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JEE Main Results: Know How Odisha Topper Debasish Panda Converted Hardship Into Opportunity

Cuttack: The results for the National Testing Agency Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2021 March session were announced last night. A total of 13 candidates have scored a perfect 100 score in the crucial entrance exams.

Bringing laurels for the State, Debasish Panda of Srivihar colony in Cuttack town has topped the exam in Odisha with 99.959166 percentile score.

Speaking on the feat Debasish, a student from the ODM Public School In Bhubaneswar at, told OTV, “I am happy that my dream has came true. I had worked really hard to crack the examination. Though I did not follow any strict time table for studies, I used to read eight to ten hours regularly,” he added.

Giving credit of his success to his parents, school and coaching institutes’ teachers, Debasish said that his next aim is to crack the IIT entrance exam–JEE Advanced 2021 for which preparations are in full steam.

“I am preparing for JEE Advance and want to become a scientist in future and make my country and State proud,” said Debasish.

Debasish said people had to undergo hardships due to the Covid-19 lockdowns. “But it gave me a great opportunity for the preparations,” he said.

“Normally when we go to school and tuitions, a lot of time is waisted in travelling. But the online classes during lockdown saved much of my time. That gave me ample time to complete the course as well as practice for the entrance,” said Debasish.

“Success and failures are bound to happen when one prepares for any competitive exams. But, one should not lose hope and confidently prepare for the papers,” he said in his message to other students who are preparing for several competitive examinations.

NTA will be conducting the exams four times this year and if a candidate appears for the exam more than once, the best score obtained will be considered for admission.

A total of 6,19,638 lakh candidates had registered for the March session examination which was held in six slots till March 18. The exam was conducted in 334 cities, including 12 cities outside India – Baharain, Colombo, Doha, Dubai, Kathmandu, Kualalumpur, Lagos, Muscat, Riyadh, Sharjah, Singapore, and Kuwait.

707 observers, 261 city coordinators, 19 regional coordinators, six special coordinators and two national coordinators were deployed at these centres to ensure fairness in examinations.

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