JEE (Main) exam which is scheduled to take place on 3rd April 2016 (offline) and 9th and 10th April 2016 (online) has seen a dip of about 100,000 students from last year to 2016. The count of the number of students touted to appear went from 13.03 lakh to 12.07 lakh, seeing a considerable decrease of 10.9% this year.
Last year in 2015, the number of applicants dropped by 50,000. This year, it is down by almost a lakh. JEE (Main) is the first round of test for admission to undergraduate engineering courses (B.Tech.). The national-level joint entrance examination is conducted by CBSE every year.
At least 13.03 lakh students got themselves registered for JEE Main in 2014 while in 2015, 13.56 lakh applicants had registered for the exam. Surprisingly, this year the number of applicants decreased further as total 12.07 lakh aspirants registered for the exam.
According to experts, since last few years, large number of engineering seats remain vacant in the engineering colleges of every states. It could be because of variety of career choices to students today.