What Marks Are Required To Clear JEE?
With the results for the 2013 JEE results just declared, the debate is on and the confusion prevails about what marks are required to clear JEE . As per the 2013 IIT JEE brochure that was given, it stated that it is essential to appear for both the papers 1 and 2 in the JEE (Advanced) to be evaluated for a rank. For the aggregate marks, the marks that you get in Paper 1 and Paper 2 of all the subjects will be added individually. Then all the 3 subjects’ individual marks will be added for the candidates and based on that JEE ranking will be done.
Based on the performance of the JEE (Advanced) 2013 examination, the merit list for the general category is drawn. To be on that list, you are required to have a minimum of 10% in physics, chemistry and mathematics while the minimum is 35% in aggregate. As separate list for the OBC, SC and ST candidates will be drawn. They have to have a minimum of 9% in individual subjects and 31.5% in aggregate to figure on the merit list. In the Sc and ST category, they have to have a minimum of 5% in individual subjects and 17.5% in the total to feature on their merit lists.
To know more on the eligibility of the marks that are needed to be successful in IIT JEE, for the 1, 50,000 candidates, only the top 75,750 seats are for the general category. The next 27% or 40,500 seats are reserved for the OBC, the next 15% or 22,500 seats are for the SC and the last 7.5% are reserved for the ST which is 11,250 seats.
The basic cut-off varies for different boards and that can prove to be a disadvantage for students who came from state boards. This is because the variations are high. As per the past patterns, 60% was the basic requirement but now the general category candidates will require:
- Karnataka board: 67.5%
- West Bengal Board Exam : 58%
- CBSE: 77.8%
- Madhya Pradesh : 64%
- Tamil Nadu Board : 78.1%
- Uttar Pradesh : 65%
Currently as per the IIT JEE registration marks, you need to have a cut-off of:
- 113 marks to be on the Common Merit list
- 70 marks for the OBC merit list
- 50 marks for the SC merit list
- 45 marks for the ST merit list
Your dreams of being a student at IIT does depend upon the marks that you score in your 12th class boards and the aggregate marks that you receive in the JEE entrance exam. But having the information about the cut-off marks can help you work hard and according to the current schedule.