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Composite score method for engineering admissions: DTE Maharashtra

Published On: 27 Jun 2014 | Last Updated On: 27 Jun 2014

The method to calculate the composite score, which will be the framework to prepare the final merit list to allot seats for first-year engineering degree courses in Maharashtra institutes based on the Centralized Admission Process (CAP), has been announced by the Directorate of Technical Education Maharashtra (DTE Maharashtra).

The calculation of the composite score will be on the basis of a 50:50 weightage assigned to the percentile of scores acquired in Paper I of the Joint Entrance Examination Main 2014 (JEE Main 2014) as well as in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) group in the Class XII board examinations. The Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata has developed the formula to calculate the normalized percentile as well as the composite score.

According to DTE Maharashtra officials, students who have cleared the Class XII examination from boards other than the Maharashtra state, Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) or Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), will be allocated same board percentile as a Maharashtra state board candidate, who has obtained equal marks in the PCM group for the March, 2014 examination. The method mainly applies to students who have passed their Class XII examination from the International Baccalaureate (IB) schools.

As per the DTE notification, for Maharashtra state candidates who clear Class XII from the state board, ICSE or CBSE, the percentile calculation will be done separately for individual boards based on the March, 2014 examination. Moreover, the March, 2014 Results of individual boards will be taken into account for the total number of candidates who had appeared for the PCM group in their respective boards.

Source: The Times of India

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