The website of Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) 2018 (josaa.nic.in) has been launched. In 2018, a total of 11279 seats are being offered in the IITs (an increase of 291 seats from 2017).
As in earlier years, supernumerary seats will be created to accommodate foreign candidates along with DS candidates (with a restriction of maximum 2 DS candidates per IIT) who qualify JEE (Advanced) 2018.
This year (i.e., in 2018), 800 supernumerary seats have been created specifically for female candidates in the IITs in order to improve the gender balance in IITs and as per directives of the MHRD, Government of India.
As per provisions, total supernumerary seats created cannot exceed 10% of the total seats being offered in the IITs.