The new rule, which is applied to foreign national students, states that OCI and PIO students, including those studying in India, can directly register to appear for the JEE Advanced exam 2023.
Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) and Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) students who are seeking admission in the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are not required to sit for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2023, a statement issued by th exam conducting authority IIT Guwahati said.
They can directly appear for the JEE Advanced 2023 exam. The new rule, which is applied to foreign national students, states that OCI and PIO students, including those studying in India, can directly register to appear for the JEE Advanced exam 2023.
“The foreign national candidates who have studied or are studying in India or abroad at 10+2 level or equivalent at the time of registering for JEE (Advanced) 2023 are not required to write JEE (Main) 2023 and may register for JEE (Advanced) 2023 directly subject to fulfilment of other eligibility criteria,” the IIT Guwahati brochure says. It clarifies, “candidates who are not citizens of India (by birth or naturalized) and/or are OCI/PIO card holders are treated as foreign nationals.”
What the new rule says
"All foreign national candidates will be considered in addition to, and not as a part of the 2,50,000 Indian national candidates who qualify for appearing in JEE (Advanced) 2023," it said.
This new rule will allow OCI or PIO students to get admission to IITs through the 10 per cent supernumerary seats, which have been created for foreign nationals and not through the general pool of seats for Indian students.
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