Sunday, 7 April 2013

JEE Cutoff 2013 : Entrancei

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The Indian Institutes of Technology have finally emerged from their veil of secrecy, revealing the cut-off marks for gaining admission through the just-concluded Joint Entrance Examination (IITJEE). For the first time in IITJEE’s  five-decade history, the chain of institutes has revealed the minimum qualifying marks in each subject, and in aggregate form for various categories ofstudents.
While a general category student will have to get 10% in each subject, the minimum qualifying marks would be 9% for other backward class (OBC) students, and 5% for scheduled caste (SC), scheduled tribe (ST) as well as physically disabled (PD) students.
In addition to this, the student would have to clear the aggregate cut to be eligible for being a part of the all-india ranking. While the aggregate cut-off for the general category is 35%, it is 31.5% for OBCS and 17.5% for SC, ST and PD.
This means that if a general category student scores 14 marks out of 136 in all the three subjects — physics, chemistry and mathematics — and has an overall aggregate cut-off of 143 out of 408 marks, he or she will be eligible for the rank.
According to IIT professors, providing the qualifying marks will help students evaluate their performance as soon as they leave the IIT-JEE examination centre, and reduce stress on students. It will also help them prepare for the examination, they added.
Welcoming the move, a parent of an aspiring IIT student suggested that the institutes upload the answer keys of the question papers after the examination. “It will further help students evaluate their performance and reduce their dependence on coaching centres,” he said.
The decision is an outcome of the Supreme Court’s observations in a case filed by IITKharagpur professor Rajiv Kumar, who was hailed as an unsung hero for bringing transparency into the IIT-JEE examination system.

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

From 2014 there will be subjective test in JEE Advance

The Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B) has recommended changes in its Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)-Advanced to include a subjective test in the second stage of the exam from next year.

The changes, which have been in discussion for some time, are part of the process for reforming the exams. 

This year’s entry into the IITs will be determined by a two-stage process with a JEE (Main) for all candidates followed by a JEE (Advanced) for the top 1.5 lakh candidates drawn from the first test. Both tests will be based on objective-type multiple-choice questions.

However, a report from a committee comprising IIT officials has recommended that from 2014, the second stage exam be converted from a multiple choice question-based test to a subjective one testing students’ understanding.

The IIT-Bombay senate broadly accepted the report recommending the changes, and made some additional recommendations at a special senate meeting early in March.

For the new format to be implemented, all the IIT senates will have to accept the report, and this may then go before the Joint Admission Board (JAB).

The minutes of the special senate meeting, where the report was discussed, are yet to be officially circulated, but IIT-B director Devang Khakhar confirmed the development.

Student must carry Intermediate Admit Card to take JEE Main Exam

Student must carry Intermediate Admit Card to take JEE Main Exam

The students appearing for the joint entrace examination (JEE-main) examination will have to carry the admit card or hall ticket of their Class XII or Plus II examination, according to a public notice issued on Monday by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

The CBSE said it took the decision after finding that a nuber of candidates had committed mistakes in submitting their Class XII qualifying examination roll numbers before downloading the JEE (main) admit cards.

"A large number of candidates have committed mistakes while submitting their roll numbers in the online forms. The hall ticket will ensure that they do not make any mistake in writing their roll numbers," said a senior officer at CBSE regional office here.

The combined engineering entrance examination to take admission to Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology and Management, and several other engineering colleges is scheduled on April 7, while the online test will be held from April 8 to 25. Around 20,000 students have registered to appear for the test at Rourkela, the only centre in Odisha.

"The roll number of qualifying exam is required because this is for the first time the scores of Class XII or qualifying examination will also be given weightage while determining the all-India rank in JEE (main). Students who have cleared the Class-XII or Plus Two examination have to submit a copy of their marksheet to the invigilator in the examination," the officer added.

During the offline examination, students have to appear two papers each having three hours duration on Sunday. There are 33 examination centres in Rourkela, the only town to host the examination in the state. In order to make the examination hassle-free for a large number of students, the district administration has made elaborate arrangements in the city.

"We are expecting about 40,000 visitors to the city on April 6 and 7. Since all hotels and lodgings have already been booked for these two days we have made arrangements of the free accommodation of 3,000 candidates and their guardians in 39 places like kalyam mandaps, community halls, guest houses and so on," said additional district magistrate (Rourkela) R N Mishra.

Besides, volunteers will open a help desk and control room at the railway station to help the examinees. Nearly 100 buses will ferry candidates to the examination centre on eight routes, Mishra said.