New Delhi: It is observed that in India, most of the students are engineering aspirant and every year lakhs of student strives to get into some of the premiere Institutes of Engineering. But only a handful make through due to the stiff competition of cracking the entrance exams, conducted by these Institutes.
Foreign students who are doing JEE Advance preparation for this year, will have more chances in getting into an IIT as there is a provision of 10% additional seats in IITs.
But the celebrations got delayed a bit, this season, because the website on which the results of the IIT JEE Advanced was to be declared had been down for hours. Thousands of examinees across the country were still waiting to know their ranks.
“It’s not like this is the CBSE Class XII exam. Only about 1.8 lakh kids appeared for it which is a very small load. I have been trying to access all morning,” says Keshav Agarwal who runs coaching institute Turning Point. Another chain, FIITJEE, had drawn up an “expected” rank list of its own students and started its felicitation on the basis of those. They did get some results but it was still slow-going.
“I have been tracking results for 15 years and this is the first time this has happened,” says Sheik Abdul Salam, CEO of Sri Chaitanya, another chain. “The list of toppers is circulating on social media and I have had one boy tell me he’s got a rank of 200 but now it’s down. I’ve been clicking all morning. Usually we start celebrating in 30 minutes.”