The JEE 2012 has turned out to be tougher than what most people expected. Most people were expecting it to be easier than 2011, but most agree it was tougher and quite a few even say it was of same level as 2010. The new total of 408 (or should I say 401) has perplexed most pundits. In conclusion, this is wh JEE is such a tough nut to crack - you never know what to expect!
however, certain institutions based at Hyderabad are claiming that many of their students got best marks. They published the marks of some 40 students whose marks are ranging from 373 to 300 out 401. This may mean that the paper is not that difficult and students are faring very well in the IIT exams. It is difficult to predict the cut off.