New Delhi: As many as 5.7 lakh aspirants across the country will appear for the IIT Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) on Sunday for admission to (approximately) 9,500 undergraduate seats in all 15 IITs.

According to the new pattern, candidates must have to score at least 10 percent marks in each of the three subjects and a minimum aggregate of 35 percent to figure on the ranking list. The exam will be held in two parts with three papers- Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics.

This year, the candidates will be able to take home a copy of their answer scripts after the exam. Out of the 5 lakh students appearing for the test, nearly 33 percent of the applicants are female. Online application forms for female candidates were made free this year.

The exam will be held at over 1,000 centres across the country. This year, 5,07,250 students are appearing in the JEE. The number of students appearing in the examinations is higher in comparison to last year.

The results will be declared on May 18.