Landa Jitendra, Thadavarthi Vishnu Sri Sai Sankar, and YSS Narasimha Naidu of Andhra Pradesh scored the perfect 100 percentile. A total of 24 candidates, including eight candidates from Telangana, got the coveted 100 percentile.
The Paper 1 is conducted for admission into BTech/BE programmes in IITs, NITs and other centrally funded technical institutions. Based on the results of the JEE-Main Paper 1 and Paper 2, the top 2.45 lakh candidates will be declared as eligible for appearing the JEE Advanced exam. The Advanced exam will be conducted on September 27.
Admission into various undergraduate programmes across IITs will be given through the JEE Advanced. JEE (Advanced) score would also serve as a basis for admissions into various centrally funded institutes, including the Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy, Visakhapatnam.
A major decision taken by the Joint Admission Board this year in view of the Covid-19 situation was to relax the eligibility criteria for admissions to IITs. The JEE Advanced, 2020 qualified candidates can seek admission into IITs irrespective of marks obtained in their intermediate (10+2) for this year. Earlier, a general category student should have secured 75% aggregate marks in the class XII or equivalent exam or should find a place in the top 20 percentile of the Board results to secure the seat. But this year, just qualifying marks are sufficient for the JEE Advanced qualified candidates.