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JEE Main topper is Suraj Krishna of Andhra Pradesh, cut-off marks at 74

Suraj Krishna from Vijayawada is the JEE Main topper for 2018 with a score of 350, according to the results declared by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on its official result website

education Updated: Apr 30, 2018 22:34 IST
Aabshar H Quazi
Aabshar H Quazi
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
JEE Main topper,Bhogi Suraj Krishna,JEE Main Result
JEE aspirants coming out of the examination hall after the Mains paper in Patna.(HT File Photo)

Bhogi Suraj Krishna from Andhra Pradesh topped the JEE main 2018 examination with a score of 350.

The JEE Main topper is from Vijayawada, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), said.

The JEE Main result 2018 was declared by the CBSE on its official result websites cbse.nic.in and jeemain.nic.in on Monday. The top 231,024 candidates will be eligible for JEE Advanced, which is used for admission to Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and other top engineering institutes.

A candidate in the general category requires 74 marks in the JEE Main 2018, to sit for JEE Advanced exam for admissions to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).

The Central Board of Secondary Education, which conducts the JEE Main 2018, also placed the cut-off marks for the other backward castes (OBC) category at 45. Cut off marks for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes remained 29 and 24 marks respectively.

According to the CBSE, over 10 lakh students appeared in the JEE Main 2018 offline exam held on April 8 and more than 2 lakh candidates took the online exam on April 15 and April 16.

Students can check their score on CBSE’s official website. Here’s how to check the results.

Though the board has said that no weightage would be given to marks obtained in Class 12th board exams, candidates are required to secure above 75% marks to be eligible for admission to IITs, National Institute of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), Centrally-Funded Technical Institute (CFTI) and Self-Financed Institutes (SFIs).

First Published: Apr 30, 2018 20:02 IST