JEE Advanced Test will be the key criteria to IITs
From next year, the present IIT-JEE and All India Engineering Entrance Examination will be replaced by the two-tier Joint Entrance Examination (JEE).
Now, candidates will first appear for the JEE (main) screening test, which will filter out the top 1.5 lakh students for the JEE (advanced) test. The final IIT ranking would depend only on the all India rank in JEE (advanced), subject to the successful students meeting the percentile criteria.
The top 20 percentile will vary across boards from year to year. For example, those who got more than 78% in CBSE last year would have made it to its top 20 percentile bracket. For UP boards, students with more than 65% marks would have been eligible.
- An advance test will be conducted.
- Admission to the IITs from 2013 would be based only on rank achieved in the advance test.
- However, their candidature would be subject to the condition that selected candidates are in the top 20 percentile of successful candidates of their Boards.
- A suitable time gap between the main and the advanced tests will be provided so that the results of mains are available before the advanced.
- Only the top 1,50,000 candidates (including all categories) in the mains will be allowed to appear in the advance test.