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IIT JEE ADVANCED 2015: Eligibility Criteria Changed Confirmed


In a key decision, the IIT Council chaired by Union Human Resource Development minister Smriti Irani has agreed to change the IIT-JEE Advanced eligibility criteria- from the existing top 20 percentile to top 20 percentile or 75 per cent marks in the Class XII board exam, whichever is lower.

Recommended by the IIT Joint Admission Board (JAB) earlier this month, the changed JEE eligibility criteria will be a major relaxation for IIT aspirants from the CBSE board system and state boards which are seen as more generous with their marking system.As of now only students who are among the top 20 percentile in their board examinations and have cleared the JEE Main examination are eligible to appear for JEE Advanced. However, the JAB this month recommended that alternatively students who may have scored 75 per cent marks in their Class XII exams should also be seen as eligible for JEE Advanced. This will apply where the last cut-off for top 20 percentile is more than 75 per cent marks.

So now a student of CBSE would be eligible for JEE ADVANCED if he secured 75 percent or more than it in Board Exams whereas the cutoff might be 84.3 percent.

Several students from Andhra Pradesh could not make it to IITs last year as while some had scored over 90 per cent they still could not be among the top 20 percentile- the issue even went to court. Reason being that some school boards are more generous in their marking system than others inadvertently putting their students at a disadvantage when it came to JEE Advanced that has started relying on percentile based screening mechanisms. CBSE also faced similar problems. The JAB is of the view that a relaxation is necessary to ensure that all candidates are at equal advantage when appearing for JEE Advanced.

IIT JEE ADVANCED 2015: Eligibility Criteria Changed Confirmed IIT JEE ADVANCED 2015: Eligibility Criteria Changed Confirmed Reviewed by RishavSen Choudhury on 4:09:00 PM Rating: 5

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