Kalpit Veerval from Udaipur in Rajasthan on became the first candidate to score a perfect 100% score in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)-Main 2017 results. Kalpit, who has scored 360 out of 360 in the JEE-Main, had earlier topped the Indian Junior Science Olympiad and the National Talent Search Examination (NTSE).
The second and third ranks were bagged by Vasu Jain and Ananye Agarwal from Delhi, respectively. Vrunda Nandkumar Rathi came first among girls with a score of 321. Her overall rank was 71.
Boys have outshined girls in bagging the top thousand ranks. There were 932 boys in the top 1,000 list. Similarly, 4,534 of the top 5,000 rank holders were boys.
The second and third positions among girls were bagged by Poorva Garg (Score:319, Overall rank: 96) and Narayana Jeevana Reddy (Score: 318, Overall rank: 102).
Out of the over 11.8 lakh students who appeared for the examination for admission to various IITs and engineering colleges, around 2.2 lakh have qualified for the second and final round of JEE (Advanced).
The exam is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for admission to various government-approved engineering colleges, including the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs).
The cut-off for Common Rank List (CRL) is 81, while for OBC–Non Creamy Layer, the cut-off is 49. The cut-off for SC, ST and Persons with Disabilities is 32, 27 and 1, respectively.
In the top 1,000 ranks, there are 932 boys and only 68 girls. The examination was held on 2 April (offline) and 8 and 9 April (online).
Here is a list of toppers from the JEE Main 2017 results:
- Vrunda Rathi, Nashik, Maharashtra: The 17-year-old girl bagged the All India Rank 1 among girls and wants to get into the prestigious Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, Hindustan Times reported. Rathi has scored 321—105 in physics, 106 in chemistry and 110 in mathematics—out of 360 in the JEE Mains to get an overall India rank of 71, the report said. She added her plan is now to put in more efforts for the JEE Advanced exam on 21 May and maintain her score and rank, HT reports.
- Utkarsh Makan, Dhanbad, Jharkhand: Makan scored 330 out of 360 marks in the JEE Main, HT reports. Fond of playing cricket and chess, Makan used to study 12 hours a day and avoided using social media to concentrate more on studies. He wants to pursue computer science from IIT-Mumbai.
Also from Jharkhand, Mohit Gupta bagged a national ranking of 53 and became the second topper from Jharkhand in the examination. He also bagged the sixth position in India in the other backward class category, scoring 325 out of 360 marks in the JEE Main, HT reports.
- Ayush Kaushal, Dehradun, Uttarakhand: Kaushal scored 292 marks and is the topper from Uttarakhand. He is influenced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s charismatic style and determination to develop the country, according to an HT report.
- Rohan Gupta, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh: Gupta is likely to be the state topper, according to a Times of India report, bagging an All India Rank 43 in the JEE (Main) 2017. He scored 328 marks out of 360 with 112, 115 and 101 in physics, chemistry and maths, respectively, according to the report.
- Tanishq Gupta, Chandigarh: Gupta bagged an All India Rank 19 in the JEE-Main, scoring 335 marks out of 360, according to a Tribune India report. Tanishq aims to study computer science at the IIT, Delhi, according to the report.
Apart from Tanishq, other Chandigarh boys who made it to the list of toppers include Shashij Gupta and Rushil Gupta. Shashij bagged All India Rank 31 with 330 marks out of 360 and Rushil bagged All India Rank 39, the Tribune reported. Besides, Sarvesh Mehtani bagged All India Rank 55, Udhav Aggarwal got All India Rank 75 and Rachit Bansal bagged All India Rank 95.
- Prabhpreet Singh Sodhi, Jalandhar, Punjab: Sodhi has topped Punjab in the JEE (Main) with an All India Rank of 17, according to HT. Vitthal Bhandari, another city boy, secured 1,558 rank at the national level.
- Vedant Raval, Ahmedabad, Gujarat: Raval is ranked fourth in the country and first in Gujarat. Vedant is the first student from Gujarat to score 345 out of 360 in the JEE Main examination, according to a ToI report.
- Ninad H. Huilgol, Bengaluru, Karnataka: An IIT aspirant, Ninad secured an All India Rank of 54 and scored 325 out of 360, according to Bangalore Mirror.
Also from Karnataka, Viswajith P. Hegde from Sirsi secured All India Rank of 65 and scored 323 out of 360. He too is an IIT aspirant and also happens to be the Karnataka state topper in SSLC-2015, scoring 623 out of 625 (99.68%).
- Mohan Abhyas, Hyderabad: Abhyas secured All India Rank 6, scoring 345 out of the total 360 marks, according to The New Indian Express. Around 28 of the top 100 rankers in the examination are from Hyderabad, according to the report.
- D. Varun Teja Chowdary from Nizamabad secured All India Rank 9 and the second rank in South India in the JEE (Main). He will be the first person from his family to even get a chance to apply to study at the IIT, according to Times of India.
- Bolla Venkata Pavan of the East Godavari district secured the 11th rank in the country.
- Deepank Agarwal, Muzzafarpur, Bihar: Agarwal secured All India Rank 15 and is the topper from the east zone. He scored 335 out of 360, according to Dainik Bhaskar report.
- Tushar Agarwal, Bhilai, Chhattisgarh: An IIT aspirant, Agarwal is the state topper and secured an All India Rank 223 in JEE Main, according to Patrika. Keshav Gupta from Chhattisgarh secured an All India Rank 306.
- Aman Kansal, Jaipur, Rajasthan: The 17-year-old Jaipur boy has secured All India Rank 21 to emerge as the city topper, according to ToI. He scored 335 marks in the JEE-Main exam, according to the report.