The results for IIT-JEE (Advanced), an entrance exam for admission to coveted technology and engineering institutes, were declared on Wednesday.
According to the statistics released by IIT-Bombay (which conducted the exams), 26,456 out of the 1,17,238 candidates who appeared in the test qualified for admission to Indian Institute of Technology branches and NITs. Last year, altogether 27, 152 of the 1.36 lakh aspirants made the cut.
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Satvat Jagwani of Satna, Madhya Pradesh, emerged as the all-India topper this year. He appeared for the exam from IIT-Kanpur zone and scored 469 out of 504.
Janak Agarwal and Mukesh Pareekh, both residents of Indore, came second and third, respectively.
Turaka Bhavan, with an all-India rank of 39, topped among Scheduled Castes candidates, while Harsh Meena (rank 633) topped among ST candidates. Of the top 10 candidates, five were from IIT-Madras zone, two from IIT-Delhi zone and one each from IIT-Bombay, IIT-Kanpur and IIT-Roorkee zones.
According to the statistics released by IIT-Bombay, 23,407 male candidates qualified for the exam, outnumbering 3,049 female candidates.
Chinamaya Kumar Sahoo from Pune topped the Other Backward Classes-Persons with Disabilities (OBC-PwD) category.
Continuing with the trend, IIT-Bombay zone was way ahead in terms of the number of successful candidates compared to other zones. Bharat Khandelwal from this zone secured an all India rank of 5.
Thirty-four of the top 100 students were from IIT-Bombay zone, which saw as many as 6,838 succesful candidates. IIT-Madras zone stood second with 4,928 candidates, and 28 candidates in top 100.
JEE (Advanced), 2015, was held on May 24. About 1, 50,000 students had qualified in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)-Main this year. However, nearly 25,000 students short-listed for the Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced), 2015, did not register for the IIT admission exam.
Anjishnu Bose is the IIT JEE (Advanced) topper from Delhi NCR region with a score of 398. Bose is a student of DAV school in Dayand Vihar and lives in Vaishali. In his Class 12 boards, Bose had secured 97.4%. His All India Rank (AIR) is 26.
Bose does not aspire to get into any of the IIT's nor does he want to do engineering. He wants to study Bsc at Indian Institue of Science (IISC) Bangalore.
"Since I like physics very much I want to study physics at IISC. If i cannot clear IISC then il study physics at IIT Kanpur," said Bose.
The ranks of JEE (Advanced), 2015, will also be used by Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology, Rae Bareli (RGIPT) and Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Thiruvananthapuram, to admit students.
This year, the cut-off for JEE (Advanced) was 105 for general candidates, much lower than last year's 115. For Other Backward Castes (OBCs) it was 70, for Scheduled Castes (SCs) 50 and for Schedule Tribes (STs) it was 44.
The process of joint allocation for over 32,000 seats offered by 88 institutes including Indian Institute of Technology (IITs), National Institute of Technology ( NITs) and other technical institutes (fully or partly funded by central or state governments) will commence through a common web portal from June 25.
After the declaration of the JEE (Advanced) results, to qualify for IITs and Indian School of Mines, candidates should fulfil at least one of the two criteria.
A candidate should be within the category-wise top 20 percentile of successful candidates in the Class 12 board examinations or he/she must have secured 75% (for General or OBC-NCL) or 70% (for SC, ST or PwD) of aggregate marks in the Class 12 (or equivalent) board examination.
The marks scored in five subjects will be considered for calculating aggregate marks and cut-off for fulfilling the top 20 percentile criterion.
Apart from physics, chemistry and mathematics and a language, if a student has taken two languages the language in which he has scored higher marks will be considered. If a student has taken subjects other than the above four, the paper in which he has scored higher marks will be considered.
Note: The process of joint seat allocation for over 32,000 seats offered by 88 Institutes including Indian Institute of Technology (IITs), National Institute of Technology ( NITs) and other technical institutes (fully or partly funded by central or state governments) will commence through a common web portal from June 25.
Number of candidates appeared: 1,17,238
Number of candidates qualified: 26, 456
Male candidates qualified: 23,407
Female candidates qualified: 3,049
Zone-wise number of qualified candidates
IIT Kanpur: 3,085
IIT- Madras: 4,928
IIT- Roorkee: 2,534
(The newly announced Indian Institute of Technology in Goa will not be able to admit students for the academic year 2015-16 as the site for the permanent campus has not been finalised yet.)
(With input from Shradha Chettri from New Delhi and Rajeev Mullick from Lucknow)