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JEE Main 2016 Cut off Analysis

Last Updated - March 30, 2017

CBSE declared the results for JEE Main 2017 on April 27, 2017. Along with the marks scored by each candidate, the cut-off required to appear in JEE Advanced 2017 was also released. The cut off this year was affected by multiple factors such as the difficulty level of exam and the increase in pool of candidates selected for JEE Advanced 2017.

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The cut off for the different category of candidates is given in the table below:

CategoryCut off
Other Backward Classes (NCL-OBC)70
Scheduled Caste (SC)52
Scheduled Tribe (ST)48

According to the data released by CBSE 1,98,228 candidates qualified for JEE Advanced 2017 examination to be held on May 21, 2017. Out of these, 19,820 candidates will appear for online test and 1, 78,408 candidates will appear for offline JEE Advanced 2017 test. The registration process for JEE Advanced 2017 will begin on April 28, 2017 and end on May 02, 2017.

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JEE Main 2016 Cut off Analysis

The JEE Main 2017 test paper was touted to be moderately difficult. The number of easy questions in Mathematics and Physics section were relatively more this year. The number of wrong questions or questions with multiple correct answers was five which increased the propensity for bonus marks up to 20. Based on these evaluations, the cut off for this year was expected to be higher than last year.

However, contrary to beliefs the cut-off this year is lesser than the previous year for general candidates. Looking back at the JEE Main cutoff for last five year we can deduce that there has been a dip in the cut-off in last two years for general candidates.

The cut off for OBC candidates has remained the same as last year. The cut off for SC candidates has increased by 2 marks and for ST candidates has increased by 4 marks this year.

It is believed that the increase in pool of candidates for JEE Advanced, has led to the decrease in cut-off marks for general candidates. Unlike last year when only 1.5 lakh candidates were to be selected for JEE Advanced, this year MHRD had announced that the number would be 2 lakh.

It is estimated that candidates in the general category who had attempted more than 25 questions correctly without any negative marking are eligible to appear for JEE Advance 2017. The number of correct answers without any negative marking for OBC, SC, and ST category are 18, 13, and 12 respectively.


Qualified candidates in JEE Main 2016

The number of total candidates who have qualified for JEE Advanced in 2017 is 1, 98,228 out of which 40,000 are girls and rest are boys. The final All India Ranks for the qualified candidates will be released on June 30, 2017. However, on the basis of data available about marks scored by candidates across India, here we have curated a small list of toppers for JEE Main 2017.

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Sai Teja Talluri, who scored 345 out of 360 is the All India Topper for JEE Main 2017. Vignesh Reddy Konda secured the second position after scoring 340 out of 360. With 330 marks out of 360, Hiten Shah and Preety Shah are jointly third toppers in JEE Main 2017. A total of 137 candidates have secured more than 300 marks in JEE Main 2017.


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