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You can apply for admissions at IITs till 11am today

Mumbai city news: According to the information released by the JoSAA, students who have appeared for the JEE Advanced and scored the qualifying marks for the exam will be eligible to register. The first allotment list will be released on June 28.

mumbai Updated: Jun 27, 2017 11:59 IST
Shreya Bhandary
This year, 50,455 students will be vying for 11,032 seats available across 22 IITs and the Indian School of Mines (ISM), Dhanbad
This year, 50,455 students will be vying for 11,032 seats available across 22 IITs and the Indian School of Mines (ISM), Dhanbad(HT)

Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) has extended the time to register for the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) aspirants by a few hours, till 11am on June 27.

According to the information released by the JoSAA, students who have appeared for the JEE Advanced and scored the qualifying marks for the exam will be eligible to register. The first allotment list will be released on June 28.

This year, 50,455 students will be vying for 11,032 seats available across 22 IITs and the Indian School of Mines (ISM), Dhanbad. Last year, it was 36,500 candidates for 10,500 seats.

Experts said the increase in the number of 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 a bonus 11 marks for all students earlier this month for the three ambiguous questions, and last evening, they added another seven marks, taking th ebonus mark tally to 18. This has made a huge difference in the final scores,” said Vinay Kumar, managing director and chief executive officer of Rao Academy, a coaching institute in the city.

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