Times Of India Aug 23, 2013, 01.21AM IST
Next year's IIT aspirants will not be put through grueling ad hoc changes. Even as IITs were toying with the idea of having a subjective test in the second level of entrance exams-JEE Advanced-it will not be implemented for the 2014 exam. Senior officials said there will not be many changes in the pattern and format of that exam.
A senior IIT official said having a subjective test for IITs' entrance exam will require professors to manually evaluate answer papers. For an exam conducted in the first week of June, it is difficult to evaluate answer-sheets of many candidates and to come out with results by June-end. "It will delay the academic session across IITs. To conduct a subjective test for JEE-Advanced, the centre will have to conduct the JEE-Main exam in December and hold the JEE-Advanced in April. It will involve many logistical changes, which is not possible," said the official. But a final decision on retaining the pattern in next year's exam will only be taken after the JEE-Advanced 2014 chairman takes over the Joint Admission Board.
KANPUR: The results of the IIT-JEE Advanced-2013 will be declared on June 23. The IITs which conducted the JEE Advanced have also declared the schedule for counselling. The students will be able to take part in counselling from internet cafes or from their home. They will be required to lock the seats online. The first seat allotment will be done on July 4 in which students will come to know what branch of engineering they have got. After counseling, the allotment letters will be issued. Later, the students will be asked to come to for physical verification, document verification etc. Before issuing the final merit list, the board marks of the students would be seen. If the student would figure in the top 20 percentile of his respective board, only then he would be given admission in the IITs.
The second counselling would be held for National Institute of Technology (NITs) and IIITs. Thereafter, the allotment letters to the students will be issued. The academic session in the engineering colleges, including IITs, NITs, IIITs and other educational institutions will commence from August. This year, IIT-Delhi conducted JEE-Advanced. It was coordinated by IIT-Kanpur, Mumbai, Chennai, Kharagpur, Roorkee, Guhawati.
New Delhi, June 2, 2013, DHNS :
At least 1.28 lakh students took the Joint Entrance Exam (advanced) on Sunday after getting shortlisted in the JEE main held on May 6.
Fourteen lakh candidates registered for JEE 2013, while 1.5 lakh got shortlisted in the JEE main. The difference between the previous years’ and this year’s entrance examinations is that earlier, entry to the Indian Institutes of Technology was based on the performance in IIT-JEE examination papers subject to obtaining minimum 60 per cent qualifying marks in class 12 board examination.
But this year, the performance in JEE (advanced) will be taken into consideration if one qualifies to be in the top 20 percentile of the respective class 12 board exam.
The JEE (advanced) had two objective-type papers. Each paper comprised physics, chemistry and mathematics.
The duration of each paper was three hours.
According to experts, this year the marking pattern has been changed drastically in both papers. “A few questions in chemistry part are tough. Mathematics is relatively tougher than physics and chemistry. Overall, Paper 2 is a shade easier than Paper 1.
However, cut-offs are expected to be lower than previous years,” said the director of IIT-JEE.
JEE (main) was relatively easy this year. It is an eligibility test for the JEE (advanced), which the candidate has to take if he or she is aspiring for admission to undergraduate programmes offered by IITs.
Bhavya Dore , Hindustan Times Mumbai, June 01, 2013
Despite being eligible and clearing the first stage exam for entry into the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), thousands of students will not be following through on the IIT dream and don’t plan to write the second stage exam on Sunday.
Of the 1.52 lakh candidates who cleared the JEE-Main and are eligible for JEE-Advanced, more than 25,000 have not registered and will not be appearing for the exam for various reasons. The last date for candidates who cleared JEE-Main to register for JEE-Advanced was May 13.
This is the first year that students have to clear a two-part exam for entry into the IITs.
“Many candidates filled the forms as Other Backward Class (OBC) candidates but they fall in categories that are on the OBC list in their own states and not in the central list, so they will not be eligible,” said HC Gupta, JEE-Advanced 2013 chairperson.
“The other reason is that this time, Gujarat has declared it will admit candidates only through the JEE-Main, without their own common entrance test. So students who are eligible but only interested in studying in a college in Gujarat have also not registered.”
Gupta estimated there were around 20,000 OBC candidates who hadn’t registered because of the confusion about the OBC eligibility.
General candidates had to get a score of 113 or more out of 360 to qualify for the Advanced exam, for OBCs the cut-off was 70, for scheduled castes, 50 and scheduled tribes, 45.
Once they clear the JEE-Advanced, candidates will be admitted to the IITs, provided they are within the first 20 percentile of students in their respective board.
The score will also be used to determine entry into the National Institutes of Technology and other centrally-funded engineering institutes.
