Finally An IITian

by Nuruddin Bahar
(Mumbai)

Hi! I was glad to visit your website . It's really motivating to read your articles.

I am an engineering student studying at IIT Bombay. I was selected the first time , but with a low rank. That was when I decided to follow what my parents and my sister wanted me to do. I joined an engineering college in UP , through AIEEE , and was under a big confusion. I was well aware that I wanted to try for IITJEE the second time , but couldn't make up my mind as to how to do it.

THE BAD PHASE : It was during the first few days in that college , I realised that I deserved much more than that. I was feeling disheartened physically , mentally and psychologically. I cried a lot of times over phone to my parents , that this was not I was meant to be. Then one day , instead of thinking about what will happen to my future , I took the harder way. I asked my sister , that I wanted to drop out from here and try for IITJEE once again. My sister and parents supported my decision and I dropped out from the college and returned back home. I went to my coaching class teacher , he said "We can't change what is done. So now , your complete focus should be on cracking IITJEE."

THE GOOD PHASE : My parents used to stay away from my home in a different town where they worked as Doctors. I decided to stay with my elder aunt , and began analysing the situation in first few days. It was as if I knew the way , and that I just needed to clear out the stones. Though sometimes I felt a bit lonesome , but then I realised I was on a bigger goal , and I needed to think bigger. I made my daily time table , and began to complete 70-80% of it. Though it was quite tough , but I decided to cut off my recreation time for it. Even my hanging out with friends was greatly reduced. I just knew that if I could crack IITJEE the first time , I have got the very enthusiasm to crack it the second time as well.

On a personal front, I was weak at Maths and strong at Chemistry, while I required equal focus on Physics as well. I remember my sister saying , do as much as you can to improve upon your weaknesses, but remember during those last days, focus more upon, making strong whatever you are already strong at, to leave no chance for mistake. I began to feel the problems and pondered over more thoughtfully than I used to, a year back.

There were times I felt I should back off a little, but then work used to pile up, so I found it better to finish off as early as possible. There was a time when I was all alone at my home, and at that time one is tempted to do what one wants, but I kept on reminding myself of my goal, and put a DO IT! sign in front of my desk, which helped me motivate, whenever I felt a bit off. At this time, I suffered from chicken pox, but my parents helped me manage it well. A month before, I started solving mock papers everyday the same time the actual exam was going to happen. So I was well experienced in managing the time allotted to each question at the time of real exam.

ETERNAL BLISS : I cracked IITJEE with a good enough rank to have my seat reserved at IIT Bombay. The biggest task for which I was working hard for past 3 years was finally accomplished. I know there is a long way from here, but I am happy that I made my parents proud at that very moment.

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Jun 13, 2016
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I am so proud of you NEW
by: Anonymous

Well, nuru.. This is the first time i have read this and i must say i really feel proud as a sister. You have not only been exceptionally hard working but have always stuck to your goals like there was nothing else existent. I am glad your hard work and determination has always paid off till date. And for all the aspiring iitians, i would just say one thing, follow your heart because the brain may sometimes get fatigued. FYI I am a doctor so i know this. And nuru is my inspiration too.

May 10, 2016
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How do you even decide that yes you have the potential for better than this NEW
by: Anonymous

It worked in your case....but maybe someone else is just being stupid and taking a drop only because the family says that they see potential.may be thats just to make you feel good

May 10, 2016
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Well yes its very inspiring but i have a doubt NEW
by: Anonymous

Didn't you had a question "WHAT IF" in your mind.like what if you failed the next year too.what if you get frustrated and bored over the year studying the same thing again.why weren't you able to crack it the first time if you had the potential.it may sound stupid but these are going through my mind right now.family is supportive but i'm lacking self confidence even though bits and advance is left this year as i could not perform well in mains.I WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR REPLY

Nov 05, 2015
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gr8 story NEW
by: KP

Gr8ly motivating story....thanks man.

Nov 05, 2015
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gr8 story NEW
by: KP

Gr8ly motivating story....thanks man.

Nov 05, 2015
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gr8 story NEW
by: KP

Gr8ly motivating story....thanks man.

Nov 13, 2014
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Motivating story.........
by: Nikhil Bommawar

I was little discouraged with my career to be an IITian but Thank you dude ,I am motivated now by your story

Nov 02, 2014
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nice
by: Shubham

it was really motivating

Sep 29, 2014
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I would try to follow you
by: Rahul kumar

Thanks

Aug 31, 2014
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holy great
by: rohan punyarthi

really fascinating buddy u r self motivation n desire to achieve goal is mindblowing

Jun 15, 2014
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fab
by: bhabna

the story was really inspiring thanxx a lot i will also try this hard to achieve my goal;

Jun 10, 2014
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great motivation
by: srikant

great ,your story gave me the confidence to fulfill my dreams.

Jun 09, 2014
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iit-jee
by: Anonymous

thanx.........bro. i really got the confidence to give me a year to crack iit-jee.........

May 25, 2014
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tnks for motivation
by: Ayushi

thnks bhaiya to share ur experience...i hv also got less marks in jee mains and i vnt to take drop but i ws not confident and ws hasting to share my prblm vid my parents bt ur statment has motivate me n next i vl prfrm my best...

May 16, 2014
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inspired
by: sanidhy tripathi

Thank u bhaiya for insipring this lad..........my story os also lk urs ...i mthkgto try frm kota...again .....shd i do it frm kota ya pir anyother coachg

Oct 22, 2013
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PLEASE TELL ME YOUR TIME TABLE
by: Anonymous

PLEASE TELL ME YOUR TIME TABLE

Jul 04, 2013
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help me
by: Anonymous

Can you tell me your time table?

Mar 23, 2013
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I too wanna be an iitian
by: ashveen anand

Congrats! I hve just passed class 11th and now I am in class 12. I too want to be an iitian, need some tips from you. Please help!!!!

Mar 19, 2013
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I wanna be an IITian
by: Arpan Pandey

Congrats bro...I also wanna be an
IITian......but the main problem with me is that i procrastinate a lot. I am just 11th nd now in 12th......and wishing to crack IIT. Please give me some tips for how to study.

Mar 06, 2013
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Hats off
by: Anonymous

Hats off for ur strong determination bro....definitely u'll reach great heights in ur life.

Jul 27, 2012
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Words of Praise
by: Shyam

Well Written...:)

Aug 27, 2011
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:))
by: Anonymous

i wish u a great suscess fmr hea onwordzzz ....hav a great lyf ....:))))

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