At a crucial meeting, IIT Joint Admission Board (JAB) has decided to keep up with the same pattern for the IIT-JEE examination next year.
As revealed by the sources, the board has made a detailed review of the new pattern of two-tier Joint Entrance Examination adopted for this year, and come up with this decision that the same pattern should be followed for one more year to have a closer assessment of the system.
IIT Joint Admission Board comprises the Premiers of the topmost technological institutes of the country.
The meeting was scheduled in the wake of reports that there should be some changes in eligibility criteria for admission to IITs. Sources said that some IIT directors had met the HRD Minister M Pallam Raju to pitch for easing off the percentile cut-offs for admission to an IIT.
Under this new format of (two-tier) exam pattern, the IIT aspirants in Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Tamil Nadu, and those belonging to national boards like CBSE had to fight hard to meet with high cut-offs this year. The cut-off marks for AP and TN were reached above 90 per cent this year.
Since the issue was being challenged legally, JAB has decided work on to maintain the status quo, said the sources.
As per the resources, JAB is off to hold a meeting again on 15 Sept 2013 at the Kharagpur IIT, wherein the matter would be re-analyzed once again. Meanwhile, the IIT council has scheduled to meet on 03 September 2013.