In a move to ensure that class 12 students who aspire join the engineering courses at IITs and do not have to waste one year owing to the delay in revaluation of their board exam papers, the Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry has asked State education boards to give priority to applicants who take JEE.
Most state boards were open to the idea, said a ministry official. Since class 12 marks have a substantial bearing on admissions to IITs and NITs as 40% weightage is given to board exam scores when entrance tests are evaluated.
According to officials, there have been cases where students’ scores have improved dramatically after revaluation, affecting their overall ranking. “It is yet to be finalised but the ministry has suggested the boards to give such students priority so that their results can be finalised before submission to JEE,” the human resources development ministry official said.
Millions of students take the joint entrance examination, or JEE, every year for admissions to NITs and other centrally-funded colleges. Those aspiring for IITs go on to write JEE (Advanced). “If revaluation results are declared on priority, we can save a student’s year. Boards were requested to look into the matter during a recent meet,” the HRD official said.
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