Despite some important suggestions by various IITs, the Joint Admission Board (JAB) of IITs that met on Sunday made no changes to its earlier resolution on the 20 percentile formula for 2013 eligibility. The resolution had been accepted by the IIT Council on June 27.
Over the last one month, the senates of different IITs had given suggestions to make the eligibility criteria more flexible especially for the students who had to appear for boards in 2012. IIT Delhi had suggested that for 2013, both 60% and 20 percentile should be considered. IIT Delhi and Kanpur had proposed that for those who had cleared the boards in 2012, the eligibility criteria should be 60%.
But the JAB is believed to have not incorporated any of the proposals. According to sources, JAB has decided to keep number of students filtered for advanced exam at 1.5 lakh.
Even for the advanced exam, the pattern and syllabus would the same as in 2012.
The IIT JEE 2013 will be a two-tier exam — main and advanced. Main exam will be a screening exam. Final rank will depend on the performance in the advanced exam.