13-yr-old Bihar boy is youngest to crack IIT-JEE

A 13-year-old student from Ara has become the youngest to crack the IIT-JEE examination

Written by Express News Service | Patna | Published:June 23, 2013 12:54 am

A 13-year-old student from Ara has become the youngest in the country to crack the IIT-JEE entrance examination at 13. He was also the youngest to crack the test last year at 12 but had reappeared this year to improve his all India ranking.

Satyam,son of a farmer from Bakhorapur village,had completed his class XII from Senior Secondary School,Kota with 85 per cent marks.

He appeared from IIT Mumbai this year and got all India rank of 679.

Last year,he had appeared from the Chennai zone and had got All India rank of 8137.

Satyam,told The Indian Express,“It feels great to be the youngest in the country to have achieved this. I had been preparing at Kota for IIT-JEE test for two years. I had to take special permission from authorities concerned last year to appear at the age of 12”.

Satyam said while his parents lived at the Ara village,he lived with his grand mother and uncle at Kota.

His father Siddhnath Singh said: “My son is a child prodigy. We had sent him to right place and today he has done the entire state proud. A son of farmer having achieved this is even greater feeling”.

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