13-year-old cracks IIT exam,
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Rajiv Nayan Agrawal, TNN : A 13-year-old child prodigy from Bihar's Bhojpur
district, who had created history by becoming the youngest student to clear the
IIT-JEE entrance exam last year, had cracked the prestigious examination again
with an improved ranking this year.
Satyam Kumar, whose father is a farmer, secured an all India rank of 679. He had
got 8,137th rank last year and took the exam again to improve his ranking.
The boy had broken the record of Delhi's Sahal Kaushik last year. Kaushik had
cracked the IIT-JEE exam when he was 14.
Born on July 20, 1999, Satyam had shown exceptional talent since childhood. He
left Patna's Central Public School to move to Kota in Rajasthan to join an IIT
The institute's director, R K Verma, took his test and found his so talented
that he helped finance his studies for one of the toughest examinations in the
Satyam, who passed his Class X examination from a Kota school, said he wants to
be a scientist to contribute to aeronautical and aerospace engineering.
At a function organized to felicitate him, Satyam told students to solve
difficult problems of mathematics and physics playfully through duplet method.
Times of India )