New Delhi, July 1, 2015: The delay in the announcement of JEE (Main) ranks for paper-I and paper-II has led to the postponement of admission to IITs and NITs, raising anxiety among students.
"The announcement of the all-India ranks were delayed due to failure of six-seven school board to furnish the particulars and weightage of the individual students. Although they were asked to submit the details by June 25, they could not do so which led to the delay in releasing the ranking list," officials in CBSE said.
"Now the particulars have been received and CBSE is in the process of finalising the list which could be announced late tonight," they added.
The joint seat allocation process for admissions to IITs and NITs had to be postponed twice, increasing the agony of over 11 lakh students who are eligible for counselling to 85 technical institutes including 18 IITs and 31 NITs.
According to the Joint Seat Allocation Authority 2015, registration and filling in of choices in their portal can begin atleast two to three hours after CBSE announces the ranks.
As per the revised schedule, online registration and choices of seats would continue up to July 3 and the first round of seat allocation would be declared on July 5.
The joint seat allocation process was to start on June 25, as per the original schedule.