IIT Kanpur Publishes Extended JEE Advanced Merit List, 31980 Candidates Qualify

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur will release the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced 2019 results along with the merit list in third week of June, 2019. Only 18,138 candidates had qualified for admission to the premier engineering institutes, making it the lowest number of qualified students since 2012.

On June 14, 2018 on directions issued by the Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD), close to 14,000 candidates cleared the JEE Advanced test in an extended list released by Joint Admission Board (JAB). So as per the new list, the total number of candidates qualifying in JEE Advanced is 31,980.

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The extended merit list was released following an emergency meeting of the JAB on Thursday, June 14. The MHRD, taking the matter into their hand, issued directions to IIT Kanpur to release a supplementary merit list for admission before choice-filling under Joint Seat Allocation Process (JoSAA) for IITs and NITs beginning from third week of June, 2019. The new merit can be checked on the official websites jeeadv.ac.in and results.jeeadv.ac.in.

The number of candidates qualifying as per new merit list released by IIT Kanpur, organizing authority for JEE Advanced 2019, is twice the number of total seats offered in each discipline and both in general and reserved categories.

A decision to Address Reservation Concerns

The past trends reflect that the number of candidates who qualify JEE Advanced is at least twice the number of seats offered by IITs. However, 2019 JEE advanced results had only declared only 18,138 students on the merit list, which is 1.6 times of the total intake. This in turn immediately raised concerns on seats remaining vacant.

A letter issued by the MHRD states that as per the government of India policies all reservation category seats should be occupied and no seats should remain vacant after the joint seat allocation process for admissions in IITs.
To this the MHRD minister Prakash Javadekar tweeted on June 14, “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”.

The sources aware of the decision expressed that such a decision would help reserved category students getting a chance at admission as new list has moved students from preparatory list to the main list of SC/ST candidates.

Effect on Cut-Offs

A senior IIT director has confirmed that only the aggregate cut-off has been lowered with subject-wise scores remaining the same. The earlier cut-off which was 35% for general category shall stand at 25% now. For Other Backward Classes (OBCs) the new cut-off shall be at 22.5% and for   SC/ST candidates and persons with disabilities, it will be 12.5%. The number of female qualified candidates has increased to over 3,000 as against 2,000 declared in the first merit list.

One of the directors have shared that merit has not been compromised as the position held by candidates in previous ranks remain intact. The system rules remain as they are and at the same the authorities have been able to address the apprehensions rising among candidates on seats remaining vacant.

On the contrary many other IIT directors have expressed doubts over lowering the cut-off as this may affect the brand value of IITs before a consensus was reached to ensure that the earlier ranks would remain unaffected.

In 2018 the number of vacant seats after seven rounds of counselling was 121 out of 10,998 total seats in 23 IITs, which was higher than 96 vacant seats in 2017, 50 in 2016 and only 3 in 2015.

About JEE Advanced 2019 Results

Approximately 2.2 lakh students qualified for the JEE Advanced exam.  JEE Advanced 2019 exam will be conducted by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur in computer-based format in second week of June, 2019. Students who qualify JEE Advanced are eligible to seek admission to any one of the 23 IITs. Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) is expected to release the first round seat allotment results in third week of June, 2019

JEE Main 2019 Slot booking: Check here how to book exam day

NTA has released JEE Main 2019 Exam dates. Exam would be held from Jan 6, 2019 till Jan 20, 2019 and from April 6, 2019 till April 20, 2019. JEE Main 2019 Slot booking is available when filling JEE Main Application form. JEE Main Application process started from 01st September 2018 and has ended on 30th September 2018. NTA conducts this exam for admission into various courses (B.E/B.Tech and B.Plan/B.Arch) offered by IIITs, NITs and CFTs. NTA is the conducting body of JEE Main Examination.  

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The slot booking facility is given to only those candidates who are applying for the online examination. The most important part of the slot booking process is that it will be based on first come first serve basis. In this article, you will get all the important details about JEE Main 2019 Slot Booking. 

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JEE Main 2019 Slot booking

Earlier, there was no facility for slot booking for JEE Main. For 2019, NTA has provided the slot booking process to book the online exam slot. The slot can be chosen only for the online mode of examination after paying the application fee.

The slot booking process had started from 01st December 2018 for those who are applying for JEE Main Online examination. This procedure is based on first come first serve basis and the facility is only for Paper I (i.e. B.E/B.Tech).

JEE Main 2018 Slot Booking

If a candidate has filled wrong details in the JEE Main Application form or if he/she sits in more than one exam slot, then it will lead to the failure of their candidature. The candidate will be responsible for it in this case. The conducting body has full authority to cancel their candidature.


As the procedure is based on first come first serve basis for the online examination, but due to some reason they are not able to book their exam slots, then the seat will be allotted to other candidates who fall into the first come first serve basis.

This is only one chance provided to the candidates, once you select the exam date and time for the online examination you will not be able to change it furthermore.


Note: “Result will be declared on 30th April 2018. CBSE will conduct the online exam (Computer Based) in foreign countries i.e. Colombo, Dhaka, Kathmandu, Singapore, Bahrain, Dubai, Muscat, Riyadh, Qatar, Sharjah and Dhaka on 15th April 2018.”

How to book exam slot?

Here we have listed the detailed information on how you can select the JEE Main 2019 Slot booking for online examination.

  1. Go to official website. (https://jeemain.nic.in)
  2. Click on “Apply for JEE Main 2019” button.
  3. Read the instructions carefully.
  4. Fill the JEE Main Application Form.
  5. Select your choice for exam mode.
  6. Book your exam date & time slot.
  7. The time and date preferences are according to you.
  8. Once you have completed these steps, go for next step in the application form process.
  9. For future communication purpose, take a copy of the printout of your application form.


Here is an important news for the candidates whose roll number has not been allotted yet. There is an important change in JEE Main 2019 Exam that from the year 2018, it is not mandatory to fill 12th board roll number in JEE Main 2019 Application form.  

In JEE Main rank calculation, no weightage will be given to the class 12th marks as announced by CBSE an year ago. This is the main reason why NTA has decided not to ask for 12th board roll no. Candidates who crack JEE Main exam will have to appear for the counselling. They must show their exam mark sheet with 75% of marks to the counselling conducting authority for admission into the IITs, NITs and CFTs.

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