IIT Admissions: No Weightage for 12th & 100 % for JEE Advance

Newly Proposed IIT-JEE 2013 Pattern

For IITs/ NITs/ IIITs/ CFTIs (Councils of Central Government-funded Technical Institutions)







Weightage to its scores

Class XII Board Exam

For IIT admissions: Top 20 percentile in 12th (eg.78% in CBSE/Tamilnadu, MH:74%, Rajasthan: 70%, Karnataka 68%, 65% in UP Board, MP: 64%, WB:58% )  only for screening; need to clear JEE-Advance exam.

For NIT Admissions: 40% weightage to 12th boards

JEE Main Exam

To be held on 7 April 2013 in offline mode, followed by online mode later in April 2013

For IITs: Top 1.5 lacs qualify to appear for JEE Advance based on Main exam.

For NIT admissions: 60% weightage for JEE Main

JEE Advance Exam

To be held on 2 June 2013. Only for IITs. 100% weightage for JEE Advance (provided cleared JEE Main and top 20 percentile in 12th Std.)


For IITs

  • A ranking list will be drawn solely on the basis of JEE Advance, provided student gets top 20 percentile in their 12th board and ranks within 1.5 lacs in JEE Main exam.

IIT 2013 new Pattern in Nutshell

  • The joint entrance examination (JEE) will be in two parts– main and advanced from 2013
  • There will be a 3-4 weeks time gap between the two exams
  • The new test is amalgamation of the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) and the IIT-JEE, where main exam will be equivalent to AIEEE, and advanced will be equivalent to the IIT-JEE
  • Only top 150,000 candidates from the JEE-main will be qualified to appear for JEE-advanced
  • Admission to IITs will be based on the rank in JEE-advanced
  • Students should be ranked among the top 20 percentile of their respective Class XII board to considered eligible for the IITs
  • While JEE-main will be held by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), JEE-advanced will be held by the IITs
  • Admission to the National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) will be based on scores from JEE-main
  • Several deemed universities can also use the scores of JEE-main exam to admit students after they fix a minimum percentage criteria

For NIT/ IIIT Admission:

  • 40% Weightage for 12th Board
  • 60% Weightage to JEE-Main. JEE Main exam is expected to be similar to present All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE).


IIT-JEE Advance to be held on June 2

Abhinav Malhotra, TNN Sep 19, 2012, 03.28PM IST

KANPUR: The IIT Joint Entrance Exam (JEE)-Advance scheduled to be held in the year 2013 would be conducted on the old pattern. There would be no changes in the pattern of the Physics, Chemistry and Maths paper. The exam would be held in two shifts. Both the papers would be three-hour long each. The questions would be objective in nature. The JEE Advance will be conducted by IITs across the country on June 2. The details of the exam pattern have been provided by IIT-Kanpur administration on its website, www.iitk.ac.in.

On September 23, an important meeting of Joint Admission Board (JAB) has been convened in New Delhi. This meeting would finalise and fix the date of holding JEE Advance exam, declaration of results, conducting counselling.

The authorities of IIT-Kanpur informed that there would be no change in the pattern of the JEE Advance exam. The question papers would be printed in both Hindi and English. The questions would be based on Physics, Chemistry and Maths. The students who qualify the JEE Mains exam will only be eligible for filling the form of the JEE Advance exam. These forms would be filled off-line by the successful students.

Out of scores of aspirants who will sit in the JEE Mains exam, only 1.50 lakh students would be screened for appearing in the JEE Advance exam. These students will be able to fill the form for the JEE Advance exam. The students clearing the JEE Advance exam will be getting a chance to seek admission in premier IITs including Kanpur, Mumbai, Roorkee, Guhawati, Delhi, Chennai, Kharagpur.

On the other hand, the JEE Mains exam would be conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). This exam would be held in the month of April next year. The results of JEE Mains will be out in the month of May. After declaration of results, the forms of JEE Avance will be filled through off-line mode. The forms of JEE Mains will be filled both online and offline.


