14 bag perfect score in JEE Main, one girl among them

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NEW DELHI: Fourteen candidates secured the perfect score (100 percentile) in the first cycle of JEE Main, the results of which were announced by the National Testing Agency. Telangana has the maximum number (four) of candidates with the perfect score, followed by Andhra Pradesh (three). Sneha Pareek from Assam is the only girl to bag the top score.

The final merit list will be released after the second JEE Main exams, which are scheduled from July 21-30. Meanwhile, NTA reopened the registration window for the July exams till Tuesday 11.30pm.

The top scorers from Telangana are Jasti Yashwanth VVS, Rupesh Biyani, Aniket Chattopadhyay and Dheeraj Kurukunda. Koyayana Suhas, Penikalpati Ravi Kishore and Polisetty Karthikeya are the top scorers from Andhra Pradesh.

Other candidates who scored 100 percentile are Sarthak Maheshwari (Haryana), Kushagra Srivastava (Jharkhand), Mrinal Garg (Punjab), Navya (Rajasthan), Boya Harsen Sathvik (Karnataka) and Saumitra Garg (Uttar Pradesh).

NTA score is not the same as percentage of marks obtained. According to an NTA official, “NTA scores are normalised scores across multi-session papers and are based on relative performance of all those who appeared for the examination in one session. The marks obtained are converted into a scale ranging from 100 to 0 for each session of the examinees.”