279 more seats for IITs; Also 800 supernumerary seats for female candidates this year

Mumbai: There are 23 Indian Institutes of Technology in India. In 2018, a total of 11,279 seats are being offered in the IITs, an increase of 291 seats from 2017.

In addition to these seats, this year (i.e., in 2018), 800 supernumerary seats have been created specifically for female candidates in the IITs in order to improve the gender balance in IITs and as per directives of the MHRD, Government of India. As per provisions, total supernumerary seats created cannot exceed 10% of the total seats being offered in the IITs.


Also as in earlier years, supernumerary seats will be created to accommodate foreign candidates along with DS candidates (with a restriction of maximum 2 DS candidates per IIT) who qualify JEE (Advanced) 2018.

 The website of Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) 2018 (josaa.nic.in) is launched yesterday.

The results of JEE (Advanced) 2018 will be announced on 10 June 2018.

Candidate registration and Choice filling for academic programs under JoSAA will commence from 15 June 2018. Display of Mock Seat Allocation‐1 based on the choices filled‐in by candidates as on June 18, 2018, 17:00 IST.

Candidate registration and Choice filling for academic programs under JoSAA ends on 25 June 2018.

The seat allocation Round 1 will be announced on 27 June 2018.

More than 1.57 Lakh candidates have appeared JEE Advanced 2018 test held on 20 May 2018.

JoSAA 2018 Registration process is mandatory for any qualified candidate interested in joining any of the IITs, NITs, IIITs (Triple‐I‐Ts) and Other‐GFTIs (within the purview of JoSAA 2018). The process of registration requires candidates to reconfirm a few basic details, viz. gender, state code of eligibility and nationality, and provide their contact details.

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