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JEE Advanced 2019: Supreme Court Orders Removal Of Age Limit For Applicants; Implementation Awaited 

Swarajya Staff

Jan 23, 2019, 12:56 PM | Updated 12:56 PM IST


 Students after appearing for JEE Advanced 2018 exam (Sunil Ghosh/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
Students after appearing for JEE Advanced 2018 exam (Sunil Ghosh/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

The Supreme Court has ordered removal of age limit for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced 2019, reports India Today.

The order directs the National Testing Agency (NTA), which conducts the exam, to remove the age limit of 25 years and below for JEE Main 2019 and JEE Advanced 2019 applicants.

According to the India Today report, candidates of all ages who were earlier not allowed to appear for the exam may now do so. However, there is confusion about how the apex court’s order will be implemented and from which year.

Although the order will reportedly lead to removal of age limit on JEE Main, it is yet to be seen how the same will be done as the NTA has already conducted one paper for the said exam. The agency also declared the results for the JEE Main 2019 in January this year.

The JEE Advanced exam is scheduled for 19 May 2019 and will be conducted by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee.

JEE Advanced is the engineering entrance test conducted for admission to the prestigious IITs in the country. Candidates have to qualify the JEE Main examination in order to be eligible for JEE Advanced.


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