The announcement of the JEE Main ranks by CBSE yesterday proved to be a joyous day for Maharashtra.
All the Top 3 ranks are bagged by students of this state. Frist rank goes to Pune boy Sankalp Gaur, followed by Tanuj Kaza from Mumbai and Giridhar S, also from Pune.
Gaur, who scored 345 marks out of 360 in the exam, got 97.80% in his CBSE Class XII boards. "It was a pleasant surprise to find I had topped the all-India chart. I had the highest JEE score, but wasn't sure if I would top the country as the Class XII marks have also been considered," he said.
Gaur will opt for electrical engineering in IIT-Bombay, but his ultimate aim is to pursue pure physics.
Kaza, a student of PACE Junior Science College, Andheri, got 335 in Main and 95.85% in HSC. He called his feat of ranking second "least expected".
Giridhar S, a student of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Pune, scored 321 in Main and got 98% in CBSE. He plans to choose computer science and engineering at IIT-Bombay.
The fourth and fifth rankers, Sheshansh Agrawal and Divyansh Pareek, are from Jaipur.
The top 20 Main rankers (again, except Pareek) were outside this slot in Advanced.
- Satvat Jagwani, who secured the first position in Advanced, got a Main rank of 740 on Wednesday.
- On the other hand, Gaur, the Main topper, was 56th on the Advanced merit list.
- Kaza, second in Main, was 45th in Advanced.
- Giridhar, third in Main, was 84th in Advanced.
- Purav Gandhi, who was Mumbai topper in Advanced, with an all-India rank of 29, has seen his Main rank drop down to 103.
There are small difference in their JEE Main test scores and most secured above 90% in their respective boards. Many claim that the difference came about when the cumulative scores were normalized.