Jamshedpur, April 27: Jamshedpur students once again displayed their calibre in IIT Mains exams, whose results were declared by CBSE on Wednesday.
Rishabh Jain, a student from Vidya Bharati Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Telco scored the highest cut off marks in JEE Mains and was the city topper. Jain scored with 286 marks out of 360. Like many other students he will appear for JEE Advanced test on May 22.
‘It’s a great feeling to be a city topper and I’m just receiving phone calls of my relatives and friends from the time the results were declared in the evening’, said Rishabh Jain talking to The Avenue Mail over the phone on Wednesday evening.
The low cut off marks stands at 100 for general, 70 for OBC, 52 for SC and 48 for ST. According to the rules, the eligibility criteria for JEE Advanced should have been a combined rank with 60 per cent weightage to JEE Mains and 40 per cent weightage to board results.
Rishabh took CBSE class 10 exam from Kerala Public School (Burmamines) and scored 10 CGPA and later got admitted to Vidya Bharati Chinmaya Vidyalaya in Telco.
‘My main aim is to crack JEE Advanced and enter one of the top IITs of the country in mechanical or electrical field and later pursue my career in research field’, said Jain, adding, ‘it’s a joint effort of my school teachers, parents and the faculty at the Narayana Academy that I’m moving towards achieving the goal’.
Rishabh further informed that he joined Narayana Academy in Sakchi on August 2015 and since then he has been regular with the studies in the school, institute and home.
‘I made some silly mistake otherwise I would have scored about 300 marks but none the less I am satisfied with my performance and would be hoping to crack JEE Advanced with flying colours’, added Jain.
Resident of Jugsalai, Rishabh’s father Rajesh Jain works at a private firm while mother Kiran Jain is a house wife. One of his elder brother is studying at IIT Kharagpur.
About 5000 students from Jamshedpur appeared for the JEE Mains to get an opportunity to appear for JEE Advanced that is meant for IITs. Students said that they received their total marks out of 360 and a mention whether the candidate was eligible for JEE Advanced.
However students feel that the low cut off will somehow prove to be a boon for them getting into their favourite IITs.
Students who cracked JEE Mains will now appear for JEE Advanced on May 22. Pramod Dubey, director of Prerna Classes, a leading coaching centre for JEE in the city said that the eligibility for Advanced will only be the cut offs.
We are still downloading the results and we are yet to analyse the same. I guess the low cut off this year has helped many students.