What is even happening? This surely seems to be topsy-turvy! While the topper of JEE Mains has emerged with a whopping score of 360/360, the cut-off for PwD (i.e. person with a disability) is 1 mark. Also, this is the first time ever that a candidate has emerged with an out of score in JEE Mains.
Kalpit, who has scored an A.I.R 1 happens to be the son of a compounder from Udaipur, Rajasthan. That’s some pure motivation right there!
Kapit never missed a single class throughout the year. Yet again, this is highly impressive.
In his interview, he said,
Everyone suggested that I should go to Kota or Hyderabad for coaching, but I didn’t want to take studies as a burden. I wanted to enjoy what I learned. Thus, I decided to stay back in Udaipur and joined a coaching center here.
When asked about the magical perfect score, he said,
I knew I could score the first rank but never thought that it would be the magical 360 figure.
Further, he told
My parents were particular about my health and made sure that I never suffered even a slight cold or a cough. I used to study for 5-6 hours at home daily apart from the time I spent at the school and coaching classes.
Okay, now let’s talk about the cut-off scores in each category. Here it is:
While the cut-off for the General candidates previous year was 100, it has come down to 81 this year.(i.e. all you need is to attempt 20 questions correctly out of 90!)
And, cheerios! If you happen to be the person with a disability you need to attempt one question with precision and voila, you are set!
This is the first time that the cut-off score of JEE Mains has dropped to a unit digit number. This change is possible due to the new rules framed by CBSE this year which includes:
- From this year there will be no weightage of the class 12th marks for calculating the rank.
- Candidates rank will be prepared only on the basis of marks secured in the JEE Main examination.
- For admission to IIT’s , NIT’s , CFTI’s and ISM candidate must score at least 75% marks in class 12th for GEN category students, for candidates belonging to SC/ST category they must score at least 65% marks.
- The candidates must be in the top 20 percentile in their respective class 12 Boards.
You can check your score on http://jeemain.nic.in/webinfo/Public/Home.aspx
PS: I wish you luck!
Also published on Medium.