RESULTS OF the IIT-JEE (Mains) 2016 were declared by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Wednesday, and a total of 1,031 candidates from Chandigarh qualified for the JEE (Advanced), which is now scheduled to be held on May 22.
A total of 12.07 lakh candidates had registered for the IIT exam across India, out of whom only 1,54,032 candidates have now qualified for the JEE (Advanced). Out of the total eligible candidates, 75,859 are from the general category, and the remaining 78,173 candidates are from the reserved categories this year. A total of 2,073 candidates from Punjab and 4,358 candidates from Haryana are now eligible to take the JEE (Advanced) test.
Ranks of students will, however, be finalised only after the declaration of the CBSE 12th Board results. The JEE (Mains) Ranking Card with details indicating each candidate’s All India Rank, state rank and category rank along with total marks in each paper will be made available by CBSE after June 30 only.
“Sixty per cent weightage is given to the marks obtained by students in IIT (Main) and 40 per cent weightage is given to the 12th board marks. Only after the CBSE results are out will the ranks be finalised. For now, CBSE has only declared the scores for JEE Main 2016 for students who took the exam online/offline,” said Kunal Singh, a Chandigarh-based IIT JEE trainer.
The CBSE also released the cut-off marks for JEE (Advanced) for different categories. Out of 360, the cut-off for general category students is 100, whereas that for OBC is 70. For students from SC category, the cut-off is 52, and that for ST category students, it is 48 this year.
“The cut-off marks for the general category are almost the same as last year. In 2015, the cut-off marks for general category were 115, whereas that in JEE (Main) 2014 were 105. Decrease in the number of candidates appearing for the JEE exams in the last two years and the increase in complexity of the exam explain the consecutive decrease in cut-off marks for JEE (Mains),” said Singh.