Following the HRD Ministry’s direction to release a supplementary merit list of JEE (Advanced) this year, the IITs released the list on its official website – at 4 pm.According to NDTV, the extended JEE Advanced Merit list now has a total of 31980 qualified candidates.The candidates who had appeared for the examination can login at to check if they have qualified. In a first, the HRD Ministry had issued directions to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) to release a supplementary merit list for admission this year.IIT Kanpur, the organising institute for JEE-Advanced this year, has been asked to release a merit list with the number of candidates, which is twice the number of total seats on offer in each discipline and each category (general and reserved categories).The institute will have to release the supplementary merit list before choice-filling for joint seat allocation for IITs and NITs begins this week.”Responding to requests from students and IIT community to proactively ensure that all reservation seats are duly filled, I have directed @IIT Kanpur conducting JEE advanced to make available candidates, strictly as per merit, twice the number of seats in each category,” Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar tweeted.The number of candidates who qualified the exam has always been at least twice the number of seats on offer.This year, however, the 18,138 students on the merit list are only 1.6 times the total seats, making it the smallest number of qualified candidates since 2012.A total of 1,55,158 candidates appeared in both papers 1 and 2 in JEE (Advanced) 2018. Of this, 18138 candidates have qualified the exam i.e., they scored above the cut-offs required for qualification. This is more than 1.6 times the number of seats that are being offered. The number of students qualifying the exams has seen a huge dip from 2017 when over 50,000 students had made the cut. The dip is being attributed to the fact that there were no bonus marks awarded to students this year unlike the last few years.
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IIT Kanpur Releases Extended JEE Advanced Merit List on, 31980 candidates qualify