After the results of the JEE Advanced 2016 were declared earlier this month, over 11 lakh JEE Main aspirants are waiting for the rank list which is likely to be announced on Thursday.
The list will decide their eligibility for admission to various institutes across the country, including National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information and Technology (IIITs) and Government-Funded Technical Institutions (GFTIs).
Over 11 lakh aspirants – including 60,000 from Kota – had appeared for the JEE Main examination on May 3 (offline) and May 9-10 (online) at 124 cities across the country.
As Kota is a major IIT-JEE coaching centre that has produced a large number of success stories in both JEE Main and JEE Advanced examinations, it is expected to make a big impression in Thursday’s list too.
The rank list of JEE Main is prepared after normalising 60% weightage of the test score with 40% weightage of Class 12 marks.
Kota-based coaching institutes grabbed the top all-India ranks in various categories of JEE-Advanced 2016. In the JEE Main 2016 results declared in May, around 40,000 students from Kota coaching institutes were declared qualified to appear for the JEE Advanced examinations this year.
“The JEE rank list results will be crucial for students who have been preparing round-the-year in Kota for seeking admissions to NITs, IIITs and GFTIs,” said Pramod Maheshwari, chairman and managing director of the Career Point Institute in Kota.
The JEE rank list is crucial for aspirants like Rakesh Kumar from Bharatpur, who was selected in the JEE Advanced 2016 but failed to get a rank good enough to land a subject of his choice in one of the IITs. “If I score a good rank in JEE Main ranks list, I will be able to seek a desired branch like computer science or mechanical engineering in a premier NIT institute,” he said.
Hemant Sharma, another JEE Advanced aspirant from Kota, said the JEE rank list will provide students with more options to forward their careers.
After the JEE Main rank list is declared on Thursday, joint counselling for around 34,781 seats – pertaining to 629 courses in 23 IITs, 31 NITs, 20 IIITs and 18 GFTIs – will commence on June 24. All the 11 lakh aspirants will be eligible to participate in the joint counseling session, Amit Ahuja, academic counselor at Allen Career Institute, said.