The number of applicants was 1.73 lakh in 2019, whereas it was 1,65 lakhs in 2018. Hence, NITs are becoming popular choice among students.
According to the official data released by IIT-Delhi, just 1,60,864 students have applied from eligible 2.5 lakh candidates for JEE Advanced. Hence, the number of applicants has hit an all-time low in past three years. The number of applicants was 1.73 lakh in 2019, whereas it was 1,65 lakhs in 2018.
The students appearing for JEE advanced can directly take admission in any other institution. As a result of this, NITs situated in metropolitan cities are becoming a popular choice among students. This year, JEE Advanced 2020 will be held on September 27.
IIT-Delhi is planning to conduct the exam amidst all precautions. Along with asking alumni to facilitate travel for aspirants, IIT has also increased the number of centres. IIT Alumni has also launched a portal to help students that require any help for appearing in JEE Main.
The exam will be held in 222 cities this year as compared to 164 from last year. The number of exam centres has also been doubled from 600 to 1150 of last year, according to IIT. Masks and sanitisers are necessary to appear for the exam.