| Students flash the victory sign in Patna on Saturday. Picture by Ranjeet Kumar Dey |
Patna, May 3: Coaching institutes, which conduct preparatory classes for clearing the IIT entrance examination in the city, claimed big successes in the IIT-JEE Mains, the results for which were announced on Saturday.
The students of Anand Kumar’s Super 30 and Ramanujan School of Mathematics, Vision Classes, Vector Classes, Paradise Institute, Vidya Mandir and others have done well in the IIT-JEE 2014 Mains examination.
Joint Entrance Examination, popularly known as JEE, is a common entrance test which is conducted for admissions in various premier engineering institutes such as IITs and NITs across the country.
JEE Mains is a screening test for JEE Advance Examination 2014 which would be held on May 25. Around 1.5 lakh candidates (from all categories) have qualified for IIT-JEE Advance.
Vision Classes director Kanhaiya Singh claimed that 1,091 students have qualified for IIT-JEE Advance exam from his institute this year.
Prem Anand, a Vision Classes student who qualified for JEE Advance as an appearing board student (10+2), said: “I am very happy and my aim is to crack the IIT-JEE Advance exam so that I can be selected for the prestigious IIT.”
Anand Kumar, who acclaimed global fame through his Super 30 coaching institute and Ramanujan School of Mathematics, told The Telegraph that all the 30 students of Super 30 and all the 40 students of Ramanujan School of Mathematics have qualified for IIT-JEE Advance exam.
Anand said of the 360 marks for which exam is conducted in IIT Mains, a general category student has to score 115 and above to qualify for IIT Advance exam, while an OBC, SC or ST candidate has to score 74, 53 and 47 marks respectively this year. The cut-off shows how tough or easy it is to clear the IIT Mains, he added.