As per the new format, IIT council decided that ONLY top 20% students, in their respective class 12th board examination, will be considered for the final merit list prepared for IIT admission. However, the students are confused on the cut-off percentage required to make into the top 20% of their boards. JEEHelpline Team is also receiving a large number of queries on the top 20 percentile marks for different school boards.
We have a good news for all those confused students. In a meeting of school boards across India, Council of Boards of School Education (COBSE) has decided to declared the required percentage that a student need to score to be in the top 20 percentile in his/her class 12th board. As per the rules, the students above these declared cut offs will be eligible to receive a All India Rank (AIR) based on the performance on JEE Advanced examination.
COBSE will display the Top 20 percentile cut off marks by 10 July, 2012 on their website and websites of all school boards. As per a report by HT, COBSE president said “We have decided that within 7-10 days, the state boards will put on public domain, the percentage required for a child to be in the top 20 percentile. This figure will also be available on the COBSE site”. Once the child knows the percentage, he can prepare for professional entry into IITs accordingly. “There will be just minor variations in this figure every year,” said Joshi, who is also chairman, CBSE.
Many students and parents have raised the question that marking scheme and pattern of board examination are not the same for all school boards in India. This public declaration by different state boards, including CBSE and ICSE, will let them compare the performance and cut off criteria for different boards.
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