According to a survey conducted, results have shown an unusual drop in the interest of students in joining IITs.

Around 21% of candidates who were eligible for JEE Advanced 2016 did not register for the same. Registration process closed on May 4th, 2016 and nearly one fifth of the total eligible candidates did not register for JEE Advanced 2016.

1.98 lakh candidates qualified JEE Mains, all the qualifying candidates were eligible for JEE Advanced this year, however only 1.56 lakh registered for the examination while rest of the them did not.

 

Similarly in 2015 about 18% of the JEE Mains qualifying candidates did not apply for the next round viz. JEE Advanced.

 

Qualifying candidates for JEE Advanced VS registered (2015-2016)

 

S.No.

Academic Year

Candidates qualified for JEE Advanced

Candidates registered for JEE Advanced

Share of candidates not registering for IIT admissions

1.

2016

1,98,000

1,56,000

42,000 (21%)

2.

2015

1, 52,000

1,24,000

28,000 (18%)

 

However the number of qualifying candidates in JEE Mains have increased this year by 46,000 candidates and So has the number of eligible candidates losing interest in IIT admissions decreased.

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Are students really losing interest in the might IITs? Have your say in the comments section below !

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