Aman Bansal of Jaipur topped the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced 2016, the results of which was announced on Sunday.
Bhavesh Dhingra of Yamuna Nagar grabbed the second rank while Kunal Goyal from Jaipur stood third. Kota’s Riya Singh was the topper among girls with an All India Rank (AIR) of 133.
About 2,00,000 students qualified for the exam by clearing JEE (Main). Students who cleared the Main, the first phase of all India common engineering entrance examination, were eligible to sit for the Advanced on May 22.
The performance of a candidate in Advanced will form the basis for admission to the Bachelor’s, Integrated Master’s and Dual Degree programs (entry at the 10+2 level) in all the Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) and the Indian School of Mines (ISM).
The All India Ranks of successful candidates will be made available on the website but they will not get personalised rank cards.
Students can check their results on the official website of JEE (Advanced) 2016.
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The exam was organised by IIT Guwahati along with the Joint Admission Board 2016 across hundreds of centres in the country for admissions to engineering courses.
The JEE-Advanced 2016 was conducted in two parts: Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper 1 and 2 both comprised of 54 questions each — 18 from each subject — and were worth 186 marks. Each subject carried 124 marks, and the total marks the exam was 372.
Experts in Kota differed on the difficulty level of this year’s Advanced papers, but most agreed that physics was tougher than chemistry and mathematics.
According to RK Verma, managing director of Resonance Eduventures Pvt Ltd, all subjects were of similar difficulty level.
“Around 96 marks can be considered easy overall, 118 marks moderate and 158 marks are considered difficult in the paper by the Resonance Team. Overall, it is felt that paper was of similar difficulty as last year,” Verma said.
Allen Career Institute director Brajesh Maheshwari too made a similar observation. He said the second physics paper was tougher than the first, and the first mathematics paper was lengthy than the second, in which calculus questions were tough.
In chemistry, questions related to physical chemistry were difficult but those on organic and inorganic chemistry were of moderate difficulty, he said.