Class 12 state board students who have scored over 64.3% and have made it to the final round of the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) that will be held on Sunday (today) stand a chance of being selected to the Indian Institute of Technology (IITs), as per a statement released by the state board.
The cut off for general category this year is lesser than 73.4% cut-off the board had circulated to give students an estimate, based on last year’s data.
According to the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education the cut-off score for the top 20 percentile of the general category has been put at 386 (64.3%) . For OBC, the cut off will be 348, SC 343 and for ST 341, stated a statement released by the state board.
This cut off has brought cheer to students who were disappointed with the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) results announced on Thursday. “I had scored less than my expectation, but I am relieved to have qualified for the top 20,’” said Parth Shah, student from Bhayander who secured 75% from Science stream.
“Students who have made it to this final round of examination but do not find them within the cut-off need not lose heart and should consider the exam as a good exposure,’’ said Sarjerao Jadhav, state board chairperson.