Every year, lakhs of students write Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) to pursue their dream courses at IITs, NITs, IIITs and ISM Dhanbad. If we look at the number of candidates who wrote IIT JEE Main 2016, it was a whopping 11.28 lakh candidates. This number itself shows the importance and demand of the most difficult entrance exams to crack in India.
The JEE Advanced 2017 is going to be conducted by Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT Madras). When we say conducting the exams, it comprises preparing question papers and answer keys; announcement of results and managing the JEE portal.
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is yet to announce the dates for the JEE Advanced 2017 exams. On the other hand, IIT Madras is gearing up for the exams by finalizing the events that are necessary for conducting the exams.
How many seats and how are they divided?
There are total 10, 500 seats across all the IITs and they are divided as below,
- 7.5% seats for ST candidates
- 15% seats for SC candidates
- 27% seats for OBC candidates
- 50.5% seats for General category candidates
Class 12 marks will not be considered for rankings in JEE admissions.
The HRD Ministry took a significant decision regarding JEE exams. The HRD Ministry decided that class 12 marks of the students will not be taken into account while admitting them to undergraduate courses of engineering. And this rule will be applicable to all engineering aspirants from next year.
What does the Ashok Mishra Committee report say?
At present, 40% of the marks scored in class 12 exams are taken into consideration for determining the ranks in JEE exams. However, after the report submitted by the Ashok Mishra Committee, the HRD Ministry has decided to get rid off the 40% weightage system and for determining JEE ranks.
The Ashok Mishra has the following reason to scrap the 40% weightage for marks scored in board exams. For giving an All India Rank (AIR) 40% weightage is given to the Board marks. This has become a big challenge due to several reasons. The main one being that the marks distribution is very uneven in all the boards, which poses in several anomalies. Besides the Boards do not send the marks in time and that delays the process of giving AIRs.
What is the required qualification to appear for JEE?
- Students should have scored minimum 75% marks or they should have secured a place in top 20 percentile in the class 12 exams. SC/ST students should have scored 65% marks.
Read the complete report of Ashok Mishra Committee on JEE exams