After release of Extended Merit List for IIT JEE (Advanced) Exam 2018, number of qualified candidates rose to 31,980

New Delhi: Responding to requests from students and IIT Community and to proactively ensure that all reservation seats are duly filled, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar directed IIT Kanpur conducting JEE (advanced) to make available candidates, strictly as per merit, twice the number of seats in each category. Students in the extended merit list can start filling up their options along with others.

As decided by the JAB in its meeting held on 14th June, 2018, an Extended Merit List has been issued for IIT JEE (Advanced) Exam-2018. The number of candidates who became eligible after issue of Extended Merit List rose to 31,980.Originally. In the Original List as per the results declared on June 10, 18,138 candidates had cleared the Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced).


The extended merit list added 8,954, 3,824, 771, and 293 candidates in the respective categories (General, OBC, SC & ST), taking the total number of eligible candidates to 31,980.

The choice filing on the Joint Seat Allocation Authority would start on June 15 and will conclude on June 25. The first seat allocation round will be held on June 27. There will be seven rounds of seats allocation in all with the last one will be held on July 18.

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