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IIT-JEE tilted towards CBSE, 4 cities

Vanita Srivastava , Hindustan Times  New Delhi, August 18, 2013
First Published: 23:38 IST(18/8/2013) | Last Updated: 02:46 IST(19/8/2013)

The success rate of the 2013 Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) for admission to different Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) has been heavily tilted towards three boards, primarily CBSE and four cities, a recent analysis of the result has revealed.


CBSE, Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan boards accounted for nearly 80% of those qualified. While CBSE constituted 56% of those qualified, the next was Andhra 17%, followed by Rajasthan 7%. A maximum number of 58,587 students registered from CBSE, followed by 17,360 from Andhra board and 8,738 from Rajasthan board.

The worst performers in terms of qualifiers in JEE have been from the North East boards — with Meghalaya 0%, Mizoram 0%, Nagaland 0%, Manipur0.01% and Tripura 0.02%. The Assam board was a little better at 0.26%.

Among cities, Jaipur with a total number of 2,188 qualifiers heads the list. With 1,900 from Delhi, 1,702 from Hyderabad and 1,088 from Vijaywada, the four cities took nearly 33% of the share. The number of qualifiers from North East  is again poor — Gangtok 0, Shillong 2, Itanagar 2,  Imphal 6, Silchar 4, Siliguri 34, Jorhat 25. Ten students qualified from Dubai - the only centre outside India. While the selection is heavily tilted towards big cities, small cities like Sikar 317, Mathura 115, Bareilly 93, Gaya 46, Katihar 32 and Malda 15 have shown encouraging trends. 

Only 18.2% of those who appeared were females — lower than last year’s 36%. The income of parents of more than 30% of the students who qualified was over R5 lakh per annum.

Another important fact is that two exams – JEE (main) for selection to the NITs  and JEE (advanced) for selection to IITs have no co-relation  - as the topper of JEE (advanced) does not figure anywhere in the top 100 list of JEE(main).

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