As revealed by sources, the list of candidates selected last week for admissions in the IITs shows that more than 8,000 out of 9,700, i.e., over 80% of successful candidates are come from just three school boards -- the CBSE, the Andhra Pradesh Board and the Punjab State Board.
This year, more than 5,500 CBSE board students, the highest number, have managed to take admissions in IITs, followed by around 1,800 from Andhra Pradesh board and another 750 from Punjab State Board, making 80% of the total admissions when taken together, revealed JEE (advanced) chairman H C Gupta. There are 30 other boards in India from where a small count of students has made it to take admissions in IITs.
It seems that if a student wants to get into IITs, he/she will have to go Board-specific in order to get an edge over competition. This is just unlike previous years, when signing up with the right coaching centre was to matter more to get admissions in IITs.
Statistics from the IITs show that in JEE 2010, 58% of all the qualified candidates were from CBSE, 36% from state boards and 6% from ICSE. And as per 2011 record, among 13,196 qualified candidates, 7,396 were from CBSE (56%), 543 from ICSE (4.1%), and 5,195 from state boards (39.4%).
On analyzing the previous years’ records, it is noted that the participation and the performance of the candidates from State Boards have been improved in JEE-2011.
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