Foreign IIT Aspirants To Travel To India For JEE Advanced 2020

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New Delhi: Aspirants for Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) from across the globe will travel to India to appear for the JEE (Advanced) 2020 on September 27.

The IIT authorities will not travel out to conduct the JEE Advanced examination this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“As our faculty could not fly outside India, we expressed our inability to conduct JEE (A) in foreign countries. But students have paid fees to take the exam here. So, they will come to India,” JEE (A) organizing chairman Siddharth Pandey was quoted as saying by Times Of India.

This time, 89 foreigners as well as candidates holding overseas citizens of India cards and persons of Indian origin have enrolled for JEE (Advanced).

IITs have reserved 10% supernumerary seats for foreign students. Currently, 23 IITs have a total of 12,461 seats outside of India.

JEE Advanced is usually conducted in Kathmandu (Nepal), Singapore, Dhaka (Bangladesh), Dubai (UAE), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), and Colombo (Sri Lanka).

In 2019, 807 foreign aspirants had enrolled for JEE Advanced, but merely 53 took both the papers and only one qualified.

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