Union Human Resources Development Minister Kapil Sibal has come up with a new formula for the selection of students for the premier Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) proposing new guidelines for its entrance test.
Sibal on Monday said that the test for IITs would have three elements from next year giving weight in equal proportion to senior secondary school results.
The HRD minister called the move important as students were losing interest in class 12 boards and not preparing seriously as they concentrated on the IIT entrance test.
He said the new move has been discussed at the council level and the central government had also consulted state education ministers on the issue. The move is aimed at reigniting interest of students in board exams.
Sibal said the idea came after he met the members of IIT council to discuss the means to reduce stress on students appearing for the entrance test. He said the proposed moves were being taken after going through board exam patterns for the last four years.
"One of the fundamentals of any examination is to reduce the stress... We have analysed board examinations for the last four years... We are also in process to consult the state ministers," Sibal said.