JEE Main 2017: Cut-off goes low
New Delhi: Reducing the tension of lakhs of engineering aspirants, the cut-off announced by the CBSE for appearing in JEE (Advanced) is low this year. The cut-off for the general category is 81, OBC-NCL is 49, SC is 32 and for ST category the cut-off is 27.
The examination was held on April 2, 8 and 9 in which 10.2 lakh students appeared. After the examination, experts opined that the cut-off for this year can be pegged around 100-108 marks range. Contrary to the predictions, the cut-off is very low this year bringing smiles on the faces of students. Cut-off marks for common merit list was 100 and 105 in 2016 and 2015 respectively.
A total of 2,20,000 candidates have been qualified for the JEE (Advanced) which is scheduled on 21 May 2017. Online application for IIT JEE (Advanced) can be submitted from April 28 (Friday) to May 02 (Tuesday), 2017 through https://jeeadv.ac.in/.
This year, the JEE main score will not be determined on the basis of the class 12 board marks. The eligibility for JEE advanced will completely be dependent on the JEE main score and rank.