Rajasthan boy tops JEE for IIT entry

Last Updated 19 June 2014, 20:01 IST

Over 27,000 students qualified the JEE-Advance, results of which were announced by the Joint Admission Board (JAB) of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) on Thursday.

The performance of girls in the test, however, continued to remain poor as they constituted just 11 per cent of the total successful candidates. Only five girls figured in the list of top 100 successful candidates. 

Chitraang Murdia, from Rajasthan, topped in the nationwide test, conducted on May 25. He appeared from IIT Delhi zone and secured 334 out of a total of 360 marks. Aditi, who took the test from IIT Roorkee zone, emerged topper among girls by securing seventh rank in the examination, 

Of the total 27,151 candidates who were declared successful in the examination this year, 19,416 found their place in the common merit list (CML). The JAB will allow students to file their choice of programme online from June 20 till June 24, for allotment of seats at 16 IITs and Indian School of Mines (ISM), Dhanbad. Altogether, 9,784 seats are available in all the IITs and ISM, Dhanbad, for admission.

“Compared to 2013, about 3,500 more candidates have found their place in the CML with an increase in the number of qualifying candidates in all the categories,” a statement issued by JAB chairman M K Panigrahi, a professor at IIT Kharagpur, said. 

IIT-Kharagpur was the organiser of the test for this year. 

Among the qualified candidates, 6,028 belong to other backward classes (non-creamy layer) category, 4,444 scheduled castes and more than 1,255 scheduled tribes. 

As many as 243 candidates with disability were  among successful candidates. The JAB had registered over 1.26 lakh candidates for the examination.

Candidates may view their ranking by logging on to JAB’s portal.

Architecture aspirants, who cleared the JEE Advance, will have to appear for Architecture Aptitude Test on June 26. The results of this test will be declared on June 29

(Published 19 June 2014, 20:01 IST)

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