JEE: IIT Bombay approves 20 percentile formula

Vanita Srivastava, Hindustan Times
New Delhi, July 25, 2012

IIT Bombay on Wednesday approved, in principle, the 20 percentile  formula for the IIT JEE 2013 which was announced by the IIT Council on June 27.
After wide-ranging discussions on different aspects, the senate, however, made a recommendation that the number of students selected

for the advanced exam should be around five times the number of IIT seats.

The council had proposed that 1.5 lakh students be screened for the advanced exam. The IIT Bombay senate suggested that around 50,000 students should be filtered for the advanced exam.

"There was a lot of debate on why 1.5 lakh students be screened for the advanced exam. Now that NITs are not part of the advanced exam, we suggested that the number should be less, essentially five times the number of seats, which comes around 50,000," said Prof Narasimhan, president of All India IIT Faculty Federation.

Faced with protest from the faculty on the proposal in which weightage was given to board exam marks, the Joint Admission Board of IIT had proposed a compromise formula in which only the top 20 percentile of board candidates could be eligible for IIT exam next year. The proposal was  later accepted by the council.

But the proposal had to be approved by the senates of older IITs too. IIT Madras was the first to accept the new pattern. IIT Kanpur is meeting on July 28 to discuss it.

The new  pattern will have two segments — JEE(main) and JEE (advanced). The JEE (main) will be a screening exam and will filter the top 1.5 lakh candidates for the JEE (advanced). The JEE (advanced), which will be conducted by the IITs, will be held four-five weeks after the JEE(main).


IIT entrance test: cut-offs to vary across boards

Vanita Shrivastava, Hindustan Times
New Delhi, July 16, 2012

In a quirky scenario, a student of the West Bengal class 12 board will need just 58% to be eligible to take the IIT-Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) next year while an aspirant from the Tamil Nadu board will have to score nearly 78% to make the cut.
Preliminary data of seven boards across

the country shows that the percentage required to be in the top 20 percentile — a necessary condition to be eligible for IIT-JEE next year — will vary for different boards.

The new pattern for IIT will have two exams— mains and advanced.

The final rank will depend on the performance in the advanced exam, provided a student is in the top 20 percentile of his or her board.

So far, the eligibility criterion for IITs was that a student should score a minimum of 60%.

The new pattern changes all that. So, if you're a student who wants to make it to the top 20 percentile bracket this year, you'd have to score 77.8% in the CBSE board, 78.1% in the Tamil Nadu board, 67.5% in Karnataka, 65% in Uttar Pradesh, 64% in Madhya Pradesh and just 58% in the West Bengal board exam.

These figures would apply only for general category students.

For students seeking to take the test under various quotas, it would be less.

Separate data will be compiled for these categories soon.

The Council of Boards of School Education (COBSE), which compiled the data this year, said all state boards have been asked to put up their percentage figures in the public domain soon.

"Once the student knows the percentage, he (or she) can prepare for professional entry into IITs accordingly. There will be just minor variations in this figure every year," sources in COBSE said.

"Next year, the numbers would fluctuate around this data. So, an IIT aspirant can know how much he or she should aim for in the boards," said Gautam Baruah, IIT-Guwahati director.

Sources said the ICSE, CBSE, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu boards are most likely to be in the highest percentage bracket. Boards such as those of West Bengal, Jharkhand and Bihar will be at the lower end.



Decision of NIT council

4 July 2012

Press Release

The Council of National Institutes of Technology (NITs) met today forenoon to discuss the modalities of admission through Common Entrance Test proposed to be conducted for the year 2013. The Council took note of the fact that the IIT Council in its meeting held on 27th June, 2012, has decided, inter-alia, that the JEE Advanced would be administered on a separate date to 1.5 lakh students of all category, based on merit assessed through performance in the JEE Main, and the merit list for admissions to IITs will be drawn on the basis of All India Rank in the JEE Advanced, provided such candidates are in the top 20 percentile of successful candidates in their Boards in applicable categories.

