Almost 60 percent of candidates who qualified JEE Advanced are from CBSE
The results for JEE Advanced 2015 were declared last week, and almost 60 percent of the candidates who have been shortlisted for admissions to IITs are from the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
These results are an outcome of the new criteria set for short-listing candidates, in which greater weightage is assigned to the students’ Class 12 scores. About 75 percent of the qualified candidates are from four boards, i.e. CBSE, Rajasthan Board, Maharashtra Board and Andhra Pradesh Board.
A total of 1,787 candidates are from Maharashtra Board and 1,610 candidates are from Rajasthan Board.
The competitive exam was conducted on May 24 and results for the same were declared on June 18. A total of 1,24,741 candidates registered for the exam, out of which 1,27,238 appeared for the exam. And only 26,456 candidates have managed to qualify JEE Advanced.
Boys outperformed girls in the exam, with 23,407 of the qualified candidates being male and just 3,049 female candidates.
This year, the cut-off was 105 for General category, much lower than last year’s 115 mark. OBC it was 70, for SC it was 50 and ST it was 44.
The IITs and ISM combined offer 10,006 seats. And the process of seat allotment is scheduled to begin on June 26, it will be conducted online through a common web portal. In order to get admission the candidates should be either be within the category-wise top 20 candidates in Class 12 Board examination or should have scored 75 percent (General Candidate) and 70 percent (SC/ST).