New Delhi: Arpit Agarwal, a student of Faridabad's Modern Vidya Niketan School, reportedly topped IIT-JEE 2012 with a score of 385 out of 408. The second position was grabbed by Bijoy Kochar from Chandigarh, followed by Nishant Kaushik from Bhilai at the third position.
According to JEE Chairman GD Reddy a total of 24,112 have secured ranks in various categories and 19,426 have been shortlisted for counselling for admission to 9,647 seats in the IITs and other institutes.
The results for the IIT-JEE 2012 were declared on Friday morning. The results can be accessed on all the IIT websites: http://www.jee.iitb.ac.in, http://www.jee.iitd.ac.in, http://www.jee.iitm.ac.in, http://www.jee.iitk.ac.in, http://www.jee.iitr.ac.in.
More than 5.6 lakh students had appeared for the IIT-JEE on April 8, 2012. The maximum number of applications are for IIT-JEE 2012 came from Kanpur zone followed by Madras zone. The exams were held at 1,067 centres across the country for admission to nearly 9,600 undergraduate seats in the 15 IITs.
The 15 IITs are IIT-Bhubaneshwar, IIT-Bombay, IIT-Delhi, IIT-Gandhinagar, IIT-Guwahati, IIT-Hyderabad, IIT-Indore, IIT-Kanpur, IIT-Kharagpur, IIT-Madras, IIT-Mandi, IIT-Patna, IIT-Rajasthan, IIT-Roorkee, IIT-Ropar. Institute of Technology at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi and Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad along with Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology, Rae Bareli, Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER) at Bhopal, Kolkata, Mohali, Pune, Thiruvananthapuram and Indian Maritime University (TS Chanakya, Navi Mumbai, Mumbai campus, Marine Engineering & Research Institute, Kolkata, National Maritime Academy, Chennai, Marine Engineering and Research Institute, Mumbai and Visakhapatnam) also take in students on the basis of JEE results.
The IIT-JEE 2012 was not without controversy with the IITs admitting that two questions in the question paper were incorrect. The examination committee gave zero marks to the candidates for the two questions.
Candidates will get to know their All India Ranks (AIR)/Category ranks through IIT-JEE 2012 websites/SMS/IVRS on May 18, 2012.
Only those candidates who attempted both Paper 1 and Paper 2 will be considered for the ranking. Marks in Physics in IIT-JEE 2012 will be equal to marks in Physics section of Paper 1 plus marks in Physics section of Paper 2. Similar procedure will be followed for Chemistry and Mathematics. The sum of the marks obtained in the individual subjects in IIT-JEE 2012 will be the aggregate marks for the candidate.
In order to qualify a candidate needs to score at least 10 per cent marks in each of the three subjects and a minimum of 35 per cent to get a rank.