National Institute of Technology (NITs) adopted the common entrance for admission to the undergraduate programme of NIT from 2013 giving 40 per cent weightage to board results and 60 per cent weightage to the main exam for preparing merit list with some tweaking in the proposed format on Wednesday.
After a meeting chaired by HRD minister Kapil Sibal ,The NITs chairman of the standing committee , R A Mashelkar, told PTI that the formula worked out is very simple.40 per cent weightage to board results and 60 per cent to the mains .
He further said “The 40 per cent weightage to the board results will be given after the process of normalization of marks of the state board”.
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 as the government has proposed.
Under the new system, for admission to all the centrally funded institutes like the NITs there would be 40 percentage weightage for performance in Class XII (after normalization of marks), 30 per cent weightage to performance in main and 30 A committee comprising NIT directors would be set up to look into the issue of normalization. Officials said the committee would basically look into validation of the formula already proposed for normalization of marks with the respective board results percent in the advanced test.
Students seeking admission to NITs would not have to appear for the advance test as had been proposed earlier.