IIT-Kanpur accepts new JEE pattern

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iit-kanpur-jeeJuly 29, Kanpur: The Indian Institute of Technology – Kanpur (IIT-K) on Saturday accepted the new Joint Entrance Exam pattern proposed by the Human Resource Development Ministry, clearing the way to make changes in the reputed examination. The senate of the institute, which met Saturday, decided to accept the recommendations of Joint Admission Board (JAB), adopted by IIT Council in Delhi last month, “keeping in view the urgent need to remove uncertainties from the minds of students.”

On June 23, the Joint Admission Board had come up with new recommendations for a common entrance test to all centrally-funded institutes of India, which were adopted by the IIT Council in New Delhi on June 27, ending the deadlock between IITs and the government over the issue of a single entrance test to these institutes. The new recommendations entailed a two tier examination system wherein the students seeking admission to IITs had to take a separate examination – JEE Advance – after clearing the common entrance examination – JEE Main – for all centrally-funded institutions.

As per the recommendations of the JAB, top 1.5 lakh students of JEE Main would be eligible to take JEE Advance Test. However, the IIT-K Senate has recommended that the decision on the number of students to be short-listed for IIT JEE 2013 should be based on “available data and the structure and nature of IIT JEE 2013.”

As per the new pattern, to be eligible for the IIT merit list, the score of the advanced test as well and the class XII score will be taken into account. The new format will see the admission of students who are in the top 20 percentile of their respective boards.

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