Chandigarh’s Sarvesh Mehtani has emerged as the topper in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced (2017), the result of which was announced on Sunday by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras. Second position is secured by Pune’s Akshat Chugh and Ananye Agarwal from Delhi was placed third in the advanced entrance exam to the Indian Institute of Technology and other government funded institutes. JEE Advanced took place on May 21.
Sarvesh Mehtani who wrote the exam from IIT Roorkee zone scored 339 marks out of 366. He got 120 marks in Maths, 104 in Physics and 115 marks in Chemistry. In JEE Main entrance examination 2017 he had secured 55th rank. Second position holder Akshat Chugh is from IIT Bombay zone who has secured 7th rank in JEE Main. Interestingly, Ananya Agarwal from IIT-Delhi zone who is ranked third has also secured the sane rank in JEE Main 2017.
A total of 10.20 lakh students took the JEE main exam in 2107 and as per their rankings around 2.20 lakh top scorers were selected for JEE Advanced 2017 but only 1.7 lakh students appeared for the exam. Also, for the first time, there were 500 foreign candidates who took the exam, because the IITs held the test in six other countries as well.
IIT Madras has declared the all India ranks and category wise rank details on the candidates on the official website. Also, this year, IITs gave 11 marks extra to the students who took the exam. The step was taken to compensate for the three ‘ambiguous’ questions that were asked in the JEE (Advanced) exam. Out of three, two questions were asked from mathematics section and one from physics.