IIT-JEE candidates to get performance cards now


For the first time, the JEE Board would issue such performance cards which can be considered as certificates by many other institutions wanting to give admission to JEE candidates. The board will also put out the answers of the questions on its website to help students make assessment of their performance.

The Prime Minister's Office had sought a reply on the issue from the HRD Ministry which said a decision for issuing such score cards has been taken by the Joint Admission Board (JAB) for IITs in its meeting on August 23. "It has been stated by the Chairman JEE-2009 that at the meeting of JAB on August 23, it was decided to issue score cards to every student appearing in JEE and to provide marks to them a week after the results are declared," the letter said. IIT Guwahati Director Prof Gautam Baruah said JAB has urged for issuing such performance cards which will serve as certificates for the students.

"Many other institutes, which want to take JEE candidates, can give admission to students on the basis of these performance cards," Baruah said. At present, the IITs are not issuing any score cards to students. Certain institutes, which are giving admission to JEE candidates, have to get authenticated data from the JEE Board on the list of students and marks secured by them.

The performance cards will be issued two weeks after the results are declared. But the marks of the students can be put out in the website just a week after the results are declared, he said. The next JAB meeting in April 2010 will give the final approval to the move, he said. The IITs for the first time will put out the answers of the question on the website.

"This will help students know how they have performed in the examination. The answers will be put in the JEE website two weeks after the exam," Baruah said. Meanwhile, the JEE Board has decided to hold the next JEE on April 11, 2010. Students can apply for the entrance test till the last week of December. About four lakh students had appeared in the test last year for nearly 8,200 seats in 15 IITs, IT-BHU and ISM Dhanbad. 

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