2. After detailed deliberations, the NIT Council decided that the NIT system would consider 40% weightage for performance in class XII Board marks normalized on percentile basis and the remainder 60% weightage would be given for performance in JEE Main and a combined merit list would be decided accordingly. This system would be implemented from 2013. The members of the Council resolved to facilitate implementation of the new admission policy in close coordination with the CBSE.

3. The Council authorized its Chairman to constitute a Committee consisting of a few Directors, Chairman COBSE and other experts to look into the issues relating to normalization of class XII Board marks on percentile basis.

NITs agree to adopt single-test formula

40% weightage to the board results will be given after the process of normalisation of marks of the state board

Prashant K. Nanda

New Delhi: The National Institutes of Technology (NITs), an elite group of engineering colleges, on Wednesday agreed to opt for the common admission test devised by the central government.

The colleges will select students through a two-tiered process that will give 40% weightage to school board marks and 60% to the joint entrance exam, according to the decision taken at a council meeting headed by human resource development (HRD) minister Kapil Sibal, and attended by administrators of the NITs.

The 30 centrally funded NITs select at least 25,000 students every year, little over two and half times of the annual intake by Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).

“It was decided that NITs will adopt the single-test formula from 2013,” said an HRD ministry spokesperson.

“After detailed deliberations, the NIT Council decided that the NIT system would consider 40% weightage for performance in class XII Board marks normalized on percentile basis and the remainder 60% weightage would be given for performance in JEE Main and a combined merit list would be decided accordingly. The members of the council resolved to facilitate implementation of the new admission policy in close coordination with the CBSE,” the ministry said in a separate statement.

The NIT council’s decision also clears the road for IITs to have their own examination.

R.A. Mashelkar, chairman of the NIT standing committee, told news agency PTI that the “formula worked out is very simple”… and the 40% weightage to the board results will be given after the process of normalization of marks of the state boards.

A panel comprising directors of the NITs will look ministry officials said the into the issue of normalization. HRD committee would basically look into validation of the formula already proposed for normalization of marks.

On 28 May, Sibal had announced centrally funded technical institutes will admit students through a three-tiered process—40% to class 12 board, 30% each to JEE-Main and JEE-Advance.

A senate member of IIT- Bombay said NITs not staking claim to the Advance exam in a way is good. “Had they done that, it would have been difficult to hold an Advance exam with less number of candidates. This would have changed a number of things, including the possibility to have a subjective test.” The senate member, too, did not want to be named.

The member, however, said that the HRD ministry is yet to send them the details of the 27 June IIT Council meeting, without which “IIT-Bombay can not have its senate meeting Thursday”.

On 27 June, the government and the IITs agreed on a compromise that advances the concept of “one nation, one test”, but effectively makes admission to IITs even more daunting than it has been. Under the plan, those aspiring for a seat in India’s centrally funded engineering schools have to appear for a joint entrance examination (JEE)-Main. Only the top 150,000 would be eligible for taking a shot at an engineering seat in IITs through another exam called the JEE-Advanced, which would be held a few days later.

R.P. Sinha, chairman of the Bihar School board, said the move will give students of his “state a better chance to compete at the national level. We are ready to cooperate.”


Know all about the new IIT exam pattern

IANS | Jun 28, 2012, 11.58AM IST


The Indian Institutes of Technology ( IIT) Council on Wednesday, 27 June,  struck a compromise with the human resource development ministry on the new pattern of entrance examinations. Here are its salient features:

* There will be two exams, the joint entrance examination (JEE) "main" followed by the JEE "advanced".

* These combine the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) and the IIT-JEE, with the "main" exam being equivalent to AIEEE, and "advanced" being equivalent to the IIT-JEE.

* There will be a "suitable" time gap between the two exams, though it was not clarified how much.

* Only top 150,000 candidates (including all categories) from the JEE "main" will be qualified to appear in the JEE "advanced" examination.

* Admission to IITs will be based on the rank in the "advanced" exam.

