Friday, 8 April 2016

No weightage to Class 12th marks from JEE 2017

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Class 12th Marks weightage reduced for JEE 2017 ranking, Now need 75% in Class 12th to qualify

The Human Resource Development (HRD) has notified that 40% weightage given to class 12th board marks removed in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) from 2017. But still students have secured at least 75% marks (65% for SC/ST) or be in the top 20 percentile in the Class XII examination conducted by respective boards However, in this year 2016 no relaxation will be provided as exam has already been taken.

No weightage to Class 12th marks from JEE 2017

The previous decision was taken by UPA government which was very much criticized by institutions, teachers and also by the students. Previous decisions was taken by then HRD minister Mr. Kapil Sibbal to reduce the influence of coaching and bridge the gender and urban-rural divide in classrooms. But the expert committee set up the present NDA government found it is of no use and thus removed the system.

The official said regarding growing culture of coaching center“Students go to coaching institutes because the JEE assesses candidates on advanced or tougher curriculum which is not covered in schools. We have got an assurance from IITs and NITs that they will prepare questions based on the Class XII syllabus prescribed by school Boards.”

Now, the aspirants don't need the Class 12th Board marks for admission to the National Institutes of Technology. Currently, the 31 NITs admit students based on all-India ranks prepared with 60 percent weightage to a candidate’s JEE (Main) performance and 40 percent weightage to his Class XII marks.

The other examination system remains unchanged.