“Dreams are not the ones you have while sleeping, but the ones that keep you awake.” These profound words were spoken by the renowned Missile Man and former President of the country, APJ Abdul Kalam.
For many children, a career in engineering and the opportunity to study at the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) is a cherished dream. To turn this dream into reality, lakhs of candidates appear for the IIT JEE exam. On Sunday, 18th June, the results of JEE Advanced 2023 were announced.
Among the candidates who appeared for the JEE Advanced exam, Vavilala Chidvilas Reddy emerged as the All India Topper from the Hyderabad zone. With a burning desire to secure admission into the country’s best IIT, Chidvilas embarked on his journey. Let us delve into how Chidvilas Reddy began his journey and the strategic approach he adopted to achieve the top position in the JEE Advanced 2023 examination.
Q: What role did your family play in your journey towards success in the JEE Advanced examination?
A: Behind every achievement lies a strong support system, and my family played an instrumental role in my journey. My mother, Nagalakshmi, is an incredible government teacher who instilled in me a strong work ethic and provided unwavering support. My father, Rajeshwar Reddy, also a government teacher, supported and believed in my dreams. Their guidance and support were invaluable.
Q: How did your brother contribute to your preparation for the JEE exam?
A: My brother, Rishikesh, who is pursuing his fourth year at BITS Hyderabad, played a vital role in my JEE preparation. He clarified my doubts, provided emotional support, and was a pillar of strength throughout the journey. I am immensely grateful for his contributions and deeply thankful to him.
Q: What was the environment like at Sri Chaitanya and how did it shape your goals?
A: Sri Chaitanya provided an environment that fostered academic excellence and nurtured my goals. The exceptional faculty members possessed vast knowledge and a passion for teaching, inspiring me to strive for greatness. It was a place where I could grow and excel in my studies.
Q: How did group discussions contribute to your learning experience?
A: Engaging in group discussions at Sri Chaitanya was a highlight of my learning experience. It allowed us to share our thoughts, exchange ideas, and learn from each other’s strengths. Learning through discussions with friends made the process enjoyable and accelerated my understanding of concepts.
Q: How did comprehensive mock tests at Sri Chaitanya help you prepare for the JEE Advanced exam?
A: The comprehensive mock tests at Sri Chaitanya played a pivotal role in my preparation for the JEE Advanced exam. They simulated actual exam conditions, helping me build speed, accuracy, and time management skills. The detailed performance analysis provided insights into areas that needed improvement, allowing me to focus my efforts effectively.
Q: How did your friends support you during challenging times?
A: My friends, known as the “Mistress Busters,” were a tremendous source of academic and emotional support during challenging times. Their encouragement and camaraderie propelled me forward, reminding me that success is a collective journey. Their support was invaluable.
Q: How did you manage your time and study schedule while balancing college and self-study?
A: Balancing college and dedicated self-study was demanding, but my unwavering dream of getting into a top IIT fueled my determination. I allocated around eight hours of study time in college and an additional four hours at home. It required discipline and sacrifice, but I remained focused on my goal.
Q: How did it feel to achieve the top position in the JEE Advanced 2023 examination?
A: I am ecstatic to share that my hard work paid off, and I emerged as the topper in the JEE Advanced 2023 examination. It is an incredible achievement that I am immensely proud of. It serves as a testament to the support of my parents and the exceptional education I received at Sri Chaitanya.
Q: What message do you have for aspiring JEE Advanced candidates?
A: I encourage all aspiring JEE Advanced candidates to trust in themselves and seek the guidance of exceptional teachers. Sri Chaitanya, with its exceptional faculty, comprehensive study materials, and supportive community, can help you achieve remarkable success. Believe in your abilities, work hard, and never give up on your dreams.