Yes, The Joint Admission Board of the IIT's has given a nod for the Common Entrance Test for all Undergraduate Programmes for the year 2013. According to the new rules admission to the undergraduate programme for 2013 will be based on percentile ranking.
The JAB accepted the IIT council resolution and meets the followed approval of the resolution of the council, the highest decision making body of the IIT's, by the IIT senates which examined the resolution albeit with some modifications over the last couple of weeks.
This new format adopted by the IIT Council comprises of two-tier system with a Main and a Advance Test. Aspirants clearing the advanced test would be considered for admissions provided they are among the top 20% in their board exams.
Certainly, JAB has favoured subjective type questions for advanced test in tune with the existing format and keeping in mind the 2012 pass-out students who have already appeared this year's IIT-JEE and have another chance next year to crack the test.
The new format test will screen around 1.50 lakh aspirants for the advanced test. However, IIT-Delhi along with IIT-Kanpur had earlier rejected the common entrance test under the same proposed format, which is finally accepted by the Joint Admission Board. Hence, all IIT's including Delhi and Kanpur will be conducting the entrance exam for the year 2013.