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JEE Advanced – 2/3rd members gone in just qualifiers

JEE A – 2/3rd members gone in just qualifiers

The results of the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced for this year came out on June 10th. The results for the JEE Advanced 2018 were quite shocking.

There has been a huge drop in the qualified candidates from 2017 to 2018. In 2017, there were 50,455 qualified candidates.

This year, there are 18,138 qualified candidates, about one third of last year’s number.

The number of qualified candidates from this year’s JEE Advanced has led some people to have doubts about whether there will be enough students to fill all the seats at the premier Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).

Five out of the top ten ranks were secured by candidates from Kota. The coaching capital has reinforced its position as the mecca in preparation for the JEE Advanced.

For the first time in the JEE Advanced, two candidates from the physically challenged category made it into the elite club.

These two candidates are Lay Jain (AIR 9) and Neel Gupta (AIR 10). M. L. Sharma, the chairman of the JEE Advanced from IIT Roorkee, said that the situation of these two boys is happy and surprising, since they have overcome so many odds to make it to the top of the ranks.

Sharma was also asked about the fall in the number of students who made the cut. He said that the minimum qualifying scores were already predefined. The IITs found that fewer candidates had scored 10% in each subject.

They also found that fewer candidates scored 35% in aggregate. The chairman of the JEE Advanced from IIT Kanpur, Shalabh S., said that they have qualified 1.6 times the number of candidates needed to fill all available seats in the IITs.

In total, the IITs have 11,279 seats. However, education experts are still concerned, since many students who do not get the top ranks or seats in the courses of their choice drop out.

It remains to be seen what this significant drop in qualified candidates will mean for the IITs.

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