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Nagpur boy emerges national topper in JEE Advanced 2019

Kartikey Gupta, who topped JEE Advance examination, is  surrounded by Television channels and reporters at Allen institute in Mumbai on Friday.

Kartikey Gupta, who topped JEE Advance examination, is surrounded by Television channels and reporters at Allen institute in Mumbai on Friday.

The results of the Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced)-2019 were declared by the Indian Institute of Technology-Roorkee on Friday.

Seventeen-year-old Kartikey Gupta from Ballarpur in Maharashtra emerged the all-India topper scoring 346 marks out of 372. Himanshu Gaurav Singh of Allahabad was second overall, followed by Archit Bubna of Delhi.

Gillella Karthikeya and Battepati Karthikeya, both from Madhapur, a suburb of Hyderabad, were ranked four and five respectively.

Among the girls, Shabnam Sahay from Ahmedabad, Gujarat, topped with 308 marks, securing the 10th rank.

For the JEE Advanced, a prerequisite for admission to all IITs, 38,705 candidates qualified, of which 5,356 are girls.

In a statement, the Ministry of Human Resource Development said a total of 1,61,319 candidates had appeared for both paper one and two of the exam.

Of the total number of qualified candidates, 15,566 are from the general category, 3,636 from the Economically Weaker Sections, 7,651 from the Other Backward Classes, 8,758 from the Scheduled Castes and 3,094 from the Scheduled Tribes.

No social media

Mr. Gupta said he stayed away from social media and TV for two years and studied for six to seven hours daily. He wants to pursue computer science at IIT-Bombay.

Mr. Gupta said that when he was going to Mumbai [for coaching], his parents had handed him a smartphone but he refused to take it and settled for a basic phone.

Himanshu Gaurav Singh also wants to pursue computer science at IIT-Bombay. “The fields of mechanical and electrical engineering have become a little obsolete now, at least in India. I might take up research after my course in IIT,” he said.

Archit Bubna, who stood third, also wants to pursue computer science at IIT-Bombay or IIT-Delhi.

(With PTI inputs)


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