VIJAYAWADA: Students from the Telugu states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh showed their dominance in IIT-JEE (Advanced) 2016 exam as five students from the sister states grabbed five of the top 10 ranks on Sunday.
Jeevithiesh Duggani from Andhra Pradesh scored fourth rank in the national level in open category, while Sai Teja Talluri from Hyderabad secured fifth rank. G Nikhil Samrat of Warangal scored seventh rank. All the five toppers are from Narayana Sri Chaitanya IIT Academy.
Apart from ardently dedicating time to crunch math problems and solve chemistry equations, the toppers found time for yoga and sports, and have suggestions on how to jump back to top performance when there is a dip in focus levels.
“I used to practise yoga. While taking exams, at times, concentration dips. During those times, one should relax one’s mind, gain focus and then attempt to solve questions rather than struggling when concentration is down,” said Sai Teja, who wants to pursue a course in Computer Science.
Far away from the stereotypical studious child, who immerses himself in books throughout the academic year, all the toppers used to have their share of fun and had their own hobbies to pursue, said Nikhil Samrat.
“I used to play badminton for fun. All the toppers, who are my batch mates, either did yoga, read novels or were into sports till three months before the exam. I was sure that I will get into an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT),” beamed Nikhil Samrat. Apart from securing top ranks, many students from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh secured ranks within the first 100.