IIT-JEE: still male-dominated

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Over 2.2 lakh students were eligible for the JEE (Advanced) this year, 1.72 lakh students registered for the ‘Advanced’ test, of which 1.59 lakh appeared for the test for the 10,000-plus seats across the 23 IITs.

Of these, only 33,358 girls registered for the exam. As many as 86% of successful candidates this year were boys (43,318) while only 7,137 girls qualified the exam.