The HRD Ministry recently announced that from next year, the Class 12 marks will no longer be required for determining ranks in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) for admissions to engineering undergraduate courses.
The decision was taken after a committee set up by the IIT Council submitted recommendations on changes in the JEE pattern. They then sought public feedback on the same.
According to an official, after examining the Ashok Mishra Committee's report as well as public feedback, the HRD Ministry decided to green light this decision. The present system of allotting 40% weightage to Class 12 marks for determining ranks in JEE will not be valid anymore. No other changes have been made to the JEE pattern.