IIT's, for the first time have issued a notification that categorically warns students of the dire consequences of submitting invalid or wrong category certificates. According to the notification 'In case at any stage (even after admission), it is found that the category certificate submitted by the candidates is found to be invalid, then the offer of admission shall automatically stand withdrawn and the provided preference shall not be be considered further even if he/she is a rank holder'
It also adds that, in the event of such cancellation, due to submission of an invalid certificate, "The candidate shall not be eligible to appear in any subsequent JEE on account of giving a false declatration/undertaking and for submitting a invalid certificate".
As per regulations, allotment of seats in any of the reserved categories- Schedules Caste (SC), Schedule Tribes (ST), Other Backward Classes (OBC's) is provisional and is confirmed only after receiving the verification reports from the district issuing authorities concerned to it.
A Professor GB Reddy, who is the Organizing Chairman of IIT-JEE 2012, IIT Delhi said "Depending on the seat allotted to a particular student belonging to the reserved category, a fake certificate given by one student may affect the career and aspirants of another student and the number of students getting affected may be anything between one and 50. Hence, for the first time, we have issued a cautionary note which says clearly that students will not be allowed to appear for any future JEE if they submit wrong or false documents"
The requests of JEE were declared on May 18 and online filling of choices by the qualified students is from May 19 to June 10. While the last date for submitting category certificates for various reasons, have been given time till June 10 to send their requests.