Central Board of Secondary Education, CBSE yesterday released the JEE Main 2018 results. The results were released at 6 pm on the official website. Boys were top of the list and the first rank went to Vijayawada’s Suraj Krishna who scored 350 out of 360. As compared to last year, the cut off for JEE Advanced has dipped from 81 to 73 this year. As for girls, only 50,693 girls which is about 22%, have qualified. Here is a deeper look at the JEE Main Results.
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Though the number of girls is still far less than what one would ideally want, given the many initiatives being taken to promote girl education, the numbers are promising as compared to last year. In 2017, the percentage of girls in the list of qualified candidates was at 18%. This suggests a marked improvement in the numbers.
However, it must be pointed out that the total number of students who have qualified for the examination has increased considerably. Last year about 2 lakh students were shortlisted for the examination and the number of girls was just about 14%. By the numbers alone, the statistics have marginally improved. Related News | Suraj Krishna, Topper JEE Main 2018 wishes to join IIT Bombay – all about the boy from Vijaywada
As for the lower cut off, experts point out that it was bound to dip this year as the number of students who have been shortlisted for JEE Advanced has increased. This year, as many as 2, 31, 024 candidates have qualified for the JEE Advanced 2018 examination which would be conducted by IIT Kanpur on May 20, 2018.
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