Gone are the days when there used to be a spark and happiness on the faces of the budding IIT-JEE aspirants after their results were declared. But the present scenario is totally opposite. The goof ups made in the question papers have made the students suffer. The race to enter the best Indian Institute of Technology has become fiercer because of the high cut offs. As compared to last year, the cut off list for this year has risen by 39 ranks leaving the aspirants in a tumult.
Constant errors in the question paper have left the students in a lurk. A wrong question of 12 marks being included in the question paper, led to the average marking which was unfair for the bright students and a blessing in disguise for the average ones. The IIT-JEE cut-off this year has increased to 229 marks as compared to last year's 190. This has left the students in a worrisome state since they have no other option other than scoring more than double score so as to get admission in their dream institute.
There has been a drastic increase in the cut-off in mathematics this year. Against a cut-off of 17 marks for the general category students in 2010, this time, the base mark in the subject is 34. For the OBCs, this cut-off has exaggerated from 16 to 31. Other aspirants belonging to the SC/ST and PD categories have a target to score a minimum of 17 marks in Math compared to the nine last year. This higher cut-off is the result of constant errors in the examination paper leading to average marking.