be

Rongala Arun Siddardha

  • JEE Main 2020 NTA Score: 100 Percentile
  • Prep Tips and Strategy: Arun says that his success was a result of a well-scheduled study plan which not only focused on studies but also devotes enough time for mental and physical fitness

Kunwar Preet Singh

  • JEE Main 2020 NTA Score: 99.99 Percentile
  • Prep Tips and Strategy: Regular studies and revision was his game plan and it paved well and helped him score well in JEE Main. Appearing in computer-based mock tests will also help to perform well in the exam

Chagari Koushal Kumar reddy

  • JEE Main 2020 NTA Score: 100 Percentile
  • Prep Tips and Strategy: One should have a clear grasp of the basics of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics by following NCERT with other books for solving higher-level problems.

Harshvardhan Agarwal

  • JEE Main 2020 NTA Score: 100 Percentile
  • Prep Tips and Strategy: Focus, hard work and being continuous in preparation is the key to success. Starting early helps a lot as you get more time to prepare and practise more.

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JEE Main Toppers List: September 2020 Session

JEE Main was conducted in September 2020. 24 students got 100 percentile and became JEE Main toppers. Given below is the JEE Main 2020 topper list for April/ September session.

S. No. Candidates Name State Code of Eligibility
1. Nisarg Chadha Gujarat
2. Gurkirat Singh Delhi (NCT)
3. Divyanshu Agarwal Haryana
4. Landa Jitendra Andhra Pradesh
5. Swayam Shashank Chube Maharashtra
6. Nishant Agarwal Delhi (NCT)
7. YSS Narasimha Naidu Andhra Pradesh
8. R Muhender Raj Rajasthan
9. Parth Dwivedi Rajasthan
10. Harshwardhan Agarwal Haryana
11. Tushar Sethi Delhi
12. Vadapalli Arvind Narsimha Telangana
13. Chirag Falor Delhi
14. Chagari Koushal Kumar Reddy Telangana
15. Thadavarthi Vishnu Sri Sai Sankar Andhra Pradesh
16. Akhil Agarwal Rajasthan
17. Akhil Jain Rajasthan
18. Chukka Tanuja Telangana
19. Shiva Krishna Sagi Telangana
20. Deeti Yeshash Chandra Telangana
21. Morreddigari Likhith Reddy Telangana
22. Rachapalle Shashank Anirudh Telangana
23. Rongala Arun Siddardha Telangana
24. Laksh Gupta Delhi

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Books Suggested by JEE Main Toppers

Given below are some best books to prepare for JEE Main Paper 1 suggested by the JEE Main toppers which can help you boost your preparation. Suggestions are for JEE Main Paper 1 which has three sections – Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry. These books will help students in studying the logic behind every concept more deeply. Let us have a look on the list below-


Book Title Author
Concepts of Physics Volume I and II H.C.Verma
Fundamentals of Physics Halliday, Resnick and Walker
Problems in General Physics I.E.Irodov


Book Title Author
Trigonometry S.L.Loney
Higher Algebra Hall and Knight
Maths XI and XII NCERT
Coordinate Geometry S.L.Loney
Problems in Calculus of One Variable I.A.Maron


Book Title Author
Numerical Chemistry P.Bahadur
Organic Chemistry Morrison and Boyd
Organic Chemistry Paula Brice
Inorganic Chemistry J.D.Lee

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Weightage Analysis of JEE Main Paper 1

Given below is a paper analysis of JEE Main September 2020 paper. The data based on previous year is used for approximating the amount of questions that can be asked in the coming exam. Some of the Important Topics for JEE Main as visible from the data below are – Mechanics in Physics, Mole Concepts and Compounds in Chemistry, Integral and Differential Calculus in Maths. Check the data below for a better analysis-


Name of the Topic No. of Questions  Marks
Optics 3 12
SHM & Waves 2 8
Heat & Thermodynamics 3 12
Modern Physics 5 20
Current Electricity 3 12
Magnetics 2 8
Unit, Dimension and Vector 1 4
Electrostatics 3 12
Kinematics 1 4
Law of Motion 1 4
Work, Power and Energy 1 4
Centre of Mass, Impulse and Momentum 1 4
Rotation 1 4
Gravitation 1 4
Solids and Fluids 1 4
Electromagnetics Induction; AC 1 4



