Kota tops in JEE Mains merit list ranking

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Kota
  • Updated: Jun 24, 2016 20:56 IST
Students and teachers in Kota share a light moment after the JEE Mains rankings were declared. (AH Zaidi/ HT Photo)

Students from coaching institutes of Kota, have once again topped the JEE Main 2016 All India rankings, merit list for which was declared late on Thursday.

The All India Rankings (AIR) are based on JEE Mains score (60% weightage) and Class 12 scores (40% weightage). Admission to BE and B Tec courses in engineering colleges like NITs and IITs are made on the basis of these rankings.

RK Verma, managing director of Resonance Institute, said that three of institute’s toppers, including Utkarsh Gupta, who has secured AIR of 10, Sanchit Shrivastava with AIR of 36 and Vishal Jain, who stood 60th, are in the all India merit list.

“There are 10 students from the institute who have featured in the top 100 merit list of the JEE Mains,” he said.

Utkarsh Gupta, who recently secured AIR of 17 in the JEE Advanced, told HT that though there is no meaning of the JEE Mains rankings for him as far as admission to an IIT is concerned since he has already been selected in JEE Advanced with a good ranking.

“It feels good to perform well in every examination,” he said. He added that he will try to get admission in the Computer Science branch of IIT-Mumbai.

Aman Bansal, a student of Allen Career Institute, who topped in all India the JEE Advanced ranking, has also topped in JEE Mains ranking from the institute.

Director of Allen Career Institute Naveen Maheshwari, said that the final result compilation will take time but initial results show that seven students from the institute feature in the top 100 merit list of the JEE Mains exams.

Career Point Institute has also claimed to have a number of toppers in the JEE Mains merit list. Shailendra Maheshwari, director of the institute, said that distance-learning students from the coaching centre have secured top rankings in the general category besides three students in the other backward category, and four in the scheduled caste category, have secured rankings in the top 100 merit.

Motion IIT Academy has also claimed to have two students in the top 100 merit list.

More than 11.28 lakh JEE Mains aspirants wrote the JEE Mains examination across the country, including more than 60,000 aspirants from Kota.

The JEE Mains examination was held on May 3, while the two-day online exams was held May 9 and 10 in 124 cities across the country. The scores of the JEE Mains 2016, were declared on May 27, out of which more than 1.95 lakh aspirants qualified to write the JEE Advanced exams on May 22.

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