2.31 lakh JEE-Main candidates are now eligible for Advanced test
A day after results for Joint Entrance Examination-Main (JEE-Main) were announced, the schedule to register for JEE-Advanced was announced on Tuesday. As per circular issued, eligible students can complete online registration process from May 2 to May 7 between 10am and 5pm. Last date for fee payment for registered candidates is May 8.
“At the time of registration, candidates should upload scanned copies of documents including Class X and XII certificates, caste or other suitable certificates. Registration fee is neither refundable nor transferable,” the circular reads.
As per figures revealed by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), on Monday, 10.74 lakh candidates had appeared for the JEE-Main held in April of which 2.31 lakh (1.80 lakh men and 50,693 women candidates)cleared the test to gain eligibility to appear for JEE-Advanced.
Bhogi Suraj Krishna from Andhra Pradesh topped JEE-Main followed by Hemant Kumar Chodipilli from Andhra Pradesh. Nanded resident Parth Laturia came third. Mumbai’s Bhaskar Gupta got the seventh rank overall.
“The overall scores seem to be lower this year owing to which cut-offs for JEE-Advanced have gone down. Fight for IITs keeps getting tougher with every passing year,” said a CBSE official.
JEE-Advanced consists of two papers (Paper 1 and Paper 2) of three-hour duration each. Both the papers are compulsory and the results of this exam will decide the admissions process for premier seats at 23 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in the country. The exam will be held in an online format on May 20.