The Hindu News: CHENNAI, May 28, 2013
For students aspiring to get into Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and National Institutes of Technology (NITs), CBSE’s class XII results this year are important, as for the first time, weightage is being given to these scores to determine admission.
A student has to be in the top 20 percentile of CBSE board exam scorers to be eligible to apply to IITs. Up until last year, a student only had to have scores of 60 per cent or above. For NITs, the school board scores will form 40 per cent of the admission criteria and performance in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) will account for the rest.
However, relieved IIT aspirants said, the cut-offs for the JEE, which were announced on Monday — shortly after CBSE declared its class XII results — are relatively better than last year’s.
The top 20 percentile cut-off for the JEE is 391 for general categories this year. For other backward classes (OBCs) it is 389, for scheduled castes 350, and 338 for scheduled tribes, officials said.
Ramesh Nitin, a student who scored 450, said he was thankful the cut-off was reasonable. “When we first found out that we had to be in the top 20 percentile, it was a scary prospect. We weren’t sure how much we needed to score to qualify for admission. But 391 is quite attainable as it is only around 78 per cent,” he said.
“A cut-off of 391 is not at all difficult to obtain. Most students, especially IIT aspirants, would have got a score of over 450,” said K.K. Anand, a JEE trainer.
New Delhi, May 8, 2013, DHNS:
The online registration of candidates who qualified for Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)-Advance for admission to Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) began on Wednesday. The last date for the online registration is May 13.
The nationwide test for selection of candidates for admissions to 15 premier technical institutes as well as Indian Institute of Mines (ISM), Dhanbad, will be conducted by Joint Admission Board (JAB) of the IITs on June 2.
About 1.5 lakh candidates from all categories including scheduled castes and scheduled tribes have been selected for the JEE-Advanced on the basis of their performance in the JEE-Main, results of which were declared on Tuesday.
For online registration, eligible candidates for JEE-Advance can visit website http://jeeadvonline.iitd.ac.in/ or http://jeeadv.iitd.ac.in/.
After successful registration and payment of prescribed fee through bank, the candidates can download their admit card from May 15 to May 31. Only those candidates who carry valid admit cards, downloaded from the website, would be allowed to write the examination, according to a circular issued by the JAB.
At the examination hall, the downloaded admit card should be presented to the invigilators for verification. The original admit card for the JEE (Advanced) - 2013 will be issued to the candidates in the respective examination centre on the day of examination after verifying their candidature, it added.
The Hindu News: NEW DELHI, May 8, 2013
Around 1.50 lakh students have qualified to take the Joint Entrance Examinations (Advanced) in June, according to the results of the JEE (Main) examinations that were released by the Central Board of Secondary Examination here on Tuesday.
The JEE (Advanced) is the ticket to all the major engineering undergraduate colleges in the country like Indian Institute of Technology, National Institute of Technology and other centrally-funded and State-funded technical institutions.
“Around 12.60 lakh candidates registered for the JEE (Main) exams which were conducted in 113 cities offline and in the online mode it was conducted in 278 centres in 32 cities,” said the CBSE.
The eligible candidates have around six days to register online for the advanced exams as the last date for applying is May 13.
The fees for general and OBC male candidates is Rs.1,800 and that for SC/ST, PWD male candidates is Rs. 900. There is no fee for female candidates of all categories. Registration will be complete only after the payments are made, CBSE said.
Admit cards for the exams will have to be downloaded from May 15 to May 31. On the day of the exam and at the examination hall, the downloaded admit card has to be presented to the invigilators for verification, after which the original admit card for the JEE (Advanced) will be issued upon due verification. The original admit card, the CBSE said, should be carefully preserved till the admission process through JEE (Advanced) - 2013 is completed.
The results for the JEE (Main) exams are available on jeemain.nic.in.
New Delhi, May 7, 2013, DHNS:
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) declared on Tuesday the results of Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)-Main, conducted for admissions to National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) and a range of other engineering colleges in the country.
The all-India merit list for admissions to these technical institutes has been prepared by giving 40 percentage weightage to class XII marks, normalised under a percentile formula, and 60 per cent to the performance in the JEE-Main examination.
The board has not given any ranking to the candidates who took the test, conducted in pen and paper mode on April 7 and online from April 8 to 15.
A candidate can get his or her scores from the Board’s website, http://cbseresults. nic.in/, by entering roll number and date of birth.
The scores obtained by the candidates in JEE-Main will also determine their candidature for JEE-Advance, meant for admissions to 15 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).
Those who appeared in JEE-Main can visit the Board’s website to know if they qualified for the JEE-Advance or not.
As per a decision by the IIT council, about 1.5 lakh candidates from all categories, including Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, have been screened for the JEE-Advanced, to be conducted on June 6, based on their performance in JEE-Main.