Jaipur: Kalpit Veerval, hailing from Udaipur in Rajasthan, has topped the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)-Main with a perfect 100 per cent score.
The results of the exam conducted for admission to various engineering colleges, including the premier Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), were declared by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) here today.
Kalpit, who has scored 360 out of 360 in the JEE-Main, had earlier topped the Indian Junior Science Olympiad and the National Talent Search Examination (NTSE).
He is the topper in general as well Scheduled Caste category. He has scored 360 out of 360 in the examination.
“It is a happy moment for me to be the topper in JEE Mains but I am taking it normally and focussing on JEE Advanced, which would be held next month,” the 17-year-old said.
He has appeared in Class 12 board exams privately from MDS Public School this year and the result is awaited.
“I did regular studies, never missed the classes, kept my confidence high and cleared doubts from teachers to achieve success in JEE Mains 2017,” Veerwal, a son of a compounder, said. “I used to study for around 5-6 hours daily apart from coaching classes and classes in school,” he added.
Over 10.2 lakh students had appeared for the exam at 1,781 centres across the country. The examination was held on April 2 (offline) and April 8 and 9 (online).
Candidates clearing the JEE-Main will be eligible to appear in the JEE-Advanced exam, 2017.
The JEE is conducted for admission to B.Tech, BE and B.Arch programmes offered at IITs, NITs, IIITs and other government-approved engineering institutes.