The topper of JEE Advanced 2015, Giridhar S from Pune was ranked 3rd in JEE (Main) and is planning to opt for software engineering and designing at IIT-Bombay. The fourth and fifth rank holders, Sheshansh Agrawal and Divyansh Pareek, are from Jaipur. In light of the consideration of Class 12 scores, the JEE Advanced and Main positions of the top rankers are at wide fluctuation, including the main five aside from Pareek.
The top 20 rank holders in the Main exam were out of the top 20 list of the Advanced. Satvat Jagwani, the topper of the Advanced exam, got 740th rank in the Main. Gaur, the main topper, managed to secure 56th rank in the Advanced merit list. Kaza, second in Main, was 45th in Advanced. Giridhar, third in Main, was 84th in Advanced. There are little contrast in their JEE Main test scores and most secured over 90 percent in their particular boards. The topper in advanced from Mumbai area, Purav Gandhi with AIR 29 got 103rd rank in Main rank list. However, it doesn’t make any difference to him as he will in any case get into IIT-Bombay, he says.
Many say that all this happened because of standardization of total marks. A couple CBSE students have claimed that their modified scores after re-examination were not considered for ascertaining the last JEE positions. A student said that after revaluation of her board scores, she got 485 which was earlier 478 out of 500. “A friend who scored 97 percent in the boards got 99.82 percentile in JEE Main, while I got 98.93 percentile despite scoring the same (97%), though after revision,” she added.