SC seeks Centre’s response on extra marks granted in IIT-JEE


New Delhi: The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday sought the Centre’s response to a petition challenging the grant of seven extra marks to all candidates who had appeared for the IIT-Joint Entrance examination for advance course.

The apex court has sought reply from the Centre and the IIT Madras (exam conducting body) on why 7 additional grace marks were awarded even to aspirants who did not attempt the questions.

IITs have earlier decided to give 11 marks as the bonus to all students for three ‘ambiguous’ questions asked in the JEE (Advanced) held on May 21.

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.

The seat allotment for admission in IITs, NITs, IITs and other GFTIs has already started this week. 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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