4.85 lakh students appear for IIT entrance exam

Around 4.85 lakh students are appearing for the Joint Entrance Examination of the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT-JEE) on Sunday for 9,600 seats in 15 premier institutions.

Updated: Apr 10, 2011, 12:51 PM IST

New Delhi: Around 4.85 lakh students are appearing for the Joint Entrance Examination of the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT-JEE) on Sunday for 9,600 seats in 15 premier institutions.

The exam is being held in two sessions - from 9 am to 12 noon and 2 pm to 5 pm - across 1,051 centres in 131 cities across the country, an official statement said. The results will be declared on May 25.

For the first time, students will get to see scanned answer sheets online after the results are declared.
The number of students appearing this year is 30,000 more than last year`s figure, a rise of 6.5 percent. Model solutions of the paper will be put up on May 15, according to the IIT-JEE website.

IANS