Registrations for JEE Advanced 2023 increase by 15%
The registration for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced 2023 started on April 30 and ended on May 7. Only those candidates who cleared the JEE Main 2023 exam were eligible to apply for the JEE Advanced. Students who scored among the top 2,50,000 ranks in the Joint Entrance Examination Main 2023 were also qualified to register for the JEE Advanced 2023 exam.
The Indian Express reported that the number of students registering for the JEE Advanced has increased by almost 15 percent this year, from 61.5 percent in the previous year to 76 percent in 2023. After a decline in the number of candidates registering for the JEE Advanced from 2014 to 2022, there has been a significant increase this year. Out of the 2.5 lakh applicants seeking admission to the Indian Institutes of Technology, close to 1.9 lakh candidates have reportedly registered for the entrance exam.
Bishnupada Mandal, Chairman for the JEE Advanced 2023, stated that even though the number of students registering for JEE Advanced continues to be lesser than those who qualify, the registrations have increased considerably in comparison with the previous years. Mandal added that last year, out of 2.6 lakh candidates who qualified, only 1.6 lakh had registered for the JEE Advanced. While the number of students who qualified for the JEE Main has dropped this year, the number of candidates applying for the JEE Advanced 2023 has improved compared to last year.
As per reports, a total of 1.9 lakh male candidates qualified for the JEE Advanced, but only 1.46 lakh registered for the entrance test. Among female candidates, the total number of those who qualified in the JEE Main were 60,000, whereas only 44,000 registered for the JEE Advanced 2023 exam. Additionally, over 100 foreign nationals have registered for the JEE Advanced this year.
The JEE (Advanced) 2023 exam is scheduled to be held on Sunday, June 4, and will be conducted in two sessions as Paper I and Paper II. Paper 1 will take place from 9 am to 12 pm, while Paper 2 will be held from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm.