New Delhi/Patna: Jaipur boy Aman Bansal has topped the Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) for 2016, the results of which were declared on Sunday.
In the highly competitive exam on the basis of which admissions to the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and other top engineering colleges are granted, the second position was grabbed by Bhavesh Dhingra of Yamuna Nagar, while Kunal Goyal, also of Jaipur, stood third.
Over 1,55,948 candidates had registered for the exam and 36,566 qualified, as per the official JEE website. Of these 31,996 are boys and 4,570 are girls. Riya Singh from Kota is the topper among girls with an all-India ranking of 133.
Seats to 23 IITs including the four new ones will be allotted on the basis of this test which was organized by IIT Guwahati this year.
Apart from IITs, admissions on the basis of this exam are granted to other institutes like Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology (RGIPT), Rae Bareli Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy (IIPE), Visakhapatnam, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Thiruvananthapuram.
Meanwhile, Bihar’s Super 30 students again stole the show with 28 out of 30 candidates qualifying the JEE exam. Significantly, the successful students from the known academy of mathematician Anand Kumar are wards of marginal farmers, daily wagers and small time teachers.
An elated Anand Kumar said that the results were attributed to students’ hard work and sincerity. “I would have been happier had all the 30 students made it. But it cannot be always like that. I wish all the success to those who have not been able to make it. They will certainly excel in their chosen fields,” he added.