In 2018, a total of 11279 seats are being offered in the IITs. As in earlier years, supernumerary seats will be created to accommodate foreign candidates along with DS candidates (with a restriction of maximum 2 DS candidates per IIT) who qualify JEE (Advanced) 2018.
This year, 800 supernumerary seats have been created specifically for female candidates in the IITs in order to improve the gender balance in IITs and as per directives of the MHRD. As per provisions, total supernumerary seats created cannot exceed 10% of the total seats being offered in the IITs.
A total number of 155158 candidates appeared in both papers 1 and 2 in JEE (Advanced) 2018.A total no. of 18138 candidates have qualified JEE (Advanced) 2018, i.e., 18138 candidates scored above the cut‐offs required for qualification. This is more than 1.6 times the number of seats that are being offered. Of the total qualified candidates, 2076 are females.
Pranav Goyal is the top ranker in Common Rank List (CRL) in JEE (Advanced) 2018 by obtaining 337 marks out of 360 marks. Meenal Parakh is the top ranked female with CRL 6 by obtaining 318 marks out of 360 marks.
Following are more details about the qualified candidates:
1. Total number of qualified boys: 16062
2. Total number of qualified girls: 2076
3. Total number of qualified general (GEN) candidates: 8794
4. Total number of qualified OBC candidates: 3140
5. Total number of qualified SC candidates: 4709
6. Total number of qualified ST candidates: 1495
Pranav Goyal, who topped the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced, let out the secret of his success–stay calm and be focused. He bagged the first rank by scoring 337 marks out of 360 in the examination, the results of which were announced by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) today.
“If you focus well, your study hours won’t really matter. So, just stay focused and calm. Have faith in your teachers and their guidance, and always ensure that your knowledge is conceptually sound,” an excited Pranav told the media.
Pranav, student of a private school in Panchkula, said solving the previous years’ papers helped in getting an insight into the pattern of the examination.
He said that he was not a ‘bookworm’ and made sure that he got his daily dose of entertainment.
While studying for 7 to 10 hours a day, I never missed out on my 40 odd-minute dose of entertainment before bedtime. I used to watch cartoons and read books to de-stress, Pranav said.
About his future plans, the topper shared, “I want to study computer science engineering from IIT Bombay”.
Pranav, whose father is a businessman, was also the tricity (Chandigarh-Panchkula-Mohali) topper in CBSE Class 12th board examination with 97.2 per cent and scored an All
India Rank-4 in JEE Mains.
His parents said their son had always been a topper and worked very hard for the past two years to achieve this feat.
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar congratulated Pranav on his success.
“Hearty congratulations to Pranav Goyal of Haryana for securing 1st rank in IIT #JEEAdvanced2018. I wish you good luck for a bright and prosperous future!,” he tweeted.