17-year-old Kartikeya Gupta from Nagpur and IIT B zone is the national topper in the JEE Advanced 2019.
While Shabnam Sahay from Ahmedabad stood first among girls in the IIT Bombay zone, Tulip Pandey stood first among girls in the State.
For JEE Advanced, a prerequisite for entrance to all IITs, a total of 38,705 candidates qualified, of which 5,356 are girls.
Kartikeya Gupta scored a whopping 346 out of 372 marks, Ms Sahay scored 308 of 372.
“I wanted to pursue medicine but chose to do engineering as I had grown up hearing from others that women are not good at maths. By scoring 81 of 124 in maths, I have proven them wrong,” Ms Pandey said.