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In an unexpected turn of events, JEE Main ranks of numerous students soared higher as their class 12th marks got revised this Friday. It has been noted that the difference of their ranks post the revision was a jump of a margin of hundreds to even thousands of ranks.

Although CBSE did not make any official announcement for the revised rank list on their official website, several students could see their new ranks on it on Friday.

Despite the higher ranks, some of the students mentioned in distress that since they have already given options  according to their original ranks, they aren’t sure if changing the ranks now will be of any help. The first round of seat allotment is over and as per the new JoSAA scheme, there won’t be a second chance to fill-in their choices. To this, the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) assured that students will be allotted seats according to their merit and revised ranks. For this, the students should have filled-in their choices of courses and colleges in a decreasing order of preferences.

A JoSAA official said, “There is a provision of supernumerary seats in NITs for students whose ranks rise after re-evaluation. Revised ranks will be considered and students will get a seat in the institutes they desire according to their new ranks, provided they have filled their choices in a decreasing order of preferences. They should have considered the possibility of a rise in ranks.”

This year was the first one that saw the JoSAA conduct the seat allocation of a grand total of 87 participating institutes containing 17 IITs, 31 NITs, 18 IIITs, 18 GFTIs and ISM.

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