JEE (Main) 2016: What ‘top scorers’ across India said after results

  • HT Correspondents, Hindustan Times, Bhopal/Chandigarh/Lucknow/Ludhiana/Ranchi
  • Updated: Apr 28, 2016 19:01 IST
FIIT JEE coaching centre students celebrating their success after JEE (Main) 2016 results. (Ashok Dutta/ HT photo)

Students, who scored high in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main, are happy with their performance and say they are now gearing up for the “bigger challenge” of JEE Advanced examination.

The 1,98,228 students who cleared the Main, result for which was declared by the CBSE on Wednesday, will now appear in JEE Advanced exam on May 22, 2016, for admission to the coveted Indian Institute of Technology (IIT).

Here is what top scorers from various cities across the country had to say:

Read more: JEE (Main) 2016 results declared, check it here

Here is what students who scored top marks from various cities across the country had to say:


In all 72,000 students from Madhya Pradesh appeared in the JEE (Main) and about 18,000 have qualified for Advanced. And there are about 600 students from Bhopal who qualified for the next stage.

As per information gathered from different educational institutes till last night, Sammed Bhandari scored the highest in Bhopal with 305 marks.

“I was preparing for IIT JEE Advanced and it helped me clearing Main. Music helped me a lot in doing a stress-free study,” Bhandari said.

Ankit Agrawal, who scored 286 marks, said he was able to perform well as he kept his focus on studies.

“Students shouldn’t analyse the weak points just before the examination because it unnecessarily mounts pressure on them. Under pressure, a student can’t perform well,” Agrawal said.


The result of JEE (Main) came as a relief to students in Chandigarh after the scores of the national-level competitive exam were declared.

This year the top scorer as HT gathered till Wednesday late evening is believed to be Abhinav Jindal with 273 marks. The tricity topper in 2015 got 335 marks out of 360, while in 2014 the top scorer had got 331.

“I found the paper lengthy but it is okay as I have already started preparing for the JEE (Advanced),” Jindal, who is slightly worried over Class 12 marks as he focused more towards preparing for the competitive exam, said.

Jindal, a resident of Sector 48, said he had expected at least 300.

A student of SGGS Collegiate Public School, he attributes his achievement to the guidance from his teachers as well as regular study. “It is important to go beyond NCERT as well,” Jindal, who want to study at IIT-Delhi, said.

On a lighter note, Jindal said his score was better than his elder sister’s who appeared for the exam six years ago and is now pursuing an Mtech from IIT Hyderabad.

Prachuriya Biswas is understood to have got the second highest score with a total of 265.

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Akhilesh Devrari, who had clinched the highest ‘known’ score of 254 in Dehradun till the time of filing this report as results were still being compiled, said he was now gearing up for the “bigger challenge”.

“I had already started preparing for the Advanced exam and am eyeing an even better performance in that,” Devrari, who attended a two-year coaching at Aakash Institute in Dehradun, said.

He is a student of Sri Guru Ram Rai Public School in Bombay Bagh.

Harshit Chaudhary, who hails from Bareilly and scored 252 in JEE (Main) results, has given his Class 12 board exams this year from DPS.

“I have already started preparing for JEE Advanced which is scheduled in May. My objective is to bag a seat in IITs,” Chaudhary, whose father is a Uttar Pradesh police personnel, said.

With 308 marks, Samridh Joshi has top scored in Lucknow in JEE Main ( as known till the time of filing of this report). (Ashok Dutta/HT photo)


With 308 marks, Samridh Joshi has top scored in Lucknow in JEE Main ( as known till the time of filing of this report). Elated over this achievement, Joshi said the bigger challenge will be to excel in JEE Advanced.

“I only concentrated on Advanced. Was never really worried for JEE (Main) because I was sure that I will do well in the qualifying examination,” Joshi, who wants to study computer science at either IIT Mumbai or IIT Delhi, said.

Joshi, however, was expecting to score at least 330 but the paper this year was tough.

“I could have scored more than 100 in mathematics,” he said.

His father VD Joshi is a government servant.

“I was from ICSE and ISC board. But the competition was heavily tilted towards NCERT-CBSE syllabus. But calculated hard work with meticulous planning, no shortcuts to the preparations and the clarity of concepts in all subjects rendered by excellent FIITJEE faculties have contributed to this achievement,” Joshi, a student of City Montessori School, Gomti Nagar branch, said.

With 277 marks, Divyanshu Saxena said he kept his eyes fixed on JEE Advanced examination which will matter in his ranking in the IITs.

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Students from Ludhiana won laurels by securing above 250 marks. Ashish Gaba bagged 267 marks and Mayank and Puneet got 253 and 251 respectively.

“It was my second attempt and I dropped a year for the preparation. Indeed, I was sure I would get good marks. I got considerable marks and now I am looking for JEE Advanced and my destination is IIT Delhi where I want to enrol in mechanical engineering,” Gaba said.

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Rahul Kumar Barnwal of DAV Kapil Dev School topped the JEE Mains from the city (as per reports till Wednesday evening). Son of a BSF personnel, Barnwal secured 294 out of 360 in the exam.

“I concentrated on developing a good understanding of the subjects and regularly went to school,” Barnwal, who aspires to pursue engineering in computer science from IIT Mumbai, said.

According to coaching institutes in the Jharkhand capital, around 2000 students, including at least 500 from Ranchi, cleared the JEE Mains.

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