Nitin who had studied at Navoydaya Vidhyalaya and managed his IIT coaching with the help of scholarship secured 499th all-India rank in the SC category.
His father Banwari Lal Jaatav works as a labour under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) near his village Pipahera. , The village pradhan informed Jaatav about his son's success in the prestigious exam.
Nitin, is eldest among his three siblings.
"Iski mehnat parivar ki kismat badal degi (his hard work will change the destiny of the family). However, the family is now concerned about arranging the IIT fee as Nitin wishes to join IIT-Kharagpur and do electrical engineering,his father was quoted as saying by the Times of India.
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"As I am a Dalit, I don't need to pay what candidates of general class pay, but still I need money. Though I have cracked it, money is still a matter of concern for the family as my father is a MNREGA worker," said Nitin Kumar Jaatav.
This year, the JEE Main 2016 exam was conducted in both online as well as offline format. The JEE Main offline test (pen and paper based) took place on April 3, while the online test (computer based) test for Paper 1 and Paper 2 was held on April 9 and April 10, 2016 respectively.