New Delhi: Starting 2013, students appearing for the country's most prestigious engineering institutes will face a whole new system " class 12 board exam results will be taken into account along with a two-tier joint entrance examination.
There is mixed reaction to the move so far. While some think this will shut out commercially run tuition colleges that are unavailable to the poor and in rural areas, others worry the burden on students just got more difficult to bear.
Under the new structure decided by Union HRD Minister Kapil Sibal and the IIT council, the IIT entrance exam will be split into two parts " main and advanced. Also, class 12 board exam marks will be given 50 per cent weightage.
Sibal said the selection of the candidates for the IITs and other central institutes would be different even as all the aspirants will have to go through all the steps under new format. This system will replace the IIT-JEE and AIEEE....more
10:18 PM, May 28, 2012