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Hard work pays off for these toppers in IIT-JEE

Staff Reporter


Only 13,602 of the 4.8 lakh candidates allotted ranks

Balancing time challenging for students




Aditya P. Gaonkar and Abhilash S.


BANGALORE: For thousands of engineering aspirants chasing the “IIT dream”, it was judgment day on Wednesday as the results of the Indian Institute of Technology-Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE) were announced.

While a vast majority was bound to be disappointed given the extremely competitive nature of this qualifying exam — only 13,602 of the 4.8 lakh candidates are even allotted ranks — which is a ticket to the 16 Indian Institutes of Technology, for a handful of students it was the day their dream came true.

Aditya P. Gaonkar, a student from the Vijaya Composite PU College in Bangalore, is among the toppers from the State and was ranked 151. Though happy to have made it to the top, he did express a tinge of disappointment that he did not make it to the even more prestigious list of double-digit rank holders. He said: “The IIT is considered to be the most prestigious engineering institute in the country. I was pleasantly surprised with the results.”

On the challenges he faced while preparing for this tough exam, he said: “There were periods of highs and lows over the last two years. I was anxious about living up to the standards of the exam.” Aditya hopes to pursue electrical engineering or physics in IIT Bombay, Madras or Kanpur.

As always, the toppers had stories to tell of hard work and perseverance. A student from the National Public School, Aishwarya A., ranked 241, said that the most challenging part for her was to balance time between regular school work, and coaching for IIT. “I also gave up some of my interests like dancing. But these efforts have paid off.” She hopes to get into computer science engineering course at IIT Madras.

The JEE is indeed the most challenging of all engineering entrances. Pointing to what sets this tough exam apart from the rest, Abhilash S., who was ranked 255, said this exam is tough because it tests students on their understanding of concepts. The Common Entrance Test (CET) and All India Engineering Entrance Exam (AIEEE), on the other hand, are relatively easier and are a bigger test of our time management skills, said Abhilash. Offering advice to future IIT aspirants, he said: “A student has to work hard consistently and should also like what he or she is doing to crack the exam.”

Felicitated

Several coaching centres, a huge commercial industry woven around this all-important entrance exam, felicitated toppers from their institutes. While BASE, a coaching centre, had 75 students clearing this exam, FIIT-JEE had around 15 achievers among its ranks.

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