IIT-Kanpur declared the Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) 2018 results on Sunday. The examination scores and all-India rankings were also released.
The examination was held on May 20 and the answer keys released by the month end, giving most students a fair idea of their marks.
Text messages will also be sent to candidates on their registered mobile numbers. Individual rank cards, however, will not be sent.
Students can check their results on https://results.jeeadv.ac.in/.
Seat Choosing Process To Begin on June 15
Candidate registration and choice filling for academic programs under the Joint Seat Allocation Authority will begin on June 15. Candidates who appeared for the Architecture Aptitude Test can fill their choices starting June 18 after the results are declared.
The Joint Seat Allocation Authority will announce the first seat allotment on June 27.
The website of the Joint Seat Allocation Authority-2018 (jossa.nic.in) was launched on Wednesday, JEE chairman, professor Shalabh said in a statement.
To help candidates understand the counselling process, there will be two mock allotments on June 19 and 24. Candidates can rectify their choices until June 25, which is also the last date for registration.
The final allotment for the seventh round will be announced on July 18.
Also read: IIT JEE Advanced Result 2018 declared at results.jeeadv.ac.in Live: Here’s direct link to check
Supernumerary Seats For Girls
As many as 11,279 seats are being offered at 23 IITs across the country this year.
As in previous years, supernumerary seats will be created to accommodate foreign candidates and defence service candidates who clear the JEE Advanced 2018. Only two such candidates will be admitted to an IIT.
For the first time, 800 supernumerary seats have been created specifically for female candidates. It is being done to improve gender balance at IITs in keeping with directives from the ministry of human resources.
Apart from the 23 IITs, eligible candidates can also apply using their JEE Main or JEE Advanced details for admission to 31 NITs, 23 IIITs and 23 GFTIs.
The CBSE had earlier said that 2.31 lakh of the 10.74 lakh aspirants who appeared for the JEE Main examination had cleared the test, held in April, to qualify for the JEE Advanced 2018. Over 32% students who were eligible to appear for the JEE Advanced, decided to skip the test and only 1.6 lakh took the test.
Around 1.71 lakh of the 2.2 lakh eligible candidates had registered last year, in which Sarvesh Mehtani from Panchkula was the national topper, with 339 marks out of 366.
Lower Cut-Off Expected
Interestingly, the overall JEE Main cut-off to be eligible for JEE-Advanced went down this year too. According to the CBSE, the cut-off in common rank was 74 as compared to 81 in 2017 and 100 in 2016. Many experts now anticipate a drop in the overall cut-off as a number of students have admitted that they were not happy with their performance.
“Most students found the Mathematics section difficult as compared to Physics and Chemistry. The paper was definitely tougher than last year,” said Ramesh Batlish, an academician.
“Also, as this was a completely computer-based paper, students were not given a hard copy of the question paper or their response sheet. So, students are more worried because they can’t even remember their answers to all the questions,” he said.
The examination was divided in two sections — paper 1 and 2. “In paper 1, Physics was tough while Mathematics and Chemistry were easy. Overall, paper 1 was of a moderate difficulty level, with more weightage from the Class 12 syllabus. In Paper 2, Mathematics was found to be tough while Physics and Chemistry were adjudged easy,” said Udaynath Mishra, another expert.
“My expected score ranges somewhere between 120 and 125 and as claimed by most of the coaching institutes, the cut off for this year will fluctuate between 85 and 95. Therefore, I am likely to qualify but cannot expect any extraordinary result,” Sarthak Srivastava, an alumnus of City Montessori School’s Gomti Nagar branch in Lucknow, said.
“My anticipated score is around 130 and the cutoff expected is 90-95. This means that I would get none of the core branches in the top IITs and lower branches in other IITs is what’s left for me. But I would get the desired branch in many of the other colleges like HBTU Kanpur or lower NITs,” Prakhar Srivastava also of the same school said.