The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced the results of the Joint Entrance Examination, Main (JEE Main) on Monday.
With a score of 335 out of 360, Mumbai’s Tanuj Kaza, 17, emerged one the top scorers in the state, followed by Rishabh Shah on 332. Both study in Pace junior college, Andheri.
“Being one of the top scorers is exciting, but I want to focus on the JEE Advanced now,” said Kaza.
Shah, 17, who wants to secure admission in IIT-Bombay, says this is the first step towards achieving his dream. “I study for six to seven hours a day and have set my sight on IIT-B,” he said.
The highest score across the country is yet to be established, as the CBSE has not released the information.
Meanwhile, many students claimed they could not access their results as the website crashed several times. CBSE officials, however, refuted the claims.
“The website did not crash. There was just an issue of server overload. It was fixed within minutes and the website is running fine,” said Rama Sharma, CBSE spokesperson.
However, students said they continued to face problems with the website several hours after the result was announced.
“I kept refreshing the page every minute, but I just could not access my score. I sent out emails to the CBSE, but to no avail. Finally after three hours, I managed to enter my details and got the score,” said a student from Goregaon.
JEE Main is the first leg towards securing admission to the IITs, for which another entrance test, JEE Advanced will be held on May 24.