The organizing committee JAB or Joint Admission Board for JEE Advanced have decided to increase the number of candidates who shall be appearing for the exam. The number has risen by 4000 which is certainly a good news for engineering aspirants who will appear in the entrance exams next year but also indicates that the competition will be tough.
The number of students who will qualify to sit in JEE Advanced exam next year has been increased to 2,24,000 from 2,20,000 including all categories.
In order to sit in the JEE Advanced exam, a candidate first has to appear in the JEE Main examination and a certain portion of these candidates will qualify for JEE Advanced exam. The registrations for JEE Advanced 2018 will tentatively begin from the last week of April last till the first week of May 2018.
23 IITs across the country have about 10,998 seats for candidates across the category. As per reports in IndianExpress, this year, the number of unclaimed seats has grown to 121 even after seven rounds of counselling.
JEE Advanced 2017 was conducted across 115 cities in India and 6 cities in different countries outside India. Apart from the test centers in India, JEE Advanced will also be held outside India.
The JEE is the gateway into all IITs, NITs, IIITs and ISM Dhanbad. Candidates seeking admissions in various engineering courses have to first appear for JEE Main (to be conducted by CBSE). Those who crack it will get a chance to sit for JEE Advanced.