It has been revealed that out of all the candidates who sat for JEE (Advanced) 2014, 88 per cent have cracked the exam, in the first attempt. Out of this number, 12 per cent students passed the exam in their second attempt. Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have been providing only two attempts to the candidates to qualify the examination for the past two years.
Last year only 69.6 per cent aspirants had passed the examination in their first team and 27.2 per cent candidates had cracked it in the second attempt. This shows a massive boost in the percentage level of the candidates, who have qualified the exam.
According to a website, students who have qualified for the examination are from different strata of society. A total of 20,636 (76 per cent) who cracked the exam belong to urban centres whereas towns and villages account for 3, 862 (14.22 per cent) and 2, 654 (9.77 per cent) students respectively. The statistics show that 3,586 (13.2 per cent) students who qualified for the examination are from a family whose annual income is over Rs 8 lakh. Besides, 18.6 per cent of the qualified candidates, this year, have an annual family income of Rs 1 lakh.
JEE Advanced is held for admission to all 16 IITs. In a bid to take the examination to the next level, the IITs are working on a plan to take the JEE Advanced online by 2016-17.