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Around 5 Lakh Candidates To Attend IIT-JEE This Yr

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5 Lakh Candidates Attending IIT-JEE Exam
JEE 2012 which is scheduled on April 8 has quite more than 5 Lakh candidates ready to sit for the upcoming edition of the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE), the test which is written in order to join any of the 15 IIT's. Compared to the previous year it is a hike of 16,000 candidates this year. Previous year 4.86 lakh students of Class 12 had taken up the exams.

The officers of JEE who are spread across the IIT's said that the applications were still being scrutinized and the final tally of test takers is projected to be anywhere between 4.75 lakh and 5.023 lakh. But still, JEE 2012 has seen the smallest increase in applications in any two corresponding years.

Director of IIT-Delhi said “We feel the number of candidates applying to sit for the JEE is stabilizing. There was a sudden spurt in the applications when the 8 new IIT's started”.

The largest pool of applications were found in the Bombay zone comprising of Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Goa, Gujarat and North of Karnataka has topped in the chart. But, this year Kanpur took pole position followed by Madras zone. The experts said; Andhra Pradesh that falls in the Madras zone, is home for a large number of coaching academics and has contributed to the increase in the number of JEE applications.

As we all know for the next year, the JEE will go by in the recommendations of a committee, headed by secretary of science and Technology department , T.Ramaswamy, which emphasizes the fact that Class XII scores must be factored in the overall JEE scores.

IIT Faculty believe that there is another crucial factor that is likely to alter the JEE; the composition of the candidates who sit for the exam. An IIT Director says “With the implementation of the core science curriculum for all schools across the country, we are likely to see a large share of state board students from every corner of India to take the JEE. Currently, the test is dominated by CBSE students”.

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