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This is the amount of GST being charged on the JEE Advanced 2018 registration fee

indiatoday.intoday.in

JEE (Advanced) 2018 is scheduled to be conducted on May 20. This time, GST has also been included in the registration fee.

The Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) 2018, is scheduled to be conducted on May 20 for admission to the Bachelor’s, Integrated Master’s and Dual Degree programmes (entry at the 10+2 level) in all the IITs. This time, GST (Goods and Services Tax) amount has also been included in the registration fee.

GST on registration fee

As per an NDTV report, for Indian nationals, the registration fee for general candidates is Rs 2600 + GST (Rs 1300 + GST for female and SC, ST, PwD candidates). For exam centres in foreign countries Indian nationals shall have to pay USD 160+GST towards registration fee. The registration fee may also include other charges like service charges, processing fees or the charges that the payment gateway/banks levy.

The official notification states, “Exact GST (Goods and Services Tax) amount will be specified as per Government of India rules at the time of registration”.

Student intake to increase

JEE Advanced 2018 will be conducted in fully computer based test mode. The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur has also released the eligibility criteria for the same and it is also expected that more students will be able to appear for the exam.

According to a statement released by IIT Kanpur, top 224,000 candidates will be chosen to appear for JEE (Advanced) next year based on the category-wise distribution of candidates released on the website. It also said that the total number of candidates can be slightly greater than 2,24,000 in the presence of “tied” ranks/scores in any category.

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