Sarvesh Mehtani from Panchkula in Haryana topped this year’s Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced), the results for which were declared on Sunday.
According to a statement from the Indian Institute of Technology – Madras, a total of 1,59,540 candidates appeared in the JEE (Advanced) 2017 held on May 21. Of them, 50,455 made it to the rank-list across all categories.
“The gender ratio of the successful candidates stands at 43,318 boys and 7,137 girls (approximately 86 per cent boys and 14 per cent girls),” it added.
Category-wise, 23,390 students qualified under General, 9,043 under OBC (non-creamy layer), 13,312 under SC and 4,710 under ST categories.
“These candidates are now eligible to apply for seats in various IITs.”
Delhi topper Agarwal — who is a National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) fellow and will be representing India in the International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) next month in Indonesia — said he had no particular strategy for the exam.
He also emphasised the role of parents in keeping one’s morale up during the spells of distress one faces while preparing.
“Talking to parents helps remove many doubts which one frequently faces… But they should not pressurise the kids for doing something which they do not want to do,” he told media persons here.