JEE Results 2019: At rank 24, Raj Aryan Agarwal is Pune’s topper with 100 percentile
Pune boy Raj Aryan Agarwal is one of the 24 students to score 100 percentile in the Joint Entrance Examination – Mains (JEE-mains, paper 2).Updated: May 01, 2019, 16:33 IST
In the Joint Entrance Examination – Mains (JEE-mains, paper 2), Pune boy Raj Aryan Agarwal is one of the 24 students to score 100 percentile and secure 24th rank.
The results of the test, conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA), were declared on Monday night. The other two students from Maharashtra in top 24 are Ankit Kumar Mishra whose all-India ranking (AIR) is 13 and Kartikey Chandresh Gupta is ranked 18. Both are from Mumbai.
Raj, 17, joined Amanora Pearson School in Class 10, after returning from Russia. He is preparing for JEE-Advance from Rajiv Gandhi Academy of E-learning in Sahakarnagar.
“I daily spend 4-5 hours preparing for JEE exams. Although the exams were tough, I was prepared and enjoyed it. I am yet to decide which college I would join,” said Agarwal.
Mustafa Chasmai from Salunkhe Vihar, who ranks AIR 321, said, “Compared to the round one JEE exam, held in January; I found the April JEE exam easier. I hope to get into Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay for computer science as my elder brother is also pursuing bachelor of technology (BTech) there.”
Mishra, who stood first in the state, said, “I didn’t appear for the second phase of JEE exams, as I had scored 100 percentile in the first phase. I have started preparations to score well in JEE Advance exams in May.”
For the first time, the JEE (Main) examination has been conducted two times online, this year. The first examination was conducted from January 8 to 12 in two shifts, and the second was conducted on April 7-10 and 12.
For the candidates who attempted both the sets, the higher score of the two has been accounted for. Out of 6,08,440 candidates who appeared for the paper in January, 2,97,932 candidates improved their performance. Exams were conducted without any glitch in 470 centres in 267 cities in the country, including 9 centres outside India.