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Boy from Madras zone tops IIT-JEE

PTI  New Delhi, May 26, 2010
First Published: 11:33 IST(26/5/2010) | Last Updated: 13:43 IST(26/5/2010)

A total of 13,104 candidates on Wednesday cleared the prestigious IIT-Joint Entrance Examination 2010 with Anumula Jithendar Reddy from Madras zone topping the test.

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These students will be eligible for admission in 15 IITs, ISM Dhanbad and IT-BHU. There are 9,509 seats in these institutions. Over 4.5 lakh candidates had appeared in JEE-2010 which was conducted by seven of the IITs on April 11.

The number of candidates who appeared in JEE-2010 is nearly 18.3 per cent more than that in the previous year. Reddy, who appeared in JEE from IIT Madras Zone, topped this year's All India list of successful candidates, the IITs said in a release.

The test was conducted in seven zones. The IIT Bombay zone produced maximum number of successful candidates with 3145 students figuring in the merit list followed by IIT Madras (2619), IIT Delhi (2264), IIT Kharagpur (1481), IIT Kanpur (1341), IIT Roorkee (1305) and IIT Guwahati (521).

While 1.13 lakh girls appeared in the test, 1476 qualified. Aakanksha Tushar Sarda emerged the topper among girls with an All India Rank of 18.

About 554 candidates in Hindi medium have qualified for the entrance test which is a three fold rise over last year's 184.

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