Prime Minister congratulates students who cleared IIT-JEE

Jun 19 2014, 22:06 IST
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Narendra Modi congratulated students who cleared prestigious Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Exam. Narendra Modi congratulated students who cleared prestigious Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Exam.
SummaryA total of 27,151 candidates out of the registered 1,26,997 qualified in the examination from across the country

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today congratulated all students who cleared prestigious Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Exam (IIT-JEE advanced).

"Congrats to all those who successfully cleared IIT-JEE. My best wishes with the youngsters as they enter a new phase of their lives," the Prime Minister tweeted.

Results of the prestigious IIT-JEE were announced today with Rajasthan's Chitraang Murdia topping the exam by securing 334 out of total 360 marks.

Aditi from IIT Roorkee zone is the topper amongst girl candidates securing seventh rank in the common merit list.

A total of 27,151 candidates out of the registered 1,26,997 qualified in the examination from across the country.

Only five girls made it to the top 100 qualifying students. Girls formed only 11 per cent of the total qualifying students.

Candidates who have cleared the JEE (Advanced) can now seek entry into the 16 IITs and also Indian School of Mines in Dhanbad.

There are altogether 9784 seats available in all these institutes.

IIT aspirants have to clear two-phased JEE (Mains) and JEE (Advanced) exams to gain entry into the elite institutes.

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