Hyderabad: Weightage may not be given to Intermediate marks in deciding Eamcet ranks from the next academic year onwards.
Telangana and AP set to have separate Intermediate exams from 2015-16,
the governments are considering scrapping the weightage given to
Intermediate marks in Eamcet final ranking altogether as a common
entrance exam with separate Inter boards will require a normalisation
procedure for marks.
marks in the case of JEE Main have already come under fire with several
cases being filed in courts over the issue.
have already indicated that separate Intermediate exams in the two
states might be a possibility only in the next academic year. However,
officials are also of the view that scrapping the 25 per cent
Intermediate weightage might be a good idea due to the controversies
that normalisation processes usually attract.
separate exams and a common Eamcet, the two governments have two
options before them. One is to evolve a normalisation mechanism like
that one used in JEE Main.
weightage could be scrapped altogether. “There is the option of
scrapping the weightage for Intermediate marks. We have given that
option. Normalisation will definitely lead to controversies,” a top
Officials also say
that introducing another normalisation formula will lead to
controversies. "Already there are several cases pending in courts about
normalisation. The problem is that there is no accepted method for
normalisation," another official of the AP State Council of Higher