Telugu Students Ace JEE Mains 2016 Examination

Telugu students did exceptionally well in the JEE exam and garnered the top ranks when it comes to the Mains.

Published: 28th April 2016 10:10 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th April 2016 10:10 AM   |  A+A-

Sai Teja IIT topper EPS

JEE Mains topper from Hyderabad T Sai Teja, with his parents. | EPS

HYDERABAD: Stress-free environment and sticking to the basics did wonders to the Hyderabadi boy as he stood out among 12 lakh candidates by scoring 345 out of 360 marks and secured  the highest mark in the open category in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) 2016.

T Sai Teja, who was staying at the Hi-Tec City residential campus of Narayana Sri Chaitanya Education society for the last few years, 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 a stress-free environment. It helped to grab concepts quickly. Other than this, there is nothing exceptional about my preparation."

Just like the previous years, Telugu students did exceptionally well in the JEE exam and garnered the top ranks when it comes to the Mains.

Apart from Sai Teja, 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. And, it is estimated that at least 50 students scored above 300 in the results released by CBSE on Wednesday evening.

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.

The JEE main offline exams were conducted on April 3  and online exams were conducted on April 9, 10. From Telugu states, a total of 1.4 lakhs students appeared for the exam, of which at least 22,000 students are expected to qualify for the advanced. Last year 18,000 students from Telangana and AP qualified for JEE Advanced exam.

JEE Cut-off marks:

Category/Year  2016    2015     2014     2013

General              100      105       115       113

OBC                     70        70         74         70

SC                        52        50         53         50

ST                        48        44         47         45


This year, the cut-off mark for general students has been decreased by 5 marks and for ST students it is increased by 4.

Telugu students who scored top marks in JEE Mains

Name                            Hall ticket no             Marks

Talluri Sai Teja               20438099                345

K Vighnesh Reddy         20439192                340

Sonthi Sai Aditya           20437512                335

M Prasanth Reddy        10209045                335

S Sai Praneeth Reddy   20438265                330

C Lakshminarayana       10414304               330

P Sai Kiran Reddy          20440311               330

Ryali Gayatri                  20443542                330

P G Parimala                20445331                328

Narra Suraj                20441532                326


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