This year over 32 percent students, who were eligible for Joint Entrance Examination-Advanced (JEE-Adv), did not register for the examination which means they have decided to skip the examination. 8 May, 2018 was the last day to register for JEE Advanced examination.
Last year also there was a drop in the number of registrations for the JEE Advanced when1.7 lakh out of 2.2 eligible candidates had registered for the second level of IIT entrance exam.
Why does less number of students register for JEE Advanced?
- First reason could be the difficulty level of JEE Advanced which tests students on the basis of their in depth knowledge on the subject. Students need to prepare quite hard to get through this level of IIT entrance exam.
- The second reason could be that a number of students feel content with their JEE-Main score and choose to study in National Institutes of Technology (NITs) instead of going through the complex process of getting admission into an IIT and a course of their choice.
- Another reason for the drop in registration for JEE Advanced could be the availability of less number of seats for candidates with lower rank as maximum seats in IITs go to students from the reserved categories.
JEE Advanced 2018:
This year maximum number of students registering for JEE Advanced is from the reserved categories. Out of 1.60 lakh applicants, 97,866 are from Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Other Backward Classes (OBC), while the rest (62,850) are from general category.
The advanced level examination of IIT admissions will be conducted on May 20, 2018. JEE Advanced 2018 will be conducted in Computer Based Test (CBT) completely.
About JEE Advanced Examination:
JEE advanced is the second-level examination, after JEE Main, for admission into the engineering programs of the prestigious IITs or the Indian Institutes of Technology. This exam is conducted by the 7 zonal IITs on a rotational basis as per the guidelines of IIT exam governing body - Joint Admission Board (JAB).
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