Indore: City lad Atharva tops state, Bhopal’s Dhruv ranks second in JEE Main 2022

Siya top among girls; four of top five in state from Indore

Staff ReporterUpdated: Monday, August 08, 2022, 11:42 PM IST
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Indore (Madhya Pradesh): City lad Atharva Verma with AIR (All India Rank) 56 has topped the state in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2020. The state’s female topper, Siya Gupta, is also from Indore. Her AIR is 1099.

The second place in the state was bagged by Dhruv Agarwal with AIR 75. Dhruv is from Bhopal. The third state topper is Samyak Jain from Indore with AIR 88.

Next in line is Indore’s Akarsh Gupta with AIR 102. Fifth state topper is Rudraksh Kawade with AIR 183 is also from Indore.

Atharva Verma with family

Atharva Verma with family | FPJ

State topper Atharva Verma

“I was not expecting to be the state topper. I want to study in an IIT and become a good engineer. I am now working to score well in JEE Advanced and bag a seat at IIT Delhi or IIT Bombay. I am interested in coding so I am hoping to study B Tech in Computer Science.

One of my biggest strength is my mother (homemaker Rajlakshmi Verma). I stay here with my mom, as my father has to be in Chhattisgarh for work. My father (Ravishekhar Verma) works with a national NGO. I study for 10 to 11 hours a day.

Siya Gupta with family

Siya Gupta with family | FPJ

State’s girl topper Siya Gupta

“It was my target to be among the state toppers. I used to study for 15 hours. I want to become a computer science engineer. My dad (Mukesh Kumar Gupta) is a civil engineer.

My mom (Amita Gupta) is a homemaker. I was interested in Physics. I got motivated by others who have succeeded before me. To score well, one must study NCERT at least 5 times. I had to work hard for Chemistry.

I think it’s very important to work on weak topics. It’s the best way to prepare.”

Dhruv Agrawal

Dhruv Agrawal | FPJ

State’s second topper Dhruv

“I scored 285 out of 300 marks, and am now preparing for the JEE Advanced. I want to join one of the IITs. I devoted 10-12 hours every day to studies, with 5-6 hours reserved for Physics, which I found to be tough.

“I started to focus on JEE when I was in Class 11. My father (MPEB official Ravindra Kumar) and mother (homemaker Babita) are my pillars of strength. My success mantra is consistency,” he said

Samyak Jain

Samyak Jain | FPJ

State’s third topper Samyak

“Preparing for JEE Main 2022 in the online mode was a challenge, but when one is committed to winning, everything is possible. I am inspired by my elder brother (Arpit) and my dad (Mukesh Kumar Jain).

My brother is an engineer and my dad is an engineer at RRCAT. So, I had to follow them. My mother (Ritu) supported me. I am more inclined towards electronics and computers. So, I will focus on studying and becoming a good electronics or computer science engineer in future.

I balanced my studies with games. I studied for 7 to 8 hours every day. I use to love playing badminton before Covid-19 outbreak. It was my stress reliever. I miss that. My mantra is: Focus.”

Harleen Kaur

Harleen Kaur | FPJ

Bhopal’s girl topper: Harleen

“I devoted 6-7 hours to studies initially. Later I increased it to 10-12 hours. I never let negativity take over. Continuing with a positive mindset helps me attain success. I secured 99.76 percentile.”

MP State Toppers

Name - Ranking - City

Atharva Verma - AIR 56 - Indore

Dhruv Agarwal - AIR 75 - Bhopal

Samyak Jain - AIR 88 - Indore

Akarsh Gupta - AIR 105 - Indore

Rudraksh Kawade - AIR 183 - Indore

Female Toppers

Name - Ranking - City

Siya Gupta - AIR 1099 - Indore

Misha Jain - AIR 1662 - Indore

Harleen Gaur - AIR 2187 - Bhopal

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