The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), held by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), is one of the biggest exams in India. The offline JEE Main Paper 1 and 2 results have been announced, with some 2,20,000 students clearing the exams, out of a total of some 14 lakh applicants. Out of these, 1,11,275 were common rank list candidates, 65,313 OBCs, 34,425 Scheduled Castes, 17,256 Scheduled Tribes and 2755 persons with disabilities.
Clearing the JEE Mains exams gives students eligibility for National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Centrally Funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs), Self-Financed Institutes (SFIs) and several other architecture and engineering courses. It is also considered by a host of other colleges, including Master of Business Administration (MBA) courses.
Those who have cleared the JEE Mains exams are now eligible for the online JEE Advanced exam, which will allocate seats to the much exalted Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). The same is also used as a ranking system for several other top engineering colleges. Online applications for JEE Advanced will begin on May 2, 2018, on the official website jeeadv.ac.in.
For a country as mesmerised with engineering as India, this is a crucial exam for lakhs for students. So who are the toppers?
Here are the toppers as per this report –
1) Suraj Krishna from Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh has topped the General Category lists, securing the All India 1st rank. KVR Hemant Kumar from Chodipilli, Andhra Pradesh was ranked second in the exams.
2) Parth Laturia from Nanded, Maharashtra has secured the third rank. As per a report in the Hindustan Times, he scored 120/120 in mathematics and 115/120 in physics and chemistry. Incidentally, he is also a student from Kota, Rajasthan, which is famous for its highly successful coaching centres.
All three scored 350 of 360 in the exams, but have been sorted via the CBSE’s ‘gradation’ system.
3) Interestingly a total of five of the top ten are from the Telugu speaking states. Gattu Mytraya from Telangana, the third Telugu student in the top ten, was ranked fifth. Bakarapu Bharath, the third student from Andhra Pradesh and fourth Telugu student in the list, was ranked eighth. Gosula Vinayaka Srivardhan, the second student from Telangana and fifth Telugu student on the list, was ranked tenth.
4) Two of the students are from Rajasthan. Pawan Goyal from Rajasthan was sixth. Bhaskar Arun Gupta, also from Rajasthan, was seventh.
5) Of the remaning two spots in the top ten, Pranav Goyal from Haryana secured the fourth rank and Simranpreet Singh Saluja from Delhi was ranked ninth.
And in case any student has not cleared the exams, they should keep in mind that a host of other options, which also lead to fulfilling lives and well-paying jobs, are open to them. A single exam is no full measure of a career, so all avenues should be fully explored with optimism.