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NITs accept Common Entrance Test formula

Source : Edu Leaders
July 06, 2012

 

Date: 6th July 2012

Chairman of the standing committee of NITs, RA Mashelkar said, “It has been decided to accept CET for admission in NITs with 40 per cent weightage to board results and 60 per cent to the mains.”

National Institute of Technology (NITs) decided to adopt the common entrance test (CET) for admission to undergraduate programme from 2013. According to plan, institute will give 40 per cent weightage to board results and 60 per cent weightage to the main exam for preparing merit list. Students seeking admission to these institutes would not have to appear for the advance test as had been proposed earlier.

After holding a meeting with the Union Human Resource Development Minister- Kapil Sibal, Chairman of the standing committee of NITs, RA Mashelkar said, “It has been decided to accept CET for admission in NITs with 40 per cent weightage to board results and 60 per cent to the mains.”

Mashelkar said as far as weightage to the board marks are concern, a committee has been constituted comprising NIT directors to look into the issue. Officials said the committee would basically look into validation of the formulae already proposed for normalisation of marks with the respective board results.

The meeting comes in wake of the IITs arriving at a compromising formula last week for admission to undergraduate programmes, taking the top 20 percentile of successful candidates of their Boards for preparing merit list and their performance in the advance test.

 
 

 


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