IIT forced to lower its cut off percentage for this year’s admissions

Whilst alleviated percentile standards for IIT admissions conveys the ultimate benefit for IIT aspirants from CBSE, ICSE, the new-fangled policy might weaken IIT admission probability of candidates from various state Boards.

With Indian Institutes of Technology altering their admission policy in the commencement of academic session 2015-2016, IIT aspirants from Central boards like CBSE, ICSE and State Boards from Southern region of the country are likely to benefit most. A lot of IIT aspirants from Eastern States, nevertheless, may go unsuccessful this time as they may be substituted in the merit list with students scoring higher percentage of marks.

A conference of IIT Council being conducted in Chennai on 22nd September, 2014 finished with the announcement of eased admission standard for IIT aspirants from 2015 onwards. Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have inveterated that the aspirants, securing a minimum of 75% in Class 12th are allowed for admissions in IITs, even though they are not amid the top 20% percentile of their individual boards, provided they are eligible for JEE Advanced also. The SC/ST candidates getting more than 70% will be entitled to IIT admissions irrespective of their percentage, according to the decision of IIT council.

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The cut-off marks for being eligible for the IIT JEE (Advanced) 2015 had been affirmed demonstrating minimum percentage of marks for addition in a rank list.  Candidates are required to gratify the subject-wise cut–off as well as the cumulative cut–off to be incorporated in the rank list.

Estimated cut offs as announced by IIT B are as below: IIT JEE Advanced 2015 expected cut offs for Counselling :-

Gen – 35%
OBC – 31.5%
SC / ST / PD – 17.5%

This cut-off is taken for in general Paper 1 & Paper 2.  SC / ST / PD cut-offs may be lesser in case fewer no. of candidates apply as contrast to seats.

IIT JEE Advanced 2015 probable cut offs for seat allotment, Last year, the cut off for categories is as follows for seat allotment  –

Gen – 156
OBC – 113
SC / ST / PD – 63

This year, the new data is expected to be

Gen – Between 150 to 160
OBC – Between 110 to 120
SC / ST / PD – Between 60 to 65

Hence, General group candidates who secured above 160, will obtain a seat, OBC candidates scoring over 120 and SC / ST / PD candidates with over 65, will in all probability be allotted a seat in the esteemed IITs across the nation and ISM, Dhanbad.

IIT JEE Advanced 2015 expected cut offs for top Ranks- Last year, the toppers scored as below.

AIR 1 – scored 332
AIR 10 – scored 308 (85%)
AIR 100 – scored 275 (75%)
AIR 500 – scored 240 (67%)
AIR 1000 – scored 221 (62%)

This year, the scores of IIT JEE Advanced 2015 is all expected to remain almost the same. The cut-off for the Joint Entrance Examination has been announced for the second phase of entrance exam for admission to esteemed IIT’s. Top 1.5 Lakh candidates will be sitting for JEE Advanced. The JEE Main 2015 cut-off is definite by the complexity of the exam paper and is also in proportion to the number of seats obtainable for admission to all IITs.

Post examination, however, a few experts had forecasted that the easier question paper of 2015 in contrast to the previous year may upshot in a little higher cut-off.

Going by the Class 12th marks pattern of different boards in 2014 for General category candidates, Southern states like AP, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala will benefit the most. The number of JEE advanced qualified candidates eligible for IIT admission from these states are expected to upshot.

The candidates from states like Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal and North-East States, however, are going to lose on the number of candidates entering into IITs.

Thus it is obvious from the figures above that the IIT aspirants from majority of the state boards may go underprivileged with the new entrance policy.

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