JEE Main online from today
Estimated 14 lakh take JEE offline across India; More to take online exam between April 8 and 25 Lakhs of students across the country heaved a sigh ...
Estimated 14 lakh take JEE offline across India; More to take online exam between April 8 and 25 Lakhs of students across the country heaved a sigh of relief on Sunday as the first ever JEE Mains examination after the change of pattern was reportedly relatively easy. "Compared to last year' AIEEE exam, this is better and I could attempt at least eighty percent of questions" Saranya Mallapraggada of Hyderabad who wrote the exam at Warangal said. Going by the mood of the students, it can be expected that the cut-off mark will be higher, Dr Bhanu Murthy of Narayana Group said. Though CBSE which conducted the exam will not officially publish the cut off mark, aspirants can have a rough idea through the publication of answer key. The cut off mark is very crucial as the top 1,50,000 students who will be selected to write JEE Advanced for admission into IITs to be held on June 2 will be picked up through it. The results will be declared on May 7. An estimated 11, 50,000 candidates appeared for the JEE Main in off-line mode across 81 cities, including Dubai, Riyadh and Muscat and Bahrain city. In Andhra Pradesh, it was held in four cities Warangal, Khammam, Tirupathi and Guntur. More than a lakh from the state have taken the exam, according to reports. JEE Main will be held online on April 8, 23, 24 and 25 cities including three cities abroad -- Colombo, Kathmandu and Singapore. There are 9,647 undergraduate seats in 15 IITs, IIT-BHU and ISM Dhanbad, while the number of undergraduate seats in the 30 NITs of the country is 15,678 including the seats in the new ones.