How this 17-year-old boy made history by scoring full marks in the JEE Mains

11th May 2017
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Kalpit Veerwal from Rajasthan achieved a record-breaking level of success in this year's JEE Mains examination. This inspiring student not only grabbed the first rank throughout India but also managed to score a full 360 out of 360 on the test. It has never happened in the history of the JEE examination that a student got full marks in all the three subjects—physics, chemistry, and mathematics.

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He has done his schooling from SDS Senior Secondary School in Udaipur. Seventeen-year-old Kalpit was always certain of his success in the examination but never imagined he would secure 100 percent. His friends commend him on his dedication and mention how he never missed a single day of class. Apart from his school and coaching, he used to study an additional five or six hours at home as well. Kalpit said,

Everyone advised me to go to Kota or Hyderabad for coaching but I did not want to treat my studies as a burden. I wanted to enjoy what I was learning which is why I made the decision to stay in Udaipur and join coaching here.

Kalpit’s father, Pushkar Lal Veerwal, is a compounder at MB hospital and his mother, Pushpa, is a teacher at a government school. A teacher at his school said,

Kalpit is a very bright student and he participates in extracurricular activities as well. He had also represented the national level competition of ‘Atal Tinkering Labs’ of the Policy Commission last year.

Before acquiring the first rank in JEE Mains, Kalpit has also topped the Indian Junior Science Olympiad and the National Talent Search Exam. The offline JEE Mains examination was held on the April 2 and the online version on the April 9. Of the 10 lakh students who wrote the exam, 2.20 lakh got through to JEE Advanced.

Talking about how the news made him feel, Kalpit remarked,

CBSE’s chairman RK Chaturvedi called me up in the morning to tell me this news. Topping JEE Mains is a matter of great happiness to me, but now I just want to focus on JEE Advanced which is next month.

Kalpit is interested in cricket, badminton, and music as well. Although he doesn't yet have a fixed career plan, he hopes to study computer science from IIT Bombay.


 

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