Aspiring IITians’ wait for the announcement of dates for the entrance test is over. The Joint Entrance Exam or JEE (Advanced) 2017 will be held on May 21, 2017, IIT-Madras has announced.
The forthcoming entrance test, considered as the toughest exam in the country, will be conducted by IIT-Madras. The previous exam for JEE (Advanced) was conducted by IIT-Guwahati.
Remodeling of IIT JEE entrance exam the entrance exam to the prestigious IITs will see several changes in the coming session. For 2017, 20,000 more candidates will be eligible to write the JEE (Advanced) after clearing JEE (Main), thus taking the total up to 2,20,000.
The Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry has taken a significant decision to encourage more students from the SC and ST communities to write the test. The cut-off for the aggregate marks in Class 12 for SC and ST candidates has been reduced from 70 per cent to 65 per cent. In the coming year, students from foreign countries will be allowed to take admission in the IITs after clearing the test.