Mridul Agarwal of Delhi Zone topped the JEE-Advanced this year, scoring the highest marks in the IIT entrance exam, according to results released on Friday.
Mridul Agarwal of Delhi Zone has topped the JEE-Advanced this year with the highest marks in the IIT entrance exams, the results of which were announced on Friday. Agarwal, 17, who is planning to pursue a B.Tech in Computer Science from IIT Bombay, scored 348 out of 360 marks in the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) -Advanced.
Agarwal, a resident of Rajasthan, also scored 100 per cent in the JEE-Main test and shared the top spot with 17 others. Kavya Chopra, also from Delhi Zone, who became the first woman to top the JEE-Men exam, has emerged as the topper in JEE-Advanced among women. He got 286 marks out of 360 and his overall rank is 98.
Dhananjay Raman and Ananta Lunia of Delhi bagged the second and third places in the alluring test. According to officials, a total of 41,862 candidates have qualified for JEE-Advanced this year, of which 6,452 are female candidates. This year, IIT Kharagpur conducted the test, which is an aptitude test for admission to the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT).
A total of 1,41,699 candidates appeared for both JEE-Advanced papers 1 and 2. “Although 97 foreign candidates were registered for the examination, only 42 of them appeared out of which seven qualified,” a senior official said. The rank describes the criteria for inclusion in the list, calculated as the sum of the marks obtained in mathematics, physics and chemistry.
Candidates need to fill in the subject-based as well as overall qualification numbers to be included in a rank list. 28 students from IIT Bombay and Delhi Zone are in the top 100, followed by 27 from IIT Hyderabad Zone, IIT Roorkee Zone (13), IIT Kanpur (3) and IIT Kharagpur (1).
JEE-Mains is conducted for admission in engineering colleges across the country, it is considered as an aptitude test for JEE-Advanced. From this year, JEE-Main was conducted four times a year to give students the opportunity to improve their flexibility and score. The first episode is held in February and the second in March.
Subsequent phases were scheduled for April and May but were postponed in the wake of the second wave of the Covid-19 epidemic that affected millions of people. The third edition was held July 20-25, while the fourth edition ran from August 26 to September 2. Candidates were ranked among the best among the four NTA scores according to the policy already formulated.