No weightage to Class 12th in JEE 2017

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The Ministry of HRD has in its notification declared that there will be no weightage to Class 12th in JEE 2017 for calculation of Ranks in JEE Main. In its notification the ministry has declared that from 2017 the ranks calculation in JEE Main will not include the class 12th marks.

The detailed notification released by the Ministry of HRD can be seen below:

Candidates vying for seats will have to secure at least 75% marks in the higher secondary (HS) examination or rank among the top 20 percentile in their respective board exams. This will be the minimum qualification criterion, besides the rank secured in entrance test.

IITs and ISM-Dhanbad follow the same criteria for admissions: only after meeting the cutoffs does a student get a seat through counselling based on their IIT-JEE (Advanced) rank.

The ministry of human resource development has also given the nod for the JAB proposal. If the student fails to meet the desired cut-off in the HS exam, then his/her rank in the entrance test will be nullified.
Sources said all the institutes are also likely to admit candidates based on the same entrance exam as IITs (JEE Advanced). "Currently, it is unlikely that JEE-Main will be scrapped because several technology colleges and institutes run by the state take in students based on their rank in JEE-Main. By the end of 2017, a decision will be taken," a JAB member said. The JAB is likely to take a call soon on holding the single entrance test.

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