Super 30 founder seeks three chances in IIT-JEE exams

Super 30 coaching institute founder Anand Kumar on Friday met HRD Minister Smriti Irani and demanded that students should get three chances for sitting in the IIT-JEE exams.

PTI| Last Updated: Aug 22, 2014, 22:46 PM IST

New Delhi: Super 30 coaching institute founder Anand Kumar on Friday met HRD Minister Smriti Irani and demanded that students should get three chances for sitting in the IIT-JEE exams.
Kumar, who discussed the issue of reforms in IIT-JEE, felt the present pattern and the percentile system for student selection is proving cumbersome and is preventing late starters from climbing up the ladder.

He said the system was also detrimental to the interest of students coming from marginal sections and should be made more inclusive.
"I requested the minister to raise the number of chances to sit for the exam from two to three and the minister said she will look into it," Kumar claimed.

Noting that the "weightage to different boards in admission is turning out to be quite cumbersome", he suggested that the exam should be strictly based on plus-two pattern with conceptual type questions.

Super 30 provides coaching to IIT aspirants coming from poorer sections of the society in Patna.