Candidates, who appeared for the JEE (Main) in the State, alleged that they had been given poor ranks due to the skewed ranking process. The students, led by OU Prof C Venugopal Rao, held a press conference at the Somajiguda press club here Sunday demanding justice.
Rao held the normalisation procedure of intermediate marks responsible for the poor performance of Andhra students in JEE (Main), which could cost them a seat in prestigious institutions like IITs.
The JEE (Main) Apex Board announced that they will take JEE Main and Intermediate marks in 60:40 ratio giving 40 per cent weightage to intermediate marks after normalising Intermeidate percentiles of each boards.
The students said candidates, who had performed well in Intermediate only, got better ranks. JEE Main marks had less impact on ranking.
Sruthi G, an aspirant who got 7,500 rank, said she had scored 259/360 in JEE (Main) and 502/530 in Intermediate, but one of her friends, who got 188/360 in JEE (Main) and 522/530 in intermediate, was ranked 2,000 despite scoring 71 marks less than her in the Main exam.
Alleging that the difference is huge compared to other state students, the students said states where less number of candidates appeared for the Intermediate second year examination benefited more in the normalisation process.