JEE, New Combined All India Engineering Entrance Exam From 2013
A fresh format for the JEE exam will determine the entry to the IITs, including a two-part test. The first test along with weightage to Class 12 boards will mark the first level of screening. The second or advanced test will determine the JEE merit list.
For the IITs, only the top 25% who are above the cut-off and get the highest percentile on the basis of Std XII marks and JEE-Main will be screened for a special JEE-Advanced; 50% weightage will be given to Std XII marks and 50% to JEE-Main scores. The IIT merit list will be prepared on the basis of the special Advanced result.
But seat and course allotment for all IITs will be held together in joint counselling.
For the NIITs, IIITs and other central government-funded engineering colleges, there will be no screening test. Their merit list will be based on Std XII marks for which 40% weightage will be given. Main and Advanced scores will have 30% weightage each.
At the end there will be two lists, one for IITs and one for other institutes. However, all students will be ranked, and IIT ranked students can also apply to other engineering institutions based on this list.
The CBSE will conduct the JEE. The states will have the freedom to join the process for admissions in their engineering colleges and the autonomy to determine their own relative weightages to Std XII marks, and performance in Main and Advanced.
According to human resource development minister Kapil Sibal, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Haryana have already decided to adopt this new model for their engineering exam (JEE) from 2013.