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Servers down, but spirits up as Pune gets IIT toppers

City’s Abhro Bhuniya shines with All-India Rank 54.

Written by Alifiya Khan | Pune | Published: June 13, 2016 4:39:41 am
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Even as the results of the IIT-Jee Advanced were declared on Friday, server issues continued till late night, dampening the spirit of students and coaches who were logging on to the website continuously to get the results.

Around 950 students had appeared for the exams from Pune. However, as the server was unresponsive till late evening, it wasn’t clear how many students had got through. Many students from the city came amongst the top scorers with Abhro Bhuniya emerging as the city topper with an All-India Rank 54.

Overall, a total of 1,47,678 students appeared for the JEE ADVANCED 2016 on May 22 of which 25,939 students were declared qualified in the Common Merit List (CML). From all categories (GENERAL, OBC, SC, ST, PwD) put together, 36,566 students were declared qualified.

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While tutorial heads could not figure out the complete result of their students due to server crash, they did observe that the overall cut off was much lower this year.

Durgesh Mangeshkar of IIT Prashikshan Kendra said, “The cut-off has significantly fallen to 20% (75 marks out of 372) for Common Merit List as compared to 24.5% in 2015 and 35% in 2014. This may be because the difficulty level of the JEE ADVANCED 2016 paper was quite high as compared to previous years.”

At M Prakash Academy, director M Prakash said that of the 100 registered students, results of barely a few students could be checked. On the fall in cut offs, he said, “I think the paper was not tough but lengthy. It was not as straight forward and too many calculations were involved.”

It was Bakliwal Tutorials which produced the citys topper Abhro Bhuniya who secured an All-India Rank 54. At least five of the students came in the top 1,000 but here too, server issues led to inability to access results.

At Prime Academy, where topper is Mayank Singh with AIR 108, director Lalit Kumar said the cut off decreased to 20% as physics paper level really went very high surpassing the toughness level of last 20 years.

A student of Airforce High School, Mayank said, “With the able guidance from my teachers and my 7 hrs dedicated studies, I was able to perform well. I’m hoping to get into either computer science course in IIT Delhi or electrical course in IIT Bombay. “

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