New Delhi, Jan 19 (PTI) Fifteen candidates scored 100 percentile in the Joint Entrance Examination (Main) held earlier this month, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said Saturday.Also Read - CSIR UGC NET June 2021: Exam City Slip Out on | Direct Link to Download And Other Details Here

In a series of tweets, he announced that the National testing Agency (NTA) declared the JEE (Main) results. Also Read - UGC-NET December 2020 and June 2021: NTA Releases Answer Key on| Raise Objections by Jan 24

After the JEE (Main) April-2019, the ranks of the candidates will be released taking into consideration better of the two NTA scores of all candidates who appeared in January and April 2019 examinations. Also Read - Is COVID-19 Curve Flattening in Delhi? Positivity Rate Drops to 22.47%, 5.52% Less Than Yesterday | Key Points

“Ranks would be declared after the 2nd JEE to be held in April 2019. For the first time students have chance to improve their performance. This is the @narendramodi Govt caring for students and trying to reduce exam stress,” Javadekar said.

“@DG_NTA declared results of the #JEE Main exam held between 8th & 12th Jan, in record time, & 12 days ahead of schedule. Made possible due to use of advanced technology and tireless team work of NTA team. I congratulate all students who did well & the entire team,” he posted on the microblogging site.

The first JEE (Main) was conducted in two shifts a day across 258 cities in the country and abroad. A total number of 9,29,198 candidates were registered for Paper – I (B.E./B.Tech.) in the examination. There were 467 examination centres across the country and abroad, according to a statement.

The Paper-I was conducted in a total of eight shifts.

“Nearly 8.75 lakh students took the exam. 15 students are in the 100th percentile. Congratulations to all students who did well.For the first time, @DG_NTA has used the percentile based scoring. This is more scientific and used in best exam world over,” he said.

Navneet Jindal topped in Delhi with a percentile of 99.9990830.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.