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SRM University Introduces Major Changes in SRMJEEE 2017

Last Updated - April 11, 2017

SRMJEEE 2017 (SRM Joint Engineering Entrance Examination) is a national level entrance exam conducted by SRM University. Recently, they have introduced some major changes in the conduction of their exam style.

Applicants now have the option to appear in SRMJEEE twice. That is, candidates can retake the exam two times in an academic year. Another big change is the removal of negative marking scheme.

There will now be no penalty for wrong answers in the exam. Some other changes in the minimum qualifying marks and direct admission process have also been introduced.

There are four campuses of SRM University - Kattankulathur, Ramapuram, Ramapuram Part– Vadapalani and NCR Ghaziabad. SRMJEEE 2017 will be conducted for admissions into the under graduate programmes offered across all four campuses.

Candidates will have to pay an amount of Rs.1060 if they wish to retake the SRMJEEE 2017 exam. There are 14 UG courses offered by SRM University across its campuses that candidate can apply for an admission in.

New Changes in SRMJEEE 2017

These are the changes that have been brought about in SRMJEEE 2017:

  • The SRMJEEE Eligibility Criteria 2017 has been changed. For programmes such as B. Tech Biomedical Engineering and B. Tech Genetic Engineering, there are some changes in the minimum qualifying marks and educational background required.
  • It must be noted that for the academic year 2017-18, the SRMJEEE 2017 application form can only be filled ONLINE.
  • Now, there is no negative marking for incorrect responses in the question paper.
  • Also, for all applicants who are state / central board topper, top rank holders of JEE Main and districts toppers of Tamil Nadu, SRM University has introduced provision of direct admissions.

SRMJEEE 2017 New Marking Scheme

A comparison of the previous and updates SRMJEEE 2017 marking scheme is provided below.

Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics - 3 marks for each correct answerPhysics, Chemistry and Mathematics - 3 marks for each correct answer
Biology - 2.1 marks for each correct answerBiology - 2.1 marks for each correct answer
Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics – 1 mark deducted for each incorrect answerPhysics, Chemistry and Mathematics – No negative marking for incorrect answers
Biology - 0.7 mark deducted for incorrect marksBiology – No negative marking for incorrect answers

SRMJEEE 2017 New Eligibility Criteria

Candidates can take a look at the updated SRMJEEE 2017 eligibility criteria provided below.

  1. Nationality

The revised eligibility criteria for this exam states that in addition to Indian Nationals, candidates who are Non-Resident Indians (NRI), PIO or OCI card holders can also apply for it.

  1. Minimum Qualifying Marks

The new rule says that for admissions in Kattankulathur, Ramapuram and Vadapalani campuses, a minimum 60% aggregate score in PCM in class XII exams is needed. For admissions in Delhi – NCR campus, candidates need a minimum 55% aggregate mark in PCM or PCB in their Class XII exam.

  1. Additional Criteria

According to the new changes, those candidates who have obtained an International Baccalaureate (IB) with diploma qualified from any International school located within India can also apply for SRMJEEE 2017.

This is applicable for those who have secured an A-level with major subjects as PCM (for B. Tech programmes) or PCM/PCB (for B. Tech – Biomedical Engineering & Genetic Engineering) as well.

It must be kept in mind that a pass in class XII (or equivalent) in regular stream from any State Board / CBSE / ICSE / Matriculation / NIOS is also required.

Those who are appearing in class XII or equivalent exam in regular stream from any State Board / CBSE / ICSE / Matriculation / NIOS can apply for SRMJEEE 2017 as well.

 SRMJEEE 2017 Eligibility Criteria for Direct Admission

Another new addition that has been made is that Direct Admissions are being offered to top rank holders of central and state board of examinations. Candidates who have a rank ranging from 1 to 1,000 in JEE Main are also eligible for direct admissions in SRM University for the UG B. Tech programmes.

If a candidate is the topper of any qualifying exam in any Tamil Nadu districts, he will be eligible for direct admission to these programmes as well.

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