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JEE Advanced 2017: Government announces major changes in admission criteria

The JEE Advanced is an annual engineering college entrance examination in India. It is used as the sole admission test by the 23 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). The examination is organized each year by one of the various IITs, on a round robin rotation pattern. The admission rate being very low, it is recognized as one of the toughest examinations.

The meeting of IIT Council conducted in October 2015 with the eminent persons in the subject of improving the system of Joint Entrance Examination, IITs claimed that from 2017, the JEE will be conducted internationally to give admission to international students. Apart from this, for the year 2017, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has decided some major changes in the pattern of Joint Entrance Examination (JEE). The decision has been taken after committee set up by IIT Council.

Giving fair chance to all the students, sources say that the main focus of the meeting was to scrap the class 12th marks weightage given in the JEE (Mains) ranking. The committee had recommended major changes in JEE Main eligibility criteria 2017 for admission to IITs, NITs, IIITs and CFTIs. From this year, 12th marks weightage will not be a factor for calculating rankings in JEE Main. Class 12th scores will only be considered for determining the eligibility criteria for the exam. To be eligible for admission to aforesaid institutions, students are required to qualify the class 12th examination with minimum 75% marks. For SC/ST candidates, the qualifying marks will be 65%, or to be in the top 20 percentile of their respective boards.

Those JEE Main rankers who have scored the qualifying marks will be eligible to appear for JEE Advanced 2017. Students who are appearing JEE Main 2017 are required to score maximum marks in the entrance exam to be eligible for admission to IIITS, NITs and other top prestigious engineering colleges of the country. Candidates securing 75% marks (65% marks for SC/ST) in the qualifying examination (12th) or to be in top 20 percentile of their respective boards will be eligible to apply for JEE Advanced 2017. In other words, we can say that admission to IITs, NITS, IIITs and CFTIs will be offered only to those students who are satisfying the eligibility criteria.

As far as the examination pattern is concerned, no changes are expected in either JEE Main or JEE Advanced. You can read about the JEE Advanced 2017 pattern here.

The interested candidates are advised to check eligibility criteria before he/she start with application process. The candidates can complete their registration online from the official website of JEE Advanced. Take a look at the application procedure here.

To avoid any regrets in the coming future, have a look at the following table and be prepared to challenge one of the most difficult exams.

Registration will starts from Last week of April 2017
Downloading of admit cards will starts from Second week of May 2017
Examination date of JEE Advanced (paper I & II) last week of May 2017


Online publication of ORS & scanned responses First week of June 2017
Release of answer key First week of June 2017
Candidates’ feedback on answer key First week of June 2017
Results declaration Second week of June 2017
Commencement of online registration of AAT (Architecture Aptitude Test) Second week of June 2017


Examination date for AAT Third week of June 2017
Results declaration for AAT Third week of June 2017
Seats allotment will commence from Third week of June to Third week of July 2017

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