Chirag Falor
Chirag Falor

JEE Advanced 2020 topper Chirag Falor to skip IITs, will head to MIT

Chirag Falor has topped the Joint Entrance Examination Advanced (JEE-Adv) this year by scoring 352 out of 396, the result for which was announced on Monday. India topper Chirag is from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) zone.
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Shreya Bhandary
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2020 06:05 PM IST

Pune resident, 18-year-old Chirag Falor, has topped the Joint Entrance Examination Advanced (JEE-Adv) this year by scoring 352 out of 396, the result for which was announced on Monday. India topper Chirag is from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) zone. However, unlike many other candidates vying for seats in popular courses in top IITs, Falor plans to give the race a skip altogether.

“I have already got admission at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and plan to pursue my undergraduate degree from the institute,” said Falor, who told HT that his application was accepted by MIT in March. “I consider JEE a test of skills. Since I had already spent four years preparing for the exam, I chose to appear for the papers despite already confirming admission with MIT,” he added.

For the last one month, Falor has spent almost 11 hours from 5:30pm to 4:30am, six days a week, attending his regular classes online for MIT, and then spent a few hours preparing for the JEE papers.

“My son’s body clock is working differently but he didn’t let anything affect his JEE preparation,” said Pawan, the father.

Meanwhile, seventeen-year-old Swayam Chube from Mumbai has bagged AIR 8 and has also emerged Mumbai topper of JEE Advanced exam. Last month, Chube was among 24 students across the country to score a 100 percentile in the JEE Mains exam held in September first week.

“I’ve been working very hard preparing for both JEE Mains and Advanced for the past two years. During the lockdown, I took a break from the preparation and again in the last one month spent a lot of time studying and solving papers,” sadi Chube, who aims at a seat in the computer science department at IIT Bombay.

While Chirag is the male topper for JEE-Adv 2020, the female topper Kanishka Mittal with a common rank of 17 belongs to the IIT Roorkee zone. The zone wise female topper from the IIT-B zone is Niyati Mehta from Ahmedabad with a common rank of 62.

As per information shared by the organising institute IIT Delhi on Monday, 24 of the top 100 toppers of JEE-Adv 2020 belong to the IIT Bombay zone, including four of the top ten top scorers. The was followed by 22 top scorers out of 100 belonging to the IIT Delhi zone.

Apart from the all India topper, toppers from the Scheduled Caste (SC) and SC (persons with disability) categories are Avi Uday and Yash Patil, both belonging to the IIT Bombay zone.

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