|Aspirants all set to take IIT-JEE 2012 on Sunday|
April 07, 2012
New Delhi: The most awaited IIT Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) 2012 which is the hardest gateway to the IITs will be held on Sunday, 8th April, 2012. This year more than 5.6 lakh aspirants are registered to appear for the test as compared to 4.6 lakh who took the exam last time.
The exam will be conducted at 1,067 centres across the country for admission to nearly 9,618 undergraduate seats in 15 IITs, IT-BHU and ISM Dhanbad. IIT Delhi is the organizing institute of JEE 2012 which is probably going to be the last exam in this pattern.
The HRD ministry is planning to introduce a national common examination for admission to all central-level engineering institutes like IITs from next year. School board exam performance may also be considered for admission from 2013 onwards.
As for this year, 74,493 students are expected to sit for JEE 2012 in the IIT Delhi zone which includes Delhi city, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Ballabhgarh, Jammu, Indore, Ujjain, Alwar, Sikar, Udaipur, Aligarh, Mathura and Dubai.
According to officials at IIT Delhi, the number of girls has gone up significantly this time. Professor G B Reddy, chairperson, JEE 2012 said that there were roughly around 22% girls who registered for JEE last year and this time 33% of the applicants are females, said Professor G B Reddy, chairperson, JEE 2012.
IITs had allowed free online registration for female aspirants this year. Even the offline forms for girls were priced at Rs 200 while they were for Rs 1800 for male candidates in the general and OBC categories.
JEE is held in two parts with three papers each - chemistry, mathematics and physics. The first Part will start at 9am and will go on till 12 noon, while the second Part will begin at 2pm and will continues till 5pm and the test will be held on an optical reader sheet.
Professor Reddy further added that for the first time, candidates will be able to take home a duplicate copy of their answer scripts after the exam. The results are scheduled to be declared on May 18. Out of 4, 68,240 candidates who appeared last year, only 13,602 had qualified for admission.