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Jun 05, 2012 at 02:22pm IST

BJP states support common engineering entrance exam

New Delhi: State education ministers have given a go ahead for a joint entrance test for all central engineering colleges. BJP run states like Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh have also endorsed the new common admission test system which will factor in class 12 board results as well. Bihar says state governments should also be consulted on the matter.

The HRD Ministry had recently announced a new format for the IIT entrance under which the plus two Board results of the candidates will also be taken into consideration.

Under the prescribed format, for admission to all centrally-funded institutes, there would be 40 percentage weightage for performance in Class XII (after normalisation of marks), 30 per cent weightage to performance in main and 30 per cent in the advanced test.

In case of IITs, there would be a filtering process involved. The Board results and the main test will be given 50 per cent weightage each.

Only the top 50,000 students will be selected for the advance test after taking into account their performance in the board results and the main result.

(With additional information from PTI)