The IIT-JEE entrance test is known as one of India’s toughest exams. Every year, millions of students try to pass it and get into one of the prestigious IITs in India.

But there are students like Chirag Falor from Pune who, even after passing the exam, decide not to join the IITs. Chirag Falor got the highest rank in the JEE Advanced exam in 2020. Instead of going to the IITs, he chose to go to the famous Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the United States.

Chirag Falor did well in his studies. He got the top rank in the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Advanced and scored a perfect 100 percentile in the JEE Mains. He got into MIT in March 2020 but couldn’t go to the US because of the COVID-19 lockdown. So, he started studying online in India.

I got into MIT and I’m going there. Classes have started, and I’m attending them online. I prepared for these exams for four years, so I didn’t want to skip them,” said Falor as quoted by PTI.

Chirag Falor got 352 out of 396 marks in the JEE Advanced. “The JEE exam was tougher than the one at MIT. It gave me a lot of confidence. I used to attend MIT classes online at night and study for IIT exams during the day,” explained Falor.

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In 2019, Falor won a gold medal at the 13th International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA) and also got the top position in the American Mathematics competition in 2019.