The Supreme Court on Friday ordered a halt to further counselling and admissions to IITs in respect of entrance tests under JEE-Advanced across the country.
"No counselling or admission to the seats in ITT JEE-Advanced shall take place until further orders," said the bench of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice A.M. Khanwilkar as it directed the further hearing of the matter on July 10.
The court's order came on petitions by two candidates who have challenged the grant of seven marks to all the candidates for errors in two questions – one in chemistry and other in maths – in the Hindi version of the paper.
While the chemistry question carried three marks, the maths question was of four marks.
The bench also ordered that no high court will entertain any petition in respect of the JEE-IIT -Advanced from now onwards.