Shubh Kumar, a student at Radiant International School in Patna, produced the Bihar topper in the JEE main exam, the results of which were announced on Friday. He got 99.997 percentiles and missed the list of 24 candidates to get 100 NTA points with a whisker.
What Subham owes to is that he cracked JEE mains on his first attempt. On this year’s CBSE + 2 exam, he got 98%.
“Everything comes down to a balanced and consistent degree. I studied up to 12 hours a day as I had to take care of both Plus Two and JEE. The good thing is that the JEE prep covers almost 90% of the curriculum, ”said Subham from his Patna home.
The son of a JD-U leader and businessman, Sushil Kumar Suman, and Reena Kumari, housewife, he is now focused on JEE advance. “I want to get into IIT-Mumbai or IIT-Delhi and do IT. I want to do research in computer science, ”said Subham.
Subham said he completed a two-year program from Vidya Mandir Classes after removing his board for grade 10 from the same school and leading both of them. Shubh got 97% in grade 10. He says he was completely off social media to stay focused.
“I limited myself to studying. Self-study helps a lot. We also enjoyed a lot of freedom at school. You have to revise what you learn in the classroom and there is no shortcut. I’ve done a lot of mock tests. I don’t have a habit of moving. But now, during the lockdown, I’ve started playing table tennis, ”he said.
One lucky Subham father, who used to be the secretary of the JD-U, said Subham focused on his studies from the start, although he was still busy with his work. “He had also left school for the United States in Grade 8 after being selected for a program. I am really proud and thankful for God’s blessings, ”he added.