At present 40% weightage is given to class XII marks for determining rankings in Joint Entrance Examination (JEE). From 2017 class XII marks will not be considered to determine the rank to take admission to engineering undergraduate courses in JEE.
The judgment was taken by the ministry after a committee set up by IIT council. The committee submitted the recommendations on Changes in the JEE pattern, which were put in the public sphere for extensive consultations, said HRD ministry officials on Thursday.
For 2017, MHRD has decided on a few changes in the JEE pattern, after scrutinizing the Ashok Mishra committee's report and public feedback.
There will be no longer 40% weightage to class XII scores as JEE used to do before. The Class XII marks for determining ranks in JEE shall be dispensed with the year 2017.
To determine the eligibility criteria for the exam, class XII scores will be only a crucial parameter, said the official.
From 2017 onwards, students will be required to score 75 per cent marks or be in top 20 percentile in class XII board exams. 65 per cent marks are required for SC ST Students. All other systems in JEE structure shall remain as it is for JEE examination, "the official said.
The ministry officials said that there would be major changes as decision was taken by the ministry after set up by IIT Council submitted recommendations on the JEE Pattern. It includes setting up of a National Testing service to arrange test for shortlisting students for the exam.Its report has to be submitted by the committee of prominent persons on 5 November.
The committee recommendation is aimed to reduce the influence of coaching. Board performance would help students concentrate on school education and deter them away from coaching classes.
The committee recommendation was presented by the ministry in public sphere for wide discussion purpose and it has been decided that JEE 2016 will take place as it was conducted in 2015.