New Delhi: The percentage of candidates who have qualified the Joint Entrance Exam Advanced for admission to the Indian Institute of Technology has dropped significantly. The pass percentage this year is just 26.17%. Among the 155,538 applicants, 40,712 candidates qualified for admission. Last year, the pass percentage was 29.54%. Interestingly, this year, the cut off marks for qualifying the exam was lower than last year’s.
In the years 2020 and 2021, the cut off marks for each subject (Physics, Chemistry, Maths) in the general category to find a spot in the common rank list (CRL) was 5%; the total cut off marks were 17%. This year, in the general category it is 4.40% for each subject and the total cut off marks too were reduced to 15.20%. Meanwhile, in 2019, it was 10% for each subject and a total of 25%. It is assumed that the cut off marks were lowered as the examination became tougher.
The admission is to the 16,598 seats in 23 IITs. There has been an increase of 366 seats this year. There are 1891 seats for the computer science stream, the course that enjoys the highest demand in IITs. In Bombay IIT, there are 171 seats for computer science.
There has been an increase in the number of seats that have been reserved for women. 1567 seats are reserved for women while it was 1534 seats last year. Kharagpur IIT has the highest number of seats – 1869. Meanwhile, IIT Delhi has 1209 seats, Bombay has 1360 seats and Madras IIT has 1133 seats. This year, admission would be conducted to 180 seats in Palakkad IIT.