JEE Advanced’17: IIT’s decision on grace marks suited up in apex court

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On Friday, June 30, a petition has been filed against Indian Institute of Technology’s decision of granting grace marks to all students for error in printing of questions in Joint Entrance Examination (JEE). The Supreme Court has demanded for the reason from the Centre and IIT Madras (exam conducting body) why 11 additional marks were being awarded to even those applicants who did not attempt the error-ed questions.

IIT’s had earlier come down to the decision of providing 11 bonus marks to each candidates for three ambiguous questions put up in JEE (Advanced) which was conducted on May 21.

With multiple errors in the question paper, there were two wrong questions from Mathematics section and one from Physics section. Two other questions from Chemistry and Physics had errors and students will be awarded marks  if they answer with any of the two correct options.

Top 2.2 lakh candidates from JEE (Main) were shortlisted to register for JEE (Advanced) 2017 and about 1.71 lakh candidates registered for the same.

This week, allotment of admission seats has already begun for IITs, NITs and other GFTIs. As many as 36,114 candidates got seats in the first round across 97 institutes and 11,000 candidates were offered seats in IITs.

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