And yet another year is over; the wait for thousands came to a close with the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Advanced results that were announced on the 12 th of June. Out of the 1,55,948 candidates that qualified for the exam, some 36,566 have gained eligibility for entrances to the prestigious engineering colleges in India.
Students that ranked in JEE Advanced may apply to Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian Schools of Mines (ISM) Dhanbad that are jointly offering 10,575 seats. The qualifying aspirants were earlier selected out of the 12 lac students that had appeared for JEE Mains, which is the preliminary examination in this process. Only the top 2 lac rankers of the JEE Main exam could appear for the JEE Advanced exam. JEE Mains also dictates the entrance to National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), and Centrally Funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs) among some other colleges and courses.
In a deeper analysis of this year’s results, the top rankers of JEE Advanced were all male: Aman Bansal from Jaipur bagging the top rank. Only 16% of the total qualified female candidates ranked as compared to nearly 27% of total male candidates. And of the total rankers, 51% were from the general category and the rest were from OBC, SC, and ST categories. Under zone wise performance, Bombay fared the best with 8,810 rankers.
Both, the number of candidates for IIT JEE Advanced as well as those that ranked in the exam were higher this year as compared to 2015, even though this year’s paper was considered to be tougher. JEE Mains saw 30,000 more students qualifying for the Advanced exam this year as compared to last year. And nearly 24% appearing candidates ranked in JEE Advanced 2016; up from last year’s 22%.
It is obvious that JEE is extremely competitive but it is also considered to be the most difficult entrance exam for engineers. The papers are divided in two parts with both parts having sections of physics chemistry and math consisting majorly of multiple choice questions. To add another layer of difficulty, the papers have negative marking. For this year’s paper, the math and physics sections were more lengthy and difficult as compared to the chemistry sections. But being clear on the fundamentals was the key to cracking the papers for most students.
This emphasizes the importance of the time and energy spent in preparing for the JEE exams. Students who are meticulous with their practice and spend time in actually understanding the subjects have a much higher chance of advancing to their preferred colleges. While most students opt for coaching classes, many might find these to be expensive as well as have a high concentration of students, skewing the student-teacher ratio.
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