The CBSE has given its consent to take into account the combined marks of first and second year intermediate examinations for calculating the rank of the Joint Entrance Examination, Mains (JEE ranks). A 40 per cent weightage will now be given to the marks of both Class XI and XII for determining the results. The ranks of the JEE Main exam are considered for entry into the National Institutes of Technology (NIT).
Ganta Srinivasa Rao, HRD Minister Andhra Pradesh has taken up the issue with the Union HRD Minister, Smriti Irani, after students raised objections for taking into consideration only the second year marks for evaluating the weightage.
The minister confirmed that Irani had responded positively and the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has asked the Board of Intermediate Education (BIE) to send the combined scores.
Earlier, the CBSE has issued a notification stating that only the marks of Class XII will be considered for calculating the JEE Main rank, thus giving 40 per cent weightage to only the Class XII marks. But according to the students, as the Intermediate first year (Class XI) was also a board exam; the marks of both the years should be considered.
Rama Sankar Naik, the BIE Secretary confirmed that he had received a letter from the CBSE and the marks had been sent on Friday evening. He also added that the data has already been uploaded in the official website of the Board.