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Maharashtra to be part of national JEE for engineering courses

The state cabinet today decided that Maharashtra would be a part of the new admission regime.

Written by Agencies | Mumbai |
September 12, 2012 10:12:36 pm

The admissions to engineering courses in Maharashtra would take place through the national-level Joint Entrance Examination from the academic year 2014-15.

The state cabinet today decided that Maharashtra would be a part of the new admission regime.

The standard 12th curriculum will be upgraded next year to bring it up to the standard of JEE,the cabinet decided at the meeting chaired by Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan.

For the admission purpose,scores of both the entrance exam and the std 12th exam would be considered on 50:50 basis.

JEE will have two parts – main and advance. Admission to engineering courses in the state-affiliated colleges will be on the basis of marks obtained only in the main part,the official statement said here.

While deciding the weightage of the std 12th exam score,only the marks in Physics-Chemistry- Mathematics (PCM) will be considered,though the student must have secured 50 per cent marks in aggregate.

State officials said the advantage of becoming a part of JEE admission system was that students would have to take only one entrance exam,which would suffice for IITs too. This would particularly help the students from rural areas,officials added.

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