This year, about 12897 Andhra Pradesh students appeared for IIT-JEE. Of these, 3765 students have cracked the exam. Compared to last year, the success rate of students in the examination has improved by 38%.
Last year 1449 students from AP had attempted IIT-JEE with Vijayawada’s Jeevithiesh Duggani securing All India Rank 4, thereby making the state proud.
Living up to the expectations, this year about 1000 students from Krishna District have made it to the IIT admission list. Gudivada’s Lukka Govinda Siva Nagadev, who belongs to the OBC category, secured 5th rank in AP and an All India Rank 28th. Anantapur’s Chagam Dileep, whose ambition is to become a technocrat secured 44th rank at the national level. State Rank 3rd was secured by Srikakulapu Rohan Abhishek from the SC category.
On hearing about the results, a few teachers from Narayana Academy said that the really complicated Chemistry section is what caused their students to miss out on finding a spot in the Top-10.
Another reason which was given was that after the division of the state into two, there are very few CBSE and ICSE schools left in Andhra Pradesh and it is students of these schools who mainly crack IIT-JEE. According to IIT-JEE results of 2016, only 8.4% of Andhra State Board students were able to succeed in this exam and make their way to IITs across the country.