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  • JEE sets a new record, registers 1.4 million candidates in its new avatar

    Last year around 1.1 million candidates registered for the exam. But this year a substantial increase in the numbers is noted. Reason being the new approach in the procedure of selection adopted by the IIT's.

    1.4 million candidates registered for the joint engineering examination (JEE) 2013 setting up a record in its all new avatar.

    This Coming April the first Joint Engineering Entrance (JEE) - Main will be held. In July 2012, it was decided that JEE from 2013, would be held in two parts Main and Advanced. Students applying to the IITs would have to appear for JEE-Main.

    The new test is an amalgamation of the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) and the IIT-JEE, where the Main exam will be equivalent to AIEEE, and Advanced will be equivalent to the IIT-JEE.

    The top 1,50,000 who will qualify from these would be eligible for taking the JEE-Advanced, which would be held a few weeks after the Main exam.

    JEE (main) is conducted for candidates aspiring for admissions to BE, BTech and architecture courses at National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), Delhi Technological University, and other centrally funded technical institutes (CFTIs).

    For final admission to the IIT, based on the JEE-Advanced, a student should be ranked among the top 20 percentile of his respective Class XII Board. At present, any student scoring 60 per cent in their Class XII Board examination is eligible for a seat in the IITs. There are 32 Boards in India having different patterns of examination and evaluation.