Pune: In a trail blazing success, Army Public School student Kalpesh Krishna scored a hat-trick on Thursday after he topped the city, ranking 93rd nationally. Kalpesh is the same boy who topped the city's CBSE class 12th result declared on May 26 and two years ago had topped the city in ICSE class 10th. His scores show that success is a regularity for him but the it has not come easy.
About this humongous feat, an elated Kalpesh said, " I am glad that I have such a wonderful group of friends. We used to clear each others doubts on phone and do group studies." Apart from being focused he also studied throughout the year. Coming from a family of doctors he says his parents gave him the required push to perform well. Kalpesh plans to get into IIT Mumbai and pursue electrical engineering. Krishna was also a student of FIITJEE 's AITS programme.
Approximately, 150 students out of 600 from the city who appeared for the Indian Institute of Technology-Joint Entrance Examination IIT-JEE (advanced) this year have made it to the Common Merit List (CML). Congratulating toppers and meritorious students, Centre Head P K Dash, FIITJEE said that the centre produced excellent results with 9 students in top AIR 500 and 14 students with in AIR 1000.
At Prime Academy, Abhay Gaikwad stood 3rd in Pune with AIR 204. More than 60 students from Prime cracked the exam. As many as 1.27 lakh students from across the country had appeared for the JEE Advanced held on May 25. Out of them, 19,416 have secured All India Ranks (AIR).The director of a prominent coaching class in the city said that the question paper was quite tough this year but since the students were well prepared, the scoring improved.
The director of another premiere coaching class said that considering the difficult paper, the cut-offs were expected to go down. The cut-off increased and despite this, students have fared well. For the All India Rank, the cut off was 126 marks out of 360 (35%). JEE advanced is the second stage of the JEE and rank holders can secure admission for undergraduate courses in one of the 16 IIT's, ISM Dhanbad and a few other government colleges. A total of 9,784 seats are available for students in these institutes.