New Delhi: As many as 10,035 candidates cleared the Joint Entrance Examination-2009 (JEE-2009) for admission to 15 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) with 17-year-old Nitin Jain from Faridabad topping the list, it was announced Monday.
The 10,035 candidates - 1,048 girls and 8,987 boys - have been declared successful to seek admission for 8,295 seats in the IITs at Bhubaneswar, Mumbai, Delhi, Gandhinagar, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, Mandi (Himachal Pradesh), Patna, Punjab, Rajasthan, Roorkee, IT-Banaras Hindu University and ISMU Dhanbad, said a statement released here by IIT-Delhi.
'I was expecting a positive result in IIT-JEE but never thought about securing the top rank. All the credit goes to my teachers and specially to my family that supported me a lot at every crucial step,' an elated Jain told IANS.
Jain, a student of Modern Vidya Niketan, Faridabad, cleared his class 12 exam with 95 percent marks this year.
Kritika Singh from IIT-Kanpur zone, with an All India ranking of 56, topped among girl candidates. Seven candidates, of the 176 who appeared for the JEE examination at the sole overseas centre in Dubai, also cleared the exam.
Under relaxed norms, 1,930 candidates from reserved category and 138 students with physical disabilities got through the entrance examination.
The counselling of successful candidates for allocation of seats will be held June 9-16. The course allocations will be declared June 24.
At least 384,977 students - 286,949 boys and 98,028 girls - appeared in JEE-2009 on April 12. The number was 24 percent higher than previous year.