This year, that is for JEE Advanced 2017, the cap was 2,20,000 students. Now, for next year, 4000 additional students would be called for JEE Advanced exam.
JEE Advanced exam is conducted for admission to Bachelor's, Integrated Master's and Dual Degree programs in all the IITs. Now, in order to sit in the JEE Advanced exam, a student first has to appear in the JEE Main examination and a certain portion of these candidates is considered qualified for JEE Advanced exam.
In 2017, candidates among the top 2,20,000 ranks who secured positive marks in the paper one of JEE Main were deemed qualified for JEE Advanced 2017. Consequently, 2,21,427 candidates were selected for appearing in JEE Advanced.
In 2018, 4000 more candidates would sit for JEE Advanced. This is certainly a good news for engineering aspirants who will appear in the entrance exams next year but also indicates that the competition will be tough.
JEE Advanced 2018 will be held on May 20, 2018. It will be a computer based test. The exam will consist of two papers, Paper 1 and Paper 2, each of three hours' duration, and will be held in two sessions. Both the papers are compulsory.
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