HYDERABAD: Students from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh did exceptionally well in the IIT Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) 2016, scoring the highest marks in the country.
T Sai Teja secured 345 out of 360, the highest marks in the open category while K Vignesh Reddy scored the second highest mark of 340.
Two students -- M Prashanth Reddy and Sai Aditya Sonthi -- scored 335, and three students, S Sai Praneeth Reddy, C Lakshminarayana and P Sai Kiran secured 330 marks.
Sharing details about how he prepared for the exam, Sai Teja said, "I think I got the foundation right, even at the school level my teachers were very helpful and taught me to concentrate more on concepts. My parents motivated me at every level and that helped me to keep my morale high."
He added, "The key for me is studying in stress-free environment. It helped to grab concepts quickly. Other than this, there is nothing exceptional about my preparation," he added.
In the final results, 60 pc weightage is given to JEE main marks and the remaining 40 pc of weightage is given to the board marks. The top 2 lakh students who clear the JEE-Main will be eligible to appear for the JEE Advanced the results of which will decide their entry into the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in the country.
The JEE advanced will be held on May 22, 2016 and the results will be declared in the month of June.