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JEE Advanced 2017: IIT Madras to conduct the exam on 21st May

Putting an end to the speculation over IIT-JEE 2017 exam date and major changes, IIT Madras has announced the examination will be held on May 21, 2017.

In the Joint Admission Board (JAB) held at IIT Madras, it is being decided that the cut-off for the aggregate marks in Class 12 for SC and ST candidates will be reduced from 70 per cent to 65 per cent.

As per the new guideline from the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, OBC-NCL certificates issued after April 1, 2017 will be considered valid for JEE (Advanced) 2017.

This year’s JEE (Advanced) has opened opportunities for candidates from foreign countries who can get admission in various IITs after qualifying the exam.

From 2017, as many as 20,000 more candidates will be eligible to write the JEE (Advanced) after clearing JEE (Main) thus taking the total number of such candidates to 2.2 lakh.

This is in line with the projected number of seats available across all IITs in 2017.

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To ease out admission related hassles, fee payment, result announcement, choice filling etc, interesting features will be introduced like short video tutorial and SMS services to help the candidates.

Last year, IIT JEE Advanced was held on May 22, 2016. Nearly 11.28 lakh students had appeared for the IIT JEE Main exam in 2016.

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Complete JEE Advanced Exam Calendar

S. No. Description Day, Date and Time
1 JEE (Main) 2017 [Offline exam] SUN, 02-04-2017
2 Results of JEE (Main) 2017 THU, 27-04-2017
3 Registration for JEE (Advanced) 2017 FRI, 28-04-2017, 10:00 IST to
TUE, 02-05-2017, 17:00 IST
4 Registration with Late Fee WED, 03-05-2017 to
THU, 04-05-2017, 17:00 IST
5 Admit card available for downloading WED, 10-05-2017, 10:00 IST to
SUN, 21-05-2017, 09:00 IST
6 JEE (Advanced) 2017
Paper – 1
Paper – 2
SUN, 21-05-2017
09:00 – 12:00 IST
14:00 – 17:00 IST
7 (a) Online display of ORS and scanned responses
(b) Request from candidates for review of scanned responses
WED, 31-05-2017 10:00 IST to
SAT, 03-06-2017, 17:00 IST
8 Online display of answer keys SUN, 04-06-2017, 10:00 IST
9 Feedback and comments on answer keys from the candidates SUN, 04-06-2017, 10:00 IST to
TUE, 06-06-2017, 17:00 IST
10 Declaration of JEE (Advanced) results SUN, 11-06-2017, 10:00 IST
11 Online registration for Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT) SUN, 11-06-2017, 10:00 IST to
MON, 12-06-2017, 17:00 IST
12 Architecture Aptitude Test WED, 14-06-2017
09:00 – 12:00 IST
13 Declaration of AAT results SUN, 18-06-2017
14 Seat Allotment (Tentative) MON, 19-06-2017 to
TUE, 18-07-2017

source: indianexpress.com/article/education/iit-jee-advanced-2017-to-be-held-on-may-21/

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