It is a keen observation that, in every class, there would be at least 12 students who want to crack the nations' toughest exam: JEE. After completion of Class 10th, students are interested to get admission to the coaching classes to prepare well for JEE.
A recent survey says that, around 52% of IIT aspirants cracked the JEE examination without attending the coaching classes.
According to the IIT Delhi report, 52% of the aspirants who qualified for JEE Advanced 2013 undertook the self-study mode of preparation, while the remaining 48% chose coaching centres.
The report also says that, around 61.4% of aspirants from Guwahati region, are among the highest percentage of students who have prepared on their own and qualified; whereas the remaining 38% went to coaching centres.
The report also reveals the data of the candidates listed zone wise. In Kanpur zone, 54.8% of students studied on their own and 45.2% of students went to coaching centres. In Roorkee zone, 55.1% students prepared on their own, while 44.9% of students went to coaching centres.
In Bombay zone, 52.6% of students prepared on their own, 47.4% of students went to coaching institutes. In Delhi zone, 52.9% of students prepared on their own, while 47.1% of students went to coaching centres.
In Madras zone, 39.4% of students took to self-study, while 60.6% of candidates went to coaching institutes.
When compared to the urban and rural regions, 8% of JEE-qualified candidates are from rural villages, 16% from towns and 75% from cities.
They also conducted the survey on students who are sons / daughters of the central government employees, business employees, private sector employees, agricultural background and highly educational qualified parents.
Report says, 29.8% of candidates belong to the families of government employees, 17.4% of students belongs to business families, 10% of students are from private sector families, 5.5% of students are from teachers and research families, 7.65% of students come from an agricultural background, 2.9% of students from a medical background, 4.6% of students from an engineering background and 7.8% of students from public sector families.
Based on their fathers' education, the report shows that 42.7% candidates who qualified are kids of graduate fathers. Only 27.9% candidates who cracked JEE came from families where the father is a postgraduate, while 13.3% were children of matriculate fathers, and 2.6% candidates had illiterate fathers.