The results for IIT-JEE, the joint entrance examination for the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, were declared on Friday with Arpit Agarwal from Delhi topping the test.
In all, 4,79,651 candidates appeared for the exams which were held at 1,067 centres across the country for admission to 9,647 undergraduate seats in the 17 IITs in the country on April 8.
"Arpit Agrawal from Faridabad's Modern Vidya Niketan school, who appeared in the exams from IIT Delhi zone topped the prestigious exam this year," G.B Reddy, JEE chairman, told reporters.
Bijoy Singh Kochar from Chandigarh was the second on the toppers' list and Nishant N. Kaushik from Bhilai in Madhya Pradesh secured the third place.
"Of the total candidates, 24,112 have secured ranks in various categories and 19,426 have been shortlisted for counseling for admission to 9,647 seats in the IITs and other institutes," Reddy added.
He said the counseling website will be open to the shortlisted candidates from Friday and all of them are expected to fill up their choice of courses up to 5 PM till June 10.
For the first time this year, the scanned images of the answer script were shown to the candidates between May 8 and May 10 to help them submit online revision requests.
This year, of the total 1,50,431 girls appeared in IIT-JEE, 2,886 have secured ranks and the first 1,908 have been shortlisted for counseling.
Apart from the IITs, IT-BHU, Varanasi and ISM Dhanbad accept JEE scores for admission.
Image: All India IIT-JEE topper Arpit Aggarwal celebrates his success at his school. (Photo credit: PTI)