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Panchkula Boy Pranav Goyal Tops IIT JEE Advanced With 337/360

Kota’s Sahil Jain bagged 2nd rank, Delhi’s Kailash Gupta came 3rd. Kota’s Meenal Parekh is the topper among girls.

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The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) on 10 June announced results for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced, with Panchkula boy Pranav Goyal bagging the first rank, scoring 337 marks out of 360.

The second position has been secured by Kota’s Sahil Jain while Delhi’s Kailash Gupta got the third spot. Kota’s Meenal Parekh emerged the topper among girls, with 318 marks.

Sahil, whose father is a Physics lecturer, said the second rank came as a surprise to him, even though he had expected his name in the top 10 scorers.

I was expecting my name in the top 10, but the second position was surprising,
Sahil

He further added "As part of the preparations for the exam, I had shun social media, WhatsApp and other platforms for the past two years. In times of stress, I used to turn to my mother who has always been my pillar of strength.”

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Meenal, whose elder sister was selected to IIT Bombay in 2015, said she is on cloud nine ever since the results were announced.

"I feel on top of the world," she said.

Minister for Human Resource Development (HRD) Prakash Javadekar congratulated the successful candidates and asked others not to lose their heart.

Javadekar also tweeted to IIT Kanpur, congratulating them over conducting a foolproof JEE2018 fully online.

In 2018, a total of 11,279 seats are being offered in the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and 800 supernumerary seats have been created specifically for women candidates to improve the gender balance in IITs, as per the directives of the HRD Ministry, according to an official statement.

It said as per provisions, the total supernumerary seats created cannot exceed 10 per cent of the total seats being offered in the IITs.

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Around 1.55 lakh students appeared for the JEE Advanced examination this year that was conducted on 20 May, out of which 18,138 have qualified.

With results out now, seat allocation will commence from 15 June. For the first time, JEE Advanced was held completely in the online mode.

Selected ones will obtain admission into undergraduate courses, which will help in obtaining a bachelor’s, integrated masters or bachelor-master dual degree in engineering, sciences or architecture.

Aspirants can attempt JEE (Advanced) a maximum of two times in two consecutive years.

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