13-year-old boy cracks IIT-JEE exam
Jaipur, May 19 (PTI) A 13-year-old boy from Bihar has cracked the highly competitive Indian Institute of Technology-Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE).
Satyam Kumar, hailing from Bakhorapur village in Bhojpur district, qualified with an all-India rank of 8,137.
"Though I am happy with this success, I was expecting a rank under 500. Since it could not be achieved, I will now go for another attempt," Satyam told PTI over phone.
Satyam is currently studying in Rajasthan''s Kota city, well-known for its IIT-JEE coaching centers, and is awaiting his class 12 results.
"I have two dreams, first to develop an advanced social networking site and then to become an IAS officer. I hope that I will score a better rank next year and after finishing my studies, I will work towards materialising my dreams," he said.
Satyam lives with his younger brother Shivam, a class 7 student, and uncle in Dadabari area in Kota city and the coaching institute where he studies bears their entire expenses.
"Satyam did not have a formal education in his childhood days as his father, a farmer, was too poor and could not afford his schooling," his uncle R P Singh said.
"His talent was first noticed by his cousin''s teacher who recommended him to sit for the exam. We all are so proud of him now," he said.
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