In the elite club of the 100 highest scorers in the JEE Mains examination, there are 50 candidates from CBSE schools. The top 100 students don not have to exercise options, but they have the liberty to choose their own college and streams. After CBSE, the second highest number of students (21) in the list of top 100 students is from Telangana State Board. CBSE and Telangana State Board collectively have 52% students making the cut in JEE Mains and moving to the JEE Advanced round this year.
In the third position, there is Maharashtra with seven of its candidates making it to the list of top 100 in terms of JEE Mains scores. 10627 students from the Maharashtra state board have cleared the JEE Mains this year and have moved to the JEE Advanced round. The CBSE board generated the largest number of students clearing the JEE Mains, which is followed by the 11040 students from the Telangana State Board. In the year 2013, over 80% of the students clearing the JEE Mains were from three boards namely CBSE and state board of Andhra Pradesh and Punjab. In 2014, a large number of candidates were from five boards which were CBSE and state boards of Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Gujarat.
According to a JEE official, “Over time, we have seen the maximum students have come from CBSE. But below that, the order has altered.” The students securing good marks in JEE Mains, help them getting the institutes of their choices.