Update June 15. IIT board releases extended merit list; 31,980 candidates qualify in all. The institute will have to release the supplementary merit list before choice-filling for joint seat allocation for IITs and NITs begins this week.
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In a first, the HRD Ministry has issued directions to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) to release a supplementary merit list for admission this year.
IIT Kanpur, the organising institute for JEE-Advanced this year, has been asked to release a merit list with the number of candidates, which is twice the number of total seats on offer in each discipline and each category (general and reserved categories).
The institute will have to release the supplementary merit list before choice-filling for joint seat allocation for IITs and NITs begins this week.
“Responding to requests from students and IIT community to proactively ensure that all reservation seats are duly filled, I have directed @IIT Kanpur conducting JEE advanced to make available candidates, strictly as per merit, twicNe the number of seats in each category,” Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar tweeted.
The number of candidates who qualified the exam has always been at least twice the number of seats on offer.
This year, however, the 18,138 students on the merit list are only 1.6 times the total seats, making it the smallest number of qualified candidates since 2012.
IIT Kanpur may soon release new cut off and merit list for JEE Advanced 2018. As reported by PTI, against the existing rule wherein the number of candidates in the merit list should be twice the number of seats on offer, this year the number of candidates in the merit list is only 1.6 times the number of seats on offer. MHRD issued directions late last night to IIT Kanpur to release a supplementary merit list.
The direction has been given in order to not compromise with the government’s policy and that all reserved category seats are filled.
HRD Minister, Prakash Javadekar also tweeted that it will be made sure that none of the reservation seats go vacant.
The eligibility criteria for JEE Advanced, which was IIT-JEE up until 2012, was revised in 2013 and since then the number of candidates who qualified the exam has alwasy been twice the number of seats available. The number of candidates making it to the merit list is the lowest since 2012.
IITs will not lower cutoff for admission:
Despite a drastic fall in the number of candidates who cleared the 2018 JEE-Advanced, the examination authority decided on Wednesday not to lower the cutoff for admission to IITs.
“The concrete decision taken is there will be no lowering of cutoff. That has been agreed upon. Declared results can’t be changed,” Aditya Mittal, JEE chair of IIT Delhi, said.
The joint admission board (JAB), comprising directors and top-ranking officials of IITs, had called an emergency meeting to address the likelihood of IIT seats going vacant this year.
JAB sources said they will decide further action after conducting a “simulated selection process” on the basis of last year’s data to identify whether or not seats will go vacant this year.
According to a JAB member, the institutes will conduct simulated counselling to see whether there are enough aspirants to fill the 11,279 seats at the undergraduate level for the 2018-19 academic session. “Based on data available there shouldn’t be any vacancies,” he said.
While confirming that there will be no lowering of cutoff, a JAB member said, “We will simulate the selection process to get a sense of whether there may be vacancies this year.”
In all, 18,138 candidates cleared JEE Advanced 2018, which is a seven-year low.Since 2013, the eligibility criteria were made so that the number of candidates was at least double the number of seats on offer. This year, however, it is only 1.6 times the total seats.