As many as 1.54 lakh students had cracked the 2014 JEE Main examination. Out of the total number of people who had cleared the preliminary examination, a staggering amount of nearly 26,000 students, which is as much as 17 per cent of the total aspirants who appeared, will not be sitting for this year’s JEE Advanced examination, which is due on May 25, 2014. It is anticipated that these candidates have found other options and are applying to other colleges or institutions based on the scores of JEE Main 2014 exam.
Although it must be noted that out of the one that are still appearing for the examination, the ones appearing will be competing for the 10,000 seats at the different IITs for B.Tech courses. Out of the ones who have cleared the preliminary exam, there are colleges like National Institutes of Technology (NIT), the Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIIT) and other state engineering institutions which offer students admission on the basis of their Main’s score.
One can argue that those opting out of the IITs are not an irrational decision as put together the 30 NITs and the four IIITs and there is a bank of 15,000 seats, which by plain mathematics is more than what the IITs offer. This is not keeping in mind that there also be the option of admission into state engineering colleges.
The Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) 2014, to be administered jointly by IIT Kharagpur serves as the gateway to undergraduate programs in all 16 IITs across the country along with ISM Dhanbad.
Also See: JEE Advanced 2014 Exam Pattern