Why did the girls fail in securing top ranks in JEE Advanced 2014 inspite of performing well in CBSE
The result of the prestigious JEE advanced 2014 was announced yesterday with only five girls making it to the top 100. Udaipur’s Chitraang Murdia emerged as the topper while Aditi from IIT Roorkee zone is the topper amongst girl candidates securing seventh rank in the common merit list.
Asked about the reason behind such poor performance of girls in the exam, Aditi told that girls are neither encouraged by their parents nor by the society to get into engineering.
Aditi from Jalandhar scored 95.4% in her senior secondary examination. “My future plan is to join computer science in IIT Delhi,” she said, adding: “I may like to join the civil services.”
This year, the results of the 2014 Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Advanced) was heavily in favour of students from the CBSE, as nearly 55% of those who qualified the test are from this board.
Just 931 students from ICSE Board could make it to the IIT-JEE examination this year.
A total of 27,151 candidates out of the registered 1, 26,997 have qualified the examination. Beside this, there were 6,000 students who appeared in the OBC category, 4,400 in SC and 1,250 in ST category respectively.
A total of 243 candidates with disability cleared the exam.
The successful qualifying candidates will be entitled for an admission to the 16 IITs and also Indian School of Mines in Dhanbad.