JEE Advanced to be held on May 21, 2017 Check out more details here

The Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) 2017 will be held by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras on 21 may 2017.

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras would be organising the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) 2017 on May 21, 2017.

Last year it was planned by IIT Guwahati. This is a national level exam which is held for admissions into different Bachelor’s degree programmes in eighteen IITs and Indian School of Mines (ISM), along with other reputable engineering institute.

As compared to 2017, about 20,000 more candidates would be eligible to write the JEE (Advanced) after clearing JEE (Main) thus taking the total number of such candidates to 2.2 lakh.

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Previous year, IIT JEE Advanced was conducted on May 22, 2016 and about 11.28 lakh students had appeared for the same.

According to an official, students must secure 75% marks or be in top 20 percentile in class 12 examination so as to qualify for appearing in the exam. The SC, ST students must get 65 per cent marks. All other JEE examination systems should remain unchanged.

New change:

The HRD Ministry took a significant decision regarding JEE exams and decided that class 12 marks of the students would not be taken into account while admitting them to undergraduate courses of engineering. This rule will be applicable to all engineering aspirants from next year.

The percentages of various categories are as follows:

  • 7.5 per cent for ST
  • 50.5 per cent is open for all
  • 27 per cent for OBC-NCL
  • 15 per cent for SC

 

Inside each of these four categories, 3 per cent straight reservation is available for PwD (including dyslexic) candidates.

Total attempts:

Those candidates who would be appearing for this exam can appear 2 times in consecutive years. Thereafter, all those candidates who had appeared in JEE (Advanced) 2016 for the first time are also eligible.

Furthermore, to make the procedure more user-friendly fee payment, result announcement, choice filling etc; more attractive features will be introduced like short video tutorial this time.

Meanwhile, the dates for the main examination are not yet declared by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

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