Top 20 Percentile For 2013 Batch, While for 2012 applicants it remains 60%
On october 7 IIT Joint Admission Committee confirmed the eligibility for admissions into IIT.Till date there was no confirmed news regarding the eligiblity of the pattern.
Now IIT JAB has declared that eligibility for students who have passed 12th board in 2012 is only 60% marks, while top 20 percentile cut-off will stay for students appearing for 12th board in 2013 and also for students who will be sitting for 12th board in 2013 and will be using 2013 score for admission.
The official notification:
In respect of those students who passed their Board exam for the first time in 2012, the eligibility criteria for joining any of the IITs or ISM Dhanbad will be 60% marks in their 12th Board or equivalent (55% for SC/ST/PD candidates). For those candidates who appear in their Board exams for the first time in 2013, the eligibility criteria will remain ‘top 20 percentile of the successful candidates’ in their Boards, category-wise. This will be a one-time exception for JEE (Advanced) 2013 only.
For those students who passed their 12th Board exams in 2012 but are re-appearing in the 2013 Board exams with a view to improve their performance, 60% rule will apply if they use their 2012 Board exam results and ‘top 20 percentile’ rule will apply if they use their 2013 Board exam results. This too will be a one-time exception for JEE (Advanced) 2013 only.
In case the percentile score is not available from testing agencies [such as Pre-University exam conducted by a University, two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy, General Certificate Education examination (London/Cambridge/Sri Lanka), High School Certificate Examination of Cambridge University, International Baccalaureate Diploma (Geneva), Senior Secondary School Examination of National Institute of Open Schooling, three year Diploma recognized by AICTE / State Board of Technical Education and any Public School/Board/University examination in India or in any foreign country recognized as equivalent to the 10+2 system by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU)] the CBSE score for top 20 percentile of the successful candidates in the student’s category will be used.