In a meeting held by the Joint Admission Board in IIT Madras it was decided that JEE Advanced Exam for 2017 will be conducted on 21 May 2017. It was also decided that the cut-off for the aggregate marks in Class 12 for SC and ST candidates will be reduced from 70 per cent to 65 per cent. As per the new guideline from the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions only those OBC-NCL certificates will be considered valid which were issued after April 1, 2017.
To ease the process of registration, fee payment, result announcement, choice filling etc. various interactive features would be developed. Features like short video tutorial and SMS services will be used to help the candidates.
In 2017 20,000 more candidates will be allowed to write JEE Advanced Examination thus taking up the total to 2.2 lakhs.