UP Board kids stand to lose
A LARGE number of students who cleared the Intermediate examination conducted by the UP Board, will not be able to appear for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) due to technical complexities created by amendments in the examination pattern.india Updated: Jun 12, 2006 00:03 IST
A LARGE number of students who cleared the Intermediate examination conducted by the UP Board, will not be able to appear for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) due to technical complexities created by amendments in the examination pattern.
The new JEE rules allow first-division students to appear at the JEE. Second and third division students have been restrained from appearing at the JEE from 2007. While the new rules have created problems for UP Board students, these rules proved to be a boon CBSE and ICSE students.
According to educationists, out of 16,17,261 students appearing for the intermediate examination, only 4,03,085 students got first division this year and 12,486 were placed in the merit list. About 9,02,583 students got second division and 91,231 students received third division.
Thus about 9,93,814 students would not be able to take the JEE.
Besides, out of the total first division students, there were 50 per cent students of Arts and were not eligible for JEE.
Thus out of total number of 14,39,398 passed students, only two lakh students would get an opportunity to appear for the JEE.
Aggrieved by the new rule, Rashmi Shukla said that since she got 299 marks, she would not be able to appear for the JEE, while her friend who secured 300 marks would be fortunate to appear at the JEE. Similarly, her class fellow belonging to reserve category, can appear at the prestigious examination by securing 275 marks.
According to educationists, most students appearing at the CBSE and ICSE examinations belonged to Science discipline get first division marks.
Consequently, the new rule would not affect her in any way.
The only solution to the problem is that the UP Board should revise its syllabus and evaluation process to cope up with the changing norms of the JEE.
Unless the UP Board follows the ICSE and CBSE pattern of education, its students will always be at a loss.