The new JEE mains, CBSE faced a wide criticism for normalizing its methods and have now claimed that due to this new pattern more of the students for rural background have shown remarkable improvement this year.
The stats speak it that this year 136 students with rural background were among the top one thousand rankers while this number was only 90 in 2012. The urban students count went down this year to 864 from 910 in 2012. Rural representation has shown a gradual growth in the top five thousand rank holders. There were 861 students from rural background in the top 5000 rankers.
If we speak of percentage the urban representation has come down from 86.6% of 2012 to 82.78% in 2013. However, the percentage of rural India has gone up compare to that of last year. In 2012, there were 13.4% students among top 5000 rankers which increased to 17.22% in 2013.
CBSE figure shows that female student’s percentage has incredibly increased from past year. This year, among the top one thousand, there were 136 females, and 749 among the top 5000 rankers. However, the male representation among the top one thousand has come down to 864 (86.4%) in 2013 to 904 (90.4%) in 2012 and 924 (92.4%) in 2011.
The students of government schools are slowly showing their presence among the top rankers. There were 89 government schools students in first one thousand in 2012, which went up to 117 this year. In the top 5,000, there were 624 students from government school background, up from last year's 545. The private school students still continue to dominate the bigger slot with 883 students this year, a marginal decline from last year’s 911.
The Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, which came out with the details behind the normalization method has removed the link from its website after been pressurized by HRD ministry. However, the damage was done long back as the link has been downloaded and is now available all over the social engines.