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Boys outshine girls in IIT-JEE, Faridabad boy tops

india Updated: May 25, 2009 16:56 IST
Boys outshine girls in IIT-JEE

Boys outshone girls in the IIT Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE) this year as over 10,000 students qualified the tough test with Nitin Jain from Faridabad topping the exam.

While 3,84,977 students, including 98,028 girls, appeared in the test, a total of 10,035 students, including 1,048 girls, qualified.

Around 3.13 per cent boys qualified the test while girls failed to put up a good performance with only 1.07 per cent of them clearing it.

The students, who cracked the test, will get admission into 15 IITs, IT-BHU and ISM Dhanbad, which will offer 8,295 seats. These institutes had offered 6,332 seats last year.

The number increased as two new IITs will commence this year while the existing ones would accommodate an additional OBC student under the OBC quota.

"There will be more seats in the IITs this year as the institutes will continue implementation of OBC quota. Besides, two new IITs, one in Mandi in Himachal Pradesh and another in Indore in Madhya Pradesh, will start functioning," IIT Guwahati Director Prof Gautam Baruah told PTI.

Jain, who topped the test was a student of Modern Vidya Niketan in Faridabad. Shubham Tulsiani from Bombay zone secured the second position while the third slot went to Gopi Sivakanth, an OBC candidate, from Chennai zone.