The JEE Main 2014, scheduled to be held on April 6 (offline) as well as on April 9, 11, 12, and 19 (online), is with its 60:40 weightage confusing JEE Main 2014 applicants parents alike because of the complicated nature of its mark distribution scheme.
The merit list for JEE Main 2014 is prepared based on candidates’ performance in both Class XII Board exams as well as in JEE itself. While the candidate’s score in JEE Main adds 60 per cent weightage, that from his Class XII Boards would amount to 40 per cent weightage.
CBSE has already made it clear that the weightage for school board or any equivalent examination scores will be taken into account only after normalizations. This essentially means that there must be a reliable method for comparing the marking schemes of different boards.
The detailed procedures that will be used by the CBSE for normalization of qualifying examination marks is as follows:
Bfinal = 0.5 x (B1 + B2)
Students’ position in the merit list can be computed as:
C = 0.6 * AO + 0.4 * Bfinal
The five subjects used for normalization, include:
3. Any one of the subjects Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology and Technical Vocational subject
4. One language
5. Any subject other than the above four subjects.