New Delhi: Thrissur native C Sreehari (99.9935823 percentile) has topped the Joint Entrance Exam (Main) in Kerala.
Nivedya V Nair (99.6414041) who hails from Thiruvanvandoor in Alappuzha district is the topper among girls.
As many as 44 students, including 18 who secured the first rank, scored 100 percentile in the all-India ranking. No one from Kerala has been included in this list.
JEE(Main) is held for admission to various National Institutes Of Technology and other top engineering institutions all over the country.
Those who scored 87.8992241 percentile in the general category can now apply for the JEE (Advanced) for securing admission to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).
Last year, the cut-off was 90.3765335.
Meanwhile, the results of Paper 2 for admissions to BArch and B.Plan courses haven’t been announced.
Sreehari is the son of R Chandrasekhar (Chief Manager, Dhanalakshmi Bank, Thiruppur) and Sudha Devi of Thrissur. Nivedya’s parents are Dr. Vineesh V Nair (Professor, Rajeev Gandhi Institute of Technology, Pambadi) and Sandhay Rani (teacher, NSS Higher Secondary School, Kunnanthanam).
From this year onwards, JEE (Main) will be conducted 4 times a year. The first two sessions were held in February and March. Though the next sessions were scheduled to be held in April and May, they were postponed to July and August due to the COVID-19 situation.
JEE (Advanced) registration
The registration process of JEE (Advanced) for admission to IITs has begun. Candidates can register till 5pm on 20 September. Meanwhile, the last date to pay the fee is 21 September. The exam is on 3 October. This year, the exam is conducted by IIT Kharagpur.
Earlier, it was announced that the registration process would begin on 13 September. However, it was postponed as there was a delay in announcing the results of the Main.
NUMBER OF CANDIDATES FOR JEE (MAIN)
Total number of students who wrote JEE (Main) in 4 sessions – 2,52,954 (4,12,171 registered candidates)
Total number of students who sat for the last session – 9,39,008 (10,48,012 registrations)
Number of boys who wrote the exam – 6,58,939
Number of girls who wrote the exam – 2,80,067
Number of transgender persons who wrote the exam - 2.