The results of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) mains, which were declared on Monday, showed a dip in the cut-off.
From last year’s 115 the cut off this year has come down to 105.
The students who clear the cut-off will qualify to sit for the JEE (Advanced), the exam which help give students entry to the IIT’s and Indian School of Mines (ISM).
The reason for the low cut-off this year has been attributed to the tough paper being set by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
Click to check JEE Main Result 2015
“Compared to last year, this year the paper was tough. Physics exam was tough and there were questions for which we could not find solution, but the board did. Similarly for mathematics, there were questions which had two solutions and the board accepted it too. But students tend to leave such questions,” said RL Trika, director, FIITJEE.
The highest scorer of IIT-JEE mains was from Indore who had got 336 out of 360. Another aspirant from Faridabad scored 325 out of 360.
Of the 13 lakh which appeared for the JEE mains, 1.5 lakh will be sitting for the JEE advanced scheduled to be held on May 24.
The result of the JEE mains is a gateway for candidates to sit for the JEE advanced. The rank list for JEE advanced will be prepared on the basis of the aggregate marks.
However, for admission to institutions other than IIT’s, the CBSE will release a rank separately, on the basis of 60% of JEE (Main) score and 40% of corresponding Class 12 board marks. Separate rank lists will be prepared for admission to BE/B Tech and B Arch (in institutions other than IITs).
The cut off marks for general candidates in JEE (Mains) was 105, for OBC 70 marks, for SC 50 marks and for ST 44 marks, said Executive Director JEE(Main) CBSE.