IIT entrance exam i.e. JEE Advance 2017 will be held in the month of May. IIT Madras would be conducting the JEE Advance in 2017. The Joint Admission Board (JAB) at the meeting in IIT Madras decided that the Joint Entrance Examination Advance will be held on May 21, 2017.
For 2017 JEE Advance, 20 thousand more candidates will be eligible to take up the exam after clearing JEE Mains. Earlier 2 lakh students were eligible to take up JEE Advance, from 2017, 220000 (Two Lakh, twenty thousand) students can take up Joint Entrance Exam Advance.
According to the new Guidelines from Ministry of Personnel and Public Grievances& Pensions, students belonging to OBC-NCL (Other Backward Classes- Non-Creamy Layer) should submit the certificates issued after April 1 to be considered valid.
There is a lot of speculation amongst students that for JEE Mains 2017, the score of board marks will be regarded as only for eligibility and not criteria for JEE Rank. Earlier the rank was given based on JEE Score(60%) and marks obtained in Class 12 Board exams (40%)
If the board scores are taken into consideration, then the cutoff for SC and ST candidates for Class 12 board exams will be reduced to 65% from 70%