JEE Advanced Result Analysis - Changing Trends for Better or Worse?
Saakshi Lama, 19 Jun 2018, #JEE Advanced
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As soon as the official result of JEE Advanced 2018 was released on June 10, IIT Kanpur published the traditional notification stating the official statistics of the examination. While an assortment of information related to the examination was published in the notification, a striking finding was discovered that to an extent overshadowed the other details and led to serious questions about the difficulty levels of the exam - Whether the two level IIT JEE examinations are in contrast with each other and more? So is qualifying in JEE Advanced an accomplishable exercise or otherwise? We take a look at the JEE Advanced Result Analysis and Changing Trends to know which way the wind blows for better or worse

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The first glaring detail that hits is the steady drop in the number of candidates who have qualified in JEE Advanced examination.  While the reasons attributed to this could range from difficulty levels to less number of candidates appearing for the exam, it still remains a fact that there is a visible decline in the numbers from over 32,000 candidates from the previous year to just 18,000 plus this year such that the MHRD had to intervene to lower the cutoffs. To make the difference more prominent, we see that of the total appeared candidates over 11.7% qualified JEE Advanced 2018, whereas in the previous session, the percentage of qualified candidates was 31.6% from the total who appeared. Take a look at the tables below that show

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JEE Advanced Statistics



JEE Advanced 2018

JEE Advanced 2017

Number of Appeared Candidates



Number of Qualified Candidates



Number of Qualified Male Candidates



Number of Qualified Female Candidates





Percentage Comparison of JEE Advanced Result Trends

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JEE Advanced 2018

JEE Advanced 2017

Qualified Candidates from Total Appeared



Qualified Male Candidates from Total Appeared



Qualified Female Candidates from Total Appeared





So what could be the reason for the steady drop in the number of qualifying candidates when the number of candidates eligible to appear for the exam has increased as did the seat intake in the IITs? 


Seats in IITs

Session Year

Number of Seats







Commenting about the lower number of qualified candidates, IIT Kanpur Director Prof. Abhay Karandikar stated that the fall between the two years could be attributed to the awarding of 18 bonus marks to all candidates irrespective of any factor by IIT Madras on account of wrong questions and printing mistakes. The allotted bonus marks helped many students meet the cutoff standards and qualify the examination in the previous year.


In addition to this, the announcement of extra 291 seats plus about 800 supernumerary seats for female candidates raises questions as to who will fill the seats if the number of qualifying candidates is dismally low. The MHRD in an unprecedented move has asked IIT Kanpur to release a revised merit list that is supplementary to the one already announced. The cutoffs were lowered and the supplementary merit list published by IIT Kanpur on June 14. The new list brings the number of qualified students to about 31988 which mean that chances of vacant seats are reduced considerably.



The discrepancy in numbers between the candidates declared eligible for JEE Advanced, the numbers who actually write and then the ones who go on to qualify brings to mind that a serious resolution is needed to what is a much unplanned system. While JEE Main does not even have a qualifying cutoff, JEE Advanced has a high one that is normally not obtained by most candidates.  


Even with lowered cutoffs, only a small number of candidates have managed to qualify in the examination. So, what does that really signify? Is it a time to change the traditional way of evaluating students for these premium institutes, or something else? MHRD, according to reports has taken stock of the situation, glaring differences between the exams. Hopefully, students may see a way out of the no win situation.

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i passed class 12 in 2018 but given improvement in 2019 can i give jee advance and get admission in iit in 2020? is their any way so that i get admission in iit for btech?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 7th Dec, 2019
as you have passed 12th exam on 2018 , the passing year will considered as 2018. the improvement exam year is not consider for 12th passing year.
so for 2020 jee advance exam you are not eligible.

lowering of vapour pressure of equimolar solution of glucose,sodium chloride and barium nitrate are in the order

prem meghani 7th Dec, 2019
Dear Aspirant,

Vant Hoff factor =i
For Barium nitrate,i=3,
2Ba+ No3-

For Nacl,i=2Na+ Cl-
i=2 vant Hoff factor

For glucose vant Hoff factor will be 1

So higher the vant Hoff factor higher will be the loweirng of vapour pressure.
So barium nitrate will have highest lowering in vapour pressure

Order will be barium nitrate>Nacl>glucose

All the very best.

Is HC Verma is sufficient for physics in JEE ADVANCED . R.D sharma and M.L khanna for MATHMATICS in JEE ADVANCED.....

Avishek Dutta 6th Dec, 2019
HC Verma and ML Khanna are good books for JEE but arenit sufficient.
For physics
1.Buy NCERT for understanding the syllabus and studying the basics
2.Buy any one of this
i.Arihant ii.Cengage
Now I woukd prefer Cengage for JEE advanced as the book thoroughly follows jee advanced patterns.
And now study and solve them .
3.You can solve HC Verma or IRODOV if you want.
For Mathematics
1.Buy Cengages or Arihant books
Solve as much as you can from them
2.Tomato can be also a good book for solving.
Atlast solve the previous years JEE papers .

Which book is most important for physics , chemistry and mathematics for JEE ADVANCED... for 2021 exam.. From now onwards

Saurabh Siddharth 6th Dec, 2019

Following is the list of few books for better preparation of JEE ADVANCE:

  • CHE- CENGAGE, NCERT (has much importance for inorganic and organic)

You can prefer any book from above.


  • Do NCERT as well for jee advance. It would help you much.

Do HC Verma alongwith anyone to the other two but atleast complete anyone book. HC Verma would help you to clear the basics and you find it easy to solve other books after going through it.


what is the cut off jee advance last 5 years

Halry Bhalodia 6th Dec, 2019

hello parag ,

cutoff for jee advance for last four years goes as :

  • Minimum Percentage of Marks in Each Subject  (A)
  • Minimum Percentage of Aggregate Marks  (B)

year  (category)      A                                   B


CRL                            10.0                              25.0

OBC                           09.0                              22.5

SC                              05.0                              12.5

ST                               05.0                              12.5


CRL                            10.0                              25.0

OBC                           09.0                              22.5

SC                              05.0                              12.5

ST                              05.0                              12.5


CRL                            10.0                              35.0

OBC                           09.0                              31.5

SC                              05.0                              17.5

ST                              05.0                              17.5


CRL                            10.0                              20.0

OBC                           09.0                              10.5

SC                              05.0                              10.5

ST                              05.0                              10.5

before this cutoff was based on subjects .

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