13-year-old boy cracks IIT-JEE prelim

A 13-year-old boy from Bihar has cracked the preliminary examination of the highly competitive Indian Institute of Technology-Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE). He is the youngest to pass the exam.

Satyam Kumar of Bakhorapur village in Bhojpur district qualified for the IIT last year at the age of 12 and a half years, after he got special permission from the CBSE, Mumbai zone. He then secured an all-India rank of 8,137.

Not satisfied with his low rank, Kumar appeared for the IIT-JEE preliminary examination this year again and qualified, making him the youngest person to do it.
He appeared for both examinations in Kota, Rajasthan, where he has been studying.

He was one of the 1,50,000 candidates who appeared for the examination this year.
“He is working hard to perform better in the IIT-JEE (Mains) to be held June 2. He is hoping for a better rank,” Kumar’s father Sidhnath Singh, a farmer, said on Wednesday.

Kumar passed his Class 12 final exam last year.

Registration begins for JEE-Advance

 The online registration of candidates who qualified for Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)-Advance for admission to Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) began on Wednesday. The last date for the online registration is May 13.

The nationwide test for selection of candidates for admissions to 15 premier technical institutes as well as Indian Institute of Mines (ISM), Dhanbad, will be conducted by Joint Admission Board (JAB) of the IITs on June 2. For online registration, eligible candidates for JEE-Advance can visit website
http://jeeadvonline.iitd.ac.in/ or http://jeeadv.iitd.ac.in/.  After successful registration and payment of prescribed fee through bank, the candidates can download their admit card from May 15 to May 31. Only those candidates who carry valid admit cards, downloaded from the website, would be allowed to write the examination, DHNS reports.

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