Every year, maximum students qualifying for IIT come from CBSE affiliated schools of India. This year, among the top 100 scorers of JEE (Main), 50 students are from CBSE affiliated schools. Telangana State Board stood second by contributing 21 students to the top 100 scorers. Altogether, 52% of total students are from these two boards who have qualified for JEE (Advanced) 2016.
Seven students from Maharashtra state board confirmed their positions among the top 100 JEE (main) scorers, making their state stand third. While CBSE schools gave the largest ratio of students clearing the first gateway to enter different IITs, Telangana state board contributed 11,040 students followed by Maharashtra state board with 10,627 students clearing the first hindrance to the entry.
Although CBSE schools have been consistently ranking first by sharing the maximum number of successful students entering IITs; the lower order has not followed the consistency. CBSE, Andhra Pradesh and Punjab state board ranked top three and shared around 80% successful stories in 2013. On the other hand, 2014 saw a rise of Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Gujarat state boards as top scorers along with CBSE and Andhra Pradesh state board.