After four years of experiment, the JEE for IITs and other national institutes is taking a U-turn recommending scrapping of the Class 12 results for counting 40% of the entrance exam to the country’s highest valued engineering colleges.
Starting from 2016, the panel constituted to review admission process of IITs/NITs/IIITs/GFTIs said scrapping the 40% weightage given to Board results for preparing JEE Main Merit List, may come into existence once accepted by the Union ministry.
it means the JEE Main Scores will be the sole deciding factor for admissions to National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIITs) and Government Funded Technical Institutions (GFTIs) from 2016 onwards.
“We would be recommending scrapping of weightages given to board marks,” said IIT Bombay director Devang Khakhar, who is also a member of the panel, in an interview to the TOI.
Currently, the JEE Main Merit List is prepared on the basis of JEE Main score (60% weightage) and 12th class score (40% weightage) for admission to NITs, IIITs, GFTIs and many private engineering colleges as well.
One reason for the deja vu in JEE policy was the inordinate delay in 2015 admission process due to different boards’ timing to give out the results. This led to delay of Counselling for IITs as IIT counselling process for NITs, IIITs and GFTIs under Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA).