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More than 1.70 lakh candidates appear JEE Advanced 2017 Test

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New Delhi:  Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) exam was successful held on 21 May 2017 (Sunday) while more than 1,70 lakh engineering aspirants took the test. This test holds the key for selecting candidates for BTech admission to 23 Indian institutes of Technology (IITs) and ISM Dhanbad.

The exam consists of two papers, both of which are divided into three sections – physics, chemistry, and mathematics. Here, it can be mentioned that in JEE Main 2017 exam, as more than 2.21 lakh candidates qualified for appearing JEE Advanced 2017, nearly 1.75 lalkh were boys while more than 46,000 candidates were girls.

As per the Information Brochure of JEE Advanced 2017, the results of the test will be announced on 11 June 2017 (Sunday). The answer keys will be displayed on 04 June 2017 (Sunday) on the official website of JEE Advanced 2017.

Seat Allotment process will tentatively kickstart form 19 June 2017 by the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) 2017. The Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) 2016 has been set up by the Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) to manage and regulate the joint seat allocation for admissions to 92 institutes. This includes 23 IITs (Including IIT-ISM Dhanbad), 31 NITs, 20 IIITs and 18 Other-Government Funded Technical Institutes (Other-GFTIs).

The total number seats offered by all IITs under BTech degree, the flagship course of IITs, stood at 10,572 for the academic year 2016-17. The IIT Council in its 50th Meeting held on 23 August 2016 approved in-principle, the proposal for increasing the overall student’s strength in the IITs to one lakh by the year 2020. Hence, for Graduate Degree programmes (BTech), the intake capacity is expected to increase in the range of 5-10% for the current academic year (2017-18).

The higher intake capacity of IITs under BTech programmes for academic year 2017-18 is already reflected on the hike in number of qualified candidates in JEE Main 2017.  In JEE Main 2016, two lakh candidates had qualified for appearing JEE Advanced 2016. For this year more than 2.20 lakh candidates were declared qualified in the JEE Main 2017 exam for appearing JEE Advanced 2017 test.

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