Kalpit Veerwal from Udaipur, Rajasthan, has topped the Joint Entrance Examination Main 2017 scoring full marks. He topped in the general as well as Scheduled Caste category. He is the first student to score 360 out of 360, according to The Times of India. The results were declared on Thursday.
“It is a happy moment for me to be the topper in JEE Mains but I am taking it normally and focusing on JEE Advanced, which would be held next month,” Veerwal told Hindustan Times. “I did regular studies, never missed the classes, kept my confidence high and cleared doubts from teachers to achieve success in JEE Mains 2017.” JEE Advanced is the qualifying examination for the Indian Institutes of Technology.
Veerwal’s father works as a compounder at Udaipur’s Maharana Bhupal Government Hospital and his mother is a teacher at a government school. He has an older sibling who is studying at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi.
He attributed his success to the support he got from his parents and teachers at Kota-based Resonance Eduventure Private Limited’s Udaipur branch, where he has been a student since Class 8. Veerwal said he wanted to study computer science at IIT-Mumbai.