The IIT Council is slated to meet on September 3. The board meeting, attended by 10 IIT directors, JEE(advanced) chairmen and vice chairmen has decided that next year the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) for admission to different IITs should follow the same format as this year.
There were suggestions to relax the percentile criteria for some school boards which had high 20 percentile cuts offs. There was also a suggestion that the number of students filtered from JEE (mains) to JEE (advanced) be increased from 1.5 lakh to 2 lakh. These were not approved by JAB. The board approved some changes for next year like counselling and registration services.
Most members also felt that one year is a small time to bring about any change.