Pune: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Monday declared the result for JEE Mains 2018. The cut-off this year is 74 marks for Open category, which is 7 marks less than the last year.
Sharat Bhat, a student at P Jog Junior College, taking coaching at M Prakash Academy could be the JEE Main topper in Pune with All India Rank (AIR) 31.
Speaking about his achievement, Bhat said, “I started preparing for IIT since Std VIII, however the preparation became much vigorous from Std XI. After answering JEE Advanced, I aspire to get admission at IIT Bombay for Computer Science, which is going to require a high AIR.
Thus, now the preparation for Advanced will be different. I will be focusing on studying in-depth concepts as the difficulty level will now be much higher.”
The result has been declared on the website http://jeemain.nic.in/ and http://cbseresults.nic.in/. The cut-off for OBC is 45 marks, 29 marks for SC, and 24 for ST category. The admission to 30 NITs, 30 IIITs, CFTIs and admission to all private engineering colleges of state-level via 15 per cent All India Quota will be on the basis of the JEE Mains exams score.
The cut-off was expected to be low this year owing to the high difficulty level of the paper, as revealed by the students.
Vaibhav Bakliwal of Bakliwal Tutorials said, “Nine of our students have got rank in top 1,000 with around 400 selections. Last year, the cut-off was 81 marks for general category, which was significantly lesser than the cut-off in 2016, when it was 100. This year, the cut-off has fallen further to just 74. This is because the paper was tougher and also the number of students who have been chosen is 2.24 lakh, which is more than the previous year’s.”
Arnhav Datar, AIR 41 who took coaching at Bakliwal Tutorials said, “I joined Bakliwal Tutorials in Std VIII, and got selected for their Special Comprehensive Course where I was offered to study one subject with Std XI. That early start has proved to be a big advantage for me.”
“I feel relieved and motivated to have scored well to clear JEE Main. However, I am not celebrating yet. I am retuning to my studies with renewed focus as I do not want to leave any stone unturned before the JEE Advanced,” said Anuj Srivastava, AIR 68, from FIITJEE Pune Centre.
“The JEE MAINS 2018 was the toughest exam in the past 16 years since AIEEE started in 2002 which is evident from the fact that the JEE MAINS cut-off is the lowest ever,” said Durgesh Mangeshkar, Director of IIT Prashikshan Kendra.
The online JEE Main exam was held on April 15 and 16, and the offline one was held on April 8.
Around 30,000 students from Pune, amongst a total of 11,35,084 students from across the country appeared for JEE Main 2018. Out of these, 2,31,024 are qualified for the JEE Advanced, which is scheduled to be held on May 20, said the CBSE statement.