Friday’s result brought unstinting jubilation for 18-year-old Arpit Aggarwal, the all India IIT-JEE topper. He aced the exam with a score of 385 out of 401.
But instead of losing himself in the celebrations, Aggarwal prepared for the counselling session, for which registrations have already begun.
He will choose B.Tech in computer science — a subject that had fallen out of favour with the topper in 2011.
“Last year, the topper did not opt for computer science, but this year it seems that the subject will be chosen by Arpit Aggarwal,” said GB Reddy, chairman, IIT-JEE 2012.
A student of Faridabad’s Modern Vidya Niketan, Aggarwal said that cracking the JEE was no rocket science.
“All you need to do is clear your concepts. The pattern of the IIT-JEE is very similar to what we are taught in school. So, in addition to regular schoolwork, you just need to put in five hours of focused study every day,” Aggarwal said.
For Aggarwal’s parents and teachers, Friday’s result was nothing short of a dream. “I was surprised to find my son’s name at the top of the list; it became difficult to control my emotions,” said OP Aggarwal, his father.