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Jul 28, 2012 at 08:39pm IST

IIT-Kanpur accepts common test as 'interim' measure

Kanpur/New Delhi: IIT-Kanpur on Saturday decided to accept the common entrance based on percentile ranking as an "interim" measure only for 2013 and retain the existing eligibility condition for students who passed their board examination in 2012.

For 2014 and onwards, it suggested constitution of a senate committee which will study all aspects of the admission process and arrive at recommendations.

Further, it said the number of students to be filtered for the advance exam in 2013 under the new two-tier format should be decided based on the nature of the test. As per the format adopted by IIT Council, about 1.50 lakh students are to be screened for the advanced test.

IIT-Kanpur accepts common test as 'interim' measure

However, IIT-Kanpur has decided to retain the existing eligibility condition for students who passed their board exams in 2012.

"The Joint Admission Board is expected to meet soon to decide whether the test would be of subjective type or objective. After that we can take a view about the number of students to be screened for the advance," said a faculty member of IIT-Kanpur.

At a meeting on Saturday, IIT-Kanpur senate, which was the first to reject the common entrance under a proposed format, resolved to "accept as an interim measure for JEE 2013 the IIT council's decision keeping in view the urgent need to remove uncertainties from the minds of students".

The meeting was called to examine IIT Council's decision of June 27 which adopted the common entrance test under a compromise formula for admission to undergraduate programme based on percentile ranking of students in their boards.

The senate decided that students who have passed out their board exam in 2012 should not be disturbed with the new format and allowed to appear as per the existing eligibility condition in 2013 also. As per the existing criteria, students are given two chances to clear the IIT-JEE.

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