Aniswar Srivatsa Krishnan, a student of Devi Academy, has bagged the All India 21st rank in the JEE (Main), the results for which were declared on Monday.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducted the JEE (Main) offline exam on April 8 and the online exam the following week. Around 8.57 lakh students took up the offline exam and 2.16 lakh appeared for the online exam.
Mr. Krishnan said he was able to achieve a high score by revising the NCERT textbooks thoroughly and taking up mock tests. “For the JEE (Advanced), I am focussing on maths as well as revising topics in chemistry,” said the student.
R. Raghu Raman, a student of Maharishi Vidya Mandir who secured the All India 27th rank, said he was focussing on the JEE (Advanced) now and preparing by taking up mock tests. Both students had scored a total of 335 out of a total of 360.
The board further announced that 2.31 lakh students would be eligible to appear for the JEE (Advanced) against a cut off of 74 marks in the common rank list.
Anand Nagarajan, academic head for schools division, TIME Chennai, said the cut off for the common rank list was 81 last year and it had come down to 74 this year.