New Delhi: In a major changes in the selection procedure of JEE Ranking, the government has decided that there will be no weightage for the 12th class marks in calculating the ranks in JEE Main Examination. IIT Council has taken the decision and issued circular in this regard.
However, Class XII scores will be a key parameter only for determining the eligibility criteria for appearing the exam. For candidates to qualify for admission in the IITs/NITs, IIITs and such other CFTIs, whose admission are based on the JEE Ranks, they should have secured at least 75% marks in the 12th class exam, or be in the top 20 percentile in the 12th class exam conducted by their Boards. For SC/ST students the qualifying marks will be 65% in the XII exam.
Earlier there were reports that the government may do away with the weightage for the 12th class marks in calculating the ranks in JEE Main Examination. As per the recent circular now this is confirmed by the government.
In JEE Main 2016 nearly 12 lakh candidates had appeared, out of those 1,98,000 students appeared for the JEE advanced examination.