GST affects JEE Advanced Exam 2018: Fees Hike Raises Brows of Many

Highlights:

  • Fees for General category - Rs. 1800 + GST
  • SC, ST and Differently abled fees - Rs 900 + GST
  • In consecutive years, only twice a candidate can appear for JEE Advanced Exam

GST has even soared the price of JEE exam forms recently. This information has been rolled out by the IIT Kanpur, which is going to conduct the JEE Advanced 2018 exam. There are some crucial changes being introduced by the IIT Kanpur from the age limit to the number of attempts.

The 20th May,2018 has been declared by the Indian Institute of Technology - Kanpur as the examination date of Joint Engineering Examination (JEE) Advanced. On this date all the aspirants of JEE Advanced would give exam in order to get enrolled in the country’s best technology institutes. Some major changes have been brought in JEE Advanced fees. 

Now, the students belonging to general category have to dip out their pocket with Rs. 1800 plus Goods and Services Tax (GST). The scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and other differently challenged students will have to pay 900 plus GST. The students belonging to foreign countries will have to spend $300 for as JEE Advanced Exam fees. The SAARC countries students, which belong to Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal,the Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka have to pay $160 as exam fees.

The minimum percentage in 12th board for students in order to sit in the JEE exam is now 75 %. For students belonging to PWD, SC and ST criteria, there is a relaxation of 5% in the percentage.They will also receive a relaxation of five years in the age limit as well. The class XII marks will be accepted on the condition, if the board gives marks considering class 11 and 12 both respectively. Furthermore, the aspirants could appear consecutively twice in JEE Advanced exam. The general category students sitting for exam needs to be born on or after October 1, 1993.