JEE Advanced Result 2018: What candidates in Lucknow said ahead of the declaration
Some students in Lucknow said on Friday they were confident of doing well while others are keeping their finger crossed, ahead of the result of JEE Advanced 2018 to be announced on Sunday by Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.
Most students found the papers tougher than the last few years, especially the mathematics section. Experts say there could be a drop in the overall cutoff as many students were not happy with their performance.
Students at GD Goenka Public School are confident of cracking the exam but not sure about their rank and colleges they will get through.
Yashi Agarwal, who scored 92.4% in CBSE Class 12 board examination this year, wants to pursue a B Tech in computer science.
“I always knew what I had to do. I had my feet firmly grounded. I have always dreamt of being an IITian. I’ve worked really hard for the last two years to fulfill my dream. I have to just clear my JEE Advanced to be where I want to be,” the 17-year-old said.
Sharayansh Agarwal and Parth Gupta, both 18-years-old, also dream to graduate from one of the premier Indian Institutes of Technology.
“Once I graduate from IIT I hope to make software that would help the technology of the country to advance and could bring in a new era of browsing. My career path goes through IIT leading me to be a successful software engineer,” Sharayansh of GD Goenka Public School said.
Parth said he is keeping his finger crossed.
Sarthak Srivastava, an alumnus of City Montessori School’s Gomti Nagar branch, said he does not expect to get a core branch in IITs.
“My expected score ranges somewhere between 120 to 125 and as claimed by most of the coaching institutes the cut off for this year will fluctuate between 85 to 95. Therefore, I am likely to qualify but cannot expect any extraordinary result,” Sarthak said.
These days, Srivastava is playing the violin and reading books to keep himself calm.
“What matters the most in scoring well in advance is your capability to deal with stress,” he said.
“In case, if I don’t get into IITs I will have state government engineering colleges as backup options. All I want after my B Tech is to have my own startup,” he added.
Prakhar Srivastava of CMS Gomti Nagar said he prepared well for the exam and also scored well in the coaching tests.
“My anticipated score is around 130 and the cutoff expected is 90-95. This means that I would get none of the core branches in the top IITs and lower branches in other IITs is what’s left for me. But, I would get the desired branch in many of the other colleges like HBTU Kanpur or lower NITs,” Prakhar said.
He said he is busy playing football and cricket and also started learning martial arts, just for interest. But the worry about the results is always there, he said.
JEE Advanced was conducted online this time for the first time and candidates neither had a print of the question papers nor a record of their responses.
Last year, Lucknow’s Lakshya Sharma topped JEE Advanced in IIT Kanpur zone with AIR 10.
Over 160,000 students across the country appeared for the first-ever completely computer-based Joint Entrance Examination-Advanced (JEE-Advance) held on May 20 for admissions to 23 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).