Mumbai: Twenty thousand more students will be eligible to writeJEE (Advanced) 2017 after clearing JEE (Main), taking the number to 2.2 lakh. Last year, two lakh students were shortlisted. This is in keeping with the projected increase in seats by 500 in the coming year.
The decision was taken at the joint admission board meeting in Chennai on Sunday along with implementation of some other key features. JEE (A) 2017 will be organised by IIT-Madras and will be held on May 21. IITs are planning to introduce several student-friendly features, including the use of video tutorials for registration, result announcement and choice-filling.