JEE-Main: Punjab’s Pulkit Goyal, Chandigarh’s Guramrit Singh among 18 first-rank holders; 44 score 100 percentile

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 15

As many as 44 candidates scored a perfect 100 percentile in the engineering entrance exam JEE-Main this year while 18 candidates shared the top rank as per the tie-breaker rule, Education Ministry officials said today

According to the results declared at midnight, the first-rank holders include Pulkit Goyal from Punjab and Guramrit Singh from Chandigarh.

Pulkit Goyal 1st rank

The others at number one are Gaurab Das (Karnataka), Vaibhav Vishal (Bihar), Duggineni Venkata Paneesh (Andhra Pradesh), Siddhant Mukherjee, Anshul Verma and Mridul Agarwal (Rajasthan), Ruchir Bansal and Kavya Chopra (Delhi), Amaiya Singhal and Pal Agarwal (Uttar Pradesh), Komma Sharanya and Joysula Venkata Aditya (Telangana), Pasala Veera Siva, Karnam Lokesh and Kanchanapalli Rahul Naidu, (Andhra Pradesh) and Atharva Abhijit Tambat (Maharashtra).

Those in the top 44 with a 100 percentile also have Pratham Garg (Punjab) at rank 25, Anmol (Haryana) at 26 and Harsh (Haryana) at 43.

State-wise toppers in BE/BTech (Paper 1) include Himkant Sharma (Himachal Pradesh) with a score of 99.946 percentile and Lohitaksh Mahajan (J&K) with 99.988. Among girls, state-wise toppers are Deepasha (Chandigarh) with a 99.981 percentile, Ojasvi Bansal (Haryana) 99.986, M Bhavya (Punjab) 99.958, Varnika Mongra (HP) 99.821, Pooja Mahajan (J&K) 99.639 and Sediqa Batool (Ladakh) 83.739. As many as 9,39,008 appeared in four editions of JEE-Main out of the 10,48,012 registered candidates. Among those who appeared, 2,80,067 were female candidates, 6,58,939 male and 2 transgender candidates.

Starting this year, Joint Entrance Exam (JEE)-Main was conducted four times to offer flexibility to students and a chance to improve their scores. The first phase was held in February and the second in March. The next phases were scheduled for April and May but had to be postponed in view of the second wave of the pandemic.

The third edition was held in July and the fourth from August 26 to September 2.

The ranks of the candidates have been released taking into consideration the best of the four NTA (national testing agency) scores in accordance with the policy already made.

Examination was conducted in 13 languages: English, Hindi, Gujarati, Assamese, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu. The NTA score for Paper-2A (B.Arch) and Paper-2B (B Planning) will be declared later, according to the official statement.

Other toppers from region

  • Among the top 44 with 100 percentile are Pratham Garg (Punjab) at rank 25, Anmol (Haryana) 26, Harsh (Haryana) 43
  • State-wise toppers include Himkant Sharma (HP) with 99.946 percentile, Lohitaksh Mahajan (J&K) 99.988.

Exam conducted 4 times this year

9.39L appeared in four editions of JEE-Main

6.58L male candidates took the exam

2.80L females & 2 transgenders appeared

13 is number of languages in which exam was held

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