JEE Main 2014 Weightage System
Intermediate first and second year exams will be considered while giving 40 per cent weightage to decide JEE Main 2014 rankings for this year. Last year, only the second year marks were considered. The rankings in JEE (Main 2014) will decide if the students will make it to the JEE (Advanced), test for admission to IITs and other prestigious engineering institutions. Only the top 1.5 lakh rankers will be allowed to sit for JEE (Advanced).
The controversial policy of normalisation of 10+2 Board exam marks, that was adopted last year, will be continued this year too. Last year, only Inter second year marks were considered for giving weightage owing to protests from students and parents who said they were unaware of the policy when students took the first year exams.
The weightage policy was announced in the middle of the academic year, and some students had even approached the courts over the issue. Following this, the CBSE considered only the second year marks last year. Since the students were aware of the weightage policy last year, the CBSE has decided to take into consideration the marks secured in both first and second year exams this year. With just 75 days left for the Inter exams, students who had concentrated on the Eamcet and JEE all these months are now making a beeline to coaching centres, aiming for higher marks in the Board exams.
Just 60 per cent of the marks in the Intermediate exams were enough to appear for JEE all these years. Used to devote more time to JEE and Eamcet and relatively less to Board exams. The 40 per cent weightage for Inter marks in JEE (Main) and top-20 percentile in Inter exam for JEE (Advanced) adopted since last year changed all that. A score of over 90 per cent in Board exams would also not ensure a place in the top 1.5 lakh ranks in JEE (Main) and top-20 percentile cut-off list for JEE (Advanced).