IIT-JEE 2013: JAB nod for common entrance testEditorial Team2324|7Last Updated:10:33 am, August 06, 2012
The Joint Admission Board (JAB) of the IITs has given the nod for the common entrance test for UG programme for 2013.
According to the new rules admission to the undergraduate programme for 2013 will be based on percentile ranking.
The JAB accepted the IIT council resolution. The JAB meet followed approval of the resolution of the council, the highest decision making body of the IITs, by the IIT senates which examined the resolution albeit with some modifications over the last couple of weeks.
The new format adopted by the IIT council comprises a two-tier system -- a main and an advance test. Students clearing the advance test would be considered for admission provided they are among the top 20 percentile in their boards.
Apparently JAB has favoured subjective type questions for advance test in tune with the existing format and keeping in mind the 2012 pass-out students who have already appeared this year's IIT-JEE and have another chance next year to crack the test.
The new format will screen about 1.50 lakh students for the advance test.
IIT-Delhi along with IIT-Kanpur had earlier rejected the common entrance test under a proposed format.
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