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JEE Advanced 2020: IIT-Delhi to conduct exam on May 17, adds new centre in the US

Sep 18 2019 11:28AM

JEE Advanced 2020 Exam Date: Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi will organise the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE-Advanced) in 2020 for admissions in 23 IITs all over the country. The examination will be conducted on Sunday, May 17.

The IIT Joint Admission Board (JAB) has also decided to hold the JEE (Advanced) 2020 for the first time in the United States. The examination center is being planned to set up in San Francisco.

Prof V Ramgopal Rao, Director, IIT Delhi, said, “JEE Advanced is an examination conducted by all IITs for admission to IITs. IITs have taken a conscious decision to encourage cultural diversity on their campuses. JEE exam is now conducted in five countries worldwide and we have added the USA to this list. US has benefitted significantly by the presence of a large number of IIT alumni there and there is considerable awareness in the US about IITs. Conducting JEE in the bay area is a logical thing to do.”

The board has decided to shortlist 2.50 lakh students (including all categories) from JEE (Main) 2020 to appear for JEE (Advanced) 2020. On May 17, 2020, the first paper of JEE (Advanced) will start at 9.00 a.m. and end at 12 noon (IST). The second paper will be conducted from 2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. (IST).

All those applicants who qualify JEE Advanced are eligible to get admission in the IITs, NITs.

Though Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Colombo (Sri Lanka), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Dubai (UAE), Kathmandu (Nepal) and Singapore were among foreign centers where the JEE (Advanced) 2019 exam was held, it is for the first time will be conducted in the US.

In 2019, IIT Roorkee was the organizing institute for JEE (Advanced) in which a total number of 161,319 candidates had appeared in both papers 1 and 2. As many as 38,705 candidates were successful. Of the total qualified candidates, 5,356 were females.

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