JEE advanced result 2017 topper Sarvesh Mehtani, a student from Panchkula, Chandigarh, who topped the IIT-Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) test, has revealed his unique stress busters during exam times. Mehtani, whose father is an officer in the Income Tax department, revealed that watching cartoons on TV, listening to music and playing badminton were the top stress-busters for him. Mehtani further revealed that it was always his aim to break into the top 10 in the highly competitive examination. “I always wanted to be in the top 10,” Mehtani said, when asked if he had thought that he will emerge as the topper in the exam. “I watched cartoons on TV and listened to music. Reading novels and playing badminton also helped me stay calm and focused,” he added when asked about the activities which worked as stress-busters. JEE advanced result 2017 topper: Sarvesh Mehtani told news agency Press Trust of India that he secured 95.4 per cent marks in the Class XII Board examinations, and Mathematics is his favourite subject. “I scored 95 per cent in physics and mathematics and 97 percent in chemistry. My favourite subject is mathematics,” he said.
Asked about his success mantra, Sarvesh Mehtani said, “Hard work, staying organised and being focussed on the goal. My message for my juniors is to stay calm, organised and work hard. I did not use my smartphone for the last two years. I cannot stay focussed while using a smartphone, but those who can, should continue to use WhatsApp and Facebook. I was not able to pursue my hobbies much in the last two years. I also cut down on hanging out with friends”.
Sarvesh Mehtani further revealed that he devoted as many as 5-6 hours on studies on a regular day, while on a holiday, he would spend 8-10 hours studying. “In addition to the school hours and the private coaching class I took, I used to study for five-six hours. On a holiday, I would study for 8-10 hours,” Mehtani said. JEE advanced result 2017 topper: In an interesting revelation, Sarvesh Mehtani said he was also inspired by the Aamir Khan-starrer Bollywood film, ‘3 Idiots’. “The film released when I was in Class 8. Most of the characters in it inspired me,” said the student who considered Infosys co-founder N R Narayana Murthy as his idol.