National Testing Agency (NTA) announced the results for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2021 first round on Monday i.e., March 8, 2021. A total of six toppers emerged from the February cycle of the national-level examination. These six students achieved the commendable 100th percentile in each of the six sessions conducted during the first cycle of JEE Main 2021. This year, the first cycle of the exam for engineering was conducted from February 24 to 26, 2021.
The six toppers in the February cycle of JEE Main 2021 is Ananth Krishna Kidambi from Gujarat, Saket Jha from Rajasthan, Guramjit Singh from Chandigarh, Ranjim Prabal Das and Pravar Kataria from Delhi, and Siddhant Mukherjee from Maharashtra. NTA announced the JEE Main 2021 scores as percentile scores. All these toppers managed to score the perfect 100th percentile in the entrance exam.
NTA also announced the girl candidate who tops the exam, as well as the top-scorer among candidates with disabilities. Komma Sharanya who belongs from Telangana acquired a score of 99.999, becoming the girl candidate with the highest score. On the other hand, Vishwadev from Haryana was the top scorer among disabled students.
JEE Main is a national-level entrance examination conducted every year for candidates who wish to pursue engineering courses in the country. By clearing this exam, candidates can seek admission in NITs and other central, state and private institutions. Moreover, JEE Main also functions as the eligibility test for JEE Advanced, the entrance test for seeking admission in prestigious IITs across the country.
Normally, the examination was conducted twice a year. However, the COVID-19 pandemic created multiple problems in the academics of students. To counter these problems and help students score better, NTA and the education ministry collectively decided to conduct JEE Main 2021 four times this year. The exam thus was to be conducted in February, March, April and May 2021.
NTA has given students the freedom to attempt the exam as many times as they please. Furthermore, the candidate’s best score shall be taken into consideration to decide the final ranking. The All-India ranks and cut-off scores shall be determined after all four rounds of JEE Main 2021 have been conducted. These ranks and scores shall be used for JEE Advanced 2021 eligibility.
The February session of the JEE Main 2021 was conducted from February 24 to 26, 2021. On the first day, the exam was conducted for architecture and planning students. the remaining sessions were allotted for students interested in engineering. According to NTA, more than 6.2 lakh students had appeared for the February session out of which 4.35 lakh were boys and 1.85 were girl students. This was also the first time that the examination was conducted in 13 languages.