Nagpur/Mumbai: Mumbai students are among top scorers of JEE (main) 2016, results of which were declared on Wednesday.
Preey Shah and Sriram B are among the toppers from Maharashtra. While Preey scored 330 out of 360, Sriram scored 315. A farmer’s son from Buldhana, Narayan, who scored 72, is among the toppers from the SC category.
Thane-based student Dimple Kochar (score 291) is among girl toppers.
From Nagpur, according to information received, Arpit Kedia has secured top position in Nagpur. He got 285 out of 360 marks.
Similarly other topppers from Nagpur are Somansh Chordia (277), Charandeep Singh Bagga (276), Avani Viverkar (256), Sourav Rai (268), Shovan Swain (264), Piyush Rathi (255), Paritosh Jawalikar (252), and Prajwal Bhende (252). From Shivaji Science College, over 200 students have become eligible for JEE-Advance examination
About 12 lakh candidates applied for JEE (main) offline paper I and paper II which were held on April 3 and the online Paper I and paper II which were held on April 9 and 10. Admission to NITs, IITs and other centrally funded technical institutions will be based on this year’s JEE (main) scores.
The JEE (main) results have thrown many surprises this time. The cut-off for the JEE (advanced) exam for the general category is 100 which is a decline from 105 of last year. However, the cut-off has gone up for the reserved SC (52) and ST (48) categories compared to last year’s 50 and 44 respectively.
In all, over 1.98 lakh candidates have been declared as qualified to appear for the IIT entrance exam. Last year, only 1.6 lakh were selected for the second level test.
The candidates blamed the error-ridden “weird” paper for the poor scores leading to lower cut-off this time. “Two questions in the offline exam were wrong. Such questions put us in a fix and wasted lot of time, which eventually affected our overall score. Such kind of carelessness is not expected from the authorities who are there to test our abilities,” a candidate rued.
JEE (Advanced) on May 22
As per the schedule, paper I of JEE (advanced) is scheduled to take place on May 22 from 9am to 12noon, followed by paper II which will be conducted from 2pm to 5pm. Seven zonal IITs under the guidance of the Joint Admission Board (JAB) 2016 would conduct this exam.
All those top 1.98 lac candidates who cleared the JEE (mains) are eligible to sit for the JEE (advanced). The registration for the JEE (advanced) exam will begin from the April 29 and conclude on April 4.
Date of Exam (Offline): 3 April
Online: April 9-10
JEE (main) result: April 27
All India ranking announcement: June 30
2016: 11.9 lakh
2015: 13.1 lakh
2014: 13.57 lakh
The cut off marks for JEE (advanced)
Bonus marks for offline candidates
The CBSE has given bonus marks for the question 31 (chemistry) and 67 (maths), according to set E. Options of questions had no correct answer.