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JEE Main 2015: As 11 Lakh Take Pen & Paper Test, Cut Off to Go Up

(Representational Picture)Panaji: Students discuss question paper after coming out of examination hall in Panaji, on March 2, 2015. CBSE board exams commenced today. (Photo: IANS)

(Representational Picture)Panaji: Students discuss question paper after coming out of examination hall in Panaji, on March 2, 2015. CBSE board exams commenced today. (Photo: IANS)

With the JEE Main 2015 offline Paper held on 4th April, 2015 where nearly 11 lakh candidates appeared, with 2 to 3 lakh more taking the computer exam this weekend, the time has come for expectations and empirical calculations about the possible cut off for the first hurdle.

The CBSE will announce a list of 1.5 lakh candidates from JEE Mains who can take the JEE Advanced 2015 for entrance into the top IITs across the country.

Based on previous years’ calculations, the cut off and ranking will be slightly higher this year in view of 3 lakh students joining from Odisha, a state where students are known for their hardwork like in Andhra Pradesh.

Here is a round up cutoff expectations from across websites in the country:
JEE Main 2015 cutoffs:

PaGaLGuY.com: Pagalguy.com said it spoke to a lot of students and analysed the paper before putting out an estimate of the cutoff in JEE Main 2015. “As per our analysis of JEE Main 2015, the cutoff score for eligibility to appear in JEE Advanced 2015 should be around 118-120 for General category candidates, 75-77 for OBC, 55-57 for SC and 50 to 53 for ST category candidates,” it said, adding the sample variation of = or – 5 marks.

Score in JEE Main 2015 Likely Rank in JEE Main 2015

320 + in top 100

300 – 320 101 – 200

290 – 300 201 – 500

270 – 290 501 – 1000

250 – 270 1001 – 2000

230 – 250 2001 – 5000

210 – 230 5001 – 10000

190 – 210 10001 – 20000

170 – 190 20001 – 35000

140 – 170 35001 – 50000

120 – 140 50001 – 75000

less than 120 > 75000
Since the JEE Mains also take into account the Board Exam performance to decide the rank, the Pagalguy.com said the criteria was taken to be in consonance with their board performance and the JEE Mains performance.

Another player in the exam and education web world, Prepsure.com said the cutoff for 2015 should be in the range of 118 to 120 for general candidates. It said, “We can probably estimate that JEE Main 2015 cutoff scores are likely to be 118-120 for General Category candidates, 75-77 for OBC candidates, 55-57 for SC candidates, and 50-53 for ST candidates. If the CBSE does not play a last-time gimmick like its CBSE Class 12 Math paper this year, we can safely assume that the cutoff will remain in this range.”

It may be noted that the Mathematics paper being tough this year, there was a demand for grace marks, which was never heard of in CBSE evaluation process but it may give its certificate holders a fairer ranking in the JEE taking into consideration.

To be on the safe side, Prepsure.co suggest general category students to target a score of 125+ in the JEE Main paper this year, OBC candidates should target a score of 80+, SC candidates should target a 60+ score in the JEE Main paper and ST candidates need a score of 55+.

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