Online registration for JEE from today

Category: Engineering Entrance,  News Source: TNN,  Updated-On: Oct 31 2011

NEW DELHI: The online registration for Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) 2012 is starting on Monday. Aspiring students can log on to the IIT website to fill up the form for JEE, which will be held on April 8 next year. However, the forms will be available over the counter only from November 11. The last date for registering online is December 10. The last date to register will be December 15 if the form is submitted offline. While the registration charges, including the cost of form, will be Rs 1800 for general male candidates, girls will have to pay only Rs 200.

Candidates aspiring to crack JEE 2012 will have to score at least 10% marks in each of the three subjects and a minimum aggregate of 35% to figure on the common rank list for admission to IITs. Till last time, the minimum qualifying marks in JEE were worked out after calculating the average of marks scored by all the candidates who wrote the exam. According to the Joint Admission Board, fixing the minimum marks required will make the system more transparent, while making it easier for students to set their goals in the exam.

A separate rank list will be prepared for OBC and SC/ST candidates. OBC candidates will get a relaxation of 10% in the minimum marks required to crack JEE. OBC candidates will have to score at least 9% in each subject and 31.5% in aggregate in order to be in the OBC rank list. Candidates of SC and ST categories must score at least 5% in each subject and 17.5% in aggregate to be on their respective rank lists.

Candidates will get the answer sheet in duplicate. Also from now on, they will be allowed to circle their answers in the ORS using a pen instead of pencil. According to JAB, the answer keys will be put up online at least three weeks after JEE. The officials however made it clear that the pattern of JEE will remain unchanged. This year, 13,196 qualified for admission to JEE of the 4.6 lakh candidates who had applied.

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