Published: 13th September 2020
Studying the same topics were frustrating, now I am relieved: Harshvardhan Agarwal, JEE Main AIR 6
The National Testing Agency (NTA) on September 11 announced the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) main results 2020 on its official website
Revising the same topics, repeating the similar sample questions over the span of the past few months were nothing less than frustrating, said Harshvardhan Agarwal from Haryana, who secured the all India rank 6 in Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) main 2020. "Now that the exam is done, I am kind of relieved. It was extremely difficult to be motivated in the past few months, I had already prepared well for the JEE exam and every other day the dates were changing," adds Harshvardhan, who is also a student at FIITJEE's Punjabi Bagh centre in New Delhi.
The National Testing Agency (NTA) on Friday announced the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) main results 2020 on its official website at jeemain.nta.nic.in. Harshvardhan is currently preparing for the JEE Advanced examination which is scheduled for September 27. "The pressure is still there, I have to secure a good rank in that exam too. Right now I am preparing for the examination by practising the difficult questions first, focusing on topics taught in FIITJEE's classes and the topics which are a bit complicated. I feel I still have a lot to revise," he added.
Harshvardhan's parents who were also worried about their child's preparation and result said every student was going through a difficult phase due to the Coronavirus pandemic and the delay in the examinations. "Harsh had prepared already and it gets monotonous to repeat the same thing every single time the dates got postponed. He also had this at the back of his mind whether he should prepare some other concepts. But it's all well now that he has proved his mettle. We were worried about keeping him motivated, but we feel that students should continue studying and attending the coaching classes be it online or offline. It helps them to focus and move on towards their final goals," Harshvardhan's parents said.
Speaking about how the teachers, institutes dealt with the sudden shift to online classes, FIITJEE Punjabi Bagh Centre Head Partha Haldar said, "FIITJEE began online classes from March 21. It was a new paradigm for us we had faced challenges such as poor internet connectivity, shifting the entire curriculum online but it was just a matter of time. We consider it to be a glitch in history but I must say it has been an excellent experience teaching online. While it is not equivalent to offline learning but we tried to achieve as much as we could. I also felt students got more study time as they didn't have to travel. The uncertainty was definitely affecting students, the postponement exams affected them mentally as well, but we are glad that our students did tremendously well in the exam."
After releasing the results, NTA has also put out the category-wise cutoffs for JEE Advanced. A total of 24 candidates have scored 100 percentile in the JEE (Main) January and April/September- 2020 examination. The examination was conducted from September 1 to 6 for which around 8.58 lakh candidates had registered out of which nearly 6.3 lakh appeared. NTA has also released the final answer keys on its official website.