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CM wants centre to abolish JEE weightage

Published: 17th July 2013 08:16 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th July 2013 08:16 AM   |  A+A-

In the wake of some state students being denied seats in IITs and NITs, chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy wanted the Central government to abolish the system of giving weightage to Intermediate and XII class marks and select students for the prestigious institutions based entirely on the marks obtained in all-India competitive examinations.

Kiran Kumar Reddy urged Union minister for HRD M Pallam Raju for interim and long-term measures to help AP students, who appeared for JEE-2013.

In a letter to the Union minister on Tuesday, the chief minister said considerable heartburn was caused to thousands of bright students from Andhra Pradesh  by the revised pattern of admissions.

For instance, two students from the state stood 1st and 2nd in the country in the JEE (Main) examination.

However, after according the 40 percent weightage to Intermediate/XII marks, they did not figure even among the top 300 of the selected candidates.

As an interim measure for current admissions, he suggested computing the 20 percentile score of all candidates who appeared in the Board examinations in full subjects, irrespective of the stream.

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