The CBSE results for JEE (Main) were announced on Monday and it decided the luck of a lot of Engineering students. Out of the 12.92 lakh that appeared for the exam, only 1.5 lakh qualified the test to appear in JEE (Advanced). In this year, compared to previous years, the cut offs were lowered by the CBSE.
For General category candidates, the cut off is 105 in 2015, while it was 115 in 2014 and for the scheduled caste candidates it is less than 4 marks. Students who appeared for the offline exam also received the grace marks for mistakes in the question paper.
Despite Pro-student measures the highest score decreased across the country. In Tamil Nadu, the highest score is 317 in this year, which was 340 in 2014. National topper in the past year scored 355 out of 360. This year, a student from Pune national topper with a score of 345, 10 marks less than the record of the last year.
The cause for this drop in scores is difficult physics section of the written test. There were mixed reactions about the topic of mathematics. Students and teachers pronounce that the scoring fell on account of physics and mathematics papers.