The Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) on Thursday declared the procedure for calculating composite score, which will form the basis for framing the final merit list for the allotment of first-year engineering degree course seats in the state through the centralised admission process (CAP).
The composite score will be drawn from a 50:50 weightage to the percentile of marks obtained in paper 1 of the JEE (Main) 2014 and in the Std XII physics, chemistry and mathematics (PCM) group of the board exams. The formula for calculation of the normalised percentile and the composite score has been devised by the Kolkata-based Indian Statistical Institute.
“Candidates who have passed std XII from any board other than Maharashtra state, CBSE and ICSE boards, will be assigned equivalent board percentile of Maharashtra state board candidate who has scored equal number of marks in the PCM group for March 2014 exam,” DTE S K Mahajan stated in the notification detailing the calculation procedure. This provision is primarily aimed at students, who have cleared their class XII from the International Baccalaureate (IB) schools.
For a Maharashtra state candidate passing std XII from the state board, CBSE or ICSE, the percentile will be calculated separately for respective boards on the basis of March 2014 examination, the notification issued by directorate of technical education stated. Similarly, the March 2014 result of the respective board will be considered for the purpose of total number of students, who appeared for the Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) group in the respective board, the notification added.