3.2 lakh students to sit in IIT entrance
Nearly 3.2 lakh students on Sunday sat for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) for admission into IITs across the country.
Seven zones are conducting the test. Students qualifying the entrance will be eligible to take admission to the IITs at Kharagpur, Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi, Kanpur, Guwahati and Roorkee.
The candidates include 53,000 students from Delhi zone alone, IIT Delhi Director Prof Surendra Prasad said. The test is held in 600 centres across the country, including 117 centres in Delhi zone.
There has been no change in the question pattern this time, Prasad said.
"The format of the examination remains the same as before. It comprises two papers of 200 marks each," he said.
The IIT JEE last year decided to change the pattern, making provision for two papers in place of three earlier. Each paper consist of questions from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. The questions are of objective type.
There are about 4,000 seats in IITs. These institutions are supposed to increase the seats for implementing OBC reservation which has been given the go ahead by the Supreme Court.
Adequate arrangements are made in the Delhi Zone which consists of National Capital Region, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab.
"We have sent our representatives to supervise the conduct of the test. The results are expected in June," he said.
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