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

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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.

  • Aryabhatta

    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.

  • Aryabhatta

    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.