IIT JEE 2013: Coaching centres to benefitEditorial Team462|0Last Updated:12:06 pm, May 31, 2012
IIT faculty and alumni are unhappy with the new format of HRD Minister Kapil Sibal’s Joint Entrance Exam stating that students will be forced to depend on coaching centres because of the difference in standards in Class 12 board exams.
IIT Delhi alumni president Somnath Bharti has been quoted as saying that the move to give 50 percent weightage to board exams for admission to IITs will result in dependence on coaching centres.
While IIT directors and faculty have little choice but to comply with the new format, Bharti is believed to be considering legal action.
The new exam will replace IIT JEE and AIEEE. The new format will be consist of a Main Test and Advanced Test held on the same day.
Eligibility for engineering institutes:
Centrally funded institutes - Class XII: 40 percent, Main Test: 30 percent, Advanced Test: 30 percent
IITs - Class XII: 50 percent, Main Test: 50 percent, top 50,000 students will be eligible for Advanced Test
Students state that the IIT JEE is more analytical while board exams test theoretical knowledge.
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