Chennai: Around 1.71 lakh students will appear for the Joint Entrance Exam (Advanced), a gateway to the prestigious IITs across 500 centres in India and abroad on Sunday.
“Of 2.2 lakh students shortlisted through the JEE (Main) exam last month, 1.71 lakh have registered for the JEE (Advanced) exam,” said Prem B. Bisht, organising chairman, JEE (Advanced)-2017, IIT-M. State boards which have major representations are UP, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, AP, Telangana among others.For the first time, 500 foreign students will take the exam in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Colombo, Dhaka, Dubai, Kathmandu and Singapore. “Unlike the JEE (Main) exam, the JEE (Advanced) will be very tough. In the main exam, only one of the four options will be correct. But in advanced exam multiple answers would be correct and wrong answers will carry negative marks,” said Anand Nagarajan, academic head for the school division, TIME, Chennai.
There are 11,000 seats available in the 23 IITs. According to their marks, the students will be ranked and get admission. Aadhaar based biometry services are being introduced for the first time to verify the identity of candidates.