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JEE (Main) 2014 application form fees too high: Super 30 founder

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Super 30 founder Anand Kumar has stated that the application charge for JEE 2014  forms is too high for many.

The Patna-based Super 30 founder said that the Rs 1000 fee for the offline application and Rs 600 for the online application are in favour of richer students.

The application fees, according to Kumar, would favour urban students.

Most students living in rural regions do not have access to the internet and would be forced to pay Rs 1000 for the offline application.

Kumar said that admission to the IITs should be based on talent and not on the current system.

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Top 20 percentile system not fair

The Super 30 founder also spoke against the top 20 percentile system. In the current system, only 1.5 lakh students who are in the top 20 percentile of their board and qualify in JEE (Main) can sit for JEE (Advanced) to gain admission to IITs.

Kumar stated that this system is not fair as students who are bright enough to be in IIT may not be in the top 20 percentile of their boards. He added that there should be more than two chances to get into the IITs.

The rule for the top 20 percentile had generated a lot of controversy when first introduced because of the varying levels of difficulty across boards.

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