For JEE 2016, 40% weightage for board marks will remain
Students preparing for IIT and NIT entrance exams should prepare well for their Class 12 exams as the HRD ministry has decided that there will be no change in the pattern of joint entrance examination (JEE) 2016.
Putting an end to the confusion over a change in the pattern of JEE 2016, the human resource development (HRD) ministry has decided to continue the same pattern of JEE 2015 under which 40% weight is given to board marks and 60% to the JEE-Main score.
“We have received the report of the committee and it will be studied in detail. However, as only a few months are left for the entrance exams we want to give ample time to students to prepare and hence have decided not to make any changes to the format right now,” said a senior HRD official requesting anonymity.
A sub-committee of the National Institutes of Technology (NIT) council had recommended that Class 12 board marks should not be taken into account for admissions in NITs. However, HRD minister Smriti Irani had formed another committee to examine the issue. The ministry has received the report and its recommendations, if accepted, will be applicable only in 2017.
Ministry app to check child’s performance
Parents will now be able to keep a track on their child’s performance and know their weak areas by using an online system being launched by HRD ministry called Saransh. The online tool, which will be available as a mobile app, will help parents compare their ward’s performance within the school and other schools in the state. Last year this system was made available to schools and principals only.