Of the total of 8,60,058 aspirants for the Paper 1 (BE/ BTech programmes), 8,23,850 sat for the computer-based exam based on which admissions for the centrally funded technical institutions like the NITs and IIITs takes place, as well as the top 20% of the merit list become eligible to sit for the JEE (Advanced)— the entrance test for the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).
As first reported in the TOI in January, this edition of the JEE (Main) has received the highest number of registration by female candidates, crossing the 30% mark and recording the highest ever percentage of female aspirants.
The January session of the test got over on Wednesday and the next session would be conducted in April. For Paper 2 (B Arch/ B Planning programmes), of the total of 46,465 registered candidates, 35,232 took the test.
The test for BE/ BTech programmes was conducted over six days, starting from January 24 with day two (January 25) registering the highest attendance of 96% where over 1.45 lakh candidates appeared. Paper 2 was conducted on January 28 which registered 75.8% attendance.
Of the total registration of 9,06,523, female candidates comprise 30.7%. Among the female candidates 11.4% are from the EWS category, while 37% are from the SC, 9.1% from ST and 3.4% from the OBC categories.
The test was held in 13 languages — Assamese, Bengali, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu in 252 cities across 33 States/ UTs in two shifts. The exam was also conducted in 17 cities outside India including Dubai, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Lagos, Colombo, Jakarta, Moscow, Bangkok, and Washington DC.
At 1,03,039 , Maharashtra leads with the highest number of aspirants, followed by UP Uttar Pradesh at 99,714.