"Follow your passion and success will follow you." Sounds familiar? This was the message that the hero of the movie "3 Idiots" put across. Here is a real hero who follows the movie's tag line in his own 'cool' version. Sumanth Varambally from National Public School, Bangalore is a JEE topper who has scored 299 on 360 with a ranking of 361. Over 10 lakh students had appeared for the exam from all over the country and a ranking of 361 is a big deal to secure among so many competitors.
How did this champ climb this rank amidst his school exams, preparations for the board, homework and the coaching classes? Keep calm and do what you like, is his mantra for success. "I do not attend these classes with an ultimate goal to score. I take up the coaching and give my school exams because I love studying!"
"It is the journey that matters more than the destiny and I am happy that I am enjoying this whole process," he clarifies how he had shaken off the study burden that tried to mount on him. But where does he get time to study everything? To this, he confesses that there are many similar topics with his class 12 syllabus and the JEE main and that understanding the concept matters more than rote learning.
"However, there are certain topics where by hearting has to be done but once when you understand it, it will help with the reproducing of content," he humbly says. Consistent practising of chapters and practising extensively is one method that he followed to secure a decent rank. "Trusting in your abilities and staying confident is an essential quality that a candidate aiming for success has to follow while preparing For JEE. If you work hard, it will definitely pay off."
But does pressure not spontaneously mount when there are too many exams going on? To this, he expresses matured that exams are not the end of the world and one must not be very conscious of their goals and take stress rule them.
"With this attitude, you will not feel the pressure but enjoy it and give your best. It is not even the love for IIT but thre thrill of writing an All India exam that has got me enthusiastic and successful, he reveals. Sumanth is also a student of Allen Career Institute that has trained him for JEE mains.