Students are not happy about the increase in registration fees for JEE Advanced 2018. CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) has increased the registration fees which is inclusive of GST charges but the board has not specified the Tax slab yet.
Nearly 2.24 lakh students will be taking the JEE Advanced exam on 20th May 2018. A general candidate has to pay Rs 2600 plus GST charges while female candidates from all categories (OBC, SC, ST) as well as differently abled persons will have to pay Rs 1300 plus GST charges. It is for the first time that any kind of tax is being levied on the fee, which is a burden for students who are already spending a huge amount of money on their education. The board has not mentioned the percentage of GST they are going impose on registration fees.
The registration fees for foreign nations from SAARC countries will be $160 plus GST charges and for non-SAARC countries, it will be $300 plus GST charges. Coaching centers have already imposed a hight GST of 18% and now the increase in the examination fees is an add-on to the burden for the JEE Advanced aspirants. Due to the lack of clarity over GST slab on the registration fee for JEE Advanced, candidates have apprehensions that GST on JEE Advanced application forms could be anything between 5% and 28% slab.
Candidates who have qualified for JEE Main 2018 will be able to register themselves in online mode for JEE Advanced. The application form of JEE Advanced 2018 will be available from last week of April 2018 until the first week of May 2018 in the official website.
The steps that need to be followed while filling the application form of JEE Advanced 2018 include:
JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) Advanced 2018 is the second stage test of IIT JEE Main for admissions to B.Tech programs across 23 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). Top 2,24,000 candidates from JEE Main would be eligible to take JEE Advanced for IIT admission.