The new rule applicable to international students states that Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) and Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) students, including those studying in India, can directly register to take the JEE Advanced Exam 2023.
The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) is organized for admission to prestigious engineering institutes in the country including IITs. It is conducted nationwide. For admission to IITs, students have to give JEE Advanced after clearing JEE Main. However, from now on a certain group of students will not need to clear JEE Mains to pursue their studies in IITs. They will be able to take the JEE Advanced exam directly. This information has been given in the information brochure of IIT Guwahati which is conducting the JEE exam this year.
According to an official notification released by IIT Guwahati, students from the categories of Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) and Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) can now get direct admission to top IITs in India through the JEE Advanced exam.
After this notification, international students need not appear for JEE Main to get admission to the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) across India. They can appear for JEE Main if they want, however, their marks will not be considered for JEE Advanced.
Foreign nationals who have studied or are studying in India or abroad at the 10+2 level or equivalent at the time of registration for JEE (Advanced) 2023 are not required to write JEE (Main) 2023 and can register for JEE (Advanced) 2023 directly subject to compliance other eligibility criteria,” says the IIT Guwahati brochure. It clarifies that “candidates who are not Indian citizens (by birth or naturalized) and/or OCI/PIO card holders are treated as foreign nationals.
According to the information brochure – “All foreign national candidates will be considered in addition to and not part of the 2,50,000 Indian national candidates eligible for JEE (Advanced) 2023”.
Until now, students belonging to OCI and PIO categories had to clear JEE Main to qualify for JEE Advanced. They had to appear for the preliminary entrance exam to secure seats in India’s top IITs.
According to this new IIT admission criteria, persons of Indian origin and foreign nationals of India will be admitted through 10% of the supernumerary seats. These candidates will not be considered for reservation of seats in the General, OBC, SC, ST, and PwD categories.
“There are no separate supernumerary positions or subcategories for women in foreign national supernumerary positions,” the information brochure says.
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