Top-20 percentile rule may be scrapped in 2014
IIT always has been a hot topic in the news as its norms are always kept on changing. One of the most controversial topics is top-20 percentile norm for the IIT entrance test is likely to be scrapped from 2014. The students who are engaged in JEE 2014 preparation must be well known about the facts behind this norm.
The rule has resulted in the vast variation in 12th cutoff marks among students of different boards, are to be eligible for the IIT admissions. This creates lots of confusion in the student’s mind and their parents as well. Several petitions are being filed in several courts as against of this norm. Due to this norm many students nearly 80 from the state had missed to secure IIT seats this year because they failed to figure in top -20 percentile cutoff, which was highest at 91.8% in the country.
The IITs is supposed to recommend a common cutoff of 75 per cent marks in 12th board exams, instead of top-20 percentile from 2014. At the meeting of the Joint Admission Board (JAB), decision over this is expected to be taken. The new cutoff of 75 per cent marks will be higher when compared with 60 percent cut off in older IIT-JEE, which was conducted till 2012. Though, the final announcement of this norm will be made after the approval of IIT Council at the meeting to be held on . The entrance test to IITs was conducted in two stages, namely JEE (Main) and JEE (Advanced), by replacing the earlier single-stage IIT-JEE. Students had to first opt for JEE (Main) for the purpose, which replaced AIEEE and their JEE mains exams preparation will be based on the new format of the examination.
Only top 1.5 lakh ranker in JEE (Main) was permitted to appear for JEE (Advanced). The students who cleared JEE (Advanced) also had to figure in the top-20 percentile list in respective 12th board exams to be eligible for IIT admissions in the counseling. Students after clearing JEE Main their JEE advance preparation is started. Cracking of JEE (Advance) is not a cup of tea it needs lots of preparation, proper understanding of each and every topic of the subject. So student study more and more but it should be quality study.