IIT Entrance Exam 2015: New Admission Procedure
After facing a lot of heat due to the ‘top 20 percentile’ criterion, the IIT Council with the HRD Ministry has decided to change the admission procedure to the sought after IITs.
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After facing a lot of heat due to the ‘top 20 percentile’ criterion, the IIT Council with the HRD Ministry has decided to change the admission procedure to the sought after IITs. Up until now, only those Class XII students who made it to the top 20 percentile were eligible to appear for the joint entrance examination (JEE).
Of the various states in India, the worst hit was Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala, as the top 20 percentile cut-off for their boards is usually 90% and more. This deprived many deserving candidates from taking admissions to IITs even though they had cracked JEE (Advanced). According to surveys, approximately 240 students in 2014 were unable to enrol in IITs despite cracking the JEE (Advanced) as they did not meet the percentile criterion.
Below are a few changes according to new criteria:
A) Students who score more than 75% marks in Class XII or are in the top 20 percentile (whichever is minimum) are eligible to participate in the JEE counselling.
B) The existing two-tier JEE might be converted into a common test from 2015.
C) Students can expect the merger of JEE (Main) and JEE (Advanced) for admission to all major engineering schools such as NIT, IIT and CFTI.
This endeavour will simplify the admission procedure to engineering colleges in India while also giving more students the opportunity to apply to these coveted institutions.
Refer JEE Past Year Papers here.