CBSE has accepted the proposal of taking combined marks of first and second year Intermediate examinations for calculating the rank using the 40% weightage given for Intermediate marks in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE-Main).
This change came up after students’ opposed on to consider only Class 12 or second year marks for JEE Mains. They objected on Class 11 or Intermediate first year also falling under as a board examination in the state and thus both the year marks should be under consideration. The issue was carried further to Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani by Andhra Pradesh HRD Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao for help. She enthusiastically took up the problem to find a solution.
After discussion, the Central Board for Secondary Education (CBSE) asked the Board of Intermediate Education (BIE) to send the combined scores to it.
This is a great relief for the students as they can make up their marks in both the years to touch the JEE Main rank. This will help them to enter the gateway of JEE rankings in an easier manner than before.