The wait for 4.72 lakh Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) aspirants will end as the results of the Joint Entrance (JEE) will be declared on May 26.
The highest number of candidates who attempted the exam are from the IIT Bombay zone (80,211), followed by IIT Delhi (73,862), IIT Kanpur (73,194), IIT Madras (68,500), IIT Roorkee (61,233), IIT Kharagpur (60,834) and IIT Guwahati (54,269). The exam was held on April 11.
The total number of seats available across all IITs, IT-BHU and ISM-Dhanbad is approximately 10,000.
This year, the IITs are starting online counselling which will be open to all candidates who qualify. This implies that they can fill their choices online.
“The counselling portal will start on May 27. Reserved category candidates will, however, have to come to IITs for document verification, but they can fill their choices online,” said TS Natarajan, JEE organising chairman and professor at IIT Madras.
For the four errors which were encountered during JEE this year, the IITs have announced the corrective measures taken.
“The Joint Admissions Board observed unanimously that the situation does not warrant holding of a re-examination and the remedial measures taken will adequately redress the concerns of students,” states the IIT-JEE website.
For instance, in few cases, the question paper contained two unreadable pages and two partially readable pages in the physics section of Paper-I.