Record number of candidates for JEE 2013

The Joint Engineering Entrance (JEE) – main, formerly known as the All India Engineering Entrance Examination, had registered a record 14 lakh candidates for the 2013 exams. This is the highest ever registration for the test conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). What’s interesting is that while year on year increase in number of aspirants since 2008 has been in between 20,000 to 30,000, this year it increased by nearly 2.8 lakh. The exams will be conducted in April 2013.
JEE (main) is conducted for candidates aspiring for admissions to BE, BTech and architecture courses at National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), Delhi Technological University, and other centrally funded technical institutes (CFTIs). According to CBSE officials, this year has not only seen all time high, but also the increase in terms of numbers has been the highest. “Around 14 lakh aspirants have registered, which is nearly 2.8 lakh more. Last year aound 11.2 lakh candidates registered for the exam,” said chairman of CBSE, Vineet Joshi.

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