4000 More Students to Be Eligible For JEE Advanced 2018

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Good news for students wishing to pursue engineering as another 4,000 aspirants will be eligible to appear for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced 2018. The Joint Admission Board (JAB) has recently taken a decision to increase the number of eligible candidates from 2.20 lakh to 2.24 lakh for JEE Advanced 2018. However, the board is yet to reveal the number of seats that will be available in 2018. 

The Indian Institute of Technology – Kanpur will conduct the Joint Engineering Examination (JEE) Advanced 2018 on 20th May. It will be computer based test. The exam will consist of two papers, Paper 1 and Paper 2, each of three hours’ duration, and will be held in two sessions. Both the papers are compulsory. In a notification posted on the official website of JEE Advanced – jeeadv.ac.in, it is written that “candidates should be among the top 2,24,000 (including all categories) by scoring positive marks in Paper-1 of JEE (Main) 2018.” 

In 2017, candidates among the top 2,20,000 ranks who secured positive marks in the paper one of JEE Main were deemed qualified for JEE Advanced 2017. Consequently, 2,21,427 candidates were selected for appearing in JEE Advanced. In 2018, 

JEE Advanced exam is conducted for admission to Bachelor’s, Integrated Master’s and Dual Degree programs in all the IITs. Now, in order to sit in the JEE Advanced exam, a student first has to appear in the JEE Main examination and a certain portion of these candidates is considered qualified for JEE Advanced exam. 

In 2017, out of the 10,998 IITs seats, the number of unclaimed seats after seven rounds of counselling stood at 121 up from 96 in 2016. Taking note of the sharp rise in the number of unclaimed seats, the Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry asked the IITs to find ways to address the situation, including the option of scrapping unpopular courses.


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