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Insanely Outstanding: Can a 13-year-old boy crack the IIT-JEE?

This candidate, who received an All India Rank (AIR) of 670, is the youngest to pass the IIT JEE. Learn about his motivational tale here.

Every year, millions of candidates take the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE). The purpose of the JEE is to identify qualified applicants for admission to Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) across the nation.

Only a small percentage of the millions of applicants pass the test. Some candidates even try more than once to pass the test.

Let’s talk about this person today who, at the tender age of 13, aced the IIT admission exam. With an All India Rank (AIR) of 670, Satyam Kumar became the youngest Indian to pass the IIT JEE in 2012.

Satyam is a native of the Bihar district of Bhojpur. He is a farmer’s son. He relocated to Kota, Rajasthan, in order to study for the JEE. Satyam achieved two JEE cracks.

When he first scored well on the JEE in 2011, he was just 12 years old. On his first try, Satyam Kumar received AIR 8137, but he was not pleased with his rank.He made the decision to retake the IIT JEE.

Satyam kept up his diligent work and gave the preparations his full attention. In 2012, at the age of 13, he made another attempt at the IIT JEE. Satyam’s perseverance paid off, as he was able to obtain an AIR 670 this time.

He then managed to be admitted to the esteemed IIT Kanpur. He obtained his BTech-MTech in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kanpur. He later enrolled in the PhD program at the University of Texas at Austin.

When he finished his PhD, he was only 24 years old.According to his LinkedIn page, he began working at Apple as a machine learning intern four months after completing his education. He is currently employed by the University of Texas as a graduate research assistant.    

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