As most of us predicted, the CBSE's normalisation has wrecked the JEE Main results and may aspirants along with it. The normalisation procedure has resulted in bizarre situations. Some students have seen their leads of 50 odd marks in JEE mains being totally wiped out by virtue of trailing by 5 odd marks in Boards examinations. Worse, there are instances where a difference of only 5-7 marks in boards has set a student back by as much as 2000 ranks.
I have been searching the internet for such cases, and here is what I could come up with.
(1) My Personal acquaintances - So here's the situation with two of people I know. One gets 206 in JEE Mains and 92.2 % in boards, and other gets 184 in Mains but 95.2% in boards (both guys are in CBSE). But the friend with 95.2% board marks has a rank of 8803 as compared to the other, who lags him by almost 5000 ranks at 12960. This means that a guy who gets 22 more marks in mains, but trails another guy by 15 marks in boards is 5000 ranks inferior to him!!! Well done CBSE!! clapping ho jaye!! ( meaning: lets clap)
In another case, one of my friend, having scored 91.8% in CBSE board and 135 in JEE Mains got rank around 33K. His cousin having scored 124 and 96% in boards secured rank around 18000!!
(2) Some Data from a Facebook page Complicated Normalization of Marks riles JEE aspirants
Board : CBSE
Marks -235, % - 96, AIR 1962
Marks- 252, %- 93.3, AIR 2500
Board : CBSE
Marks -164, % - 87, AIR 43827
Marks- 160, %- 96, AIR 8500
Board : Maharashtra
Marks- 166, %- 86, AIR 16,000
Marks- 165, %- 84, AIR 35,119
Board : CBSE
Marks- 330, %-92, AIR-900
LAST YEAR for 330 marks it would have been under 100 or under 50 rank for sure.
Board : CBSE
Marks- 203, %-96.6, AIR 2905
Marks- 240, %-87, AIR 11498
Marks- 179, %- 81, AIR 47,000
Board : AP
Marks- 187, %- 97, AIR 9000
Marks- 160, %-99, AIR 10,000
Board : ISCE
Marks- 204, %-94.4, AIR 10211
(3) Quora User Shivam Dhuria
: He mentioned his case in his comment to my earlier post The CBSE Boards normalisation demistyfied
Dropping!Because I don't want to settle for 2nd grade nit,and for the sake of no regrets!Beat this, one of friends got 168 in mains and 92 percent in boards(HP) amd landed up with rank ~5500 with no kind of coaching at all.Of this keeps happening,only god can help us engineering aspirants:(
UPDATE: Here are few more accounts of quora users
Aman Goel - Me: 323 marks in mains, 93.6% in boards, rank 617 and My friend: 271 in mains and 96% in
boards, rank <500
Vishnu Dhanabalan - me 245 in mains 92.4% rank 6227. friend 245 in mains 96.4% rank around 1700. a difference of 20 marks in boards has given a difference 4500 ranks
Harsh Dutt - mine 250, 86%(last year)....rank 11k
Anonymous - My friend ..290 marks, 94.5% in AP board got rank 3944. Me....just 220 marks but 96.2% in CBSE got rank 2485
another friend with 207 marks but 97.6 in CBSE got <1500
..pathetic situation :(
(4) An article from Times of India (Link: JEE ranks stump students - The Times of India
Following are the few excerpts from the original article that throw light on the issue.
Kartikeya Gupta, the all-India fourth rank holder in JEE (advance) and Delhi topper, scored 323 in JEE (main). But he has been ranked 738 in the JEE (main) merit list issued by CBSE on Tuesday. In fact, two students with the same JEE (main) score but a difference of eight marks in their Class XII boards results have been placed 1,900 ranks apart.
For example, Ruchir Thaman of DPS R K Puram and his friend scored 247 in the JEE (main). While Ruchir scored 461 (92.2%) out of 500 in the Class XII Boards, his friend scored eight marks more than him. "But the merit list ranked me at 5,814 and my friend at 3,962. How can a difference of just eight marks in the boards lead to a difference of 1,900 ranks? Had the entrance score alone been considered, both of us would have been ranked within 2,000 in the merit list," said Ruchir, who may not be able to get a computer science seat in any of the NITs.
In another case, a student who scored 95% in Class XII and 210 in the JEE is ranked much higher than another student who scored 92% in the boards but 260 in the JEE. A 15 marks' advantage in the boards has outweighed the other's 50-mark advantage in the JEE
(5) Facebook user Shiladitya Roy
As evident from his comment on Facebook, He scored 161 marks in Mains and 90.4 marks in CBSE Boards. Another student who got almost similar set of scores (166 in mains and 89.4 in WB boards), got insanely lower rank than him (OK, even if WB boards are tough, they don't justify a difference of 25000 ranks)
If you happen to know about such normalisation screw - ups, please share them in the comments section. Ill post them in this article. Meanwhile, you can sign this petition help join the the protest to reverse normalisation at http://www.change.org/en-IN/peti...
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