Four cities have accounted for nearly a third of the total students who qualified in the Joint Entrance Examination – Advanced (JEE-Advanced) of the IITs this year. A preliminary analysis by IIT Delhi reveals that 6,878 students of the 20,834 candidates who qualified in the test belong to Jaipur,Delhi,Hyderabad and Vijayawada.
In fact,if the basket of cities is enhanced to include Patna,Mumbai,Indore,Vishakapatnam,Pune and Bhopal,the cities would provide IITs with half the number of students they require. Another factoid the data reveals is that the CBSE,Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan state boards have contributed almost four out of every five students who qualified in the JEE-Advanced.
Overall,while 1,26,749 students had registered for JEE-Advanced this year,20,834 qualified it. While maximum number of students had registered from Delhi,Jaipur tops the list of cities with maximum qualified candidates,followed by Delhi and Hyderabad, said Dr H C Gupta,organising chairman of JEE-Advanced 2013 from IIT Delhi.
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The success ratio (qualified versus registered),however,tells a slightly different story within the top 10 cities. While Indore tops the list with a success ratio of 23.99,Jaipur 23.62 and Vijayawada 23.19 follow closely. The next two most successful cities are Hyderabad and Mumbai.
Further assessment shows that the success rate is also heavily concentrated in just three boards. The CBSE,Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan boards comprise nearly 80 per cent of the qualifying students this year. While 58,587 students (46.2 per cent) belonging to CBSE curriculum registered for the exam,11,693 (56.1 per cent) qualified. Around 13.7 per cent or 17,360 students from the Andhra Pradesh board registered for the test and 3,538 (16.98 per cent) cleared the exam.
The third largest board was Rajasthan. About 1,376 (6.6 per cent) candidates qualified the test this year,as against 8,738 (6.89 per cent) who had registered from the Rajasthan board, said Gupta. From the Maharashtra board,7,596 registered and 1,210 qualified the test.
Academicians said that good coaching facilities available to students in these cities has contributed to their success. An analysis of JEE 2012 had shown a similar trend,with students from urban areas and those with access to coaching facilities recording a greater success rate. Some of the North Eastern states are the worst performers in terms of number of qualifying students. According to available information,no student could qualify from Gangtok,the number stands at one from Port Blair,two each from Itanagar and Shillong,four from Silchar and six from Imphal.