Hardik Verma, Class XII student of Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 16 emerged as the Tricity topper in the IIT-JEE (mains) results which were announced early on Saturday.
JEE Main examinations formerly known as the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE), is conducted for candidates aspiring for admissions to BE, B Tech and architecture courses at National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IITs) and other centrally funded technical institutes. The paper-based exam of IIT-JEE (mains) was held on April 6, while the computer based exam was held on April 9, 11, 12 and 19.
Verma secured 345 marks out of the total 360 marks, which is the highest in the Tri-city. Only the total marks of the students were declared on Saturday, and the All India Rankings will be announced on July 7, after the declaration of the Class XII board results.
Verma had been pursuing coaching for IIT-JEE from last two years, and was determined to crack the exam this year. “I was expecting good result, as I had already calculated my marks with the help of the answer-keys uploaded on the website,” said Verma, who had been putting around 12 hours daily for the preparation of the exam.
Son of Sandeep Verma, a Chemistry lecturer in State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT), and Neena Verma, a school teacher in Science, Verma aspires to get admission in IIT-Bombay and pursue Computer Engineering. “It is the field of the future, because after some years, everything in this world will be virtual and online,” said Verma.
The second topper from the city is Gurkirat Singh Bajwa, who scored 336 marks, closely followed by Aryan Garg with 335 total. While, Bajwa is a Class XII student of Stepping Stones Senior Secondary School, Sector 37, Garg is from Guru Gobind Singh Senior Secondary School, Sector 35.
“The key for success is to remain calm throughout the examination, as one should neither be too excited if he/she finds the paper easy and nor too sad, if he/she finds it tough. Another important thing is proper management of time,” said Bajwa, who is also among the only 5 Indian students who have been selected to represent the country in the Physics Olympiad to be held in Kazakhstan this year.
After the declaration of the IIT-JEE (mains) result, all eyes are now set on the IIT (Advanced) exam scheduled to be held on May 25 for admission to all the IITs. “Our aim is now to keep studying consistently and be in the top 50 students in the IIT-JEE (advanced),” said Garg, the third topper from the Tricity.