PramodVakacharla a student from Andhra Pradesh is the topper of 2014 JEE (Mains). PramodVakacharla is from Sulurapeta in Nellore district and scored 355 out of 360 to bag the top spot. This is a tag hogher than the first ranked students of last year, again from Andhra Pradesh, M ViswaVirinchi who scored 345.
The 2nd position is shared by two students with score of 350, Krishlay Raj from Jharkhand and Mohammad Akram Khan from Andhra Pradesh again. These both Andhra students scored nearly the same score in their intermediate examination and they both are aspiring to enrol in computer science engineering at IIT Bombay.
1.54 lakh candidates made it to the next phase to take JEE (Advanced), 28,666 of them were girls. JEE (Advanced) is scheduled for May 25 and the registration has already started.
This year the the entrance test to the Indian Institutes of Technology is two spots higher this year, with 115 for general category candidates as compared to 113 last year. For OBC candidates, it stands at 74, compared to 70 in 2013, at 53 for scheduled caste students and 47 for scheduled tribe candidates. Relaxation was provided in the scores by 38.5 per cent for OBC candidates and by 60.18 per cent for scheduled tribes. The CBSE withheld 16 results as the candidates were caught cheating.
JEE Board said in an official notification that they will follow the government of India directive for distribution across categories. OBC-NCL: 27 per cent, SC: 15 per cent, ST: 7.5 per cent and the rest 50.5 per cent will be from the Common Merit List that includes all category candidates.
Over all 13.57 lakh students registered for JEE (Main) this year across the country. The 30 NITs offer approximately 15,500 seats, 850 seats in five IIITs and another 15,000 seats in self-financing institutions. This means that those who came in top 1.5 lakh list of JEE (Main) can take the JEE (Advanced) either this year or next year.
Last year the cut off was highest for Andhra Pradesh- 91.8 per cent, followed by Tamil Nadu at 90.9 per cent and Kerala at 85.2 per cent.
Those candidates who have not made it to JEE (Advance) can still take admission in NITs and self-financing college. A national merit list will be published bv CBSE for the candidates who have a positive score at JEE (Mains) 2014.
Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, and Odisha will admit students to their engineering colleges, private, aided and government-run, on the basis of the JEE (Main) results. Gujarat, Haryana and Uttarakhand adopted the JEE (Main) last year, Bengal is slated to do so from 2015-16.