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15k students from Telangana appear for JEE (Adv)

HYDERABAD: About 15,000 students from the state appeared for the Joint Entrance Examination JEE (Advanced) on Sunday.Faculty working in various colleges in the state said that about 30% of the registered candidates might have skipped the exam.“Most of the students who are placed at the bottom of the table might have skipped the test today. They are not serious JEE aspirants and generally every year, the number is more or less the same,” said Ashok Kumar, IIT coordinator, Narayana Group of Institutions. The faculty said that even those students who have already secured seats in deemed or private universities or those belonging to the non-reserved category, whose chances of securing a seat in IIT are less, might have also skipped the exam.This year, both JEE (Advanced) and JEE (Main) in September 27.Of the 1.6 lakh candidates, close to 40,000 are from IIT Madras zone, which also includes Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. The admission into the 23 premier Indian Institutes of Technology  (IITs) are done through JEE.