Eight candidates from Telangana are in the top 24, followed by five from Delhi, four from Rajasthan, three from Andhra Pradesh, two from Haryana and one each from Gujarat and Maharashtra. Maharashtra’s topper Indrayani Tayade 99.97 comes from Nagpur.
Swayam Shashank Chube, who finished fifth, used all of his time to prepare for the entrance exam. After his first attempt in January, he increased his score by about 20 points from 276 to 296 to make the JEE (major) head of state with a perfect 100 percentile.
“The NCERT books were his bible, and Swayam made a point of giving all three subjects, math, physics, and chemistry time,” said his mother, Naina Chube. The family temporarily moved from Dadar and rented an apartment in Marol as it was closer to Swayam’s classes so that he would not waste time traveling.
The JEE (network) for admission to engineering schools was carried out in January 202 and September 1-6 with strict precautions and social distancing measures in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. Based on the results of JEE Mains Paper 1 and Paper 2, the best 2.45 lakh candidates can apply for the JEE Advanced exam, which is a one-stop exam for admission the 23 leading Indian Technology Institutes (IITs). JEE-Advanced will take place on September 27th.