Delhi boy tops AIEEE

A Delhi boy has emerged as the all India topper in 11th All India Engineering/Architecture Entrance Exam (AIEEE).

Sandeep Pathry, a government school student, scored  346 out of 360 marks. Among girls, Mansi Sood topped, scoring 336 out of 360 marks. She was placed sixth on the merit list.

While 15-year-old Pathry is from Government Boys Senior Secondary School in Mukherjee Nagar, Sood is a student of Delhi Public School at Vasant Kunj. This was Parthy’s second attempt at AIEEE. He scored 89.6 per cent in class 12 and 84 per cent in class 10.

AIEEE is a gateway for students to get admission at various engineering and architecture colleges across the country and is conducted by the CBSE. “It’s heartening to know that a boy from a government school topped the exam. A week ago, we had class 12 topper from Manipur. These are welcome signs for school education in India,” CBSE chairman Vineet Joshi said.

Of around 11 lakh candidates attempted the exam, 4.1 lakh crossed the cut-off mark and are eligible for the next phase of online counselling.

“Despite being sick due to dengue in class 11 which took away my preparation time, I made it a point to cover the portion gradually,” said Mansi who want to pursue mechanical engineering. Anant Gupta, a resident of Rajpura, Punjab bagged the second position by scoring 340 out of 360 marks.
He, passed from Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 27, Chandigarh, got seventh rank in IIT JEE. “It was difficult to manage my study schedule. I used to get quite tired travelling and there were times I felt that I should leave my coaching but now I am glad that I did not step back,” said Gupta.

Karnataka toppers

Meanwhile, it’s an encore for the state CET toppers in the AIEEE. The rank 3 holders of CET engineering and architecture streams have topped the state in AIEEE.

Sagar Honnungar from NPS, Rajajinagar, who secured rank 3 in the engineering stream in CET has topped the state in AIEEE while Aditi R from NPS, Indiranagar has secured state rank 2 in the exam. Prithvi Hegde, a student of National Hill View Public School in the city, who secured rank 3 in the CET, architecture, has now topped the state in AIEEE architecture stream.

While Honnungar secured All India Rank (AIR) 21 in the exam, Aditi R who stands second in the state secured AIR 61 and Prithvi Hegde got 130 position in the national entrance exam. The students are hoping to make it to the top IITs.

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