Kalpit is the first student to score a perfect 100%, or 360 marks, in the JEE Main competition.
A student of the MDS Senior Secondary School in Udaipur, Kalpit did not miss a single class throughout the year.
“Everyone suggested that I should go to Kota or Hyderabad for coaching, but I didn’t want to take studies as a burden. I wanted to enjoy what I learned. Thus, I decided to stay back in Udaipur and joined a coaching centre here,” Kapit told TOI.
Though the 17-year-old was quite confident of his preparations, a perfect score was something no one had expected.
“I knew I could score the first rank but never thought that it would be the magical 360 figure,” he said.
Kalpit’s father Pushpendra Veerval is a male nurse at the Government MB hospital while his mother Pushpa is a government school teacher.
“My parents were particular about my health and made sure that I never suffered even a slight cold or cough. I used to study for 5-6 hours at home daily apart from the time I spent at the school and coaching classes,” he said
“Kalpit had been an extremely bright student who also took keen interest in extra curricular activities at school. He represented the school at national level competition of the Atal Tinkering Labs held by the Niti Aayog last year”, informs the director of his school, Shailendra Somani.
Kalpit had topped the Indian Junior Science Olympiad at the all-India level when he was in the 9th standard and cracked the top spot at the National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) in the 10th grade, reveals his mentor Mohit Wadhwani from Resonance, Udaipur.
Kalpit now desires to pursue computer science from IIT-Mumbai.