JEE Main UP topper Pal Aggarwal said she was delighted over the achievement because normally it's the boys who usually top in JEE.(Handout)
JEE Main UP topper Pal Aggarwal said she was delighted over the achievement because normally it's the boys who usually top in JEE.(Handout)

JEE Main UP topper Pal Aggarwal wants to become an astronaut

  • Ghaziabad girl Pal Aggarwal scored 99.988 percentile and emerged as the UP topper in the Joint Entrance Exam (Mains) 2021 conducted in February session
PUBLISHED ON MAR 10, 2021 09:08 AM IST

Ghaziabad girl Pal Aggarwal scored 99.988 percentile and emerged as the UP topper in the Joint Entrance Exam (Mains) 2021 conducted in February session, according to the results declared by the National Testing Agency (NTA) late on Monday evening.

Pal aspires to become an astronaut and wants to graduate in aerospace engineering. “It was a double celebration at our house. First, I emerged as UP topper in JEE (Mains) and second, it happened on International Women’s Day,” said the 17-year-old student of Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, who will be appearing in CBSE Class 12 examination in May this year.

Pal said she was delighted over the achievement because normally it's the boys who usually top in JEE. “This is like a dream come true," said Pal whose mother, Rakhi Aggarwal, is a clinical psychologist and father, Vishal Aggarwal, a businessman. School principal, Manju Rana, showered praise on Pal for bringing laurels to the institution.

Meanwhile, Ravija Chandel, a student of City Montessori School, Gomti Nagar 1, Lucknow cleared the exam with 99.963 percentile. She said the NTA’s decision to hold JEE (Mains) four times will allow students with ample opportunities to better their prospects.

Ravija wants to pursue the computer science engineering stream.

Her father, Anand Kumar Singh, is a lawyer and mother, Dr Sudha Singh, a medical practitioner.

Yashasvi Tripathi brought laurels to the city with 99.803 percentile.

Six candidates got 100 percentile in the February 2021 exam. They are: Saket Jha of Rajasthan, Pravar Kataria of Delhi, Ranjim Prabal Das of Delhi, Guramit Singh of Chandigarh, Siddhant Mukherjee of Maharashtra and Ananth Krishna Kidambi of Gujarat. None from UP scored 100 percentile.

The JEE (Mains) examination for B.E./B.Tech was conducted by NTA from February 24 to 26. A total of 6.52 lakh candidates were registered for paper 1 (BE/B Tech) in this examination.

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