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JEE Advanced 2017: JEE (Mains) topper fails to repeat performance, bags AIR 109

Udaipur’s Kalpit Veerwal, who topped the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2017 in April, grabbed the All India Rank of 109 in the JEE Advanced 2017.

education Updated: Jun 11, 2017 18:02 IST
Aabshar H Quazi
Udaipur’s Kalpit Veerwal, who topped the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2017 in April, grabbed the All India Rank of 109 in the JEE Advanced 2017.
Udaipur’s Kalpit Veerwal, who topped the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2017 in April, grabbed the All India Rank of 109 in the JEE Advanced 2017.(Handout/File )

Udaipur’s Kalpit Veerwal, who topped the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2017 in April, grabbed the All India Rank of 109 in the JEE Advanced 2017, results of which were declared on Sunday.

Veerwal, however, led the list of toppers in the scheduled caste (SC) category of JEE Advanced 2017 by scoring 303 marks out of 366 in JEE (Advanced).

A student of Kota-based Resonance Eduventures Private Limited’s branch in Udaipur, Veerwal hogged the headlines after emerging as the topper of JEE Mains. He scored 360 out of 360.

Veerwal said he was satisfied with his rank in JEE Advanced 2017.

“Scoring AIR Rank 109 in JEE Advanced 2017 among 2.20 lakh aspirants is no less an achievement and I am satisfied with my AIR Rank in JEE Advanced,” Veerwal said.

“It is very satisfying that I am the topper in the SC category of JEE Advanced 2017,” he added.

When asked about his plans, Veerwal said he has not decided about the Indian Institute of Technology he would like to join as yet. “First I will do a BTech from IIT and then would decide about future,” the 17-year-old added.

A son of a compounder, Veerwal scored 95.2% marks in the Central Board of Secondary Education’s Class 12 board exams.

When asked whether he had a different approach for JEE Advanced, Veerwal said he solved test papers, attended dedicated coaching classes, revised study material and studied around 10 to 12 hours a day.

Nearly 2 lakh candidates appeared in the JEE (Advanced) - the second of the two-phase exam held in May for over 11,000 seats available in the 23 IITs across the country. The performance of a candidate in JEE (Advanced) forms the basis for admission to the IITs and the Indian School of Mines (ISM) in Jharkhand’s Dhanbad.

Haryana’s Sarvesh Mehtani secured the AIR 1 in JEE (Advanced) 2017, the results of which were declared on Sunday.