On Friday, the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur has announced the result of the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Advanced 2021. Candidates can check their results on the official website – jeeadv.ac.in. This year, Mridul Agarwal has topped the engineering entrance exam and has created history with the highest ever percentile. 

“My hard work paid off,” said Mridul after securing the top position in JEE Advanced 2021. After working like Trojan for years, he scored 99 percentile in JEE Mains 2021 (February session) and then secured 100 percentile in JEE Mains 2021 (March session). Mridul did not stop here, he continued working hard and today created history after achieving the highest-ever percentile. 

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Today, Mridul scored 348/396 (94 percent). Earlier, the highest marks were scored by JEE Advanced 2020 topper, Chirag Falor, who scored 352/396 (88 percent). 

After this accomplishment, Mridul had a word with the media website, The Indian Express, he said, “After achieving cent percent marks in March session, I did not appear for the April session but took the May session as a practice test for the Advanced exam. Since the sessions were delayed, it allowed me more time to prepare for JEE Advanced and worked well for me to test the waters right before the exam.” 

He was then asked about the secret behind his success. He proudly replied, “Consistency has helped me in achieving this. Self-motivation is the key. Teachers, parents and friends can motivate you but no one can do it 24X7. I focused on debugging the problems in my preparation strategy instead of beating myself up for every mistake.”

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He further said that Google CEO Sundar Pichai is his inspiration. He was quoted saying, “He is my idol not just because he is one of the most important persons in the tech world, but because he too walked the same path as me. He made a name for himself with lesser means and I aspire to achieve the same in my career”.

He further said that he would go with BTech in Computer Science Engineering (CSE) at IIT-Bombay, for master’s he would choose to migrate to the US.

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