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07 Jul 2017

JEE Advanced 2017: SC stays counselling, admission to IITs

JEE Advanced 2017: SC stays admissions to IITs

On 7th July, the SC stayed counseling under the IITJEE, halting the admission process. This comes as the apex court hears a petition on the quashing of the 2017 rank list for the exam.

Earlier, the SC issued notices to the Ministry of Human Resource Development and IIT Madras, which had conducted the exam this year.

Response had also been sought from the Centre.

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JEE Advanced 2017: SC stays admissions to IITs
What was the petition about?

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What was the petition about?

The petition, filed by IIT aspirant Aishwarya Agarwal, had challenged the awarding of "bonus marks" to candidates for 'misprinted' or 'wrong' questions in the JEE (Advanced) exam.

It also sought a revision of the rank list based on new scores after removing grace marks.

The SC had asked why seven marks had been awarded to students who hadn't even attempted the questions.

What could happen?

The petition said as an alternative, the current merit list can be revised after removing grace marks, fresh re-examinations could be conducted, or all students given a chance to appear the exam next year. 1.7 lakh students had appeared for the exam on May 21.

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10 Jul 2017

SC lifts stay on IIT, NIT counselling, admission to continue

Three days after suspending counselling of students at the IITs and NITs, the SC has lifted the stay, thus allowing the admission process to continue normally.

The earlier order came on a petition challenging awarding of grace marks to candidates on misprinted or wrong questions.

The plea had also sought quashing of the 2017 rank list and fresh examinations for all.

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