Candidates who aspire for IIT's and other central institutes from 2013 will have to sit under new format of entrance test which will also considers class 12 board results. The announcement was made on Monday by HRD Minister Kapil Sibal after a meeting was held among the Joint councils of IIT's, NIT's and IIIT's.
Though he mentioned that there was no “dissent” among the councils about the move, he acknowledged that “There was a lot of residence during the consultation process from the IIT system”. IIT senates especially the faculty federation had been opposing the new format.
The selection of the candidates for the IIT's and other central institutes would be different even as all the aspirants will have to go through all the steps under new format. This system will also replace IIT-JEE and AIEEE;said Kapil Sibal.
For admissions to all the centrally funded institutes, there would be 40% weightage for performance in class 12, 30% weightage for performance in main and 30% in the advanced test. On explaining the selection of candidates under the new format for the IIT's, one of the IIT Director said; results of advanced test of only those students who have crossed the “barrier” of the 50% weightage to board marks and mains will be counted while preparing the merit list.
Sibal made it very clear that JAB of the IIT system would have complete control on matters such as paper setting, evaluation and preparation of merit list over the advanced test while CBSE will provide administrative support for conducting the examination.
In order to conduct the main examination, an expanded joint admission board will be consulted including the NIT, other centrally funded institutes and state government representatives.