New Delhi: IIT-JEE Joint Admission Board (JAB) has surfaced with a new formula to end all disputes regarding the Single Entrance Test tabled for 2013. In accordance with this, the magnitude will not be given to the scores achieved at the respective boards, instead top twenty percent scorers from all boards will be given a chance to appear in the main IIT JEE examination.
In a JAB meeting held in New Delhi on Saturday, directors of all seven IITs have given a nod over the decision. Since, JAB does not has the right to prepare the format of the test, therefore the decisions have not been made public. Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal will discuss over the same in a meeting to be held on by the council on June 27. The council will take its last decision there. This meeting was different than the one held a month back by IIT, NIT council.
It is reported that 1.5 lakh students will be permitted to appear in the test. JEE ‘mains’ and ‘advance’ tests will be held separately. It has also been decided that only IIT will interfere into the matters relating to the conduction of examination and other administrative processes. Students will be called for counseling in IIT based upon the scores achieved in IIT-advance test. This way, JAB has discarded the idea of Single Entrance Test given by the engineering colleges.