This year, though the paper was not as tough as last year, but a more balanced one, I had expected the cut off to remain the same. And the cut off increases by 40 odd marks to 229! Holy Hell! This was seriously unexpected. And I can't think of any explanations right now! Can you? Okay, I agree the paper was a bit easy on the IIT-JEE level, but come on, to get 200+, you need a different sort of attitude altogether!
Those who cleared this massive cut-off, congratulations mates! But those who couldn't, don't lose heart. It's not the end of the world! Just don't lose hope. And remember, "Success is not final, Failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts".
This leads me to conclude (the only feasible explanation) that the level of the students has increased exponentially! Although, after the new IITs were established, and the number of seats had increased significantly, it was said that getting into IITs had just become easier! It actually turns out to be quite different! With such cut-throat competition, the toughest competitive exam in the world just got tougher! So buckle up, IIT aspirants, you gotta utilise every millisecond now!