JEE Advanced Test will be key criteria for IITs admissions 2012
As per the new formula, there will be a “main” test for the top 20 percent scorers of all boards, and then a final “advanced” exam, under the IITs supervision, for the top 150,000. The new format will come into effect from 2013, if accepted by the ministry.
IIT-Delhi Alumni Association president Somnath Bharti said that the senate “was glad” with their wish to have complete academic as well as administrative control over the “advanced” exam being accepted.
“But our wish that no change should be forced upon IIT system until 2014 has not been addressed. Also restricting the eligibility to JEE (Main) to top 20 percentile of school boards, we perceive, is pro-rich and will be detrimental to the interests of students from rural India,” he said.