Engineering aspirants from Jharkhand on Tuesday proved their mettle with around 8,000 students cracking the first IIT-JEE (Main) examination organized by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
Around 45,000 students from the state had appeared in the first IIT-JEE which was earlier known as All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) has been renamed as the JEE (main) from this year.
Ashish Anand, director of Persistence Education Pvt Ltd, said, "Approximately 45,000 students sat for the exam from the state and according to the latest figures available 8,000 students qualified for the advance test, the next phase of examination."
The marks of the IIT-JEE (Main) will decide admission to centrally-funded institutions like IIT, National Institute of Technology and Indian Institutes of Information Technology . The advance test will be held on June 2.
Meanwhile, the results from different coaching institutions poured in with their success rates. FIITJEE, a leading coaching institute for preparation in admission in the IIT, declared 310 students as successful of the total 750 candidates that appeared from the institute on the April 7 exam. Of the 40 students from Persistence Education Pvt Ltd, 26 students qualified for the advance exam. Sources in Brother's Academy, another coaching institute, said, "Of the 140 students who appeared for the mains exam, 98 have qualified for the Advanced stage."
From this year, the pattern of the examination has changed. According to FIITJEE coordinator Rajesh Kumar Karna, "From this year, Class XII board marks will carry 40% weightage and JEE marks will carry 60% weightage for admissions to IITs." The top 1.5 lakh students will be eligible for the JEE (advanced) test, marks in which will determine admission to IITs."