The IIT board has released an extended merit list of the Jee Advanced Examination following the directions of the HRD Ministry, increasing the number of qualifying candidates from 18,138 to 31,980. The HRD Ministry had issued a late-night direction to IIT Kanpur to release a supplementary merit list to ensure all reserved category seats are filled.
Responding to requests from students & IIT Community & to proactively ensure that all reservation seats are duly filled, I have directed @IITKanpur conducting JEE (advanced) to make available candidates, strictly as per merit, twice the number of seats in each category…
— Prakash Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) June 14, 2018
The direction was given in order to not compromise with the government’s policy and that all reserved category seats are filled.
According to a Joint Admission Board (JAB) release, candidates who have appeared in both Paper 1 and Paper 2, can visit the official website at www.jeeadv.ac.in to check if they have qualified or not.