Twenty-four candidates have got the perfect score in the engineering entrance exam JEE-Main, results of which were announced on Monday, according to the National Testing Agency.
The top scorers include two girl students. Results of five candidates have been withheld by the agency for using unfair means.
Maximum candidates bagging the top score in the first edition of JEE-Main, 2022 are from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana (5) followed by Rajasthan (4) and Uttar Pradesh (2). One candidate each from Haryana, Maharashtra, Assam, Bihar, Punjab, Kerala, Karnataka and Jharkhand, has bagged the perfect score.
The top scorers from Telangana are Rupesh Biyani, Dheeraj Kurukunda, Jasti Yashwanth V V S, Busa Siva Naga Venkata Aditya and Aniket Chattopadhyay.
Menda Hima Vamsi, Koyyana Suhas, Palli Jalajakshi, Penikalapati Ravi Kishore and Polisetty Karthikeya are the top scorers from Andhra Pradesh. The top scorers from Rajasthan are Krishna Sharma, Mayank Motwani and Parth Bhardwaj.
Other candidates who scored 100 are Sarthak Maheshwari (Haryana), Kushagra Srivastava (Jharkhand), Mrinal Garg (Punjab), Sneha Pareek (Assam), Boya Harsen Sathvik (Karnataka) and Saumitra Garg and Kanishka Sharma from Uttar Pradesh.
The National Testing Agency (NTA) did not announce a merit list.
"Over 10.26 lakh candidates had registered for the two sessions of the exam, while 9.05 lakh candidates had appeared. Over 4.04 lakh candidates had appeared for both the sessions," a senior NTA official said.
The examination was conducted at 622 examination centres in 440 cities, including 17 cities outside India in Manama, Doha, Dubai, Kathmandu, Muscat, Riyadh, Sharjah, Singapore, Kuwait City, Kuala Lumpur, Lagos/Abuja, Colombo, Jakarta, Vienna, Moscow, Port Louis and Bangkok.
"Vienna, Moscow, Port Louis, and Bangkok were added for the first time. Live CCTV surveillance was planned in all examination centres to curb malpractices in the examination. The NTA also made arrangements for live viewing of remote locations of all examination centres from the control room located in the NTA premises of New Delhi. Recording of CCTV systems was also done," the official said.
"Over 583 observers, 286 city-coordinators, 18 regional coordinators and two national coordinators were deployed at the examination centres to oversee the smooth and fair conduct of the examination," he added.
The official explained that the NTA score is not the same as the percentage of marks obtained.
"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," the official said.
The examination was conducted in 13 languages -- Assamese, Bengali, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.
The Joint Entrance Examination-Main comprises two papers. Paper one is conducted for admission to undergraduate engineering programmes -- BE and B Tech -- at NITs, IIITs and other centrally-funded technical institutions, and institutions and universities funded and recognised by participating state governments. It is also a qualifying exam for JEE-Advanced which is conducted for admissions to IITs.
A total of around 2.62 lakh candidates from JEE (Main) have qualified for the JEE (Advanced), with the maximum coming from Uttar Pradesh followed by Maharashtra and Telangana.
The registration for the JEE (Advanced) started on Monday and the exam is scheduled for August 28.