Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government, which had taken part in the all India Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main examination this year, will also take part in the test scheduled on April 2 next year.
However, submission of Aadhaar card details at the time of applying for the JEE Main has been made mandatory this time by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
As per a CBSE notification, all the Indian citizen candidates should possess Aadhaar card issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). At the time of filling application form of JEE (Main)-2017, the candidates will have to enter their Aadhaar number, name, date of birth and gender which will be validated with the UIDAI’s data. In case, these particulars do not match, the candidates will not be able to fill the application form. Therefore, the candidates are advised to ensure that their Aadhaar card has correct details of their name, date of birth and gender as per school records. If there is some mismatch in these details, the candidates should immediately get it corrected in Aadhaar data or school records, as the case may be.
The online application process will start from December 1 onwards. The last date for application is January 2 while fee can be paid up to January 3, the notification said.
Talking to media persons today, Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE) chairman Tushar Kant Nath said as per a notification by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD), there shall be no weightage for the 12th class marks in calculating the ranks in the JEE (Main) examination pattern for 2017.
For the candidates to qualify for the admission in the IITs/NITs/IIITs and such other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs) whose admissions are based on the JEE (Advanced)/JEE (Main) ranks, they should have secured at least 75% marks in the 12th class examination, or be in the top 20 percentile in the 12th class examination conducted by the respective Boards. For SC/ST students the qualifying marks would be 65% in the 12th class examination.
“A student can get admission in NIT and IIT by appearing in the single entrance test. If the performance is not of that level, he/she can take admission in government and private engineering colleges in Odisha for which the qualifying mark for a student of general category and SC&ST category has to be 45% and 40% respectively,” Nath said, adding that OJEE would conduct the counselling of the students for taking admission in government and private engineering colleges of Odisha as per their JEE Main ranking.
He said the Odisha government has decided in principle that the students cannot appear in multiple entrance tests. “A notification to this effect will be issued by the Skill Development and Technical Education department very soon,” he added.
Source : odishatv.in