Schools to give cut-off marks sooner to reduce delay in IIT and NIT Admissions
JEE Joint Seat Allocation Authority has asked Schools from all parts of the country to provide the top 20 percentile cut-off marks for class 12th exam results before June 10 so that there is no delay in NIT (National Institutes of technology) and IIT (Indian Institutes of technology) admissions.
The decision on this matter was taken when the Council of Boards of School Education in India (COBSE) had scheduled a meeting between all school education boards including the CBSE. To secure a seat in IIT or NIT, a student has to secure 75% marks or be in the top 20 percentile of a school because that is considered to be an essential qualification for JEE Main. JoSAA can’t start with the seat allocation process without the Class 12 scores. That’s why COBSE has asked all the school boards to provide the top 20-percentile cut-off which will be used for the information to prepare the cut-off for the engineering exam.
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One of the government officials, who remains to be anonymous, said that IIT and other institutes have notified this issue to COBSE about the problem they face during admissions when school boards delay in providing the cut-off marks. Previously, IITs and other engineering schools such as National Institutes of Technology intended to lessen the number of vacant seats in top schools for few weeks.
CBSE exams for class 10th and 12th that usually start from March 1 have now been pushed back and it will now commence from March 9, a day after the last phase of polling in the upcoming assembly elections in five states. CBSE Chairman RK Chaturvedi said that results will be released on time, without a doubt.
As the registration for joint seat allocation starts on June 15th, school boards, including CBSE have decided to provide all essential details by mid-week of May.