Who Is Vavilala Chidvilas Reddy, The Telangana Boy Who Got JEE Advanced AIR 1?


JUNE 20, 2023

NEW DELHI: Vavilala Chidvilas Reddy, a 17-year-old boy from Telangana, recently achieved the top rank in the IIT entrance exam Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced 2023, the results of which were announced on Sunday. According to IIT Guwahati, which conducted the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE)-Advanced this year, Reddy secured 341 out of 360 marks or 94.74 percentile in the exam. Reddy said that he was confident of coming in the top 10 but extremely excited and overjoyed to get the All India Rank 1.

Family Background

Vavilala Chidvilas Reddy hails from the Nagarkurnool district of Telangana and his parents – father Rajeshwar Reddy and mother Nagalaxmi Reddy – are mathematics teachers at the government school in Madgul, Rangareddy district, Telangana. He bagged AIR 15 in the JEE Main 2023. A meritorious student from the beginning, he also earned a spot in the INMO First Level Olympiad selections. He completed his class 12th from the CBSE Board. He achieved a perfect 10/10 GPA in class 10 and 987/1000 in his class 12 exams. Vavilala aims to get admission into IIT Bombay to pursue BTech in Computer Science Engineering.

What’s His Secret?

‘Consistency’ is the secret behind Vavilala Chidvilas Reddy’s success in the prestigious JEE Advanced exam. For nearly four years, he maintained a consistent study routine, dedicating regular hours to learning and revision. The 17-year-old mathematics genius likes science and maths. He attributes his success to his family, teachers and mentors and their consistent support and encouragement. He followed his elder brother who is now in his final year of BTech at BITS Pilani.

How He Cracked JEE?

Reddy began preparing for the JEE Advanced from class 11th. He said that starting early helped him to lay the foundation for the extremely tough exam and strengthened his understanding of fundamental concepts in physics, chemistry, and mathematics. Reddy’s preparation strategy for JEE Advanced focussed on three key elements – comprehensive understanding, practice, and self-discipline. In a bid to get acquainted with examination patterns, Reddy solved previous years’ papers and mock tests to sharpen his problem-solving skills.

Suggestions For Future JEE Aspirants

Reddy strongly believes that understanding the concepts deeply is more important than merely memorising them. Reddy urged future JEE aspirants to focus on building a strong conceptual foundation in all subjects. Regular and consistent practice, comprehensive understanding and self-discipline are key to success in any exam, he said.

Besides, the future JEE aspirants should seek guidance from their seniors, teachers, and mentors, maintain a positive mindset, stay motivated, and manage time effectively, he said.

According to IIT Guwahati, a total of 1,80,372 appeared in both papers in IIT-JEE Advanced of which 43,773 qualified. As many as 36,204 male students and 7,509 female students cleared JEE Advanced 2023. 10,432 candidates, or the majority of eligible candidates, came from the Hyderabad zone, followed by 9290 individuals from the IIT Delhi zone and 7957 candidates from the IIT Bombay zone.

Courtesy/Source: Zee News / PTI