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Faridabad’s Arpit Agarwal tops IIT-JEE list of 17,000

The fate of 4,79,000 candidates who appeared for the Indian Institute of Technology-Joint Entrance Exam (IIT-JEE) was decided with the results being declared on Friday.

The fate of 4,79,000 candidates who appeared for the Indian Institute of Technology-Joint Entrance Exam (IIT-JEE) was decided with the results being declared on Friday. As many as 2,906 candidates from the Delhi zone were shortlisted for counselling this year.

More than 17,000 candidates,who appeared for the entrance exam held on April 8,have been selected for counselling for the 9,647 seats across IITs and other institutes,said Chairman,JEE,G B Reddy at IIT-Delhi.

According to Reddy,the number of candidates who cleared the entrance exam in the general category was double that of the available seats. The number of successful candidates in the reserved category was thrice that of available seats.

The total number of seats has been increased by four this year,while some internal changes have been carried out in many courses within the institutes.

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Arpit Agarwal from Faridabad topped IIT-JEE this year with maximum marks of 385 out of 401. The last-ranking candidate this year scored 171 marks.

Of the 15,431 girls who appeared for both exams in IIT-JEE 2012,more than 2,800 secured a rank and 1,900 have been shortlisted for counselling. Reddy said,“There has been a 40 per cent increase in the number of girls who have qualified this year.” Last year,1,443 girls managed to crack the IIT-JEE in the general category.

Three girls have made in the first 100 but only 150 girls feature in the top 2000 ranks in the general category. Girls fared slightly better in the reserved category. There were four girls in the first 100 Other Backward Classes (OBC) category,nine in Scheduled Caste (SC),and 11 in Scheduled Tribe (ST) category.

Similar to last year,all counselling will be done online and students will be allowed to lock their choices by 5 pm on June 10,2012,post which,the list of first allotment of seats will be released.

There will be three rounds of online counselling. Second allotment will be done on June 24 and third and final allotment will be done on July 6.

As a new measure,students will be allowed to surrender their seats even after paying the admission fee.

Reddy said electronic brochures will be emailed to all shortlisted candidates from Friday so that they can lock their choices at the earliest.