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JEE Advanced 2018: Only 14 Girls in the Top 500

By: Sakshi Awasthi on June 27, 2018

Earlier the Indian Institute of Technology- Kanpur, proposed the introduction of 800 supernumerary seats at IITs for female candidates. The step was initiated for improving the gender balance ratio in the engineering courses offered by 23 IITs.
According to the latest reports, there are only 14 female candidates in the top 500 ranks of JEE Advanced 2018 examination.

Out of the total number of students who qualified JEE Advanced 2018 examination nearly 1202 girls were in top 12 thousand ranks. According to the HRD Ministry, 8 per cent seats must be added this year to provide admission to girl candidates at the Indian Institutes of Technology. The step has been suggested to improve the female representation in popular streams such as computer science and electrical engineering.

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Rank-wise number of girls qualifying JEE Advanced 2018:

Rank

Number of Girls

Top 1,000

46 Girls

Top 5,000

410 Girls

Top 10,000

935 Girls

Top 12,000

1,202 Girls

According to the chairman of Joint Entrance Examination, the mandatory reservation and addition of seats were to maintain 14 per cent female candidates in every programme.

About JEE Advanced:

The Joint Entrance Examination- Advanced is a national-level engineering entrance examination, conducted by one of the seven zonal IITs i.e. IIT Roorkee, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Delhi, IIT Kanpur, IIT Bombay, IIT Madras and IIT Guwahati with guidance from the Joint Admission Board (JAB). JEE Advanced 2018 examination was conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology- Kanpur on May 20, 2018, in two sessions. The examination is conducted in online mode and the time duration is 180 minutes. Nearly 1.57 Lakh candidates appeared for the examination. The result of the examination was declared on June 10, 2018.  

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