With the result of the first IIT-Joint Entrance Examination [JEE (Main)] being declared on Tuesday, city boy Abhijit Lavania secured 331 marks out of 360, the highest in the tricity.
Around 1,000 students from the tricity are among the 150,000 students from all over the country who have qualified the exam and will appear for the JEE (Advanced) on June 2. As many as 8,000 from the tricity students appeared the JEE (Main).
According to Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) officials, this year, the boys have outshined girls in the engineering preliminary examination.
'Hard work made me successful'
Abhijit, a student of Stepping Stones Senior Secondary School, Sector 37, has always been a topper and aspires to get a seat in IIT Delhi, from where his father Chetak Arun did his engineering.
Abhijit says hard work and dedication, apart from constant support from parents, made him successful.
"Balance and staying calm is the key to securing result, because taking pressure will lead to disturbance," he adds.
Others who made it to JEE (Advanced)
Akshit Trehan 315
Srishti SIngla 314
Lakshay Goel 310
Arnav Kansal 310
Rajat Garg 305
Yadhu Nandan 303