Chandigarh student Sarvesh Mehtani tops IIT-JEE (Advanced)

NEW DELHI: Sarvesh Mehtani, a student from Chandigarh, was declared the topper in the highly competitive IIT-JEE (Advanced) engineering test, the results of which were announced Sunday.

Pune’s Akshat Chugh was in second position and Delhi’s Ananye Agarwal was placed third in the prestigious advanced entrance exam to the Indian Institutes of Technology.

Mehtani is from the IIT Roorkee zone, Chugh is from the IIT Bombay zone and Agarwal if from the IIT-Delhi zone.

Of those students placed in the top 100 ranks, 29 were from the IIT Madras zone, 26 from the IIT Delhi zone, 25 from the IIT Bombay zone and six from the IIT Kanpur zone.

As many as 1.74 lakh students registered for JEE (Advanced) this year. Of them, 500 were foreign candidates, because the IITs for the first time ever held the test in six other countries as well. The total number of students who qualified in the test will be released by the IITs shortly.

Seat allotment is expected to begin on June 19

This year’s test’s high scorers will be competing for close to 11,000 seats in 23 IITs. IIT Madras, which organised this year’s test on May 21, gave away 11 bonus marks to those students who answered three ‘ambiguous’ questions. Two of those questions were in the mathematics section and the third was in the physics section.
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