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  • 60/40 Admission formula Discontinued for IIT and NIT

    The existing 60/40 admission formula for JEE Main 2017 admission to various reputed institutes has now been scrapped from National Institutes of Technology (NIT), Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST)- Shibpur, IITs and government technology institutes by Joint Entrance Examination Apex board (JAB).
    (Image by Dawn Danby, JEE Main 2017 JEE MAIN is conducted for admission into Engineering Courses in India’s topnotch institutes. It has already been conducted for this year (2016). CBSE has published All India Ranks for JEE Main 2016 on its official website. Now, the minimum qualification for clearing JEE Main 2017 will be based on candidate's score in higher secondary examination i.e. minimum 75% marks or the rank scored among top 20 in the respective board exams. In regard to eligibility for scores in higher secondary examination, till 2016 the eligibility criteria was limited to candidate’s 50% marks in total with PCM (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) as main subjects. Earlier the eligibility criteria of 60-40 was bifurcated as the minimum criteria was to pass in all subjects in higher secondary and secure 55% as aggregate. The bifurcation of 60-40 was previously done as following: 1. 60% Weightage was given to candidate's JEE-MAIN rank 2. 40% weightage was given to candidate's board exam results. Impact on Candidate The director of NIT remarked that if the candidate fails to meet the desired cutoff in Higher Secondary exam then his/her rank in the entrance be of no importance and the same will be nullified. Some sources quoted that all the institutes are likely to admit JEE-Main aspirants based on the same entrance exam as IITs, i.e. JEE Advanced. JAB board member quoted that the final decision will be taken by the end of 2017. JEE Main 2017 Application Process All the eligible and interested candidates can apply for JEE Main 2017 starting from the month of December .The mode of application form will be entirely online, you can visit the official website of JEE Main for filling up the application form .The application fee for General Category students is INR 1000/- and for SC/ST and women candidates is INR 500/-. A candidate can follow the below mentioned steps for applying online:- JEE Main 2017 Eligibility Criteria Though the eligibility criteria for JEE MAIN 2017 has changed. Following procedure is an old one which used to carry 60-40 weightage. A candidate can compare the changes in JEE 2017 discontinuation of admission formula by referring to the following. The minimum qualification for clearing JEE Main 2017 will be based on candidate's score in higher secondary examination i.e. minimum 75% marks or the rank scored among top 20 in the respective board exams. JEE MAIN (OLD) Eligibility Criteria The basic eligibility criteria for appearing in JEE Main is you should be class 12th pass or equivalent with45%marks in each of the subject (40% in case of reserved categories). · Compulsory Subjects- Applicant must have studied 5 subjects in class 12. For B.E./B.Tech. Candidates should have studied Physics and Mathematics along with one of the Chemistry/Biology/Biotechnology. For B.Arch./B.Planning. The candidate should be passed in Mathematics subject along with 50% marks in total including five subjects. · Year of Passing- Passing year of class 12 should be either 2015 or 2014 and candidates appearing in final exam in year 2016 can also apply · Number of Attempts- You will be allowed to appear only 3 times for JEE Main Age Limit: Candidates’ date of birth should be on or after October 1, 1991 (5 years relaxation for SC/ST/PwD. i.e 1986) JEE MAIN Counselling JEE Main 2017 Counselling Process is entirely online. The counselling process usually starts post declaration of JEE Advanced ranks. The counselling under JEE Main 2017 happens under three categories – One Joint seat allocation authority for IITs, ISMs, IIITs, NITs and other government funded institutes(GFTIs), and other two under central seat allocation board for North Eastern States and Union Territories(NEUT) and Self-Funded Technical Institutes(SFTIs). JoSAA Counselling JoSAA which is also known as Joint Seat Allocation Authority is responsible for the Joint Seat Allocation for candidates through JEE Main as well as JEE Advanced. JoSAA generally conducts the seat allocation procedure for the academic programs offered by 92 participating institutes - IITs/ NITs/ ISM/ IIITs and other GFTIs. JEE MAIN Seat Allotment The seats for JEE MAIN will be allotted on the basis of the ALL INDIA RANK in JEE MAIN entrance exam. Following are the steps, a candidate can refer to while filling the choice for JEE MAIN counselling for seat allotment. Majorly, there are 4 steps which an aspirant needs to follow: 1. Online Registration: Qualified aspirants will require to register themselves for seat allotment in IITs and NITs, online. Candidate will be required to enter essential personal details like Name of the candidate, Email Id, Postal Address etc 2. Online Choice Filling: After completing the process of registration, candidate will be required to fill their choices of institutions and branches in decreasing order of the preference. 3. Choice Locking: After the candidate has filled the choice, candidate must “Lock” his/her choices. In case, candidate does not lock the choices then the candidate’s last saved choices will be locked automatically. Eventually, Candidate will have to unlock their choices in the 4th round of counselling but for doing this he/she has to surrender his previous allotted seat. 4. Report to Allotted Institute: When you complete above three steps, candidate must report to the allotted institute before the given deadline. At the time of reporting, candidates must click on the option ‘freeze’, ‘slide’ or ‘float’ to select the choice of academic program. You can add us to your circle on Google+, follow us on Twitter, join the photo community on Pinterest, or like our Facebook page to keep updated on all the latest news.