Jamshedpur, April 27: Students of Steel City have once again proved their mettle in the IIT- JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) Mains 2017. As many as 400 engineering aspirants out of the total 8000 from Jamshedpur had qualified to appear in JEE Advanced. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) declared the JEE Mains results on Thursday.
In Jamshedpur, the top scorer is Mohit Gupta, a student of DAV Public School, Bistupur ,who scored 325 out of 360. His AIR is 53 while his OBC rank was six. This was followed by Yogesh Kothari, a student of Hill Top School, Telco, who scored an AIR of 193 with 310 marks.
Up to last year CBSE had calculated the score considering the marks of the board examinations. Hence, all students who appeared for the test this year received their ranks today. The cut off marks were also interesting this year. Out of a score of 360, the cut off marks for general was 81; 49 for OBC; 32 for SC and 27 for ST.
Students who cracked JEE Mains will now appear for JEE Advanced in May. Pramod Dubey, director of Prerna Classes, a leading coaching centre for JEE in the city said that the eligibility for Advanced will only be the cut offs. We are still downloading the results and we are yet to analyse the same. I guess the low cut off this year has helped many students.
About 8000 students from Jamshedpur appeared for the JEE Mains to get an opportunity to appear for JEE Advanced that is meant for IITs. Students said that they received their total marks out of 360 and a mention whether the candidate was eligible for JEE Advanced.