The new selection procedure in IIT clearly indicates that there is no room for students to ignore their performance in the XII standard as the result of class XII may let you in or out in the race of IIT-JEE
According to reports from various sources this year IIT-JEE (main) rank list came as a surprise for the city, proving clearly how important Class XII result is and will be in future. Though it brought cheers to all as toppers remained the same, it has changed the order in which toppers were expected. Also, it failed to bring excitement to toppers, as they have already managed to crack IIT-JEE (advanced) that would get them admission to IITs.
Teachers who have been teaching these bright minds blamed the system of ranking. “The system by which the rank list is made is faulty. Whereas it considers 98% of CBSE as 100%, a child scoring 88% from a different board is also considered 100%. This is unfair. Also, there are many students who have filed for evaluation of marks in Class XII as they were not satisfied with them,” said Sangeeta Khanna, who has taught chemistry to all toppers.
As a result of Class XII weightage, Abhijit Lavania, who is considered a genius by friends, family and mainly teachers, was expected to be the topper in JEE (main) too, but he has been pushed to the second position just because he could not score too well in Class XII boards. “He scored 98 and 99% marks in all subjects, except physical education. That was surprising as he has never scored marks as low as 80,” said his father Chetak Arun, an IIT engineer. However, the family is not disappointed as Abhijit’s target is already set. “He wants to pursue engineering physics from Cornell University College of Engineering, USA, where he has already got admission,” said Chetak.
Also, the rank list did not have an impact on the highest scorers, as they have already cleared IIT-JEE advanced. Srishti Singla, who is third in Tricity, said: a??Since IIT-JEE result is already out and most of us have cracked it with good
According to experts the main aim of the ranking system is to ensure a healthy and holistic selection of candidates rather than relying on a single and one-time test. It will help selectors select those students who are performer throughout their education. With mixed opinion the move has gained acceptance as well as criticism from people from various sphere of Indian education fraternity.