Class XII marks will not be a factor for determining rankings in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) for admissions to engineering undergraduate courses from 2017. The present system of allotting 40 percent weightage to Class XII marks for determining ranks in JEE will be stopped.

Class XII marks will be a crucial parameter only for determining the eligibility criteria for the exam. To qualify for appearing in the exam, students need to have at least 75 percent marks or be in top 20 percentile in Class XII examination. SC, ST students should have 65 percent marks.