As the results of AIIMS and IIT (JEE) entrance exams were declared on Thursday, three students in each stream from Tricity made it to the top 50.
Two city students, Agamjit Singh and Himanshu Gupta, not only cracked the AIIMS and IIT (JEE) exams respectively, but also made it to the top 10 at the All India level.
Three students from the Tricity made it to the top 50 this year in AIIMS entrance results, as compared to four last year. Joining the league are four other students from the city who have secured positions in top 100.
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Agamjit Singh, a student of St Anne’s School, Mohali, clinched 9th rank in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) entrance examination.
He said, “When you study harder, it becomes easier to evaluate yourself. I was expecting a rank in top 10 only and here I got it. It is a proud moment for my parents who are doctors and wanted to see me wearing the same white coat they wear.”
Agamjit is the topper from Tricity, followed by Yuvraj Chopra who secured 11th rank and Madhav Bansal who
secured 27th rank. The other city students in the top 100 list of AIIMS entrance exam results are Kashish Garg (55th rank), Ayush Jain (63rd rank), Sanchit (58th rank) and Chiranjiv Singh (81st rank).
Dr Arvind Goyal, Biology tutor said, “Considering that computer-based test was conducted for the first time for AIIMS and there were two question papers of different difficulty level in two shifts, still the city students have performed well and proved themselves. Students need to have a good hold on General Knowledge in addition to the other three subjects.”
However, in the IIT(JEE) Advance results, after Himanshu who secured 7th AIR, two students are among the top 50 including Kunal Mittal who secured 20th AIR and Arshdeep Singh who secured 41st AIR. Kunal Mittal whose parents are doctors preferred Engineering. He said, “I had seen enough of this profession because of my parents and this is the reason, I wanted to do something else. My elder brother is also an engineer.”
Commenting on the IIT(JEE) results and exam this year, Ananaya Ganguly, tutor at the Ganguly’s Chemistry classes, Sector 34 said, “The major difference we observed this year was in the format of the question paper. Students were surprised as the question paper was totally different as compared to the previous papers but it was fine since, the board has already stated that they want to test students’ capability by surprising them.”
He added, “Another thing was about the checking. Last year, the board did negative marking of -1 but this year, they doubled the negative marking which has probably brought a slight difference in the number of students making it to one of the top six IIT’s.”
More than 1,000 students had appeared for the IIT (JEE) from across the Tricity.