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JEE Advanced 2016: Meet the Delhi toppers

The top position in Delhi has been secured by Animesh Bohara, a student of KIIT World School, Pitampura.

Written by Shalini Rajvanshi | New Delhi |
Updated: June 13, 2016 2:52:55 pm
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The results of JEE Advanced examination 2016 were declared today by the Joint Admission Board (JAC). It is on the basis of these examinations that students will be able to apply for various undergraduate courses in Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) across the country.

The top position in Delhi has been secured by Animesh Bohara, a student of KIIT World School, Pitampura. With an All India Rank (AIR) of 19 and a 94 per cent in Class 12, Animesh’s preferred college is IIT Bombay.

“I did not expect the ranking, especially after how my paper went, but was reassured after the answer keys were released,” he said.

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He started preparing from Class 9 itself and credits his success to strong fundamentals, timely clearance of doubts and lack of undue pressure from family or teachers. A student of FIITJEE coaching institute, Pitampura, Bohara said that without coaching, he could’ve cracked the exam but couldn’t have secured the ranking.

Read: Top 25 Engineering Colleges in India: India Rankings 2016

As of now, Animesh had not given much thought on his career goalsbbut he would like to go for a job after completing his studies.

Another student from the same institute, Ritesh Goenka has secured an AIR of 23 and 94.4 per cent in Class 12 exams. He is the number two topper from Haryana. A student of Bal Bharti School, Bahadurgarh, he also wishes to join IIT Bombay with his friend Animesh.

Unlike Animesh, Ritesh wants to get into computer science research after completing his studies.

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Talking about the importance of coaching in JEE exams, Ritesh felt that although you can crack the exam yourself, you won’t be able to get the desired rankings without proper guidance.

For future JEE aspirants, Ritesh advises sticking to JEE syllabus. “Students should join coaching in Class 9 itself. I joined coaching a little later, in Class 10,” he said.

“Our strategy is to target on complete understanding of fundamentals, along with a focus on JEE syllabus. Cracking the competition is not our only goal. Coaching does not help them achieve their ultimate goal in life. Students feel pressured when they focus only on academics,” said Partha Halder, the Centre Head of FIITJEE, Punjabi Bagh.

The JEE Advanced examination was held on May 22, for which around 1,98,000 students appeared, competing for approximately 10,500 seats across 23 IITs.

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