Jamshedpur, April 27: Jamshedpur students once again displayed their caliber in IIT Mains exams, whose results were declared today.
Akash Kumar Dutta, a student from Jamshedpur Public School scored the highest cut off marks in JEE Mains, whose results were declared today. Dutta scored 300 marks out of 360. Like many other students he will appear for JEE Advanced test on May 24.
According to the rules, the cut off marks for general to appear for the JEE Advanced is 107 out of 360 marks and 70 for OBC. The SC/ST candidates required 51 and 44 respectively.
About 10,000 candidates had appeared for JEE Mains offline examination which took place on April 3 across 10 centres in the city. The online examination were held on Apr 10 and 11 in two centres of the city.
More than 10,000 candidates today appeared in the JEE Mains conducted by Central Board for Secondary Education (CBSE) in various centres across the city.
Only the first 1.5 lakh rankers will be qualified for JEE Advanced which is scheduled for May 24. Board examinations results will also hold 40 per centage weightage.
The pattern of the paper was same as last year contained questions of four marks. The total marks was 360, which was same last year. The question paper had 90 questions, 30 questions in Physics, Chemistry and Maths. One fourth marks was negative in each question.
” The tension is mounting. It will only be selected students who can appear in JEE Advanced. This apart the board results play an important role. The pressure is everywhere. It was neither tough nor easy and we answered it well,” said a student of Mrs. KMPM Inter College.
Students felt that Maths was relatively easier that Physics and Chemistry. The negative marking of one fourth of the total marks allotted. Some students said that they avoided such questions as negative marking can pose great risks in the total number.
The three-hour paper that included physics, chemistry and mathematics began at 9.30am at all the examination centres under the strict supervision of the board officials.