Indore: Tanmay Bansal is city’s JEE topper

Indore: Much-awaited result of Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) main was declared on official website of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Monday evening. Taking a step closer to his dream of becoming a software engineer, 17-year-old aspirant Tanmay Bansal scored 310 marks and secured all India rank (AIR) of 140.

Compared to last year’s topper Ananya Sharma who obtained AIR 10, this year’s result is shocking. Experts say length of paper is major reason for poor performance of students. Talking to Free Press, Tanmay said, “I worked hard to clear the exam and my hard work paid off.”

He studied for 13 hours every day to crack the entrance test. “I wish to become a software engineer, because I like working with computer systems,” Tanmay said. His parents (Sandhya and Roshan Bansal) were overjoyed. “He had been working hard and we were expecting him to score well, however, we never asked him to choose engineering or study so much. It is his dream and we will always support him,” his parents said.

His sister Khushi wants to follow his footsteps. The cut off marks for JEE mains stood at 74 marks for general category, 45 marks for other backward caste (OBC), 29 marks for scheduled caste (SC), 24 for scheduled tribe (ST) and -25 for persons with disability.

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