Bhubaneswar: Over 2500 students from Odisha are slated to appear in the the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced on May 21. Given the statistics of the past years, only seven to eight percent students, who appear the JEE Mains form Odisha, qualify for the Advanced examination every year which has now emerged as a major concern for educationists.
A little over 2,500 students out of 52,560 students have qualified for the JEE advanced examination this year, official sources said. A mere 7.88 per cent of the students who sat for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main had qualified for the advanced examination in 2016.
Out of 47,000 students from the State, nearly 3,700 had qualified for the next round last year. The number of students from Odisha who had qualified in JEE Mains in 2015 was 3,408, sources said.
Many believe that students usually take admissions in prestigious technical institutes like IIT and NIT on the basis of their ranks and are also eligible to take JEE advance examination for various IITs.
Conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), the JEE Mains was held at as many as 82 centres in Odisha including State capital Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Balasore, Sambalpur, Roukela, and Berhampur on April 2.
The candidates who will subsequently clear the JEE advanced, will be eligible to get admissions in Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in Bhubaneswar, Bombay, Delhi, Gandhinagar, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, Patna, Roorkee, Ropar and Varanasi.
However, experts have a few words of advice for the students getting set to appear for the advanced exams tomorrow:
Report well on time at the exam centre
Things to carry to centre: A black ball point pen, a pencil and eraser.
Stay positive and relaxed: Appear the exam with a positive mindset and do not let any kind of stress or tension affect you
Do not get stuck with one question and manage time properly
Be careful in choosing answers as negative marking can affect overall score