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More candidates for JEE-Advanced 2013

Saturday, 17 November 2012 - 9:00am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna

No tie-break mechanism in 2013 will give aspirants an advantage.

The list of candidates eligible to appear for JEE-Advanced 2013 can grown longer. A total of 1,50,000 JEE-Main candidates will be shortlisted to appear for JEE-Advanced. But there might be thousands more getting the aggregate score to be eligible for the next stage as there will be no tie-break mechanism at the stage of shortlisting candidates.

As there could be more than one candidate with similar aggregate score, this will give scope for more candidates to reach the final stage of their quest to acquire a seat in IIT.

In the reformed structure of the Indian Institute of Technology-Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE), all undergraduate engineering admissions, will be conducted through a single entrance test. The reformed JEE will be conducted for the first time in 2013.

It has two stages – JEE-Main and JEE-Advanced. Admission to non-IIT institutes is to be conducted through JEE-Main and JEE-Advanced score will be considered for admission to IITs. “Only a candidate’s aggregate marks in JEE-Main will be considered and no tie-break mechanism will be implemented at this stage. This will make the list of eligible candidates slightly more than 1,50,000 due to bunching of candidates with the same aggregate marks at the bottom of each category,” says the JEE 2013 website.

Tom Mathew, chairman of the IIT Bombay zone of the JEE, said, “Since there will be more than one student with similar aggregate score in the JEE-Main, the number of eligible students for JEE-Advanced is expected to be more than 1,50,000.” Even after being shortlisted after JEE-Main, aspiring IITians will have to again register themselves for the JEE-Advanced.

Number Factor

  • 50.5% of the 1,50,000 (75,750 candidates) will be taken from the top rankers of the Common Merit List (CML) of JEE (Main)
  • 27% (40,500), 15% (22,500) and 7.5% (11,250) candidates will be taken from the top rankers of the category rank lists of OBC-NCL, SC and ST, respectively
  • The candidates figuring in the category rank lists will be those who do not figure in the 75,750 candidates chosen from the CML

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