Each year, the results of IIT JEE throw up some interesting
numbers. Apart from changing the life of the selected students, these results
also highlight the education pattern in the country. The pattern highlighted in
this year's JEE results is no less astonishing.
The top 100 rankers, who would get whatever course they
choose in whichever IIT they choose, are always part of an elite group. This year's
results show that 50 out of the top 100 students in the IIT JEE results belong
to the CBSE board. The second most students are from Telangana state board that
has sent 21 students to the IITs in the top 100 rankers.
The third in the list
of boards was the state board of Maharashtra which had 7 students in the top
100. Additionally, the board which sent the most number of students in the
entire JEE merit list was CBSE, followed by Telangana and Maharashtra.
According to a JEE official, while CBSE has remained the top
board for a number of years, the rankings below CBSE keep changing each year. In
the year 2013, 80% of the selected students belonged to only three boards, viz.
CBSE and the Punjab and Andhra Pradesh state boards. CBSE, state boards of
Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh were the top five boards in