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Only 5,800 students of ISC, while 1,20,000 students of U.P board are eligible for JEE 2013

In IIT Council meet, IIT council agreed on top 20 percentile as eligibility criteria for admission to IIT, final decision is pending but it is almost approved, major changes are now not possible. IIT council will give final words on this agreement only after IIT senates meeting.


According to data from the National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies, in 2010, 29,000 students appeared for the ISC (science stream), while 600,000 sat for the Uttar Pradesh board exams (science). So only 5,800 (20 % of 29,000) ICSE students will be eligible for admission to IITs, while from UP, 120,000 (20% of 600,000) will be eligible!
In 2009, Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore scientists PS Anil Kumar and Dibakar Chatterjee compared the performance of students from India’s 29 boards over 10 years in a common examination. Their results clearly showed that CBSE, ICSE, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh board student does much better in science than the other state boards student. So it is clear that ICSE student does much better in science than the UP board student but their chances of getting admission in IITs are much less as compared to UP board.
So with this top 20 percentile eligibility criteria, the better the board, the less chance you have of getting into IIT. The bigger the board, the higher your chances.

Akshay Saxena says:

Does your analysis also compare the level of examinations (ISC vs UP Board vs CBSE). In UP Board students have 11th and 12th standard course combined in the 12th board examinations. And to say the least, scoring 70/100 in UP Board is comparable to getting 95/100 in ISC and CBSE. Do your maths first.Also, a 98% scorer in ISC is not able to crack state level engineering entrance exam whereas a 70% scorer from UP board easily cracks JEE.

Aryabhatta says:

Also, a 98% scorer in ISC is not able to crack state level engineering entrance exam whereas a 70% scorer from UP board easily cracks JEE.

Aryabhatta says:

Does your analysis also compare the level of examinations (ISC vs UP Board vs CBSE). In UP Board students have 11th and 12th standard course combined in the 12th board examinations. And to say the least, scoring 70/100 in UP Board is comparable to getting 95/100 in ISC and CBSE. Do your maths first.

Shweta Anurupa says:

bt what is the cut off % for isc?

Santa Nibedita says:

What the hell?ths is totaly unfair. :-@

Anvay Rai says:

any idea of the cutoff marks in science for ICSE students based on any survey for students who appeared this year?

But just by being in Top 20 percent of your board does not mean U get into IIT. Don't foret that the first filter of JEE-Mains is common for all. So if a student is "really good" he/she will be in the top 1.5 Lacs. Then he/she has to ensure being in top 20 percent as well.
The difficulty of being in top 20 percent is in-fact more for easier boards as even not so good students can also creep in the barrier by just mugging etc.

The problem is for boards in which majority of the students score very well and almost fifty percent of the students score above 85% like the ISC board. In spite of scoring so well they will be denied the opportunity to give the advanced (It is of no consolation to them that a student from a bad board got the opportunity to give the Advanced but could not get thru the IIT, what difference does that make to them?).

sir ji,take my case in regard.i scored 179 in mains and 80.2% in isc board idont think tha i would be able to reserve a seat in the top 20 percentilers of the country ………..sad ……. i tell u sir this rule totally sucks ……….and if they really want that a student should concentrate on the boards as well than they should amalgamate the boards first then apply all those cut off rules……and as far as up board is concerned…. since the no. of candidates are more so lesser is the avg( this is a simple rule )………and all these things are myth that UP brd is touhger thn others or the checking is not good…….i should also tell u one more thing eng in isc boards is the toughest in the entire country…..

injustice..

Nikhil Roy says:

Go to Sikkim..Top There…and get qualified for the advance//.

Jay Tejawat says:

dude good one :D but it wont wrk!!

Nikhil Roy says:

why?

Jay Tejawat says:

arrrey coz see sikkim has the least population in the country nd moreover the quality of education out there is really good so ur chances are less!!! hope u getmy point!! :D

It cannot get stupider than this. The message is clear, quit the good boards, search and join the worst and largest board you can find and chances of writing the advanced are bright.