11/06/2017 3:24 PM IST | Updated 11/06/2017 3:34 PM IST

Chandigarh Student Sarvesh Mahtani Tops IIT-JEE (Advanced)

He credited his parents and teachers for his result.


Panchkula's Sarvesh Mehtani, who secured the All India Rank I in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced 2017, has credited his parents and teachers for his outstanding achievement.

"I studied for five hours besides my schooling and coaching hours," Mahtani told ANI. "On holidays, I studied for eight hours. I would say that the support of the parents is very important for a person to achieve anything. I would like to give credit to my parents and my teachers for my result. I believe that practical examination gives a good knowledge about the examination," Mehtani said.

Mehtani also said that he was motivated to take the exam as he wanted to study in one of the top engineering colleges in the country. "Focus can make anyone achieve whatever they want to," Mahtani's father said. His mother called it the "best day of her life".

IIT JEE Advanced 2017 results were declared on the official website of the engineering entrance exam. on Sunday at 10 AM. At least 1.7 lakh candidates had registered and appeared in the exams which were held on May 21. Candidates who cleared the JEE (Main) or the first phase of the two-phase exams were eligible to sit for the JEE (Advanced).

Debaditya Pramanik from Kolkata emerged as the topper in the eastern region with an All India Rank of 38. Suraj Yadav from Haryana's Mahendragarh is the All India 5th rank holder. Rachit Bansal of Chandigarh has secured 9th AIR in JEE Advanced.

On the basis of JEE (Advanced), IITs offer admission into undergraduate courses leading to a Bachelor's, Integrated Master's or Bachelor-Master Dual Degree in Engineering, Sciences, Architecture or Pharmaceutics.