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IIT cut-off falls to 18% for SC/ST students

August 25th, 2009 · No Comments

A minimum of 35% is essential to be promoted to a higher class under almost every Indian school board or university. But you don’t need that much to make it to some of the finest technological institutes in the country.

On Saturday, when the Indian Institutes of Technology released report cards of students who joined these engineering schools this year, it transpired that the entry bar for the reserved category students had dropped to a mere 18% (89/480).

The IITs were forced to make various concessions to fill SC/ST seats this year. Entry levels were lowered to half of what the last general category student who got through to the IITs scored. So, as the last general category student admitted to the IITs bagged an overall score of 178 (out of 480), the cut-off for an SC/ST student was brought down to 89 (half of 178). Till last year, the cut-off for SC/ST students used to be 60% of the score of the last general category student. READ MORE….

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