JEE Advanced Result 2018- Number of Qualified Candidates Hits its low in 7 Years

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JEE -Advanced -Result- 2018- Number- of- Qualified -hits- low -in -7 -Years

JEE Advanced result 2018, IIT JEE Advanced result was declared on Sunday. Students can check there result here on the official website, 1.55 lakh aspirants appeared for the JEE 2018 out of which 18,138 students cleared the cut-off. Counseling for seat allocation will begin June 15 onwards. The exam was conducted in online mode.

This year JEE cut-off is 1.6 times of the total seats offered, as per IIT Kanpur. Last year around 51,000 students had passed the entrance exam. The current cut off has hit its low in past 7 years. IIT Kanpur points out that this dip is because of an error-free question paper, which canceled the criteria of grace marks.

JEE Advanced Result 2018- Highlights of JEE 2018

Professor Aditya Mittal, chairman of JEE-Advanced at IIT-Delhi asserts that. “Last year, though 51,000 candidates made the cut, the last rank at which a seat was allotted was less than 14,000. So, with over 18,000 candidates, filling up seats should not be a problem even this year,”

Professor Shalabh of IIT-Kanpur said that “the 18,138 qualified aspirants are an ideal number for counselling.  “The JEE-Advanced this year was completely free of errors, which is why no grace marks were awarded. Grace marks end up pushing in more aspirants into the qualifying list. “He added

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JEE -Advanced -Result- 2018- Number- of- Qualified -hits- low -in -7 -Years

IIT Madras Distributed Grace Marks in 2017

IIT Madras which organized the exam in 2017, gave 18 bonus marks to all the appearing candidates due to an error in the paper. This resulted into 51,400 qualifying the exam.

According to Mittal “Apart from the entrance test being error-free, fortunately, there was no need to lower the cut-off marks any further (from what was initially announced) for students. Everyone on the list has scored above the pre-decided cut-off (126 marks for general, 114 for OBC, 63 for SC/ST) and that is a very good sign, merit wise,” he said.

IIT Mumbai Dropped Entrance Level in 2015

IIT Mumbai lowered its bar in 2015 when an acceptable number of student did not make it through the entrance. This year, 30% candidates who qualified JEE Main did not registers to attempt JEE-Advanced.

On the lowering number of aspirants appearing for exam Mittal commented, “On the contrary, the IITs feel this reflects that only those who were serious about joining us took the test. This year, the percentage of candidates who appeared for JEE-Advanced (out of those who registered) was the highest ever. In the Delhi region, for example, out of 32,000 candidates who registered for the test, less than 3 percent were absent. Such low rate of absenteeism is unprecedented.”

IIT- JEE to IIT- Advanced

JEE-Advanced is the entrance examination to take admission in any of the 23 IITs across the country.  Aspirants have to qualify JEE mains first and have to secure position into 2 lakhs students to give JEE- advanced.

Those who could not find get the seat in engineering stream of their choice in any of the 23 IITs, prefers studying in National Institutes of Technology (NITs), this institute admits students on the basis of all-India ranks of JEE (Main).

JEE Advance was earlier known as IIT-JEE it was renamed in 2013, the eligibility criteria were also changed a bit. The qualifying candidate has always been twice the number of seats offered.


IIT entrance 2018- Exclusive Seats for Women

IITs have introduced 800 seats for women this year, this move was made to increase the ratio of women on different IIT campus. 2,076 women candidates qualified the exam this year, which is also the lowest in 7 years. “The IITs are aiming to increase the strength of their female students to 14 percent of the student population this year. A pool of 2,000 women may not be enough to achieve that,” added Mittal

Passing Percentage JEE Advanced 2018

  • In total 18,138 qualified JEE Advanced.
  • 8,794 – General candidates
  • 3,140 – OBC category
  • 4,709 – Scheduled Castes
  • 1,495 – Scheduled Tribes.


Pranav Goyal from the Panchkula region scored 337 out of 360, is the topper of JEE Advanced 2018.

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