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Results of the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) for admissions into prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) were declared this morning. Arpit Agarwal from Faridabad, Bijoy Kochar from Chandigarh and Nishant Kaushik from Bhilai secured the first, second and third places respectively.
The results of the Indian Institute of Technology-Joint Entrance Exam 2012 were announced early this morning.
Faridabad's Arpit Agarwal has claimed the top spot this year.Arpit is a student of Modern Vidya Niketan School, Sector 17, Faridabad.
Bijoy Kochar from Chandigarh and Nishant Kaushik from Bhilai grabbed the second and third rank respectively.
More than 5.6 lakh students appeared for the Joint Entrance Exam for admission to the coveted Indian Institutes of Technology held on April 8, 2012.
The results were announced on the official website http://jee.iitm.ac.in/
Students who clear the JEE will now compete for the 9,600 odd undergraduate seats in the 15 IITs, namely IIT-Bhubaneshwar, IIT-Bombay, IIT-Delhi, IIT-Gandhinagar, IIT-Guwahati, IIT-Hyderabad, IIT-Indore, IIT-Kanpur, IIT-Kharagpur, IIT-Madras, IIT-Mandi, IIT-Patna, IIT-Rajasthan, IIT-Roorkee and IIT-Ropar.
Among the other institutes that enrol students based on JEE scores include Institute of Technology at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi and Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology, Rae Bareli, Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research at Bhopal, Kolkata, Mohali, Pune, Thiruvananthapuram and Indian Maritime University (TS Chanakya, Navi Mumbai, Mumbai campus, Marine Engineering & Research Institute, Kolkata, National Maritime Academy, Chennai, Marine Engineering and Research Institute, Mumbai and Visakhapatnam)
Incidentally, 2012 will be the last year of the Joint Entrance Exam.
As per the announcement by Human Resource Development ministry, JEE will be replaced with ISEET (Indian Science Engineering Eligibility Test) -- a new national level exam that will test class 12 students for their aptitude for science and engineering 2013 onwards.