The Indian Institute of Technology – Madras will be conducting the Joint Engineering Examination JEE Advanced 2017. The dates for the main examination is not released by the CBSE yet. The JEE cell at IIT Madras is in the process of finalising the events required for conducting the examination. Last year, IIT Guwahati conducted the Joint Engineering Examination.
The JEE is the gateway into all IITs, NITs, IIITs and ISM Dhanbad. The organising institute will design the question paper, answer keys, announcement of results and handling the JEE portal.
The IITs have 10,500 seats. Of these, 7.5 per cent are reserved for STs, 15 per cent for SCs, 27 per cent for OBCs and the remaining 50.5 per cent for general category students. Nearly 11.28 lakh students had appeared for the IIT JEE Main exam in 2016.
In April this year, the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD Ministry) has decided that Class 12 marks will not be a factor for determining rankings in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) for admissions to engineering undergraduate courses from next year.
“After examining the Ashok Mishra Committee’s report and public feedback, MHRD has decided on a few changes in the JEE pattern for 2017. The present system of allotting 40 per cent weightage to Class 12 marks for determining ranks in JEE shall be dispensed with,” an official said.
To qualify for appearing in exam, students need to have at least 75 per cent marks or be in top 20 percentile in Class XII examination. SC, ST students should have 65 per cent marks. “All other JEE examination systems shall remain unchanged,” the official said.
Source : http://indianexpress.com/article/education/iit-madras-to-conduct-jee-advanced-2017/