At 11%, UP tops 2024 list of JEE (Advanced) candidates | India News


NEW DELHI: Eleven per cent of candidates appearing for Joint Entrance Examination-Advanced (JEE-Advanced) 2024 — the gateway to 23 Indian Institutes of technology (IITs) — will be from Uttar Pradesh.
An analysis of JEE (Main) qualification data also revealed that of the 2.5 lakh candidates who qualified to take the IIT entrance, more than 54% are from just six states and nearly 73% from 10 states.
Moreover, though over 75% of the registered candidates opted to take both (Jan and April) sessions of the JEE (Main), which is also an entrance test for centrally funded technical institutions and others, just around 28% of them managed to improve their results in the second sitting.
JEE (Advanced) is considered one of the toughest competitive exams in India, where aspirants must first qualify among the top 2.5 lakh in the JEE (Main) and then compete for 17,000 odd seats in IITs.


Uttar Pradesh (28,300+), Maharashtra (24,500+) and Telangana (24,100+) not only continue to dominate the results, these top three states also account for more than one-third (30.7%) of the total candidates eligible for JEE (Advanced).
There are 11 states which have more than 11,000 eligible candidates, which is close to 79% of the total candidates to have qualified.
There are five states with over 21,000 candidates, which include Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan as well.
A total of 14.1 lakh candidates registered for JEE (Main) this year of which over 75% appeared in both the sessions of the exam, registering a high 96% attendance.
The last date for JEE (Advanced) registration is May 7 and the test will be delivered on May 26, 2024.

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