JEE Main 2013 Cut Off Marks are Decided Based on Intermediate Results
Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh intermediate results are declared today. But for the students who appeared for JEE-Mains, the tension continues. After JEE-Mains exam results are announced, 40% weightage is given to intermediate marks and ranks will be announced. Sixty percent weightage is given for JEE-Mains exam marks.
Syllabus for Intermediate is not common for all the states. CBSE which conducts JEE-Mains has not revealed any normalization formula. And so 40$ weightage for Intermediate second year marks cannot be given. Until a normalization formula is revealed by CBSE, the tension continues for the candidates who appeared for JEE-Mains.
For getting admission into IITs a students must get a rank in JEE-Advanced exam. candidates who secure first 1,50,000 ranks are eligible to appear for JEE-Advanced exam.. IIT seats are allotted for candidates based on the national ranks they secure in advanced exam category wise. These candidates should also be in the top 20 percentile in the 12th class exams conducted by intermediate boards of various states.
CBSE analyzed the cut off data of student in top 20 percentile based on the Intermediate 2011 results. As per this analysis, cut off in top 20 percentile in Andhra Pradesh is 87.20 percent. All the student who secured 87.20 % in Intermediate is in top-20 percentile. In many states, student who secured 50-60% marks are in top-20 percentile. In Andhra Pradesh, the number of Intermediate students is big and the competition is also more. Thus the cut off is more in Andhra Pradesh.
For example if 4 lakh people appear for Inter second year exam (MPC), and they get 520 marks out of 530 marks in, this mark will be 100 percentile . twenty percent of 4 lakh students are eighty thousand and students who score below 520 marks will be in the top 20 percentile. The cut off marks in such situation will be 94.33 for the top 20 percentile. This means if the candidate secures rank below 1,50,000 in JEE-Main, getting 94.33 percent in intermediate will be compulsory. This is only an example. Intermediate board does not calculate the top-20 percentile cut off or the weightage for JEE-Mains. AP Intermediate board will send the results CD to JEE-Mains to calculate the weightage and top 20 percentile. Later CBSE will announce the weightage and percentile cut off.