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JEE Advanced 2023: Higher Cut-offs and Increased Qualifier Numbers

The results of JEE Advanced 2023 have amazed the nation, as talented students from diverse backgrounds have overcome obstacles and succeeded. The qualifying cut-off marks and the number of candidates who passed the exam increased significantly this year. The spotlight was on the IIT Hyderabad zone, which produced outstanding performers and proved its excellence. A more significant number of candidates have qualified for admission to the esteemed IITs despite the higher cut-offs. A remarkable 43,773 out of 1,80,372 candidates successfully cleared the entrance test, demonstrating the unbeatable determination of these aspiring engineers. The increase in qualifiers can be attributed to the more significant number of registrations for the JEE Advanced this year.

JEE Advanced 2023 witnessed a significant rise in qualified female candidates, an up-and-coming development. Out of the 43,773 qualifying candidates, 7,509 are females, higher than the numbers in 2022 (6,516 girls) and 2021 (6,452 girls), reflecting their determination to break gender barriers and excel as future engineers. The result was announced by IIT Guwahati and included 13 foreign nationals and 155 Overseas Citizens of India. Nayakanti Naga Bhavya Sree, the top-performing female candidate from the IIT Hyderabad zone, exemplifies the triumph of hard work and dedication with her exceptional overall score of 298.

The IIT Hyderabad zone stood out in this year’s JEE Advanced, producing the highest number of qualifying candidates overall, including a notable presence in the top 500. This zone, comprising Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Puducherry, showcased the collective brilliance of these regions. The exceptional achievements of Vavilala Chidvilas Reddy, the overall topper with a remarkable score of 341, and Nayakanti Naga Bhavya Sree further solidify the IIT Hyderabad zone’s reputation as an outstanding academic hub

Here is a table about the top-performing zones in terms of the number of candidates in the top 500:

Year Top Performing Zone (Number of Candidates in Top 500)
2023 IIT Hyderabad (174)
2022 IIT Delhi (133)
2021 IIT Bombay (137)
2020 IIT Madras (140)

The common rank list (CRL) cut-off in JEE Advanced 2023 increased significantly to 23.89%, a significant jump from last year’s lowest cut-off of 15.28% since 2012. Similarly, all other categories, including General-EWS, OBC, SC, and ST, also witnessed higher cut-offs than the previous year.

Professor Bishnupada Mandal, the Organising Chairperson of JEE-Advanced 2023, explained that the increased cut-offs were due to a change in the exam pattern. More questions were introduced without negative markings, allowing candidates to score higher. Consequently, the cut-off scores naturally rose. This shift highlights the significance of adapting to new challenges and mastering the updated examination format.

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