To develop access to exam centres, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has doubled the number of cities from where applicants can take the Joint Entrance Exam-Main 2018 (JEE-M).
It will guarantee students from smaller towns and villages will not have to travel much to reach an exam centre.
Maharashtra will be home to the most number of centres (31), followed by Andhra, Kerala and Uttar Pradesh, each of which have 18. The number of centres have been increased despite a fall in registrations.
This time, 11.6 lakh candidates signed up for the exam. International cities that have JEE-M centres are Colombo, Kathmandu, Singapore, Bahrain, Dubai, Muscat, Riyadh, Sharjah, Qatar and Dhaka.