Weightage of Board Marks in JEE for 2015 ?
Many times we look around in our neighborhood or friends circle and find someone is seeking admission to JEE. It tickles to see at their faces. They look so stressed out for that. If you are not able to maintain a balance between the Boards and JEE preparation … here is a great news for you.
One of the news surprised me that day when I was reading the newspaper about certain amendments in the
One of the news surprised me that day when I was reading the newspaper about certain amendments in the admission process to JEE. According to Union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal, a consensus has reached after the period of about two years. An assembly of the Joint Councils of IITs, the National Institutes of Technology (NITs), the Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) and other Central educational institutions has approved the common admission process with weightage to performance in Board examinations.The council has admitted the fact that students are dealing with the burden of multiplicity of entrance examinations for Engineering and that is causing stress among the students. Parents and students remain under immense constant worry at the time of admission at the UG level. Considering all these points the council had decided to reform the admission process that reduces the dependency on coachings, aligning the testing procedure to Class XII syllabus.From 2015, there could be a single national exam conducted by the IITs’ Joint Admission Board (JAB). The test will be held in two parts JEE main and JEE advance taken on the same day.
State Boards and CBSE students are given a choice to appear again for Board examinations in 2013 if they want to improve upon their performance in Class XII Boards in 2012.
Fall backs: This agreement is debatable and could be accepted partially for some reasons. Firstly, this reform may not hold good for the candidates in remote areas. ‘I have met with the students who do really well in their entrance tests but fail to maintain the same performance in boards examination’ . Does this decision fall back the rank of such students? This can be the other reason. Thirdly, the reformation to bring back the focus on schooling system will pose a challenge to CBSE, ICSE and State Boards. If someone is noticing the echelon of the different boards, there is room to adopt a formula for percentile calculation. Surely, different State Boards must have different yardsticks to follow at this time.