JEE Advanced 2019 Joint Entrance Examinations Advanced
Last Updated: 21st May, 2019
27th May 2019
4 days remaining for exam
Followed by : 1625
  Follow Exam

JEE Advanced 2019: More than 30% eligible candidates are not applying

By: Archana on May 15, 2019

This year the aspirants of JEE Advanced 2019 are experiencing a lot of changes like rescheduling of the exam date, extension of registration window, increased number of eligible candidates and others. Talking about some major changes one of the most shocking is the decreased number of applications received this year for the examination.


This year, a lot of students decided to skip the examination even being completely eligible for it. Till last date of registration (excluding Odisha) the total number of expecting applications were short by 72,000.

May 9, 2019 was the last date to apply for JEE Advanced and out of 2.45 lakh eligible candidates only 1.73 lakh candidates completed the JEE Advanced Application Procedure. Although this number doesn't include the number of applications received from Odisha as the Ministry of Human Resource Development extended the last date for registration to 14 May in the state, the difference is a lot.

Also Read: JEE Advanced 2019: Registration Date extended for applicants of Odisha by HRD Ministry

IIT Roorkee which is conducting the examination this year on behalf of all the IITs and ISM, was expecting an increased number of applications this year after including seats for candidates applying under EWS category. The number of seats were increased to 2.45 lakh and applications received till now is only 1.73 lakh.

One can see the below data of last few years, where there is a clear trend of decrease in the number of test takers every year.


Number of Eligible Candidates (in lakh)

Number of  Registered Candidates (in lakh)



1.73 (Excluding Odisha)










What can be a possible reason for this drop in the applicants even being eligible for the exam which will open the gateway of one of the premier institute of the country? It the difficulty level of the examination or is it the less number of seats available in the IITs? One of the expert thinks that the examination is getting tougher with every passing years and the candidates don't feel confident enough to crack the examination can be one of the influencing factor.  While the other thinks that the candidates are afraid to attempt the examination because of the very less number of seats available, instead of getting a lower rank and getting into a unwanted course and IIT its better to take the desired course in any of the NITs with their JEE Main score.

JEE Advanced Latest News & Updates

View All Latest News and Updates >>

Latest Articles on JEE Advanced

Top 10 IITs in India - 2019

The Indian Institutes of Technology are autonomous institutes, officially declared as the ‘Institutes of National Importance' since 1961. The IITs are governed by the Institutes of Technology Act, 1961. The Human ... Read more

The Most Important Topics for JEE Advanced

JEE Advanced 2019 examination is scheduled to be conducted on May 27, 2019, and the CBSE has already released the answer key of JEE Main-Paper 1. By now, you would surely be having an idea that if you are among ... Read more

Opening and Closing Rank of Civil Engineering for Admission in top IITs.

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) is Dream College of every engineering aspirants and JEE Advanced make sure the one with real potentials get into one. Rank achieved in the examination will decide which college or stream one will get ... Read more

JEE Advanced 2019 Cutoff for Admission in Electrical Engineering

JEE Advanced 2019 which will open gates of IITs for thousands of engineering aspirants is scheduled to be conducted on May 2019 after completion of the second phase of JEE Main 2019. This year approximately 2, 24, 000 students will appear ... Read more

Latest complete information on upcoming JEE Advanced

One of the most popular exam based on the total number of applicants every year is Joint Entrance Examination also known as JEE without a second thought. The all India entrance examination give an opportunity to thousands of students ... Read more
View All Articles >>

Popular Engineering Exams

Top Colleges accepting JEE Advanced 2019

Course: B.Tech
Fees: Rs. 8,76,186 /-
Duration : 4 years
Course: B.Tech
Fees: Rs. 8,74,950 /-
Duration : 4 years
Course: B.Tech
Fees: Rs. 5,43,002 /-
Duration : 4 years
Course: B.Tech
Fees: Rs. 10,65,980 /-
Duration : 4 years
Course: B.Tech
Fees: Rs. 6,28,120 /-
Duration : 4 years
Course: B.Tech
Fees: Rs. 5,00,000 /-
Duration : 4 years
Course: B.Tech
Fees: Rs. 10,29,850 /-
Duration : 4 years
Course: B.Tech
Fees: Rs. 9,04,100 /-
Duration : 4 years
Course: B.Tech
Fees: Rs. 4,07,600 /-
Duration : 4 years

JEE Advanced 2019 Videos

JEE Main & JEE Advanced ( PLANNING...
Review Exam