A total of 44 candidates have scored 100 percentile in the JEE Main 2021, of which, 18 candidates have shared the top rank, Ministry of Education (MoE) officials told PTI on Tuesday midnight.
The first rank holders included Gaurab Das (Karnataka), Vaibhav Vishal (Bihar), Duggineni Venkata Paneesh (Andhra Pradesh), Siddhant Mukherjee, Anshul Verma and Mridul Agarwal (Rajasthan), Ruchir Bansal and Kavya Chopra (Delhi), Amaiya Singhal and Pal Agarwal (Uttar Pradesh), Komma Sharanya and Joysula Venkata Aditya (Telangana), Pasala Veera Siva, Karnam Lokesh and Kanchanapalli Rahul Naidu, (Andhra Pradesh), Pulkit Goyal (Punjab) and Guramrit Singh (Chandigarh).
The JEE Main result was expected to be announced on September 10 but was delayed. No clarification was issued by the NTA however, the JEE Advanced 2021 registration process was pushed ahead due to a delay in the JEE Main results, the official website read.
The delay in JEE Main result is speculated to be a result of alleged JEE Main exam rigging. CBI on September 3 had arrested seven people in connection with a case of alleged rigging of (JEE) (Mains) examination this year. The CBI probe has found that the accused scouted for students willing to appear for the exams fraudulently. by paying between Rs 12 lakh and Rs 15 lakh.