The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced 2018 declared by IIT Kanpur on Sunday has shown a sharp fall in the number of candidates who managed to pass the exam. The exam was based on the online mode. There is a great fall in the number of passed candidates from past eight years. Surprisingly there is 64 per cent drop in the number of students from last year who qualified for the exam. This year a total of 160716 students registred for the exam out of which only 18138 students have qualified the examination.
This year as the exam was online based the exam paper was error-free paper and not a single bonus marks were awarded to all the students. The qualifying criteria in the examination were backed by a cut-off min 10 per cent in each paper and 35 per cent in aggregate. From past seven years, bonus marks was being awarded to each and every student but this year as not a single marks have been awarded to the students thus this may be also a reason of a great fall of the result.
This year the cutoff marks were 42 per cent of the total marks. The Joint Admission Board (JAB) is feared with the drop of the pass students as many seats would be left vacant because most of the students leave India for further studies that cause a great loss to the country as there brilliant brains would settle outside. So to overcome this problem Joint Admission Board (JAB) had called an emergency meeting on Wednesday 13 June 2018 and has decided to decrease the cut-off marks and a new result to be issued so that more and more students can take admissions in IIT. Good news for the girls as there would be an increase in the girl’s quota so that more and more girls are welcomed at IIT.
Source: Media and Internet