The joint council of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and National Institutes of Technology (NITs) has taken the decision to change the procedure for selecting candidates for engineering colleges from 2013.
According to the new format for Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), students will be selected both on the basis of their entrance test as well as their class 12 board examination results.
The Education Ministry is going to implement the new format from 2013 onwards, a ranking list will be prepared based on Class XII results with 50 percent weightage to it and 50 percent to the main test.
It was also decided, that a single entrance examination test will be held for admission into central government’s engineering institutes such as IITs, NIT and Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) from the next year.
But students are not quite happy with the new procedure. Aspirants said, This is absolutely wrong. How can you select IIT students on the basis of Board results? The pattern and level of Board exams is entirely different.