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Class 12th marks may not be counted in engineering admissions

ExamIf the ministry of human resource development accepts the proposal a Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB), then the Students may not require their Class XII marks for admissions to all central engineering institutes, other than IITs, from next year or by 2017.

The CSAB, which is part of the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA), will be making the recommendation in this year’s admission report.

The CSAB will be strongly recommending admissions only on the basis of JEE (Main) scores. It means, the 40% weightage given to Class XII marks for admissions to NITs and other GFTIs (other than IITs) may be scrapped.

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Class 12th marks not to be counted for Engineering Admissions

As quoted in TOI, M P Singh, coordinator of the Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) from NIT-Patna, who was part of the JoSAA 2015, said: “Many of the 47 higher secondary boards in the country are not sending their scores on time to the CBSE. Some of them are not submitting it in the pro forma given by the board, leading to discrepancies. Keeping in mind students’ interests, we will be asking the apex body to conduct admissions only on the basis of the JEE (Main) scores.”

The CBSE did not get Class XII scores from all boards on time. Instead of June 25, the process began on July 1, thus delaying the admission process.

“For the process to be smooth, we have recommended that it be started at least 15 days before we started it this year,” said JoSAA co-chairman Devang Khakhar. The entire admission process takes about a month and officials felt that if the schedule were to be spread out to 1.5 months, admissions would be smoother.

The committee just needs to check the dated of the boards so that the candidates get a little time for the competitive exam.

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