Date for entrance to IITs out; JEE (Advanced) to be held on May 21, 2017

NEW DELHI: The date for entrance to the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) is out. In the latest meeting of Joint Admission Board (JAB) held at IIT Madras today it was decided that joint entrance examination or JEE (Advanced) 2017 will be held on May 21, 2017. For 2017, 20,000 more candidates will be eligible to write the JEE (Advanced) after clearing JEE (Main), thus taking the total up to 2,20,000.
Further, as per the new guideline from the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, OBC-NCL (other backward classes-non creamy layer) certificates issued after April 1 will be considered valid for JEE (Advanced) 2017, according to a faculty at IIT Madras.In addition, the cut-off for the aggregate marks in Class XII for SC and ST candidates has been reduced from 70% to 65%.

Source: economictimes,

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