Parel boy ranks 8th in JEE; tops the state

He has scored 315 marks out of 360 and wishes to seek admission in IIT-Bombay

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The results of the Joint Entrance Examination-Advanced (JEE) for IIT and NIT admissions were announced on Sunday. It was a day of celebration for Parel boy, Rishi Agarwal who stood 8th in the country scoring 315 marks out of 360 and emerged as the state topper.

While 17-year-old Pranav Goyal from Panchkula, Chandigarh, stood first with a score of 337, Sahil Jain from Kota and Kalash Shahane from Delhi ranked second and third, respectively.

Among girls, Minal Parekh from Kota secured the first rank with a score of 318. Three candidates from Mumbai, namely Abhinav Kumar, Ayush Garg and Nimay Gupta made it to the ‘Top 50’ category across India.

A total of 1,55,515 candidates appeared for the JEE. Out of the 18,138 candidates who passed, 2076 were females. 8794 students from the General category, 3140 from OBC, 4709 from Scheduled Castes and 1495 from Scheduled Tribes have successfully passed the examination.

JEE is conducted for admissions in IIT, NIT and IIS institutes across India. Mayuri from Vijaywada stood first in the OBC category, while Ayush Kadam from Kota and Jatoth Shiv Tarun from Hyderabad ranked first in SC and ST categories, respectively.

IIT institutes have 11,279 seats in all. This year, IIT-Kanpur held the JEE-Advanced examination on May 20. The admission process starts from June 15. Admissions will be open for undergraduate engineering, science and architectural courses.

I’m very content with my score. I started out early and have always stayed up-to-date with the curriculum. I play Badminton and Karate and am also fond of swimming. I strived to balance my studies and sports and my hardwork has paid off well. I wish to seek admission in IIT-Bombay so that I can stay close to my family," Rishi Agarwal.

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