Mumbai zone to send most to the IITs

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Jun 13, 2016 00:17 IST
Chinmay Awale, All India Rank - 45, topper in Scheduled Caste category (HT)

The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) zone continues to contribute the highest number of candidates qualifying the Joint Entrance Examination Advanced (JEE Adv), with a quarter of the qualifiers hailing from the zone.

The IITB zone includes Goa, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Rajasthan. The results of JEE Adv, which holds the key for entry into 22 IITs and Indian School of Mines (ISM), declared on Sunday, indicate that 24.78% of 1.48 lakh aspirants who appeared for the examination, including foreign candidates, qualified for the admission process. With 8,810 qualifying candidates, the IITB zone has emerged topper among the seven zones. The IIT Madras zone, which contributed 6,702 qualifying candidates came second.

According to the information released by IIT Guwahati, which conducted the examination on May 22, three aspirants among the top 10 rankers, including the all India topper Aman Bansal from Jaipur is from the IITB zone. The zone also boasts of 37 and 153 rankers in the top 100 and top 500 lists respectively.

This year, around 1.98 lakh students had qualified for JEE Adv, by scoring more than 100 marks in the JEE Mains. Out of which, around 1.56 candidates registered for the JEE Adv, with 1.48 lakh students appearing for the entrance test. Around 18.8% of these aspirants were women.

The aspirants had to score a minimum 10% marks (13 out of 124) in each of physics, chemistry and mathematics, while scoring at least 20% aggregate (75 out of 372) to figure in the common rank list (CRL). The IITs merely disclose the all-India ranking, not the marks of the qualifying students.

The qualifying percentage was a little lower last year, when around 22.57% of 1.17 lakh candidates appearing for the examination had qualified for the admission process. Among these, 6,838 hailed from IIT Bombay zone, followed by 4,928 from IIT Madras zone. The qualifying students will now compete for one of the 10,575 seats at the 22 IITs, including 903 seats at IIT Bombay, and ISM Dhanbad. The aspirants will have to submit their preferred choice of course and colleges and they will be admitted to one of the IITs after a counselling session.

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