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New IIT-JEE formula brought about in a hurry and has complicated examination, says IITs

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have come out in
open and have criticised the changes in IIT joint entrance examination (JEE) pattern.
They have said that the changes have been brought about in a hurry and have
complicated the examination.

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) is yet to
decide on reviewing the changes in the JEE.

“We had been, since the beginning, suggesting this new
pattern should be implemented from 2014, but to no avail. Though incorporating
board marks for admission to IITs is a good move, the new format was
implemented in a hurry, without much thought,” said IIT-Guwahati Director, Gautam
Barua.

Devang Khakhar, Director, IIT-Bombay has said that the new
IIT JEE has complicated the entire admission process.

Last year, then MHRD Minister, Kapil Sibal had cleared the
proposal to hold the JEE in two parts-main and advanced. Students applying to
the IITs have to appear for JEE-main. Of these students, only the top 1, 50,000
are eligible to appear for the JEE-advanced. Final results for admission in all
the 16 IITs, based on JEE-advanced, a student has to be among the top 20
percentile in his respective standard-XII board.

While the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
conducts JEE-main, JEE-advanced is conducted by IIT-Delhi, reported Business
Standard
.

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