School Boards to provide Top 20 Percentile cutoffs by June 10 for JOSAA Counselling 2017!

School Boards to provide Top 20 Percentile cutoffs In a latest move to expedite the admission process to the IITs and NITs, the Council of Boards of School Education (COBSE) in India, urged all the school education boards to provide the top 20 percentile cut-off to JEE Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) for class XII examination results before June 10. The directive is aimed at evading the delay in the admission process as in the absence of class XII Marks, it will not be possible for them to begin the seat allocation process.

JoSAA is the common counselling process for the admission to the undergraduate engineering seats available at the IIT, NITs as well as other participating CFTIs. Candidates who qualify in the JEE Main 2017, JEE Advanced 2017 will be eligible to participate in the common counselling.


According to JoSAA 2017 Eligibility Criteria 2017, it is important to score 75% marks or be among the top 20 percentile of a school.  It is imperative for the candidates to meet either of the two eligibility criteria so that they can seek admission in the IITs or the NITs.


Speaking on condition of anonymity, sources from the government informed that the education boards have agreed to provide the information by middle of May and the seat allocation process will commence from June 15, 2017.The information would be used as a parameter to allocate the seats during the JOSAA Counselling 2017.


COBSE was informed that the delay in providing the information in the past, caused the IITs and NITs, to face problems at the time of conducting the admission process. It has been proposed that June 10th, should be the last date for providing all the information related to the top 20 percentile cutoffs.


It was observed that the top institutes like the IITs and the NITs had to face the challenge of reducing the number of vacant seats by delaying the admission process. Owing to assembly polls in five states, CBSE was compelled to postpone the class 10 and 12 board exams this year.  Board exams will begin after the conclusion of the polls on March 09, 2017.

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