An industry has sprung up around coaching institutes for IIT entrance exams, but students who self study may fare better.

  • This year 5,539 students (52.4%) out of the 10,576 who got admission to IITs had studied on their own.
  • Those who went to coaching centres comprised 44.5% (4,711) of successful candidates.
  • The remaining 2% either took individual tuition or did correspondence courses.

The trends from this year’s JEE (advanced) were analysed by IIT-Guwahati.

A detailed analysis of this year’s JEE (advanced) shows that IITs are still urban-centric with 75% of successful students coming from cities and the rest from rural areas.

Students going to CBSE affiliated schools have done the best (5,849).

Source: Times of India