Chandigarh

Panchkula student Sarvesh Mehtani IIT-JEE topper

June 12, 2017 07:14 AM

Chandigarh : Cartoons, music and badminton were the stress-busters for Panchkula’s Sarvesh Mehtani, who topped the IIT-Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) test, the results of which were announced today.

Bhavan Vidyalaya’s Mehtani, whose father is an officer in the Income Tax Department, said it was always his aim to break into the top 10. He was followed by Pune’s Akshat Chugh and Delhi’s Ananye Agarwal, who secured the second and third spots in the All India Ranks (AIR). Kerala’s Shafil Maheen topped the South Zone. Suraj Yadav, 16, of Balrod village in Charkhi Dadri district of Haryana, stood fifth. Son of a government schoolteacher, Suraj was preparing for the examination at an institute in Kota for the last two years.

Cartoons, music and badminton were the stress-busters for Panchkula’s Sarvesh Mehtani, who topped the IIT-Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) test, the results of which were announced today.

A total of 1,59,540 candidates appeared in the JEE (Advanced) held on May 21. Of those, 50,455 made it to the rank-list across all categories. “The gender ratio of the successful candidates stands at 43,318 boys and 7,137 girls (86 per cent boys and 14 per cent girls),” a press statement said.

Category-wise, 23,390 students qualified under General, 9,043 under OBC-NCL, 13,312 under SC and 4,710 under ST categories. They are now eligible to apply to IITs. Aashish Waikar, an Army officer’s son who studied in the same school as Mehtani, secured the seventh rank.

Mehtani had secured 95.4 per cent in Class XII. Mehtani, Yadav and Waikar want to enrol themselves in the computer science course in IIT-Bombay.

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