Mumbai: The results of Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2017 have been declared. The cut-off for JEE Advanced was surprisingly low this year. The cut-off for general category is 81 against 100 last year. This a dramatic fall in cut-off compared to last year.
For OBC category the cut-off is 49, which is a fall of 30% from previous year. Similarly, for SC cut –off is 32 while for ST cut-off 27. Last year, the JEE main cut-off was 100 and OBC, SC and ST categories was at 70, 52 and 48, respectively. The cut-off in 2015 was 105 for general category candidates and for OBC, SC and ST category candidates it was 70, 50 and 44 respectively.
The fall in cut-off scores of JEE Main 2017 is believed to be due to higher difficulty levels of question papers in the exam.
About 10.20 lakh students participated the JEE main exam this year. On the basis of JEE Main rankings, 2.20 lakh top scorers will qualify for JEE Advanced 2017. The qualified candidates have to register for JEE Advanced. The JEE Advanced paper will be held on 21 May 2017 (Sunday).
The JEE Advanced is conducted for admission to nearly 11,000 B.Tech seats in 23 IITs. Meanwhile, JEE Main 2017 cut off score will be the basis for selection of candidates for admission to nearly 24,000 seats distributed among 23 IITs,31 NITs, 20 IIITs and 18 GFTIs.