‘Board goofed up SC pupils’ IIT eligibility scores’
MUMBAI: Even as CBSE is still to announce the ranks for JEE (Main) Paper-I and Paper-II, some of the state boards are partly to be blamed for the delay. While a few boards delayed submitting their results data, some others sent incomplete information. Officials from the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) claimed that Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education goofed up in compiling the scores of students from the scheduled castes (SC).
The IITs’ data on eligibility scores of Maharashtra board’s SC students based on their Class XII performance was left blank since June 24.
After qualifying in JEE (Advanced) for admissions to IITs, students also have to fall in the Top 20 percentile of their respective boards or score above 75% in their Class XII exams. CBSE got a revised list from the state for SC students in the weekend.
G Mhamane, the state board chairperson, though, said the list was sent to CBSE much in advance and that he will have to look into the alleged discrepancy.