They figure in the top 20 percentile of successful candidates in Intermediate examinations

HYDERABAD: About 1.24 lakh candidates from the State have figured in the top 20 percentile of successful candidates in Intermediate exams thus earning eligibility for admission into IITs this year.

However, they have to first clear the JEE Main examination and figure in the top 1.5 lakh candidates apart from scoring high marks in the JEE-Advanced to be held. Admission into IITs, will however, be based on JEE-Advanced score only.

Cut-off marks

According to statistics available with the Board of Intermediate Education (BIE) the cut-off for the general candidates is 476 marks out of 530, for OBC candidates 468, for SCs 447 and for STs 452. In the general category 75,890 candidates gain-ed eligibility while the number is 36,626 among OBCs, 8,452 among SCs and 3,111 among ST candidates.

Statistics reveal that general candidates whose percentage is above 89.81 will be eligible while it is 84.33 per cent for SC students, 85.28 for ST students and 88.30 for OBC students. Interestingly, the cut-off mark for ST candidates is higher than SC candidates. However, the percentage of OBC candidates may not be applicable to all as the creamy layer comes into play.

If the annual income of OBC candidates’ parents is above Rs. 4.5 lakh they cannot compete in the OBC category but in the general category. Similarly OBC candidates, whose parents are Class-I officers or holding constitutional posts or directly recruited for Class-II jobs are also ineligible for reservation benefits. It means they have to compete in general category only.

Meanwhile, the BIE officials have clarified that the results will be sent to the CBSE only after taking into account the marks obtained in recounting and re-verification. Officials also clarified that first year students can also appear for improvement and only the final score will be considered for calculating the top 20 percentile figure next year.

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