20,000 more candidates to appear for JEE (Advanced) 2017
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As per the latest update on JEE examination 2017, 20,000 more candidates will be eligible for writing JEE (Advanced) 2017 after qualifying the preliminary round, which is JEE (Main). In 2016, around 2 lakhs students were shortlisted. This year, the figure will be around 2.2 lakhs. This decision was taken in Chennai during the joint admission board meeting on Sunday. The meeting was attended by all the chairmen of JEE (A) across the IITs.
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There are various key features that were also implemented at the meeting. This year, the JEE (A) will be organized by IIT Madras and is to be held on May 21. The IITs are planning to introduce certain features like video tutorials for registration, choice filling and result announcement to help the aspirants in every step. IITs have also decided to relax the cut off marks of class XII from 70% to 65% for SC/ST candidates. Certificate for OBC non-creamy layer issued after April 1 will be considered.
Interactive features along with short video tutorials will be introduced at the registration process, fee payment, result announcement and choice filling keeping in mind the guidelines provided by the ministry of personnel, public grievances and pensions and also to make the whole process easy to complete. IITs are going to use short video tutorials and SMS services to make the examination process more user friendly from the beginning till the end. Candidates from abroad can also get admission after qualifying this examination.
The decision was taken earlier at the council meeting at IIT, however as per the official statement, they are yet to finalize on this details. Hopefully the exam will be held in some SAARC countries only.