17 percent eligible for JEE Advanced 2014 choose not to register
Nearly 26,000 candidates who had qualified to take JEE Advanced 2014 scheduled to be held on 25th May, 2014 for entry to IITs chose not to register for JEE Advanced. The registration process for the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Advanced 2014 which ended on 9th May, 2014 at 5pm presented the statistics that nearly 17% eligible students opted out of it.
According to an IIT official, the 17 per cent who chose to opt out of JEE (Advanced) are aspiring a seat in the National Institutes of Technology (NITs), the Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIIT) and state engineering institutions that will offer seats on the basis of JEE (Mains) merit list.
The scene was similar last year as well when 1.26 lakh of the 1.5 cleared who were eligible had appeared in the JEE-Advanced, suggesting around 24,000 had opted out after the first stage – lower than this year’s 26,000.
Together, the 30 NITs and the four IIITs offer around 15,000 B.Tech seats, more than the IITs’ 10,000. Besides, there are 500 state engineering colleges where the JEE-Main qualifiers can seek admission.
The last date for receipt of registration fee is 12th May, 2014. The candidates who had failed to upload their certificates or have uploaded wrong certificates while registration can re-upload and rectify them till 31st May, 2014.
Admit cards for the entrance will be issued by 24th May, 2014. There would be no change in the question pattern this year. Before the results, the IIT authorities will upload the answer keys on the JEE-Advanced 2014 website from 1st June, 2014. The results would be declared on 19th June, 2014.