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MORE THAN 85 per cent of the fresh applicants, who had applied for admission to first-year junior colleges, were allotted seats of their preference in the fifth round. The admission process was opened for the special round after several students and parents complained that they had been left out of the process because they had not filled up the forms or had erred in the forms.
A total of 9,649 students applied in the fresh round, of which 9,645 were allotted seats in junior colleges. While 8,335 applicants were allotted their first preference, 742 got their second preference. Only 286 students were allotted their third preference.
Four applicants were not allotted any seats. “They had chosen colleges or courses that had higher cut-offs than their marks. So, they were not allotted any seats,” said an official. These students can apply for another special round on August 8 and 9. The special round would allow students to re-apply with fresh preferences and those who had not reported for admission after the first three rounds of seat allocation. The online registration would open on Friday.