Setting a benchmark, students of the Tricity have managed to break last year’s record in the IIT-JEE (mains) results declared early on Saturday.
The Tricity topper, Hardik Verma, secured 345 marks, as opposed to last year’s highest of 331 marks. Four others crossed the 331-mark this year. This includes Hardik Verma with 345 marks, Gurkirat Singh Bajwa with 336 marks, Aryan Garg with 335 marks and Dilpreet Singh with 331 marks.
“The results have improved this year as compared to the last year. The top students have scored better and a large number of students have qualified for the IIT-JEE (Advanced). The mark of 345 too is among the top 10 in the country,” said Jitain Gupta, Regional Head at Allen Classrooms in Sector 34.
IIT-JEE (mains), formerly known as the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE), is a qualifying examination for admission to various centrally-funded engineering institutes including the NITs. This year, the cut-off was 117 marks to get shortlisted for the IIT-JEE (Advanced) exam that will be held on May 25 for admissions to the IITs. Only the top 1.5 lakh candidates of JEE (Main) merit list are selected to appear for JEE (Advanced).
“The performance is far better than last year, as there are more students who have obtained more than 300 marks,” emphasised Suchit Verma, centre co-ordinator at FII-TJEE. He added that like last year, the number of girls on the top was considerably less. “This is because of less number of girl students enrolling for non-medical in Class XII, “ he said.