IIT is a place for people who deserve to be there, lost nights of sleep during the past two years in the name of preparation. People usually like the “underdog wins the fight” stories. There are many real-life examples of students supposedly “average” in the eyes of others, who came out with flying colors in the IIT entrance examination.
A total of 24 students have scored 100 percentile score. Of these only one student is a female – Chukka Tanuja from Telangana while rest 23 are male students. A total of five transgender students also appeared for the exam but none got 100 percentile
If you are wondering that only freshers make it to IITs, you don’t have the right idea. In 2013, more than 30% of the students who were selected into the IIT-JEE gave the exam for the second time and this figure was 60% in 2012. On average, every year 30-45% of people selected in the JEE are appearing for the second time. These numbers clearly show that your chances of getting into IIT are as good, if not better, in a second attempt as they are in a first attempt.