JEE Advanced Result Announced; Mridul Agarwal Tops IIT Entrance Test
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, has announced the result of the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced. The result can be accessed at jeeadv.ac.in.
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, has announced the result of the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced. The entrance test for admission in the country's top engineering colleges, the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) was conducted 12 days ago, on October 3. The result can be accessed at jeeadv.ac.in.
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Mridul Agarwal of IIT Delhi Zone is the JEE Advanced 2021 topper. Mr Agarwal has secured 348 out of 360 marks in the entrance exam. Kavya Chopra from the same zone has obtained 286 marks. She is the topper in the female candidates’ category.
“Mr. Mridul Agarwal of IIT Delhi zone is the top ranker in Common Rank List (CRL) in JEE (Advanced) 2021. He obtained 348 marks out of 360 marks. Ms. Kavya Chopra of IIT Delhi zone is the top ranked female with CRL 98. She obtained 286 marks out of 360,” an official statement said.
Ms Chopra secured perfect 300/300 marks in the March attempt of JEE Main 2021, becoming the first-ever female candidate to achieve the milestone. Mr Agarwal had secured 100 percentile in the JEE Main exam.
A total of 1,41,699 students took the IIT entrance exam this year, of whom 41,862 have qualified.
Originally scheduled for July 3, the exam was postponed in May due to the COVID-19 situation in the country. Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan in July announced the revised date.
Earlier, a candidate needed to score a minimum of 75 per cent (65 per cent for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe candidates) in their Class 12 board exam to qualify for counselling. However, owing to the pandemic, this criterion was waived as school boards had to cancel exams and declare results based on alternative assessment methods this year.
Students, who were eligible for JEE Advanced last year but missed the chance due to COVID-19 were allowed to take the exam this year, without having to clear the JEE Main exam.
The top 2.5 lakh candidates who clear the JEE Main exam are allowed to appear in the JEE Advanced exam. These candidates are in addition to foreign candidates, who can take the exam directly, if they meet other eligibility conditions.
This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation, the exam was not conducted in foreign countries. Foreign nationals were allowed to appear from exam centres in India.