The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi on Friday suggested some modifications to the joint entrance examination (JEE) for admission to the undergraduate engineering courses by recommending the percentile based ranking for 2013, while retaining the existing eligibility condition for students who passed their board examination in 2012.

This was decided at the IIT Delhi Senate, which was convened to discuss the Joint IIT Council decision of June 27. The Senate adopted the format with some modification, recommending that a student should either be among the top 20 percentile of the State Board or have scored a minimum of 60 per cent score in Class XII for admission.

Importantly, the Senate said the syllabus of the main and the advance test, under the new two-tier format, should be identical to each other. For 2014 and onwards, the Senate resolved for setting up a committee to go into the entire gamut of the admission process and arrive at recommendations.

On June 27 the Council had adopted the common entrance test under a formula for admission to undergraduate programme based on percentile ranking of students in their boards.

IIT Delhi along with IIT Kanpur had earlier rejected the common test under a proposed format following which the Human Resource Development Ministry had come up with a new formula which was adopted by the IIT Council.

The IIT Bombay and IIT Kanpur have accepted the new format while suggesting similar changes.

The IITs have said they would set up a separate committee that would recommend a fresh method for IIT entrance from 2014.