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Class XII marks may not count in Engg Admissions

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Students may not require their Class XII board marks for admissions to all central engineering institutes, except IITs, from next year or by 2017, if a central seat allocation board recommendation is accepted by the HRD ministry .

On the other hand, the competitive exam may be held a tad earlier next year, as authorities say additional time (race against time phrase meaning) is required for the admission process.

Following the delay in submission of Class XII scores by boards to the CBSE and glitch es in the scores of some students during this year’s admission process, the central seat allocation board (CSAB) will be strongly recommending admissions only on the basis of JEE (Main) scores. This means the 40% weightage given to Class XII scores for admissions to NITs and other government-funded technical institutes (other than IITs) may be scrapped.

The CSAB, which is part of the joint seat allocation authority (JoSAA), will be making the recommendation in this year’s admission report. MP Singh, coordinator of the CSAB from NIT-Patna, who was part of Jo SAA 2015, said: “Many of the 47 higher secondary boards in the country are not sending their scores on time to the CBSE.Some of them are not submitting it in the pro forma given by the board, leading to discrepancies. Keeping in mind students’ interests, we will ask the apex body to conduct admissions only on the basis of the JEE (Main) scores.“

The first-ever joint seat allocation process was delayed by almost a week this year as the CBSE did not get Class XII scores from all boards on time. Instead of June 25, the process began on July 1, leading to a delay in the academic session at the premier institutes.

Another JoSAA official said, “There were some students whose marks were higher than what they actually scored in their Class XII.Such students managed to get a seat on the basis of the `hiked’ score in the joint seat allocation process. This came to light only during the document-verification step, when it was too late to make changes.“ He added, “Though the number of such cases was not very high, some of the deserving candidates may have lost out on their merit seat due to such discrepancies.“

While the CSAB, as part of their JoSAA report, will recommend the change, the JEE apex board has also set up a sub-committee to review the process of allotting JEE (Main) ranks.

Source: The Times Of India

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