JEE Advanced 2017: IIT Madras to conduct the exam, official dates yet to be released

The Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) 2017 will be conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, this year.
Education NewsLast year it was organised by IIT Guwahati. The official registration and exam dates for the same are yet to be announced by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

This is a national level exam which is conducted for admissions into various Bachelor's degree programmes in eighteen IITs and Indian School of Mines (ISM), along with other reputable engineering institute.

According to an official, students need to have at least score 75 per cent marks or be in top 20 percentile in class 12 examination so as to qualify for appearing in the exam. The SC, ST students should have 65 per cent marks. All other JEE examination systems shall remain unchanged.

New change:
The HRD Ministry took a significant decision regarding JEE exams and decided that class 12 marks of the students will 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:
27 per cent for OBC-NCL.
15 per cent for SC.
7.5 per cent for ST and the remaining 50.5 per cent is open for all.

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

Total attempts:
A candidate is allowed to appear for JEE (Advanced) a maximum of two times in consecutive years. Therefore, candidates who appeared in JEE (Advanced) 2016 for the first time are also eligible.

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