So after a long fight over the new pattern of JEE, a compromised formula was announced on June 27 for the common entrance test. We reported this here - IIT JEE 2013: Finally resolved with a new formula [JEE advanced for ranking, JEE main for filtering and XII marks for eligibility]. According to this new pattern, JEE Main will be used to filter students (around 1,50,000 in number) and JEE main will be followed by JEE advanced with only these selected students. The admission for IIT will be based on the rank obtained in JEE advanced. It does not end here. Now 12th board marks will also play a key role. Only those students will be considered eligible who are in top 20 percentile mark in their respective boards.
One of the fundamental reasons this debate started was that the IIT JEE and other engineering entrance exams cause lot of stress among students preparing for these exams. They need to do lot of extra work for these exams while still managing their school studies. Sometime they had travel to far off places like Kota and spend lot of money for coaching classes.
Now that the new pattern has been announced, we ask the same fundamental question – has the new pattern reduced stress among students?
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