Delhi: According to data, 29 percent of the students opted out of the IIT JEE Advanced who already cleared the JEE Mains. The students, now seem to be choosing options that are better suited to their interest and aptitude instead of entering the mad race and wasting months.
For the past five years, there have been many students who did not opt for the second stage even after qualifying the first one. In 2015, 18 percent of the IIT aspirants did not attempt JEE Advanced. The IITs look at this as a positive approach from the students who recognize their capabilities beforehand.
The students are now making more informed choices that result to the best of their efforts. As the gap between the Mains and Advanced is also less, they are rather preferring some of the best private engineering colleges because of the aforementioned reason.
More and more students are now clearing the Mains. The number rose by nearly a lakh between 2015 to 2019. To this, professor Dheeraj Sanghi said that the number of eligible candidates also need to go up along with the increasing number of seats in the IITs.