As many as 24,000 students had appeared for the examination this year whose results were out on Tuesday. The cut-off marks for the examination was 113 out of 360 and the advanced test will be held on June 2, 2013.
The examination entitles a student admission in 16 Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT), 31 National Institutes of Technology (NIT), 10 Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIIT) and some other deemed universities.
Nearly, 14 lakh students from across the country appeared for the examination this year of which 1.5 lakh qualified.
Yash Balghat of M Prakash classes topped in the city with 335 marks while Prafulla Dhariwal and R Sundararajan scored 320 and 312 respectively.
Vaibhav Bakliwal, founder of Bakliwal Tutorials, said, “From this year, the entrance to IITs follows two steps — mains and advanced. The examination was similar to the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) difficult-level examination. Even the marks scored were similar. The Physics paper was tough as there were some vague and out of syllabus questions.”
Durgesh Mangeshkar, MD of IITians Parshikshan Kendra, said, “The students who prepared themselves for the MH-CET have scored poorly in this examination. I advise them to study in a systematic and concept-oriented manner.”
An official from M Prakash Classes said, “The results are disappointing.”
State too lags
Of the 1.5 lakh students who qualified for the IIT-JEE advance examination in the country, only 2-3% are from the state. On the other hand, around 20% qualified from Andhra Pradesh.
Bakliwal said, “The reason for the poor performance is because of the easy placements the city students get here as there are many good institutes. On the other hand, in Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan, the students work hard to qualify for the all-India examinations as they do not have good local colleges.”
Mangeshkar said, “The students should study in a more competitive manner.”