Nitin Jain, an IIT aspirant from Faridabad, has topped the IIT Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE) this year. Boys outperformed girls in the exam as 10,000 students qualified the tough test. While 3,84,977 students, including 98,028 girls, appeared in the test, a total of 10,035 students, including 1,048 girls, qualified.
According to data, nearly 3.13 per cent boys qualified the test while girls drew a blant to put up a good performance, with only 1.07 per cent of them getting through it.
It may be mentioned that the students, who cracked the test, will get admission into 15 IITs, IT-BHU and ISM Dhanbad, which will offer 8,295 seats. These institutes had offered 6,332 seats last year.
The number of seats increased this year as two new IITs will commence this year while the existing ones would accommodate an additional OBC student under the OBC quota.
“There will be more seats in the IITs this year as the institutes will continue implementation of OBC quota. Besides, two new IITs, one in Mandi in Himachal Pradesh and another in Indore in Madhya Pradesh, will start functioning,” IIT Guwahati Director Prof Gautam Baruah said.