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JEE : Top 20 percentile cut-off mark 437

JEE : Top 20 percentile cut-off mark 437
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* Board toppers will have advantage: Experts The Board of Intermediate Education has officially declared the cut of marks for top 20 percentile in...

* Board toppers will have advantage: Experts

jee studentsThe Board of Intermediate Education has officially declared the cut of marks for top 20 percentile in Intermediate exams on Friday. For general category students, the cut of mark is now stated as 437. This means, a student of Andhra Pradesh shall get a minimum of 437 marks in Intermediate exams to get admission into IITs.

According to data given by the Board, a total of 1,88,223 students will now be in the top 20 percentile of the qualifying exam. The percentile score is mentioned as 79.6364. For Scheduled Caste candidates, the mark is 387; 396 for STs, 428 for BCs and 292 for disabled candidates. 'The cut of marks have been calculated and officially informed to CBSE, which conducted the Mains exam' Ramshankar Naik, Secretary of Inter Board told media.

An aspirant, if qualified in the Jee Advanced exam, held on June 2, shall be in the top 20 percentile of the Board exam if he or she is eligible to get a seat in IITs, according to revised pattern. The candidate will not get admission in IITs or ISM, Dhanbad if he is not in the top 20 percentile of plus two exam.

The Board has prepared a provisional list of top 20 percentile mark for various categories which showed that the cut of mark for the general category candidates was 476 i.e. 89.11%. For Scheduled Caste students, it is 447 (84.34%); 452 (85.28%) for STs and 468 (88.38%) for OBCs. A total of 1,24,00 were in the top 20 batch. Latest figure indicated that another 64,500 students got into the special ring.

"The latest cut of mark was calculated after taking the average of students of all streams i.e. MPC, BiPC, CEC and MEC. Earlier, only MPC candidates' marks were taken into consideration. Though, more students come under the top 20 percentile group, this will be helpful to them only when they perform well in Advanced" Dr Shankar, senior faculty of Chaitanya Group told The Hans India.

"But an interesting facet of this cut-off mark is Board toppers of AP will now get advantage compared to toppers of other Boards. CBSE is now looking two percentiles i.e. all India percentile as well as Board percentile. This means, our aspirants will be compared first with our Board toppers" Dr Krishna Chaitanya, Director of Nano Academy told The Hans India.

Those who get more than 970 marks in Inter exams will sure to get admission in IIT if they qualify in the Jee Advanced and those who get less than 950,will have bleak chances, Krishna Chaitanya explained.

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