The JEE (Advanced) will be held on Sunday (May 24) for the 1,50,000 students who have qualified in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main this year.
Students who clear this test will get a seat in one among the 17 Indian Institute of Technology (IIT’s) or Indian School of Mines (ISM), Dhanbad.
The results of the test will be declared on June 18.
The ranks of JEE (Advanced) 2015 will also be used by Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology, Rae Bareli (RGIPT) and Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Thiruvananthapuram for admissions into their courses.
This year the cutoff for JEE (Advanced) was 105 for general candidates, which is much lower than that of last year's 115. For Other Backward Castes (OBCs) it is 70, for Schedule Castes (SCs) 50 and for Schedule Tribes (STs) it is 44.
The percentages of the total number of candidates from various categories comes to 50.5% from GEN (from the common merit list), 27% from OBCs-NCL (non-creamy layer), 15% from SCs and 7.5% for ST. Within each of these four categories, 3% horizontal reservation is available for People with Disability (PwD).
Admission to National Institutes of Technology [NITs], Indian Institutes of Information Technology [IIITs or Triple-I-Ts] and a few other technical Institutes funded fully or partially by Central or a State government admission is held on the basis of JEE (Main) 2015.
After the declaration of the JEE advanced results, to qualify for IITs and ISM, the candidate should fulfill at least one of the two criteria mentioned below.
The candidate should be within the category-wise top 20 percentile of successful candidates in the Class XII board examinations or he/she has secured 75% (for GEN or OBC-NCL) or 70% ( for SC, ST or PwD) of aggregate marks in the Class XII (or equivalent) board examination.
The marks scored in the five subjects will be considered for calculating aggregate marks and cut-off for fulfilling the top 20 percentile criterion. Apart from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and a language, if a student has taken two languages. the language in which he has scored higher marks will be considered. If a student has taken subjects other than the above four, paper in which he has scored higher marks will be considered.