Bashar Ahmed from Dehradun with a percentile of 99.993 was named head of state in Uttarakhand in the 2020 main examination of the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), the results of which were announced on Friday evening.
Despite being number one in the state, the 18-year-old didn’t celebrate his performance the next morning. Rather, he went back to prepare for JEE Advance 2020 which is slated to take place on September 27th.
“I hope my preparation will help me pass the JEE Advance exam. Mains were difficult to prepare amid uncertainty due to a coronavirus pandemic. I didn’t expect to be head of state at all. After the exam I had the feeling that I wasn’t doing my best, ”said Ahmed.
He is now hoping to pass the pre-exam and study computer science at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.
In grade 12, the 18-year-old secured 97.25% in the science flow.
Over 13,000 students appeared for JEE (Main) in Uttarakhand. 13 exam centers have been set up across the state. Police officers have been deployed in all exam centers to ensure that all safety standards and guidelines are properly followed.
Suresh Singh, an educator from Dehradun, said that many students have good grades: “The result is indeed good, at least in this region, as the students performed well despite the fear of learning from the pandemic.”
Prior to the JEE (main) exam, the state government had issued letters to all district judges to ensure that no student would have trouble reaching the exam centers and that the admission card should be viewed as a moving pass to enter a particular state or district.
The state government also urged the district judges to ensure that not only the students but also the auxiliary staff who help with the execution of the examination receive all possible help.