Now it's time for change in admission process for all IITs, NITs
and IIITs of the country. Human Resource Minister Kapil Sibal said
that from 2013 there will be new selection criteria for giving
admission to students in these technical institutes of the country.
This new test will give weightage to Class XII results at the time of selection. Kapil Sibal
made this announcement in a combined meeting of IITs, NITs and
He further explained the new admission process and said for IITs and other central institutes students will have to clear a different selection procedure and have to complete all the steps according to the new format. This new exam format will replace both the prestigious entrance tests - IIT-JEE and AIEEE.
Now to get admission in these institutes students will have to
clear main test and advanced test. But for getting admission to all
centrally-funded institutes, 40% weightage will be given to Class
XII performance, 30% to performance in
main exam and 30% in advance test.
Besides, if you are planning to get admission IITs you have to
go through a different admission process according to which there
would be a filtering process involved. The board exam result and
main test will be given 50% weightage each. But only 50,000
students will be selected for final advance test after considering
their performance in the board exams and main exams.
Sibal said, "The merit only in advanced examination will be
considered for admission." While explaining the selection process
he said that those students who crossed the hurdle of 50% weightage
to board marks and good performance in the main exam will be
considered at the time of making merit list. The selection
procedure for IIT would differ from other
institutes. But counselling for IITs and other institutes will be
done jointly. He said, "I as a student will get a rank in
IIT and also get a rank for NIT and IIIT. I will give
my choice in both and depending on which is my first choice in
either, I will get a seat."
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