The aspirants of Indian Institute of Technology- Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE) must pull up their socks now as the online registration process of JEE-2012 has started from today. The candidates who wish to register themselves online can visit the IIT website to fill the form. The last date for registering online is December 10.
The registration process for the students who wish to register themselves manually will begin from November 11. The last date of the submission of offline forms is December 15. The registration charges are Rs 1, 800 for male candidates of general category and Rs 200 for all the female candidates. The exam is scheduled to be held on April 8.
The candidates who want to clear the examination must score atleast 10% marks in each of the three subjects and an aggregate of 35% marks to see their name on the common rank list for admission into IITs. However, till last year, the passing marks were calculated by calculating the average of marks scored by the candidates in the examination. But this year the qualifying marks have been fixed. According to the Joint Admission Board (JAB), “fixing the minimum marks required will make the system more transparent, while making it easier for students to set their goals in the exam.”
As far as the OBC and SC/ST candidates are concerned, a separate rank list will be prepared for them. OBC candidates will get a relaxation of 10% in the minimum marks required to crack JEE. Also, the qualifying percentage for OBC candidates will reduce to 9% in each subject and 31.5% in aggregate in order to be in the OBC rank list. For SC/ST candidates, the minimum percentage to qualify in each subject is 5% and aggregate is 17.5%.
The candidates will get the answer sheet in duplicate. Also, from this year, candidates 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. However, the officials said 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.