Class XII marks may play crucial factor in IIT-JEE from 2011

This may be good news for those who had scored very good percentage in their XII board exam as Marks scored in the Plus Two board examinations are going to decide your eligibility in the Joint Entrance Examination (IIT JEE) for admission into the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) by 2011. Union human resource development ministry has set up a committee of IITs professors, to suggest reforms to JEE, is expected to submit its report recommending ways to consider the marks scored by students in higher secondary examinations while preparing the IIT merit list. A meeting of all IIT directors and JEE representatives in Chennai over the weekend discussed the proposed changes. “We hope to devise a methodology to compute a normalised Plus Two cut-off eligibility score for each educational board (CBSE, ICSE, and State Boards). Once it's approved then only students who have scored this cut-off mark would become eligible to appear for JEE,” said IIT Madras deputy director V G Idichandy, who is heading the committee. Four years ago, IIT standing council had proposed 85% marks in XII as minimum cut off percentage for JEE but it has been reduced to 60 per cent by considering it too high for benchmark In the current scenario the admission processes in IITs, nowhere consider the XII marks in process which is opposed by various committees as it totally ignore the importance of XII board exam and give rise to coaching culture

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