A sense of pride prevailed in Sodhi family as their younger son bagged 17th all India rank (AIR) in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) mains 2017, the result of which was declared on Thursday afternoon.18-year-old Prabhpreet Singh Sodhi studies in Apeejay School, Jalandhar. Sodhi said, “I knew I will crack the exam but getting an all India rank came as a surprise.” Prabhpreet is now eyeing JEE advance, which he says is a key for him to study in the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT).
His grandmother Charanjit Kaur said, “Singh used to study for long hours and worked really hard for the test.” “He would come from school, go to tuitions and then after coming back would start studying again,” his grandmother said.
When asked if he knew that he was going to achieve a national -level rank, he said, “After taking the JEE mains exam, I started cross checking the answers. As most of my answers were correct, I was sure that I will secure a rank at state-level.”
Singh who appeared calm said that he will be more happy if he gets through JEE advance. Prabhpreet’s father JS Sodhi who is an auditor was elated after hearing the news and was busy offering sweets to the family members amid receiving calls from the relatives.
Prabhpreet’s brother who is pursuing MBBS from Delhi also could not control his excitement and wanted to join his brother at the moment. Prabhpreet ‘s mother, Vimaljeet Kaur who is a science teacher in a government school was euphoric after hearing about the position of her son. Prabhpreet said that he loves listening to music.
Vitthal Bhandari, another city boy secured 1,558 rank at the national level. Vitthal, 18, is a student of Delhi Public School lives. Bhandari’s mother Sonu Bhandari, who runs a business, was emotional after hearing the news and said that her son has made the family proud. However, Vitthal said that he had expected a better rank as he had worked really hard.
As many as 49 students from Meritorious school Jalandhar have also qualified the JEE Mains exam.Principal Massa Singh said that the students really worked hard and will be honoured by the school.
He said, “Maximum number of students from Jalandhar who have cracked the exams are from Meritorious school.”