Delhi’s Kavya Chopra creates history as she became the first girl to top the JEE Main. The bright student scored a perfect 300 in the March Session of the exam. This was not the first attempt by Chopra. Prior to the March attempt, she gave the February attempt and scored a fabulous 99.78 percentile. However, she decided to take another shot at the JEE as she was not satisfied with the result. All her hard work came to fruition as she scored a perfect 300 score and became the first girl in JEE history to score a 100 percentile.
A hard-working student through-and-through, Kavya’s aim is to book the seat in IIT-Bombay and do her Bachelor’s in Computer Science. The Delhi-based student spoke to a news portal where she claimed that she loves mathematics and has an inclination towards computer science. As mathematics is applied for the most part in computer science, she has her eyes on the computer science courses in IIT-Bombay.
Talking about her first attempt, she said how she scored 99.7 percentile but as her target was to score more than 99.98 percentile, she chose to appear for another attempt in March. She focused on physics and chemistry more as she had scored lesser in Chemistry section. In the last 15-days between the two sessions, she only focused on chemistry.
“In the gap of 15 days, I studied the NCERT book for chemistry thoroughly. It helped in improving my score in the March attempt,” she told a leading news portal.
Due to COVID-19 induced lockdown, Ms. Chopra found herself increasingly addicted to YouTube. However, she curbed watching YouTube for longer hours. She also isn’t active on any social media platforms and only used WhatsApp for purposes related to her studies. As a tip to other students, she suggested that if it’s not for academic use, students should not use social media platforms like Instagram and WhatsApp. Avoiding social media is the only strategy that can help one with their preparation without distraction.
On her achievement of creating history and being the first girl to score 300 on 300 in the JEE Main, she acknowledged and appreciated the efforts of her parents and said how she is thankful of them for never discriminating against her. She also said how she feels deeply about the discrimination faced by other Indian girls and how she is aware of the privilege she has.
“My parents always treated me and my brother equally. I was never discriminated against personally based on my gender but I am aware that not many girls in India are not as privileged. Even though I have never been discriminated against myself, I am aware of what other girls go through. I might not be able to understand the gravitas of my feat now but I am grateful,” said Ms. Kavya to a news platform.
The daughter of a computer science engineer and math teacher, Kavya has also participated and qualified in multiple Olympiads such as the IOQP (Indian Olympiad Qualifier Physics), IOQC (Indian Olympiad Qualifier Chemistry), and IOQM (Indian Olympiad Qualifier Mathematics).
Other than Ms. Kavya, Maharashtra based Bakshi Gargi Makarand also obtained 100 NTA score in the March session of the JEE. Off the total Nearly 6.19 lakh students that sat in the March session of the JEE Main, only 13 students scored a perfect 100 percentile. Bannuru Rohit Kumar, Bratin Mondal, Siddharth Kalra, Kumar Satyadarshi, Mridul Agarwal, Ashwin Abraham, Madur Reddy, Kavya Chopra, Josyula Venkata and Rohit Kumar are the other students who scored perfect scores.
The March session of the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2021 was conducted by the National Testing Agency to get admission in the undergraduate programmes in IIT and other reputed engineering institutes. The session was conducted from March 16 to March 18 across 792 centres in 334 cities across countries. At the request of candidates who are living in neighboring countries, cities like Colombo, Dubai, Doha, Kathmandu, Kuwait, Riyadh, Muscat, Singapore, Sharjah, Kargil, Kuala Lumpur, Bahrain were added for the first time this year.
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