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  • Amidst protest over it's fomat, Government to go ahead with the new test pattern

    All the efforts by the IIT Delhi Alumni Association seem to have gone down in the drain as the new HRD Minister, M M Pallam Raju announced last week that the government will go ahead with the new test pattern in 2013.

    The IIT-D alumni associaation, which had criticized the decision since it's inception on the grounds that if the new rule is implemented, it would dilute the "Brand IIT", had met M M Pallam Raju earlier this month and expressed their concerns over the new reforms introduced by his predecessor, Kapil Sibal.

    The association had even met the Prime Minister to raise this issue, and later they were given the assurance by M M Pallam Raju that the decision would be taken for reconsideration.

    But last week while talking to the reporters, M M Pallaum Raju Said, " I reviewed the proposal after the Alumni Association met with me and realised it was in the interest of the students. It would be unfair for me to question the decision and we stand to implement it (JEE) in 2013."

    " I have examined the issue. It is a good system and we will stick to it. There may be initial hiccups but it will streamline eventually, he added.

    The new JEE pattern for admission to the new IIT's is based on a two-exam format: JEE-Main and JEE-advanced. Students from all across the country would first have to appear in the JEE Mains test and only the top 150,000 students who clear the JEE Mains would be eligible to sit for the JEE Advanced test.

    To be eligible for admission into the IIT's, the candidates would need to be within the top 20 perecntile of their Board exams and then, an All India Rank (AIR) in JEE Advanced would be used to admit students in various IIT's across India.