The Central Board of Secondary Education on Monday declared the results of the main Joint Entrance Examination, the test that students seeking admission to engineering colleges have to clear. Based on the result, 2,31,024 students were declared eligible to take the JEE Advanced examination.

Suraj Krishna Bhogi from Andhra Pradesh topped the JEE (Main) exam with 350 marks, while KVR Hemant Kumar, from the same state, secured the second rank. Parth Lathuria from Rajasthan bagged the third place.

Over 13 lakh candidates appeared the exam this year. They can check their results at the, or

In 2017, the Ministry of Human Resource Development had notified that the marks a candidate secures in Class 12 would not be a weighing factor when the JEE (Main) ranks are decided.

The candidates who clear this exam qualify for the JEE Advanced examination, which will be conducted on May 20 for admission to 23 branches of the Indian Institutes of Technology.

IIT-Kanpur will conduct the JEE Advanced examination for 2018.

Some other institutes like the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore and Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research, have also accepted JEE Advanced marks in the past.

Candidates looking to qualify for admission to the IITs and National Institutes of Technology should have secured at least 75% marks in the Class 12 examination, or be in the top 20 percentile in the examination conducted by other boards. Students from Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes communities are required to score 65% in the Class 12 tests.