May 21, 2017 will witness many heartbeats being skipped. Why do you ask? Well! It is the day when engineering aspirants will appear for JEE Advanced exam to seek admission to renowned IITs. This year JEE Advanced will be conducted by IIT Madras under the aegis of 7 zonal IITs.
This year, the conducting authorities have incorporated some new changes in the total number of candidates appearing, reservation criteria and eligibility. To begin with a number of candidates, previously top 2 lakh rank holders were eligible to sit for the exam, however, an addition of 20,000 ranks has been made for 2017.
As per the new guidelines, OBC-NCL certificate will be issued by Ministry of Personnel, Public grievances and Pensions on or after April 1, 2017. Another change suggested that a relaxation of 5% will be given to candidates belonging to SC and ST category while considering their class 12 marks.
If you belong to the foreign national’s category as per the eligibility rules, there is good news for you as well. From 2017, candidates from Maldives, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Ethiopia, Singapore, UAE, and Afghanistan will be allowed to appear directly for JEE Advance exam.The foreign candidates will not occupy seats meant for Indian citizens. Instead, they will be provided seats under the supernumerary category.
Maximum marks required to get a step closer to IIT
Considering the hype around JEE Advanced, we may easily interpret the fact that it is extremely difficult to get through this exam. From 2.2 lakh candidates, it is expected that nearly 10-14k students will get the admission on the basis of aggregate cut off. Previous year analysis shows that 1,47,678 candidates appeared for the exam from which only 36,566 applicants could qualify.
Expectedly, maximum marks required to qualify JEE Advanced this year will be around 372 marks (186 in each paper, Paper 1 and Paper 2). Ideally, if you score 124 in each subject combined in paper 1 and paper 2, this will bring you closer to the declared cut off.
A Common Rank List will be announced, representing total marks for Paper 1 and Paper 2 jointly obtained by a candidate. Refer to the table below to know minimum percentage required to qualify JEE Advanced 2017. This will include their aggregate marks as well as subject-wise marks.
|Minimum percentage of marks in each subject||
Minimum percentage of aggregate marks
Common rank list (CRL)
OBC-NCL rank list
SC rank list
ST rank list
Common-PwD rank list (CRL-PwD)
|OBC-NCL-PwD rank list||5.0||
|SC-PwD rank list||5.0||
|ST-PwD rank list||5.0||
|Preparatory course rank list||2.5||
JEE Advanced Previous Year Cut Off
Cut off is the minimum marks which needs to be scored in order to qualify for JEE Advanced exam. You must know the factors which influence the preparation of the cut off list. These factors are:
- Number of candidates appearing for the exam
- Previous year’s cut off
- Number of seats available at IITs and ISM Dhanbad
- Most importantly, Difficulty level of the exam
For your reference, the table given below provides opening and closing rank of the participating institutes of JEE Advanced.
|Institute||Opening Rank||Closing Rank|
|IIT (BHU) Varanasi||500||9805|