* However, only students who come in among the top 20 percent scorers in their respective board will be considered eligible for the IITs.

* The "advanced" exam will be held by the IITs, just like the IIT- JEE. It will be conducted by a Joint Admission Board (JAB) and Joint Implementation Committee of the IITs, the same which so far conducted the JEE.

* The JEE "main" will be conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education ( CBSE), and it will coordinate with the IITs. It will be implemented from 2013.

* Admission to the National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) will be based on the "main" exam score. A final decision on methodology of admission is pending. A meeting of representatives from the NITs is scheduled for July 4.

* Admission to several deemed universities will also be on the basis of scores in the "main" exam, which earlier took students on basis of AIEEE scores. A minimum percentage criteria will be fixed for these too.


IIT eligibility
This year’s class XII exam takers can reappear in 2013
Aditi Tandon
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, June 28
Students who took the board exams this year but did not score well will get a second chance to improve their school performance in 2013, the year of introduction of the new common engineering entrance test format for admission to IITs and central technical institutes.

Under the new system, a student — to be eligible for IITs — must be in the top 20 percentile of the successful candidates in class XII.

The relaxation was announced today following a day-long meeting of the Council of Boards of School Education in India (COBSE) which has among its members the CBSE and other state boards.

As many as 29 chairpersons of boards attended the meeting which discussed modalities for the 2013 CET exam.

The idea is to secure that every child gets two attempts to enter the IIT system.

Since the new test pattern was announced yesterday, not offering a reappear chance in 2013 to this year’s class XII students would mean killing one of the two attempts they have at entering the IITs.

So those who attempted IIT-JEE in 2012, but failed to get in can take class XII exams in 2013 and improve their school scores to compete again. This year’s eligibility criterion was 60 per cent marks in Class XII.

State boards also agreed to share their previous year’s result data so that it could be analysed and students could be told in advance as to what percentage they should target to be in the top 20 percentile of the successful candidates in Class XII exams.

This data would be put on the CBSE website in 10 days, said Vineet Joshi, Chairman, CBSE.

Also, JEE Advanced, which every engineering aspirant can take, will be offered in both online and pen-and-paper format.

As for board results from 2013, all boards will announce results by June 10 and finish revaluations by June 30. This way, when the IITs prepare their all-India merit list for 1.5 lakh students who sit for JEE Advanced after emerging as top scorers in JEE Main test – to be held in April 2013, they do so only for the eligible candidates.

Gradually, COBSE will design a common question paper for class XII and the boards today agreed to put it into practice in class XI from the academic year 2013-14 and in class XII from 2014-15.

The boards also resolved that Joint Admission Boards (JAB) of all IITs be co-opted as members of COBSE since JAB will conduct JEE Advanced for final admission to IITs.


IITs revolt on joint engineering test, will take Union HRD ministry to court

Himanshi Dhawan, TNN | Jun 2, 2012, 12.57AM IST


NEW DELHI: Opinion is growing against the Union human resource development (HRD) ministry's decision to introduce a common engineering test for central engineering institutions including IITs, NITs and IIITs with the IIT alumni on Friday deciding to move court against it.

Faculty members from IIT Kanpur are also planning to boycott the institute's convocation ceremony on Saturday as a mark of protest. While efforts have been made by the faculty federations to seek an appointment with the PM to explain their opposition to the common exam, the HRD ministry is seeking to engage the faculty members.

In a meeting on Friday of alumni members and faculty members, it was decided to file PILs against the common exam proposal within a week. "The IIT alumni will file PILs in various high courts within a week. The members felt that efforts should be done to get a hearing at the earliest and demand that the common test be postponed to 2014," said Somnath Bharti, IIT Delhi alumni association president.

Sources in IIT Kanpur said there was a sense of dissatisfaction that the HRD ministry had not heeded the faculty's concerns before announcing the decision.

Therefore, there is a plan to boycott the convocation ceremony on Saturday. A senior faculty member from IIT Kanpur said, "Although all faculty members are upset with the decision, some will attend the convocation because it's an important occasion for the students."

