A score of more than 113 out of 360 in the Joint Entrance Exam-Main (JEE-Main) will make you eligible for the next level test for entry into the Indian Institutes of Technology.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) released the results of JEE-Main, the first level test conducted in April, on Tuesday.
The JEE-Main is essentially the same as last year’s All India Engineering Entrance Exam, where the top score was 346 and 345 in 2012 and 2011 respectively. The CBSE did not release a merit list or the names of toppers. However, Anagh Prasad, a Ranchi student is likely to be among them, with a score of 345.
“It wasn’t a complete surprise because we calculated the scores after the exam,” said Prasad, 17. “I’m preparing for the next exam and confident about it.” Check your result here
Palak Jain, from Udaipur, scored 340, putting her too, in the top-scoring bracket. “I was expecting a little less, I’m very happy with my score,” said Jain, 18.
The 113 qualifying mark for students to appear for the next round was lower than the 120 that many had predicted. “It went lower than we expected,” said Manoj Sharma, vice-president, operations and business development, Resonance Eduventures, a coaching class. “But since this is a new format with so many students, we aren’t too surprised by the score.”
High scorers from Maharashtra are within the 330-340 bracket. “I will now focus on preparing for the next exam,” said Yash Bhalgat, 17, from Pune, who scored 335.
With a score of 331, Aditya Kale is among the top-scorers in the city. “Actually, this exam wasn’t my main focus,” said Kale, 18. “I was preparing for the JEE Advanced. I got a good score because I scored 100 in the maths section.”
Nearly 12.5 lakh candidates appeared for the engineering paper of JEE-Main. The top 1.5 lakh candidates (75,000 general candidates) will now appear for the JEE-Advanced. The score will also be used to determine entry into the National Institutes of Technology and other centrally-funded engineering institutes.
Candidates said they faced no problem while downloading the results. “Everything was smooth,” said Vineet Joshi, CBSE chairperson.