The uncertainly over the IIT JEE format seems to be resolved now. In the meeting today, a compromise solution was worked out and here are the key points
JEE will have two parts – JEE Advanced and JEE Main
JEE Advanced will be conducted after JEE Main with enough time gap such that JEE Main results are available
Admissions to the IITs will be based only on the rank achieved in JEE advanced test
JEE advance will be conducted by the IITs and the rank achieved in this exam will be considered for the admissions to IITs.
Results of JEE main will be used to filter students for JEE advanced
Around 1,50,000 students will be filtered from JEE Main to appear for JEE advanced. However the ranking from JEE Main will not be used for the admission to the IITs
XII board marks will be used as eligibility criteria
Only those students who are in top twenty percentile [in other words, students who get more than 80 percentile] in their respective boards will be eligible for the JEE advanced.
The new pattern will be implemented from year 2013
Under this compromised formula, the new structure of JEE will be implemented from year 2013 itself.
The admission criteria for NITs and other centrally funded institutes is not clear yet. We will be back with updates soon.