PUNE: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) declared the JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) Advanced 2018 results on Sunday.
Pranav Goyal (337/360) topped the examination in the country while Anuj Srivastava topped in Pune with an All India Ranking (AIR) of 25.
Notably, the number of candidates, who scored above cut-off marks, has dropped this year by around one-third as compared to last year. With a difficult question paper this year, the number of ranks as compared to 2017 have reduced.
A total of 1,55,158 candidates appeared in papers 1 and 2 in JEE (Advanced), out of which, 18,138 candidates have qualified (scoring above the cut-offs required for qualification). Of the total qualified candidates, 2,076 are girls.
“Last year, the number of candidates scoring above cut-off marks was around 50,000, which has dropped by at least one-third this time. I believe that the higher difficulty level of the paper and new pattern of integer questions baffled many students and is responsible for the drop. Cities across the country will be recording a lower JEE Advanced result this year,” Durgesh Mangeshkar of IIT Prashikshan Kendra said. He added that there is around a 12 per cent drop in the marks required to get a particular rank this year.
Last year, a Pune boy made the city proud by securing All India Rank (AIR) of 2. The probable topper in the city this year is Anuj Srivastava, who was trained at FIITJEE Pune Centre and stands at an AIR of 25.
“I now aim for IIT Bombay, and will be pursuing further education in Computer Science. I am very happy with my result. I never believed in studying continuously for long hours. I chose to study smartly by setting smaller goals, for a week or a month. This helped me a lot. I am also thankful to all my teachers and the test material and the course provided by FIITJEE,” Anuj said.
Arjun Kashettivar, another student of FIITJEE, who has secured an AIR of 33, like most of his peers, also wants to get into IIT Bombay and pursue Computer Science.
Sharat Bhat, who was the city topper in the JEE Main result this year, has secured an AIR of 208. He said, “I was hoping for a better result, a rank within 100. Now, I am hoping to get admission amongst the top five IITs, and would be pursuing Computer Science.”
A total of 11,279 seats are being offered in IITs. Along with foreign and DS candidates, this year 800 supernumerary seats have also been created specifically for female candidates in IITs in order to improve the gender balance.
- JEE Advanced topper in the country: Pranav Goyal (337/360)
- JEE Advanced topper amongst girls: Meenal Parekh (318/360)
- Total number of qualified boys: 16,062
- Total number of qualified girls: 2,076