JEE Advanced 2015 New Eligibility Criteria

Nov. 12, 2014 content.teams

JEE Advanced 2015 Eligibility Criteria has been changed from previous year and while it may benefit candidates from nationalized boards such as CBSE, ICSE, it is being speculated that candidates from some state board will be at loss. Indian Institute of Technology, country’s premium technical institute has changed its admission policy from session 2015-16. Candidates from CBSE, ICSE and some southern states might get advantage however, some state boards, mostly from eastern states are said to be at loss.

Candidates from these states might get replaced in the merit list by those who are securing higher percentage marks. In a meeting of IIT council held in Chennai on 22 September 2014, it was decided to ease the admission in IITs from year 2015 onwards. IITs have confirmed the fact that candidates who score a minimum percentile aggregate of 75% in class XII will be entitled for admission in IITs, despite of the fact that even if they haven’t score marks enough in their respective board to be featured in top 20 percentile. It is however necessary for them to qualify JEE Advanced. SC/ST candidates who score more than 70% will be granted admission regardless of the percentile position.

 

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The Need of Change and Decision-Making

  • These changes can be linked to the criticism faced by IIT council that the top 20 percentile system was lowering the chances of candidates for admission in IITs even after they deserved it.
  • It was a hurdle for candidates from south India where top 20 percentile was extremely high in state boards.
  • The number of candidates who didn’t get admission in IITs even after qualifying the exam was quite high as they failed to make it to the top 20 percentile list.
  • It is foreseen that these candidates might be relieved by the new admission policy, tailored specifically for them.
  • HRD Ministry, government of India took this decision after contemplation with the IIT council consisting of directors of various IITs.

Who’s at loss?

Candidates from eastern states such as Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal and North-East are likely to lose their chances of admission in IITs from this new admission policy. If we look at the data from last year and compare it in the light of new policy, we may find that since the cutoff marks from these states was already lower than 75, number of candidates eligible for admission from these states is likely to remain unchanged. However, even if candidates from these states are scoring marks enough to get featured in the top 20 percentile, they may get replaced by candidates from down south.

State Board, Their Cutoff Percentile and Range Of Candidates Losing

Serial

State Board

Cutoff percentile (top 20 percentile) for general category

1

Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education

73%

2

Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Education

73%

3

Manipur Council of Higher Secondary Education

73%

4

HP Board of School Education

72%

5

Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education

69%

6

Mizoram Board of School Education

67%

7

Chattisgarh Board of Secondary Education

65%

8

Uttaranchal Shiksha Evam Pariksha Parishad

65%

9

Nagaland Board of School

64%

10

National Institute of Open Schooling

63%

11

Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh

63%

12

West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education

62%

13

Bihar Intermediate Education Council

61%

14

Assam Higher Secondary Education

58%

15

Meghalaya Board of Secondary Education

58%

16

Jharkhand Academic Council

57%

17

Tripura Board of Secondary Education

51%

  • States like Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Manipur can be predicted to remain unaffected as class XII cutoff by top 20 percentile norm falls in the ballpark of 75%.
  • States like Meghalaya, Assam and Tripura however, may be at loss as IIT aspirants from these states may lose their seats to candidates who are applying from other states and score marks enough to overlap the former’s entry.
  • It is interesting to note that Tripura’s education board has cutoff of mere 51% in class XII.

Who Wins?

If we look at class XII marks pattern for different states and general category, states down south like Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu will be mostly benefitted. It is estimated that candidates who qualify JEE Advanced will be higher from these states, this year. For example, in 2014, cutoff percentile by the top 20 percentile rule was 93% for candidates from Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Now from this year, candidates in the range of 75-93% will be eligible for IIT admissions as well. In the same way, class XII cutoff marks were 83% and 85% for CBSE and ICSE respectively for general category. With reducing eligibility percentile to 75%, it is now expected to see more candidates becoming deserving for admissions in IITs.

State Board, Their Cutoff Percentile and Range Of Candidates Benefitting

Serial

State Board

Cutoff percentile (top 20 percentile) for general category

Range of candidates

1

Andhra Pradesh Board of Intermediate Education

93%

75%-93 %

2

Karnataka Board of Pre University Education

93%

75%-93%

3

Tamil Nadu Board of Higher Secondary Education

92%

75%-92 %

4

Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (ICSE)

85%

75%-85%

5

Central Board of Secondary Education

83%

75%-83%

6

Kerala Board of Public Examinations

83%

75%-83%

Ones Who Get Little Hope

There are a handful of states which may be benefitted to a little extent from this new policy. If we look at the following table, we may see that cutoff percentile of these board lies in close proximity of 75%. Hence we can see that new admission policy might incur unfair changes overall to some states, particularly NE states.

Serial

Board

Cutoff percentile (top 20 percentile) for general category

1

Punjab School Education Board

79%

2

UP Board of High School and Intermediate Education

79%

3

Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi

79%

4

Gujarat Secondary Education Board

78%

5

Haryana Board of Education

77%

6

Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education

77%

7

J and K State Board of School Education

76%

8

Odisha Council of Higher Secondary

76%

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