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April 13, 2009

Lower cut-offs likely to be this year in IIT-JEE

Kolkata: Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) conducted on this Sunday for admission to the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) witnessed around 25pc increase this year, conducted at 800 centres across the country.

JEE is conducted for admission to 8,000 seats across 15 IITs situated at Bhubaneshwar, Bombay, Delhi, Chennai, Roorkee, Kharagpur, Kanpur, Patna, Gandhinagar, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Indore and Rajasthan along with Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi, and Indian School of Mines University (ISMU), Dhanbad.

This year cut-offs are likely to be lower than last year, one of the reasons being that the paper was relatively more difficult. This has been decided by the IIT directors to increase the 40% relaxation in scores to 50% from 2009.

The IIT-JEE paper had two papers, the first paper consisting 60 questions and 80 marks per subject with total 240 marks. Paper two had 57 questions with total 240 marks.

Most of the students found Maths paper difficult to do.

IIT Kharagpur JEE chairman A. N. Samanta told," The number of seats have not been fixed up yet, but roughly it would be around 8,000 this year. Except IIT-Roorkee,almost all the IITs are going to increse the number of seats by 18% for the second phase of reservation. source:

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