JEE-Main cut-off to be higher this time than last year's?
Joint Entrance Examination Main 2019 for April has concluded today. And now, all eyes would be on the results of the prestigious exam. Many experts have analyzed the difficulty levels of the papers and are expecting the cut-off to go higher than last year. So, what should the students expect? Let's find out.
Physics section was lengthy, the overall paper was thoughtful: Teacher
"The cut-off for the general category will vary from 85 to 90. Similarly, from 45 to 70 for the OBC candidates, 40-70 for Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), and PwD," said Amalendu Ghosh, Physics teacher of KVS (Kolkata), who analyzed JEE Main April papers of the first 3 days. As per Ghosh, although Physics section was lengthy, the overall paper was thoughtful.
Last year's cut-off was 74 for General category students
Separately, Navin C Joshi, Academic Head and VP of Gradeup, exam preparation portal, has a slightly different view. He said the cut-off would range between 80-85 marks. Rajshekhar Ratrey, VP of Toppr.com, gave a wider range and said, "JEE Main 2019 cut-off is expected to be in 75-85. This is slightly higher than last year's, which was at 74 for General category."
JEE Advanced to be conducted in May
All those who qualify JEE Main would then have to appear for JEE Advanced. About that, an announcement on the official JEE website reads, "The examination will be held in India and abroad, on May 27, 2019 (Monday)."
JEE Main conducted twice this year
JEE is conducted every year for admission to various engineering colleges, including the prestigious ones - Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs) - and architecture colleges. JEE is conducted in two phases: JEE-Main and JEE-Advanced. This year, JEE-Main is being conducted twice, in January and April, by the NTA and a total of 18,64,939 candidates appeared in two sessions.