JEE Advanced: Know How Much You Should Score In Your Class XII


With the tweaking that happened to the selection process at IITs; there will be two tests that determine the candidature of a student to join the elite IITs. One being the JEE Main in which all the students of class XII are eligible to take part in the test; the other JEE Advanced for only 150,000 students whose names are featured in the top 20 percentile list of their respective boards.

The curriculum adopted by each board in India are different; the level of difficulty too varies accordingly. For example a student securing 80% in Board ‘A’ mayn’t be as smart as a student securing only 60% in Board ‘B’. It is far advisable for students to know how much they should secure in their board exams to make it to JEE Advanced.

According to a report, The Council of Boards of School Education (COBSE) has compiled statistics for this year’s board exams. For general category the cutoff percentages will be 77.8% in the CBSE board, 78.1% in the Tamil Nadu board, 67.5% in Karnataka, 65% in Uttar Pradesh, 64% in Madhya Pradesh and just 58% in the West Bengal board exam. For students under the reserved pool will have a lower cutoffs.

For admission to NITs students are not required to be a part of the top 20 percentile pool in their board exams. NITs will not have JEE Advanced phase, they will give 40 percentage weightage to board marks and 60% weightage to JEE Main. You can read more about the NIT selection process here.

Do you believe that the cutoff marks will have no bias; it is not just about the curriculum there will be several factors that effect the board marks for example the School or College itself. Share your views!

With inputs from Hindustan Times

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  1. I have secured 71% in karnataka 2nd pu. I am taking coaching of 1 year for IIT JEE. This year’s top 20% of 2nd pu is above 67.5%. Will me be able to qualify IIT JEE next year if next year’s top 20% is above 71% marks? Pls reply me….

  2. Its a great idea!
    But How can we say that intermediate marks reflect the talent of student? Now a days there is a lot of mass copying! We can’t base on inter marks na!

  3. Old pattern was perfect…..whats the use of application of board marks when already students were been selected in accordance of their capabilities…

  4. 20 percentile has no relationship with current year cut off.
    next year(2013) it is going to shoot off.
    1. Board shall taken seriously, unlike this year.
    2. NITs have 40% weightage next year, so all shall be forced to do well.
    3. media and others should not mislead students with current year( 2012) cut off.

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