Published On: Sat, Jan 6th, 2018

4000 More Students to Qualify for JEE Advanced 2018

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IIT Kanpur, the conducting body of JEE Advanced, not too long ago uploaded videos for aspirants to prepare for JEE Advanced through online computer-based test module. After a meet with the Joint Admissions Board (JAB), IIT-K also declared an increase in the number of seats for JEE Advanced. The increment is by a handful of 4000, which now makes the total number of aspiring candidates 2,24,000 (two lakhstwenty-four thousand).

Last year the mode of JEE Advanced was not only written (Optical Mark Reader) which restricted many aspiring students to not be able to give the exam but also capped the students at 2, 20,000. However, 2018 was marked with the decision to not only make it CBT based but also increase the number of seats.

Why the Decision is Fruitful

The news of increasing the batch size of appearing candidates of JEE Advanced by 4000 will certainly allow moreexaminees to secure minimum marks to clear JEE Main(Level 1 examination). Those who miss by a mark or 2 can now qualify for the next level as the addition of 4000 seats will turn into a huge advantage for the deserving examinees.

The exam conducted for the admission to Bachelor’s, Integrated Master’s and Dual Degree programs across all 23 Indian Institute of Technology (IITs), also witnessed that even after the seventh screening/counselling round, the unclaimed seats grew to 121 in the previous yearup from 96 in 2016, 50 in 2015 and just three in 2014. This number not only marks as a yardstick for the current aspiring candidates but also has increased the competition.

Seats Allocation

The year of 2017 witnessed that across the 23 IITs, there are a total of 10,998 seats reserved for all categories. When the seventh round of screening proved inefficient leaving 121 unclaimed seats, Human Resource Development department of India has brought to notice about reconsidering the intake students for the academic courses of 2018 by fourteen percent (14% percent). However, this hike of 14% will be allocated to women only, once approved.

The year of 2018 has certainly been a positive step for many aspiring candidates for JEE Advanced. The precedent set for the computer based test mode, increase in the number of seats in JEE Advanced and a possible approval for a 14% hike in seats allocated to women, yet again proves that India is a nation of caliber and hardworking students. Human Resource Development department of India makes sure that the increasing competition among aspiring candidates is certainly appreciated and reciprocated positively with an increase in seat allocations.