JEE Advanced 2024 Results Announced: Pass Percentage Increases, Lahoti Tops Exam

JEE Advanced 2024 topper Ved Lahoti
Preeti Bali / 6:08 am / June 11, 2024

The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced, the single-window entrance exam for admission to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), witnessed a rise in the pass percentage this year. Additionally, cut-off scores increased across all categories.

Record-Breaking Topper and Rising Pass Rates

Ved Lahoti, hailing from the Delhi zone, emerged as the national champion with a record-breaking score of 355 out of 360. This marks the highest score ever achieved in the exam’s history. The overall pass percentage also saw a positive trend, climbing to 26.77% from 24.26% in 2023. This figure reflects a continuation of the upward trajectory observed from 2022 (26.17%).

Top Performers and Diverse Strategies

Among female candidates, Dwija Patel from the IIT Bombay zone secured the top rank with a score of 332, placing her 7th overall in the national rankings. Interestingly, Lahoti and Patel followed contrasting approaches to their preparation.

Lahoti, originally from Madhya Pradesh, opted for the traditional coaching hub route and prepared for the exam in Kota, Rajasthan. He emphasized the importance of “positive pressure” and healthy competition in excelling at JEE Advanced. Maintaining focus while living independently in Kota – with visits from his mother every two months – proved a successful strategy.

Dwija, on the other hand, thrived in a familiar environment. She prioritized staying home for better focus, believing that adjusting to a new location could hinder her studies. Instead, she opted for a nearby coaching institute while maintaining the comfort of her home environment.

IIT Bombay Remains Top Choice, Madras Zone Dominates Qualified Candidates

As with previous years, IIT Bombay emerged as the most coveted institution among top scorers. Both Lahoti and Dwija, alongside many others in the merit list, aim to secure admission in the prestigious Computer Science Engineering branch at IIT Bombay.

In terms of geographical distribution, the IIT Madras zone emerged as the leading contributor of qualified candidates. An impressive 145 students from this zone secured a place within the top 500 ranks, with four even placing among the top 10. Continuing its dominance from 2023, the Madras zone (comprising Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Puducherry) continues to be a breeding ground for JEE Advanced success.

Gender Representation and International Participation

This year’s exam saw 7,964 female candidates qualify, reflecting a positive trend towards increased female participation. However, the number of foreign candidates taking the exam dipped slightly, dropping from 13 in 2023 to only 7 this year. Additionally, there were 179 candidates with OCI/PIO (Overseas Citizen of India/Person of Indian Origin) status.

Streamlined Counselling Process with Prepayment Option

The organizing IIT for JEE Advanced 2024, IIT Madras, announced a new feature for the upcoming Joint Seat Allotment Authority counselling process. Candidates will now have the option to prepay their fees before the “mock round” and official seat allotment commences. This aims to streamline the process and enhance convenience for students.


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