Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) to bring a new pattern for Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) in 2013
The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are all set to bring a new change in the pattern for Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) which was conducted every year across the country. The changed exam pattern would be followed from the year 2013.
The new pattern of JEE might include an aptitude test for the exam aspirants. The students will have to crack this aptitude test consisting of questions based on reasoning and all other subjects that the students have studied in their school level. The aptitude test would also include questions related to subjects like physics, chemistry and maths.
This arrangement has been proposed with an aim to reduce the pressure on the students.
There are 42 state boards and because of this reason, some kind of uniformity has to be established to match the performance of the individual students (in their class XII) with each other. And when so many boards are there and each one of them has its importance, the percentile match is the only way out to calculate the student’s performance.
It is an extremely tough task to bring about uniformity in the percentages secured by the students in their class XII results as the percentage secured by a student in one state board varies from the percentage secured by some other student in other state board. To bringing this uniformity, the percentages of students would be converted into percentiles and this would be used for further comparisons among the students.
As different states have different boards and there are only two Central boards – CBSE and ICSE, it will be a difficult task to establish uniformity in the percentages achieved by an individual student when comparing his performance with the other individuals.
For this, the percentage of marks achieved by the students would be converted into a percentile. This would be done through virtual mapping by Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Kolkata. 50% weightage would be given to this percentile performance and other 50% weightage would be given to the performance in the JEE.