Indian Institute of technology that offers admission to the students via the JEE exam and class 12th score. It has changed its eligibility criteria for the admission process by increasing the minimum percentile requirement.
Institutes of Technology have made the basic criterion for admission easier and
clearer. It has announced that the cutoff for the students who clear the
IIT-JEE (Advanced) will be 75% in the Class 12 board examinations or a top 20
percentile, whichever is lower.
Candidates so far where unaware of the target but now they have a clear cut idea on how much they have to chase. The decision was announced by the IIT council in IIT Chennai. It was held up by the apex body of all the IITs. It was carried down by the Union human resource development minister Smriti Irani.
In the meeting Ashok Thakur the secretary of HRD ministry said, "The council deliberated at length before deciding that in addition to the 20 percentile condition, it would offer another provision — that candidates in the general, OBC-NCL (non-creamy layer) categories should score 75% in the Class 12 board exams and those in the SC/ST category and persons with disability should score 70%,"
Ashok also mentioned the idea was put up by the IIT Joint Admission Board. It is made to provide relief to the students. In the past year about 200 students could not make it although they had top score. So, now equal importance would be given to the class 12 marks and JEE score.
In 2013, the 20 percentile norm was controversial as many IIT aspirants who performed well in JEE advanced could get a seat as they fail to follow the top 20 percentile criteria of class 12 examinations. To make students goals clear and help them to achieve more in class 12 as well as JEE exams this idea have been put up. Students as well as teacher agreed to the idea as now the students are very clear on how ,much to score so as to get admission to IITs.
The ministry also mentioned the decision is took up so that the students should not run after JEE preparation while giving their Class 12 board examination. This trend was seen among many students. So, now a student has to give equal attention to both the exams so as to get admission in IITs.