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JEE Main result 2018: What students across India said ahead of declaration

The Central Board for Secondary Education (CBSE) will on Monday declare the result of JEE Main 2018 Paper 1.

education Updated: Apr 30, 2018 10:13 IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Students across the country were anxious but confident of clearing JEE Main 2018, the entrance test for admission in engineering colleges across the country, on Sunday. (HT file)

Students across the country were anxious but confident of clearing JEE Main 2018, the entrance test for admission in engineering colleges across the country, on Sunday ahead of the announcement of the result on Monday.

The Central Board for Secondary Education (CBSE) will on Monday announce the score of JEE Main 2018 Paper 1, students’ ranks as well as the list of top 220,000 candidates eligible for JEE Advanced, for admission to Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and other top engineering institutes.

The All-India Rank is used for admissions to National Institute of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), Centrally Funded Technical Institute (CFTI), Self-Financed Institutes (SFIs), and other institutes.

Students will be ranked on the basis of their JEE Mains 2018 score and there will be no weightage for Class 12 marks, unlike last year.

Aritra Srimani of South Point High School in West Bengal’s capital Kolkata said that he is “quite confident” of cracking JEE Main 2018 this time but was tensed a day before the results were to be declared.

“But I am trying to divert my attention from the tension and accept whatever be the fallout tomorrow. To bring down my stress level I am chatting with my friends and watching television,” Srimani said.

Srimani’s schoolmate Tannishtha Das, who found the mathematics section difficult, also said she will clear the tough exam.

“What I am worried about is the ranking. So I am praying to god a day before the results. As a stress relief exercise, I am spending time with my parents on Sunday,” Das added.

A fan of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) team in the Indian Premier League, Arko Dutta of Saidabad MCV & Collegiate School in Berhampore in the state’s Murshidabad district was equally nervous.

“Today there is a match of KKR but I am unable to enjoy the same because of the tension. I am preferring to stay at home with my parents,” he said.

Manas Kashyap, JEE Main 2018 candidate from Patna in Bihar, said he has worked very hard for the exam and was “very much excited”

“I have matched my answers with the answer keys and I am hoping to score good marks in the paper. It was my father’s dream to see his son as an engineer and this examination will be a turning point for me,” Kashyap said.

“This examination matters to me the most. More than me, my parents are excited to see my result of this two years of hard work,” Uddept Shandilya, another student in Patna, said.

Jayanshi Tripathi, a Class 12 student of GD Goenka Public School in Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow, said she is positive of clearing the exam and has already started preparing for JEE Advance 2018.

“My preparation for the Main exam had been thorough. I am certain that I will rank under 8,000,” Yashi Agarwal, another student, said.

Raveen Pande, principal of the school, said some of the students struggled to complete JEE Main 2018 paper on time.

“The difficulty level of the exam was a bit high than the previous years’ just like any other competition,” Siddhant Srivastava, a student, said.

Aniket Bisen said it is not easy to secure a good rank among lakhs of students who compete for seats in good institutes but added that he was “confident of my performance.”

Many of the students in Madhya Pradesh’s Bhopal spent Sunday with their parents and friends as they tried to keep themselves calm.

“I spent the day with my friends as after IIT JEE Mains result there will be immense pressure on me in either situation. If I am selected, I have to start preparations for the advance and if not, I have to look for other options so today I am enjoying to the fullest,” Ayan Khanna of Kendriya Vidyalaya said.

“I spent the whole day with my parents. I helped my mother with household chores and also will go out for a dinner with parents. My parents discussed many career options with me which I understand they did it to help me get relieved of stress,” Jawaharlal Nehru School’s Akshat Pandey said.

Nearly 12,00,000 students applied for the exam and only 220,000 will be eligible for the next phase of JEE Advanced 2018 for admission to Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and other top engineering institutes.

The board said more than 10,00,000 students appeared in the JEE Main 2018 offline exam held on April 8 and more than 200,000 candidates took the online exam on April 15 and April 16.

The registration process for JEE Advanced 2018 will start from May 2 and the exam will be held on May 20.

(With inputs from Sumanta Ray Chaudhuri in Kolkata, Nandini in Patna, Rajeev Mullick in Lucknow and Shruti Tomar in Bhopal.)

First Published: Apr 29, 2018 19:50 IST