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JEE Advanced 2021 girl category topper Kavya Chopra secures AIR 98

Kavya will opt for BTech Computer Science course from IIT Bombay. Chopra is also the first girl to score 300/300 marks in JEE Main.

By: Education Desk | New Delhi I |
Updated: October 16, 2021 10:20:31 am
kavya chopra, jee advanced topper, kavya chopra scorecardKavya Chopra. (Photo credit: Shikha Chopra/ creative by Angshuman Maity)

In the JEE Advanced 2021 result declared today, Delhi girl Kavya Chopra has emerged as the topper in the female category scoring AIR 98 with 286 marks out of 360. The topper had scored 99.978 percentile in the February session and a perfect 300 marks in the March sessions of JEE Main 2021. She is the first girl to score 300/ 300 marks in the main exam. This is just another feather in her cap as Kavya’s academic life has been full of achievements. 

Her mother Shikha Chopra told indianexpress.com that Kavya is good at maths and loves computers. A student of DPS Vasant Kunj in Delhi, she scored 97.6 per cent in CBSE class 10 exams.

Kavya will opt for BTech Computer Science course from IIT Delhi. An active participant in maths and science olympiads, she had qualified in the Regional Maths Olympiad (RMP) in class 9 and 11. She has also cracked IOQP, IOQC IOQM – some of the few prominent olympiads.

Mridul Agarwal from the Delhi zone is AIR 1. He scored the highest marks ever in the IIT entrance exam, results for which were announced on Friday.

A total of 41,862 candidates have qualified in JEE Advanced this year, of which 6,452 are female candidates, according to officials. This year, IIT-Kharagpur conducted the exam, which is the qualifying test for admission to the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). A total of 1,41,699 candidates had appeared in both paper 1 and 2 of JEE-Advanced.

“While 97 foreign candidates had registered for the exam only 42 of them appeared out of which seven have qualified,” a senior official told PTI.

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