Joint Entrance Examination (IIT JEE) is the entrance examination for bachelor courses in engineering in Indian Institute of Technologies(IITs). Indian Institute of Technologies are without doubt the most prestigious institutes for engineering education in India.  Preparation for IIT JEE requires special effort and determination as the level of questions asked in IIT JEE is higher than other engineering entrance examinations. Students qualifying the test will be eligible for admission into 15 IITs, IT-BHU and ISM Dhanbad which will offer nearly 10000 seats this year.

With an overall increase in the number of seats in IITs due to implementation of OBC quota and opening of the new IITs, the number of aspirants for the prestigious institutes will may go up by nearly 5 lacs this year. Last year, about 456000 candidates had appeared in the test.

Every year, millions of Indian students give up on sleep, sport and much more to prepare for one of the toughest tests on the planet—the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Joint Entrance Examination.

Ultimately, only 1% of these candidates make the cut and get a chance to study at the country’s most prestigious engineering colleges. And the ones who come first in this exam are briefly elevated to the status of a celebrity.

Quartz, however, looked for them and found that majority of IIT toppers in the last decade have chosen academics or research over corporate drudgery. This is despite the fact that IITs are known for producing some of India’s most successful CEOs, investment bankers and entrepreneurs.