To increase greater diversity by encouraging girl students participation in Indian Institutes of Technology, the application fee for JEE is exempted from 2012 for girls. However, the application fee for boys would be hiked by Rs. 800/- from the current Rs 1,000/-. Which means boys will have to pay Rs. 1800/- for the application fee for the prestigious Joint Entrance Examination conducted by IITs.
Carry home your OMR Sheet
With the Right to Information act being stressed repeatedly by the supreme court, applicants of IITJEE-2012 will be able to take home a copy of the OMR (optic response sheet). The OMR copy will have the responses marked by the applicant, which will enable him to tally with the answer keys once the key is released.
Mark your response with a pen
Other change announced is about the use of pen for marking responses on the OMR sheet.
A total of seventeen colleges use JEE as a sole criterion for admission to their undergraduate programs. The seventeen colleges include the seven old and eight new (2009) Indian Institutes of Technology, IT-BHU Varanasi, and ISM Dhanbad. Starting in 2007, newly established institutions such as the Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research at Kolkata, Pune, Bhopal & Thiruvananthapuram, Indian Maritime University and Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology are also admitting students through the JEE (Extended Merit List). You can learn more about courses offered by each college here.
This year IIT Delhi will be conducting the exam (IIT-JEE), last year over 500,000 students appeared for IIT-JEE.
Source: Times of India
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