Now engineering aspirants, working hard to secure a seat in engineering colleges by cracking JEE – Joint Engineering Entrance exam in 2013, will have to show good results in all the five subjects in their class XII boards exams. Now onwards, it will be essential for the aspirants to score well in their school boards also to get a seat in reputed engineering college in India. Scoring high in JEE Main will no longer get the students into the merit list. The JEE merit list will be prepared on the basis of 60% weightage on the entrance test and 40% weightage in all the five subjects in Class XII boards.
This new rule will directly affect almost 12 lakh engineering and architecture students who will appear for the first JEE main examination in 2012. According to the new rule, students aspiring for JEE will also need to score high in language and elective subjects, in addition to physics and mathematics, in Class XII board examination to have a higher ranking in JEE merit list.
“By following this rule, it is for the first time that non-science subjects such as languages will also be given weightage at the time of drawing merit list. The compulsory subjects include mathematics, physics and one language. while giving 40% weightage, two more electives will be include in the five subjects,” said CBSE Chairman, Vineet Joshi.
Till this year, class XII board exam results hold no weightage for ranking in JEE. However, with this new rule, school authorities feel, will make students serious about performing well in board exam also, as most students concentrate only on preparing for the entrance test.