Class 12 Marks may soon not count for Engineering Admission

Aug 2015 Source: MOTACHASHMA

If CSAB Recommendation is accepted by ministry of human resource development then from the next year onwards or by 2017, students will not require their Class 12 marks for seeking admissions in central Engineering institutions except IIT’s and the competitive exams like JEE Main will be conducted a bit earlier from next year onwards because the admission process consumes a lot of time.

Why this rule has been implemented?

After taking into consideration the delay in submission of Class 12 scores by boards to the CBSE and malfunctions in the scores of some students during this year's admission process, CSAB has strongly recommended that admissions will be offered only on the basis of JEE Main scores. This further means in laymen terms that, the 40% weightage given to Class 12 scores for admissions to NITs and other GFTIs (other than IITs) may be scrapped. 

Delay behind JoSAA: This year the first-ever joint seat allocation process commonly known as JoSAA got delayed by almost a week as the Boards did not submit the Class 12 scores to CBSE on time. Some of them did not submitted pro forma given by the board, leading to discrepancies. Instead of June 25, the process began on July 1, leading to a delay in the academic session at the premier institutes. Keeping all such things in mind the apex Body will be asked to offer admissions only on the basis of JEE Main scores.

While the CSAB, as part of their JoSAA report, will recommend the change, the Joint Entrance Examination Apex Board has also set up a sub-committee to review the process of allotting JEE Main ranks. Class 12 scores were taken into account to calculate the JEE Main ranks since 2012, when the two-tier exam process JEE Main and JEE Advanced was introduced for the first time. After three years of implementation, the apex board will be reviewing the process introduced to control the proliferation of private coaching institutes in the country. 

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