The HRD Ministry finally put an end to the much talked about CSAB’s recommendation to cancel out the 40% weightage of 12th board marks in JEE rank calculation. The ministry has decided that there will be no change in the pattern of Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) 2016. This means, students preparing for JEE Main 2016 and JEE Advanced 2016 Entrance Exams should concentrate on their 12th board exams.
“We have received the report of the committee and it will be studied in detail. However, as only a few months are left for the entrance exams we want to give ample time to students to prepare and hence have decided not to make any changes to the format right now,” said a senior HRD official requesting anonymity.
CSAB (Central Seat Allocation Board) had recommended that Class 12 board marks should not be taken into account for admissions. However, HRD minister Smriti Irani had formed another committee to examine the issue. The ministry has received the report and its recommendations, if accepted, will be applicable only from 2017.
Also, A Ministry app to check child’s performance has been launched:
Parents will now be able to keep a track on their child’s performance and know their weak areas by using an online system being launched by HRD ministry called Saransh. The online tool, which will be available as a mobile app, will help parents compare their ward’s performance within the school and other schools in the state. Last year this system was made available to schools and principals only.