The report of the Committee was examined in consultation with the stakeholders and the Departments of the School Education/Higher Education and the following changes have been approved by the Chairman IIT Council in the JEE pattern for 2017:
a) There shall be no weightage for the 12th class marks in calculating the ranks in the JEE Main exam.
b) For the candidates to qualify for admission in the IITs/NITs/IIITs and such other CFTIs whose admissions are based on the JEE ranks, they should have secured at least 75% marks in the 12th Class exam, or be in the top 20 percentile in the 12th class exam conducted by the respective Boards.
For SC/ST students, the qualifying mark would be 65% in the 12th Class exam.
There is no other change in the JEE examination system for 2017.