Shivanand, the son of a farmer, passed his class 12th examination this year with 93.4 percent and got special permission to sit for the IIT-JEE. He secured 2,587 rank in the examination.

The result of IIT-JEE was declared on Thursday.

"We are proud of him. He has done something very special at this age," Shivanand's father Kamlakant Tiwari, a resident of Dharampur village, said.

Shivanand said that he wants to pursue research in physics.

"I am keen on becoming a scientist," he said.

Tiwari said it was the first attempt of his son in IIT-JEE.

A total of 1,26,997 applicants had registered for the entrance examination out of which 27,151 candidates have cleared IIT-JEE (advanced).

Last year, 13-year-old Satyam Kumar from Bihar's Bhojpur district had cracked the IIT-JEE and secured an impressive all India rank of 679.

The IIT-JEE advance exams are conducted to secure admission to the undergraduate programmes offered by 16 IITs and the Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad in Jharkhand.


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