All India IIT Faculty Federation secretary A K Mittal said, "People across IITs are concerned and agitated at the ministry's decision. We have written to the PM opposing the decision and will seek time from him."

The main points of contention between the faculty members and the ministry include the weightage given to class XII board exams for shortlisting candidates and the lack of complete control over the IIT exam. There are 15 IITs with about 10,000 seats in the country. At the root of the debate is the elite status of these tech institutes, and clubbing them with IIITs and NITs is seen as pulling down the centres of excellence to the level of ordinariness.

HRD ministry sources said that efforts were being to ensure that the matter does not go to the courts. A senior official said, "The ministry has over a period of two years held lengthy consultations and tried to accommodate all the concerns raised by the various stakeholders."

Ministry sources said that the IITs are geared for conducting exams for 5-6 lakh students but the numbers would increase to 20 lakh with the common test. "We have even said that IITs will be able to direct the agency that conducts the test," the source said, pointing out that the concerns being raised had been dealt with through several rounds of discussions.



IITs to battle it out with govt on JEE

Vanita Srivastava, Hindustan Times
New Delhi, June 01, 2012

Tempers are running high. A direct confrontation between IITs and the Centre has shaped on the changed pattern of IIT-JEE. As a first step to register protest, a PIL may be filed in a HC on Monday against the government’s decision.
Representatives of the Alumni Association and the All

India IIT Faculty Federation, which met on Friday devised a three-pronged strategy to register protest.

They have decided to lead a delegation to the PM and submit a memorandum raising their concern over the autonomy of the IITs. It was also decided to identify persons who could file petitions in different high courts against the government's decision in the next few days. The All India IIT Faculty Federation will prepare a rebuttal of the government’s decision shortly.

“We will lead a delegation to Prime Minister in the next few days and submit a memorandum. We are also looking for people who could file PIL in different high courts,” Somnath Bharti, president Delhi IIT Alumni Association and Supreme Court advocate said.

The IIT senates are also in  a confrontation mood. Raising strong objection against the government's decision, IIT-K Faculty has described  the new exam as counterproductive, unilateral, and arbitrary.

There are speculations that a motion could be raised against the  Chairman of the IIT-Kanpur Senate who is also the director of the institute for ‘misguiding’ the Senate in the whole process. There are 210 senate members. There was also a suggestion that IIT Kanpur should press for a separate exam if the government does not roll back its decision. Some faculty and senate members may also boycott the IIT-Kanpur convocation on Saturday to register their protest.



Common test for IITs, NITs, IIITs from 2013

New Delhi, May 28, 2012

From 2013, aspiring candidates for IITs and other central institutes like NITs and IIITs will have to sit under new a format of common entrance test which will also take plus two board results into consideration.
The announcement was made today by HRD minister Kapil Sibal after

chairing a meeting of the joint councils of IITs, NITs and IIITs.

Emphasising that there was no "dissent" among the councils about the move, he acknowledged there "was a lot of resistance during the consultation process from the IIT system". IIT senates especially the faculty federation had been opposing the new format.

But Sibal said the selection of the candidates for the IITs and other central institutes would be different even as all the aspirants will have to go through all the steps under new format. This system will replace the IIT-JEE and AIEEE.

Students will sit for a main test and an advance test conducted on the same day.

For admission to all the centrally funded institutes, there would be 40 % weightage for performance in Class XII (after normalisation of marks), 30% weightage to performance in main and 30% in the advanced test.

In case of IITs, there would be a filtering process involved. The board results and the main test will be given 50% weightage each. Only the top 50,000 students will be selected for the advance test after taking into account their performance in the board results and the main result.

"The merit only in advanced examination will be considered for admission" to the IITs, Sibal said.

At the same time, he added, the IIT council has agreed to move to the other system by 2015. Explaining the selection of candidates under the new format for the IITs, one of the IIT directors said results of advance test of only those students who have crossed the "barrier" of the 50% weightage to board marks and mains will be counted while preparing the merit list.

