Over 4.5 lakh students to take IIT-JEE this year

Examinations will be held at 1,051 centres across the country in which a total of 4,85,917 candidates will appear.

This year, IIT-Kanpur has been given the responsibility to conduct the examination across the country, an official release said.

There has been an increase in the number of girl candidates this year with 28 per cent girls set to write the test as compared 24 per cent last year.

While 3,71,975 male candidates will take the test, a total of 1,13,942 female candidates will appear in the examination.

This year the maximum number of female candidates totalling 20,546 belong to the Madras zone, while least number of female candidates totalling 10,555 come from the Guwahati zone.

A total of 185 centres, the maximum, this year have been alloted to the candidates of the Mumbai zone with only 117 centres alloted to the Guwahati zone, the least this year.

While IIT Kanpur and IIT Madras have been alloted a total of 173 and 156 centres, IIT Delhi and Roorkee have been alloted 142 and 132 centres respectively.

No changes have been made to the question paper pattern, course curriculum, examination pattern and verification process, a statement released by IIT Director Prof Sanjay Govind Dhande said.

Meanwhile, a high level meeting attended by directors and officials of various IITs was held yesterday at IIT Kanpur to take stock of the examination process.

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