Hyderabad: Gillela Akash Reddy, son of DRDO scientist M. Indiramma, secured all-India rank 4 in the JEE Advanced test, the results of which were declared on Friday. Two candidates registered in Telangana state got top 10 ranks: Battepati Karthikeya at no. 5 and Thivesh Chandra M. at no. 8
There were two other students in the top 15 level, Amit Rajaraman was ranked 12 and Gumparthi Venkata Krishna Surya Likith, 13
The National Testing Agency conducted the test in the last week of May, and the results were released by IIT-Roorkee.
In an interview with Deccan Chronicle, Akash Reddy said he studied around 13 hours every day and played table tennis during his breaks to beat the stress.
“I would like to build a company of my own,” he said. Akash’s father M. Ashok Reddy, a civil engineer, and Ms Indirammaa, a senior DRDO scientist, were very proud of his achievement. Karthikeya, a native of Nellore, appeared for his exam from the Hyderabad zone.
A total of 1.6 lakh of the 2.5 lakh candidates who qualified in the JEE Mains appeared for Papers 1 and 3 in the JEE Advanced this year.
“I have been preparing for the IIT entrance exam since the eighth grade. I'm now quite confident about securing a seat in Computer Science Engineering at IIT-Bombay,” Karthikeya said. His father B. Suresh Naidu, an aqua farmer, is elated at his son’s achievement.
A total of 1.6 lakh of the 2.5 lakh candidates who qualified in the JEE Mains appeared for Papers 1 and 3 in the JEE Advanced this year. Of these, a total of 38,705 candidates, of whom 5,356 happen to be women, qualified in the JEE Advanced. The ranks secured in the JEE Advanced are considered by all the 23 IITs in the country and some other top research institutes, too.
The allotment of seats is likely to begin online on June 19. The final frozen keys were made available on https://jeeadv.ac.in on the same day.
The first ranker was Kartikey Chandresh Gupta, with 346 out of 372 marks. Hard work, staying off social media, using a basic phone and playing badminton to de-stress spelt success, he said.
Ahmedabad girl Shabnam Sahay, who topped among girls, is also a Bharatnatyam dancer and a piano player. Shabnam, who was ranked 10, recently gave her debut onstage performance. She equally enjoys music and dancing as much as she loves studying science. Meanwhile, the results were supposed to be released at 10 am on the official website but were not accessible for at least five hours.