Even as the process of selection to the IITs would be different then other institutes, he said the counselling to IITs and other institutes will be done jointly and allotment of seats will be done together.

"I as a student will get a rank in IIT and also get a rank for NIT and IIIT. I will give my choice in both and depending on which is my first choice in either, I will get a seat," he explained.

While the main test shall be multiple type paper, he nature and modalities of the advanced shall be determined by the Joint Admission Board (JAB) of the IITs.

Sibal made it clear that JAB of the IIT system would have complete control on matters such as paper setting, evaluation and preparation of merit list over the advanced test while CBSE will provide administrative support for conduct of the examination.

For conduct of the main examination, an expanded joint admission board will be constituted including the NIT, other centrally funded institutes and state government representatives.

Noting that state boards would have the flexibility to adopt the new format the determine their own relative weightages, the minister said Maharashtra, Gujarat and Haryana have evinced interest adopting the new format.


From 2013, class 12 results may become crucial for entry to IITs

New Delhi, May 28, 2012 | UPDATED 20:43 IST

Union Human Resources Development Minister Kapil Sibal has come up with a new formula for the selection of students for the premier Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) proposing new guidelines for its entrance test.

Sibal on Monday said that the test for IITs would have three elements from next year giving weight in equal proportion to senior secondary school results.

The HRD minister called the move important as students were losing interest in class 12 boards and not preparing seriously as they concentrated on the IIT entrance test.

He said the new move has been discussed at the council level and the central government had also consulted state education ministers on the issue. The move is aimed at reigniting interest of students in board exams.

Sibal said the idea came after he met the members of IIT council to discuss the means to reduce stress on students appearing for the entrance test. He said the proposed moves were being taken after going through board exam patterns for the last four years.

"One of the fundamentals of any examination is to reduce the stress… We have analysed board examinations for the last four years… We are also in process to consult the state ministers," Sibal said.

Read more at: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/from-2013-class-12-results-may-become-crucial-for-entry-to-iits/1/197978.html

How to get into IITs, engineering colleges from next year

Reported by Um-e-Kulsoom | Updated: May 28, 2012 19:36 IST

New Delhi: A single entrance examination will be held from 2013 for admission to the centrally funded engineering institutes. These include the 15 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and all the National Institutes of Technology (NITs). Equal weightage will be given to marks obtained in the Class XII examinations and those of the entrance tests.

After two years of  discussion and debate, Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal has managed to get everyone to agree to what he has been pushing for –  a single Joint Entrance Test (JEE) to replace the current IIT-JEE and AIEEE, two of the most established engineering examinations, for gaining entry into undergraduate engineering (BTech) courses. 

At least six IIT directors were present at the press conference in New Delhi today where Mr Sibal announced the changes. "There was no dissent and everyone agreed to the decisions, " said Mr Sibal.  

The four contentious issues that NDTV has been reporting on seem to have been resolved.

The new format will be adopted from next year. This means  the 2013 entrance test will be conducted in the new format with objective-type questions. This is a move that had been opposed by the IIT senate. 

There will be two tests for entrance – the main entrance test and an  advance test, both held on the same day. Its yet another issue on which the ministry seemed to have prevailed.

And from next year the Class XII exams results will matter a whole lot more since 50 percentile weightage will be given to them for entrance to IITs.

All aspirants will have to appear for a main test and an advanced test. The top 50,000 students in the main test will have their advance papers evaluated for IIT merit positions. For other colleges apart from IIT, the weightage is: 40 per cent on the Class 12  results, 30 per cent to the main test and 30 per cent to the advanced test.

Earlier, the IITs had resisted having a joint test with other institutions, after which the two tier system was evolved.

Speaking to NDTV, the Chairman of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Vineet Jain said, "The CBSE is the biggest gainer. Students don't respect their class 12 teachers. Now the importance has come back to the classroom."


A new JEE in the making

Staff Reporter

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