Name of the Topic Number of Questions Marks 
Transition elements and Coordination Geometry 3 12
Periodic table and Representative Elements 3 12
Thermodynamics and Gaseous State 2 8
Atomic Structure 2 8
Chemical Bonding 2 8
Chemical and Ionic Equilibrium 2 8
Solid State and Surface Chemistry 2 8
Nuclear Chemistry and Environment 2 8
Mole Concept 1 4
Redox Reaction 1 4
Electrochemistry 1 4
Chemical Kinetics 1 4
Solution and Colligative Properties 1 4
General Organic Chemistry 1 4
Stereochemistry 1 4
Hydrocarbon 1 4
Alkyl Halides 1 4
Carboxylic Acid and their Derivatives 1 4
Carbohydrates, Amino Acid and Polymers 1 4
Aromatic Compounds 1 4



Name of the Topic Number of Questions Marks
Trigonometry 1 4
Matrix and Determinants 2 8
Limits, Continuity and Differentiability 3 12
Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equation 2 8
Coordinate Geometry 02 08
Integral Calculus 3 12
Differential Calculus 1 4
Probability and Statistics 2 8
3-D Geometry 2 8
Vector Algebra 2 8
Sets, Relation and Function 1 4
Permutation and Combination 1 4
Binomial Theorem 1 4
Sequences and Series 1 4
Mathematical Reasoning 1 4
Differential Equation 1 4
Statics and Dynamics 1 4


JEE Main Toppers Tips: Expert Analysis

  • Understand your Question Paper –
    • Try solving as many mock papers as possible.
    • It will provide an insight into the topics that you are good at and the ones that you need to work on.
    • This way, you can turn your Achilles heel into your armour.
    • You can attempt JEE Main Mock Tests from 9:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m and from 2:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m
  • Repetition is the key to success
  • Revisit and Revise – 
    • Inculcating knowledge is what a student stresses on. But what they fail to realise is that it is absolutely crucial to recall and reproduce
    • Set the weekends aside to revise the topics covered during the week
    • At the end of the month, evaluate how well you have studied and understood the topics covered

JEE Main Toppers Tips for Preparation in 1 Month

  • Utilize your time effectively –
    • With less hand in time, it is slightly tedious to cover voluminous books with exams at the corner. Hence, flashcards and short notes are key to revisit everything covered
    • Summarizing the topics, in brief, will enable students to revise well and also cover formulas and other important topics. This handy tool will prove to be a smart choice of revision at the last stage of preparation for the exam
  • Keep your health in check – 
    • One key component to be kept in mind is health. In the throes of preparation, health is in a back burner.
    • Students tend to ignore that a sound body leads to a sound mind
    • Eating the right food and hydrating yourself provides good fuel to the brain
    • Negative stress has never been any good and never will be
    • Practice meditation and visualizing your destination for a smooth and happy journey
  • Know your syllabus
    • Familiarize yourself with the Syllabus of JEE Main 2020
    • Categorize your strengths and weaknesses based on the outlined course of study
    • Deciding how much time to be spent on a topic would be easy.

Other Important Tips by JEE Main Toppers

  • Knowing the syllabus will not suffice. Prepare yourself with the JEE Main Exam Pattern in mind.
  • Candidates appearing for this exam have to surf through the earlier question papers to be mentally prepared. So, knowing the syllabus and exam pattern will set you ahead in the battle.
  • Sticking to a few reference books is very important. Starting with basics is the first step, and there’s only one way to go about this. It is NCERT. I can’t stress enough the importance of NCERT. NCERT is the basic template on which you can elevate by studying additional reference books.

Aspirants can also find JEE Main 2021 Preparation Tips by JEE Main toppers on Quora. The platform is great in terms of finding the right answers from the right audience. To wrap up, read the running notes thoroughly which you have jotted down. If you have coaching centre study materials, then utilise them with full efficiency. Knowing topic-wise weightage will save a lot of time. It will be a great help for you to chart out your study plan and follow it through.

JEE Main Toppers FAQs

Q.What are the highest marks in JEE Main 2020?

Last updated on October 23rd, 2020

Answer: JEE Main 2020 topper got 100 percentile.

Q.Who was JEE Main 2020 topper?

Last updated on October 23rd, 2020

Answer: There were 24 students who scored a perfect 100 percentile in JEE Main 2020 April/ September session. However, as per Press Release, Nishag Chadha was AIR 1 in JEE Main 2020.

Q.What were JEE Main toppers 2019 marks?

Last updated on October 23rd, 2020

Answer: JEE Main 2019 topper, Navneet Jindal from Delhi secured 99.99 percentile.

Q.Will I be eligible for JEE Advanced if I scored 200 in JEE Main?

Last updated on October 23rd, 2020

Answer: To be eligible for JEE Advanced, candidates from General category must score at least 200-210 in JEE Main.

Q.Is 98 percentile good in JEE Main 2020?

Last updated on October 23rd, 2020

Answer: 98 percentile is a good score in JEE Main and it can help you get a good college, and qualify for JEE Advanced too.