Faridabad boy Arpit Agarwal tops IIT-JEE 2012
The results of the Joint Entrance Examination for the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-JEE) 2012 were declared today. Arpit Agrawal from Faridabad's Modern Vidya Niketan school, who appeared in the exams from IIT Delhi zone has topped the prestigious exam this year.
Bijoy Singh Kochar from Chandigarh was the second on the toppers' list and Nishant N Kaushik from Bhilai in Chattisgarh secured the third place.
A total of 4,79,651 students appeared for the IIT-JEE 2012 which were held at 1,067 centres across the country for admission to 9,647 undergraduate seats in the 17 IITs in the country.
Of the total candidates, 24,112 have secured ranks in various categories and 19,426 have been shortlisted for counseling for admission to 9,647 seats in the IITs and other institutes.
For the first time this year, the scanned images of the answer script were shown to the candidates between May 5 and May 10 to help them submit online revision requests.
This year, of the total 1,50,431 girls who appeared in IIT-JEE, 2,886 have secured ranks and the first 1,908 have been shortlisted for counseling.
The 15 IITs are IIT-Bhubaneshwar, IIT-Bombay, IIT-Delhi, IIT-Gandhinagar, IIT-Guwahati, IIT-Hyderabad, IIT-Indore, IIT-Kanpur, IIT-Kharagpur, IIT-Madras, IIT-Mandi, IIT-Patna, IIT-Rajasthan, IIT-Roorkee, IIT-Ropar.
The institutes taking students on the basis of JEE results are Institute of Technology at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi and Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad along with Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology, Rae Bareli, Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER) at Bhopal, Kolkata, Mohali, Pune, Thiruvananthapuram and Indian Maritime University (TS Chanakya, Navi Mumbai, Mumbai campus, Marine Engineering & Research Institute, Kolkata, National Maritime Academy, Chennai, Marine Engineering and Research Institute, Mumbai and Visakhapatnam).