There was an announcement from The Union Ministry (HRD), that class 12 marks, that students would score will not be the factor for determining rankings in JEE.

Recommendations from IIT committee was also taken before coming up with this decision.

Class 12 score and marks could be a crucial parameter only to determine the eligibility creteria to appear in the examination.

Now in order to appear or sit in the JEE examination, students must score atleast 75 percent of marks, or he/ she should be in top 20 percentile of the class 12 examination. SC and ST students have a relaxation of 10 percent, so they need to have atleast 65 percent marks. All other formalities and things would remain unchanged for JEE 2017 examination.

Changes in JEE structure was required, as it was there since long and it is very essential to create a process, which suits the students. Needless to mention approx 4 Lakh students appear in JEE exam every year.

news source: Indian Express