No final decision on new IIT-JEE pattern

HRD ministry had proposed to give 40% weightage to Class 12 board exams in the IIT-JEE


Jasleen Kaur | April 12, 2012

Human resource development minister Kapil Sibal had a discussion with IIT directors, chairpersons and faculty members on Wednesday on a proposal to change the examination pattern of the IIT-JEE. But they could not arrive on a final decision

The HRD ministry had proposed to give 40% weightage to Class 12 board exams in the IIT JEE and 60% to the test.

One of the IIT director said that most felt the wightage to Class 12 board exams will dilute the brand IIT. He added that it was also seen as a way to increase the number of girls in IITs as they do much better than boys in Class 12 boards

It has been decided that the existing examination pattern of selecting students for IITs will continue until further discussions. Kapil Sibal had plans to introduce the new pattern from 2013.



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