Two Delhi students, Atiq Narayan and Amogh Jalan, emerged as top scorers by securing 100 per cent marks in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) (Main) exam, the results of which were declared on Saturday.
Narayan was ranked 32nd among 43 candidates who scored 100 NTA scores, while Jalan was ranked 36th.
A student of Government Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya, Radheshyam Park, 17-year-old Ateeq appeared for the second session as he wanted to improve his performance.
“In the first attempt, I had scored 99.9821173 percentile. Due to some silly mistakes that I did, I was unable to score 100. However, this time the dream has come true.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal congratulated Atiq and posted a picture of his scorecard on Twitter. “Atiq Narayan, a student of a Delhi government school, has scored 100 percentile in JEE Mains. Very proud of you Atiq,” he tweeted.
Ateeq says that now his aim is to score well in the upcoming JEE Advanced exam. He aspires to get into the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi or Bombay, though his ultimate goal is to crack the civil services.
Atiq’s father, Devkant Narayan, who used to tutor students in Patna to prepare for competitive exams before taking up his current job as chief station controller with the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, said he was happy with the result. Atiq gave the credit of his success to his father. “My father worked very hard for me. He used to guide me and plan my schedule so that I have enough time to study,” said Atiq, whose mother is a homemaker. The family originally hails from Bihar’s Nalanda district.
Sharing his strategy to prepare for the exam, Atiq said that he tried to strike a balance between school and coaching. “Since I studied in a government school, my classes were held in the evening. I went for coaching in the morning. My timetable was flexible so I was able to focus on both school and coaching. My teachers were also supportive,” said Ateeq, who used to attend private coaching classes to supplement his preparation.
JEE Main is a national level entrance exam conducted for admission to engineering and technology, architecture and planning courses in NITs, IIITs and other participating institutes. It also serves as a screening test for IIT JEE aspirants.
JEE Main Session 2 exam was conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on 6th, 8th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th and 15th April this year. The provisional answer key was released on April 19 and the last date to raise objections was till April 21.
NTA has declared the result for Paper 1 (BE/B.Tech) only. Result of Paper 2 (BArch/BPlanning) is awaited.