Last chance: Registration for IITs to close at 5 pm today

JEE Advanced

Mumbai: Registrations for Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) aspirants will end at 5pm today. According to information released by the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA), students who had appeared for JEE Advanced and scored qualifying marks in the exam will be eligible for registrations. The first seat allotment list will be released on June 28.

This year, 50,455 students will be vying for the 11,032 seats available across 22 IITs and the Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad. Last year, the figure stood at 36,500 candidates for 10,500 seats.

Experts said this increase in the number of eligible candidates is due to the 18 bonus marks given to all students by IITs this year for a series of ‘ambiguous’ questions in the paper held on May 21. “IITs had already announced bonus 11 marks to all students earlier this month for three ambiguous questions and last evening they added another seven marks, making it a total of 18 extra marks given to all. This has made a huge difference to final scores of students,” said Vinay Kumar, MD and CEO of Rao Academy, a coaching institute in the city.

The minimum aggregate score for eligibility to admissions to IIT has been slotted at 128 out of 366 this time for the general category, 115 for OBC-NCL and 64 each for SC and ST categories.