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JEE Advanced: Over 20% rise in qualifying students from Kerala

KOCHI: Results of Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) were declared on Monday and more students from Kerala have secured top ranks to gain entry into IITs across the country.
According to entrance coaching experts, there was at least 20% rise in number of students who qualified the JEE Advanced compared to last year.
With an All India Rank (AIR) of 210, Ibrahim Sohail Haris of Kasaragod became the state topper. Ibrahim, who is the son of entrepreneur M A Haris and Sameera Haris, wishes to do computer science engineering at IIT Madras. He had earlier secured 7th rank in KEAM 2020. Alan Babu from Kollam secured AIR 237.
IIT Madras zone, which comprises Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, has become the zone with highest number of students (28) among the top 100 ranks. Moreover, IIT Madras zone had 140 students in the top 500, which is the highest among the seven zones.

“The trend that we saw when the results of JEE Main exam was released has been retained in the JEE Advanced results too. Last year, only 52 students from our centre could secure a spot within the top 5,000 ranks. This time, around 75% students have made it to top 5,000. Similarly, within the top 10,000 ranks there are around 160 students this year compared to 120 students last year. The total number of qualified students from our centre has increased from 250 to 440. All other institutes have reported similar increase in terms of total qualified students,” said Binoy Joseph, a faculty of Brilliant study centre Pala.
The results were declared by IIT Delhi. The JEE (Advanced) ranks enable students get admission into the 23 IITs, Indian Institutes of Science (IISc), the Indian Institutes of Science, Education and Research (IISER) and the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology (RGIPT).
Out of the 1.5 lakh candidates who appeared in the IIT entrance exam across India, 43,204 have cleared it. Of the total qualified candidates, 6,707 are females.