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2.2 lakh candidates make the cut for JEE Advanced this year; UP and Maharashtra candidates perform well

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11 May, 2017: This year, candidates from Uttar Pradesh make the maximum count for ones who cleared their JEE - Mains to advance themselves into the JEE - Advanced Exams. UP ranks first, followed by Maharashtra which ranks second, for the number of candidates to make the cut, followed closely by Rajasthan which ranks third this year.

2.2 lakh candidates cleared the JEE - Main out of which 19% were girls. Out of those 19% girls, the maximum candidates are from Maharashtra and then Telangana.

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The success rate of graduates from CBSE board is much higher in JEE (Main & Advanced) as has been noticed since the past few years. An IIT Director said, "Many CBSE students always managed to crack the JEE. But we see that each year, the dynamics of the other state boards change. Even among the top rankers, we see a kind of shift after each exam."

Praveen Tyagi, Chairman, Pace Junior Science Colleges, spoke to a leading newspaper and was quoted saying, "The integrated approach where students are trained for entrance tests in their junior colleges is showing a good success rate among our students. Several students from interior Maharashtra too migrate to the city for the two years of their preparation."

Bihar ranks at number six this year having slipped two spots from last years ranking. Kerala, however, performed well by securing a place in the top 10, by getting ranked at number nine after not having featured even in the top 15 last year.

Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Telangana make 35% of the total students who will appear for JEE - Advanced this year according to the data gathered by IITs which are responsible for conducting the JEE - Advanced exam.

Of the 2.2 lakh candidates who cleared JEE - Main, 1.74 lakh candidates registered for JEE - Advanced and are set to appear for the entrance exam on May 21, 2017.

A JEE official said, "Some may not have registered as they may have felt they are not cut out for the IITs, some may want to pursue another discipline like medicine or go abroad, and some others may want to join an engineering college in their state."