Udaipur’s Chitraang Murdia, a student of the Delhi Public School has topped the IIT-JEE 2014 exams with a score of 334 out of 360 in IIT-JEE Advanced and with a 97% marks in the CBSE board exam.
The Joint Entrance Exam – Advanced (JEE-Advanced) is one of the most sought-after exam by every student in India as it enables the students join the top institutes of learning in the country — IITs and other top places for science and engineering streams.
Apart from the admissions to 16 IITs and the Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad and IISc Bangalore are places many students wish to study after their 10+2 stream in India.
Even among the IITs, students generally prefer IITs in the vicinity or in top three at Mumbai, Delhi and Kanpur.
Murdia, who wants to pursue computers or electrical engineering, says his long term goal is to continue in the science research strea. “I will choose between computer science and electrical engineering. My long-term goal is to go into hardcore research,” he told Hindustan Times.
While 27,151 candidates out of 1,26,997 registered for the IIT-JEE advanced 2014 exam, and 19,416 found themselves in the common merit list. The list includes 6,000 OBC (NCL), 4,400 SC and 1,250 ST, in addition to 243 with disabilities.
Aditi from the Swami Sant Dass Public School in Jalandhar from IIT Roorkee zone topped girls, with a rank of 7 and only five girls figured in the top 100 list this year. Her choice is for IIT Delhi though. “I am planning to join computer science in IIT Delhi… I may like to join the civil services.”
Both Murdia and Aditi say that it was perseverence that matters high in prepartion for the IIT exam. “The main thing is to remain highly focussed throughout the two years of intensive preparations.”
Compared to 2013, this year’s JEE-Advanced had 3,500 additional qualifiers and the choice-filling portal will be open from June 20 till June 24, 2014.
In all, there are 9,784 seats for the 19,000 who have been given ranks in the list.