JEE top 100: CBSE rules, Maha third


There is an elite JEE club – the 100 highest scorers. They are the ones who don’t need to exercise options, they can choose their colleges and streams.
This year, the blue chip club consists of 50 candidates from CBSE schools, followed by 21 from the Telangana state board — two boards that saw 52% of their students make the cut in JEE (Main). Maharashtra ranked third, with seven candidates from its state board among the top 100 JEE (Main) scorers. In all, 10,627 students from the Maharashtra state board have cleared the first hurdle and registered for JEE (Advanced), the gateway to IITs. CBSE schools saw the largest share of students clearing JEE (Main), followed by 11,040 from the Telangana state board.
Over time, we have seen the maximum students have come from CBSE. But below that, the order has altered,” said a JEE (Advanced) official.
In 2013, for instance, over 80% came from just three high school boards: CBSE and the state boards of Andhra Pradesh and Punjab. Next year, a large count of candidates was from five boards – CBSE, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Gujarat.

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