Ending the anxiety of students, the Central Board for Secondary Education late Tuesday night announced the JEE (main) ranks for paper-1 and paper-2, thus initiating the process of admissions to IITs, NITs and IIITs.
The delay in the announcement has led to the postponement of admission to IITs and NITs, raising anxiety among students.
"The all India ranks of JEE main 2015 have been declared by CBSE and the data CD has been handed over to the central seat allocation board 2015 (NIT Patna) for counselling purpose."
The process of allotment of seat to the JEE (main) meritorious students for 2015-15 will be facilitated by NIT Patna.
The joint seat allocation process for admissions to IITs and NITs had to be postponed twice, increasing the agony of over 11 lakh students who are eligible for counselling to 85 technical institutes including 18 IITs and 31 NITs.
According to the Joint Seat Allocation Authority 2015, registration and filling in of choices in their portal can begin at least two to three hours after CBSE announces the ranks.
"The announcement of the all-India ranks was delayed due to failure of six-seven school boards to furnish the particulars and weightage of the individual students. Although they were asked to submit the details by June 25, they could not do so which led to the delay in releasing the ranking list," officials in CBSE said earlier this evening.
However, they added since the particulars have been received from the state, the CBSE is in the process of finalising the list.
As per the revised schedule, online registration and choices of seats would continue up to July 3 and the first round of seat allocation would be declared on July 5.
The joint seat allocation process was to start on June 25, as per the original schedule.