The announcement of the JEE (Main) ranks on Wednesday, proved to be a boon for Maharashtra. All the three toppers emerged from the state. Sankalp Gaur, a Pune boy bagged the top rank followed by Tanuj Kaza from Mumbai and then Giridhar S, who is also from Pune.
Sankalp Gaur, who out of 360 marks scored 345 marks in the examination, got 97.80 percent in his CBSE Class 12 board examinations.
He told TOI, “It was a pleasant surprise to find I had topped the all-India chart. I had the highest JEE score, but wasn’t sure if I would top the country as the Class XII marks have also been considered.” Gaur will further opt for Electrical Engineering in IIT-Bombay although his ultimate aim in to pursue pure Physics.
Kaza, a student of PACE Junior Science College, Andheri, got 335 in Main and 95.85 percent in HSC. HE said that he didn’t expect to be ranked second in the examinations. Giridhar S, a student of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Pune, scored 321 in Main and got 98 percent in CBSE board examinations. He plans to go to IIT-Bombay to pursue Computer Science. The fourth and fifth rank was secured by Sheshansh Agrawal and Divyansh Pareek from Jaipur.
Due to the inclusion of Class 12 scored, the JEE Advanced and Main ranks of the top rankers are at wide variance, including the top 5 except for Pareek.