Jaipur, June 12: Aman Bansal from Jaipur has topped Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced 2016 conducted for admissions to the premier Indian Institute of Technology. Kunal Goyal who bagged the third rank, is also from Jaipur.
The second ranker Bhavesh Dhingra is from Yamuna Nagar, Chandigarh. Riya Singh from Kota, with an all India rank of 133, topped among the girls.
The IITs announced the JEE (Advanced) results on Sunday morning. In all, 36,566 of the 1.47 lakh aspirants, who appeared for the test held on May 22, have qualified in the examination. Of the students who qualified, 4,570 are girls.
Both Aman and Kunal are from Jaipur’s Allen Classes and have been classroom students. Although the IIT result site crashed today within minutes of the results being announced, there are conflicting reports about the marks obtained by the toppers. Some reports say Aman has scored 320, Bhavesh 312 and Kunal 310 marks. Aman is a student of Jayshree Periwal High School in Jaipur and wants to pursue to computers from Mumbai IIT.
Allen Classes, which coach students for entrance to the prestigious IIT claim that toppers from four zone Mumbai, Guwahati , Kanpur and Roorkee are from their centres. Aman and Kunal both are classroom students at their Jaipur centre on Jawaharlal Nehru Marg.
Meanwhile a report from Mumbai says the highest marks obtained in the test, by Aman Bansal, is 372. The highest obtained in physics, chemistry and mathematics is 124 each. Minimum aggregate qualifying marks in the exam is 75. Of the 36,566 who qualified, 4,923 students will be undergoing the preparatory programme at IITs.
Duggani Jeevithiesh from Vijaywada topped the students who appeared from the OBC category, Chinmay Awale from Navi Mumbai topped in the SC category, Chaitanya Naik in the ST category and Hari Prasad K from Guntur topped the physically disabled category.