Reported by Chinmaya Dehury
Bhubaneswar, July 8:
Ending the long and anxious wait by the students in Odisha, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) today declared the final ranks of students of JEE(mains).
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), which conducted the national level test for prospective engineering students, extended the deadline for Std XII marks’ confirmation from June 27 to 30, leading to the delay in the announcement of rankings.
After the publication of JEE Main results, the students can register their names online to sit for OJEE counselling which will begin from July 12 along with document verification, the official said.
Nearly 12.7 lakh students had appeared for the JEE(mains) exam seeking admission to different National Institutes of Technology(NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology(IIITs) and other centrally funded institutes.
The rank list of JEE Main 2014 will help candidates to know their All India Rank based on the combination of their JEE Main 2014 scores (60% weightage) and class 12th scores (40% weightage).
The result, however, left a large number of students frustrated and angry because of the ‘skewed’ normalization formula adopted for ranking. Those who scored over 95% in boards were however placed at an advantage.
Last year several petitions challenging the normalization formula used by JEE (main) for ranking students were filed in the Supreme Court and High Courts.
“The normalization formula is skewed. This is a totally absurd way of giving ranks. There should ideally be a normal distribution of marks. The two exams, JEE (mains) and the board exams should not have been coupled. The formula is too complex that needs to be reviewed,’ said an IIT professor.
According to sources, in this method of normalization a student with a high score in JEE(main) and around 90% in board can get a rank much lower than someone who scored less in JEE(main) but had a higher board percentage.
Last year it was decided that for admission to NITs to use the JEE (Main) performance and the normalized Board performance in the 60:40 ratio. But after the JEE (Main) results were out, the JEE Interface Group came up with the complicated normalization formula which put many students at a disadvantage.
The paper-pencil based JEE-Main 2014 was conducted on April 6, and was followed by online testing on 9th, 11th, 12thand 19th in the month of April. Over 13 lakh students took the test out of which 1.5 lakh candidates qualified for JEE Advanced 2014 with top five states this year for JEE Advanced 2014 being Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Bihar.
The JEE Main 2014 Ranks will be accepted by 30 National Institutes of Technology (NITs), 13 Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITS, IIITM & IIITDM) and 16 other Central /State Government Funded Technical Institutes for providing admissions to successful candidates in various undergraduate engineering programmes.