Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur will conduct JEE Advanced 2018 on May 20. However, whether the entrance test for IIT admissions will be held in online mode or offline mode is yet to be confirmed. In a telephonic conversation with Careers360, Prof. Shalabh, Organising Chairman of JEE Advanced 2018 confirmed that the national level engineering entrance examination will be held on May 20.
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“Apart from finalising the examination date, we have not decided on any other matter/event related to the entrance exam. Also, in the JAB meeting held recently at IIT Kanpur, we have not decided if JEE Advanced 2018 would be conducted on Online (CBT) mode. We will come up with rest of the details pertaining to JEE Advanced 2018 in 10 days or so,” said Prof. Shalabh.
Earlier Careers360 had reported that IIT Kanpur will conduct JEE Advanced 2018 in online mode for admission to around 10,572 B.Tech seats across 23 IITs and there may be some changes in the test pattern as well. In a written reply to Careers360, Professor Bhaskar Ramamurthi, IIT Madras Director had confirmed that JEE Advanced 2018 will be held in online mode. However, as per the latest details shared by Prof. Shalabh, it's a wait and watch situation about the mode of the entrance exam.
For academic year 2017-18, JEE Advanced was held on May 21, while in 2018, the entrance test will be held a day earlier (on May 20) than last year.
JEE Advanced is the entrance test for admission to undergraduate engineering programmes at the IITs. According to Organizing Chairman of JEE Advanced 2017, out of the eligible 2,20,000 candidates, as many as 1,59,540 had taken JEE Advanced. Out of the total candidates who had taken the test, as many as 50,455 candidates had qualified the entrance test. Out of the 50,455 qualified candidates, 43,318 were male and 7,137 female. In other words, the total qualified candidates included 86% boys and 14% girls.
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