The JEE Main topper reveals that he only spent a couple of days preparing for the engineering entrance exam. He plans to choose a college and a course based on how much time it will give him to prepare for the UPSC civil services exam.
Parth Bharadwaj recently made headlines after receiving a perfect score on the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2022 and an All India Rank of 3. While many would assume that Parth would want to pursue a career in engineering, the 18-year-old has different plans for himself. Parth aspires to become an IAS officer, and his incredible score on the JEE Main is only one step closer to achieving his goal.
It wasn’t until he was nearly halfway through high school that the 18-year-old began to take academics more seriously. He recalls being more interested in sports during his early years of school, although he did take engineering classes with FIITJEE in sixth grade. His preparation for college level exams and entrance exams began in earnest during his junior year.
“I wasn’t too inclined towards academics and was more interested in sports. Before class 11, I was a national-level quizzer and a state-level football player. I was not much into studies at that time,” says the Rajasthan native.
Parth has always been interested in the field of civil service and decided to take the UPSC exam. He believes that although engineering is considered a safe option, it is not as safe in terms of career prospects. Parth told us that “around 30-40 lakh students have taken CBSE 12th and around 9 lakh took JEE Main. The number is still quite high in JEE I would say, however, there have been researches which tell that about 80 per cent of the engineers in India are not suitable for any job at all.”
Talking about his preparation strategy, Parth said, “Preparation is key for success on exams like the JEE Main. I only needed a few days to prepare. I started preparing for the JEE Advanced in 11th grade, and I focused on the JEE Main 2022 for session 1 this April.”