The decision not to accept Class 12 results came after faculty members at the IITs stated that giving 40 percent weightage to Class 12 exams could mean that weaker students would gain admission to the IITs.
Faculty at IIT Bombay had also pointed out that there were too many exam boards in India. Each of these boards had different standards for Class 12. Students sitting for boards which were tougher would be unfairly penalized in the process.
IIT faculty had earlier met Kapil Sibal and stated that they needed more time to discuss the implications of a single entrance exam for IITs.
It remains unclear whether a Joint Entrance Exam replacing IIT JEE will be implemented in 2013.
The next meeting between IIT directors, faculty members and the HRD Ministry is expected to take place in June.
Do you agree with IIT faculty's decision not to consider Class 12 board marks?