New Delhi: Opposing the ‘one nation one test’ theory in the IITs across the country, the representatives of the All India IIT Faculty Federation will meet the Prime Minister on Friday.

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It was decided during the meeting of the admission committee held on Wednesday that the IIT-JEE 2013 will be conducted on the current pattern.

Present format

•    There are two objective question papers.
•    Each contains questions related to mathematics, chemistry and physics
•    In order to attain a rank, the applicant is required to score at least 35 percent marks and minimum 10 percent in each subject.
•    The students getting a rank are selected through counseling.
•    The students are shortlisted for 17 IIT institutions across the country and are allotted course and admission through a computerized process.

The proposed format

•    The new exam will be held in two parts: JEE Main and JEE Advanced
•    Those attaining the rank below 50,000 will be eligible for admission
•    The top 50,000 rank will be based on merit in Class XII and marks scored in IIT Main
•    The final ranking of these 50,000 applicants will be on the basis of their marks in IIT Advanced 
 
Advantages of the proposed format

•    Will reduce the stress faced by the students
•    Will lessen the urban-rural divide
•    Students will focus more on board exam rather than engineering entrances

Disadvantages of the proposed format

•    Students will face more pressure for a single exam
•    Coaching industry will flourish more
•    The new format will not be much beneficial in reducing the socio-economic divide

(JPN/Bureau)

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