Several students of the Andhra Pradesh board, who were denied admission under the new criteria, have decided to fight it out in the high court.
The AP high court had on Monday directed the IIT authorities not to fill four seats which were offered to Andhra students and then withdrawn. The court then gave a directive for reserving seats for 9 more students.
The students contended that the top 20 percentile cut offs on their board website at 476 marks was lower than that on the JEE website, which mentioned a cut-off of 487 marks.
“The different cut-off figure is because the boards have uploaded the top 20 percentile cut-offs for those who appeared in the exam... We have clearly mentioned that for eligibility one has to be in top 20 percentile of the successful candidates,” says Prof HC Gupta, organising chairperson, JEE (advanced).