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New JEE: Normalisation of board exam marks is it justified?

This is the first year the country’s premier technical institutes such as IITs & NITs are considering weightage to the +2 examination marks. Earlier the entrance exam for the admission in NITs was based on merit in the AIEEE (All India Engineering Entrance Examination) & for IITs it was solely IITJEE merit.

The central government & CBSE with the likes of the then HRD Minsiter Kapil Sibal has tweaked the system. Not only that AIEEE & IITJEE are clubbed, an untested or less practical approach of normalization procedure is used to neutralize board exam marks. The need for normalization is because of a new rule which says that 40% board exam marks are to be considered apart from the JEE score. The new JEE in practical terms is only 60% relevant, a student with a high JEE score might not be able to make it to the coveted IITs or NITs if his +2 board marks are average. The other disadvantage because of a single entrance exam is that, if one student on that particular day of the exam falls sick will loose an opportunity to ace both NITs & IITs. Earlier students who were missing IITJEE only by a margin had an option to still hope for NITs by cracking AIEEE. Now since these two main engineering entrance exams are clubbed, the pressure to perform in the examination is even more. I wished that Centre & CBSE has considered in this view point.

According to a report, The Delhi High Court has sent notice to Centre & CBSE for an explanation on the normalization procedure adopted to neutralize the board exams. Arnav Ohri, a class XII student has approached Delhi High Court challenging the normalization procedure (more here).

The debate now is that, is the normalization of board exam marks justified? One can also argue that is it really required to have 40% weight to board exams? Why only 150,000 students for JEE Advanced, why not more? Do tell us your views!

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New JEE 2013 eligibility criteria, exact board cutoffs to be known only after board exams

The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) for admission to the undergraduate programmes in engineering would be conducted in two parts. JEE-MAIN and JEE-ADVANCED. The JEE-Advanced examination will be held after JEE-Main with a suitable time gap. Only the top 150,000 candidates (including all categories) in JEE-Main will be qualified to appear in the JEE-Advanced examination. Admissions to IITs will be based only on category-wise All India Rank (AIR) in JEE-Advanced, subject to the condition that such candidates are in the top 20 percentile of successful candidates in the respective Boards in applicable categories. As one time exception, in respect of those students who passed their Board exams in 2012, the eligibility criteria for joining IITs would be 60% marks in XII Board examination (55% for SC/ST/PD).

Marks to be secured by a candidate to fall within the top 20 percentile will vary from one Board to another and from one year to another year. The exact cut off of top 20 percentile marks in a Board marks will be known only after the Board results are declared, depending upon the marking pattern of any Board.

No two Boards are being equated, instead a candidate would be tested against his peers who have appeared in the same Board examination and whose performance has been evaluated in the same manner as them. The use of percentile ranking assumes that the quality of students is uniformly distributed across the Boards.

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Applicants to get a chance to correct mistakes in JEE Main 2013 application forms

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced that it will display the particulars of the candidates on the JEE(Main) website in the second week of Jan 2013. JEE Main 2013 applicants can rectify their incorrect particulars (if any) except change of examination cities and option for change of mode of examination from Computer Based Examination (online) to Pen & Paper based examination (Offline).

Candidates who have forgotten to put signatures, thumb impression, to obtain signature of parent/guardian, mailing address not mentioned on the form and to paste photographs duly attested are also advised to download duplicate copy of Confirmation Page, complete the same in all respect and forward the completed form to the JEE(Main) Unit.

Read CBSE announcement on JEE 2013 application form correction

JEE Main 2013 Mock Test

The mock test will be available from first or second week of January 2013, however applicants interested in familiarizing with the online interfaces can download the AIEEE 2012 mock test from below link.

Download Mock Test

Update: Edit or View your JEE Main 2013 application form

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JEE Main 2013 online application process started

The online application process for JEE Main 2013 has started, candidates can visit and apply. The application process involves 3 steps, Filling the application form, paying the application fee & Downloading the confirmation page.

The JEE Main 2013 fee particulars

Paper(s) Appearing Pen and Paper Based Examination Computer Based Examination
(General/OBC) (SC/ST/PWD/Girls) (General/OBC) (SC/ST/PWD/Girls)
JEE (Main) Paper-1 or JEE (Main) Paper-2 only 800 400 500 250
JEE (Main) Paper-1 and JEE (Main) Paper-2
1400 700 1100 550
JEE (Main) Paper-1 or JEE (Main) Paper-2 only 2000 1000 2000 1000
JEE (Main) Paper-1 and JEE (Main) Paper-2
3000 1500 3000 1500

Application forms for JEE Main 2013

JEE Main & JEE Advanced application forms to be available from 08 Nov 2012

The online application forms for both JEE Main 2013 & JEE Advanced 2013 will be available from 08 November 2012. The application forms will be available online on the website, the last date of availability will be 15 December 2012. The cost of application form will be Rs 1800 for GN/OBC/OBC-NCL candidates and Rs 900 for the SC/ST/PwD candidates. There won’t be any application fee for female candidates irrespective of their category. For candidates appearing from Dubai centre, the fees will be US$ 200.

Syllabus for JEE 2013

  • Physics:
  • Chemistry:
  • Mathematics:

JEE Main & JEE Advanced 2013 Application Forms

Also read JEE Main 2013 information bulletin released

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IITs unveil the procedure to select 150,000 candidates for JEE Advanced

The JEE Advanced is a secondary and final stage of the selection process for the prestigious IITs from academic year 2013-2014.

Candidates qualified in JEE Main will be eligible to appear for JEE Advanced with certain rules. Rule 1 is that only 150,000 or slightly more number of candidates will be made eligible to appear for JEE Advanced.

Procedure to select 150,000 candidates for JEE Advanced (as mentioned on

  • 50.5% of the 1,50,000 (75,750 candidates) will be taken from the top rankers of the Common Merit List (CML) of JEE (Main). 27% (40,500), 15% (22,500) and 7.5% (11,250) candidates will be taken from the top rankers of the category rank lists of OBC-NCL, SC and ST, respectively. The candidates figuring in the category rank lists will be those who do not figure in the 75,750 candidates chosen from the CML.
  • 3% of the candidates selected within each category will be those belonging to PwD (Persons with Disability) sub-category, who figure in the respective rank lists of JEE (Main).
  • Only the candidate’s aggregate marks in JEE (Main) will be considered and no tie-break mechanism will be implemented at this stage. This will make the list of candidates eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced)-2013 slightly more than 1,50,000 due to bunching of candidates with the same aggregate marks at the bottom of each category.

Download JEE Advanced information brochure

Also read JEE Main 2013 information bulletin released

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JEE Main 2013 information bulletin released

The much awaited information bulletin for JEE Main 2013 has been uploaded online, the pen & paper examination will be held on 07 April 2013 while the computer based test is scheduled to be held during 08 April to 25 April 2013. The application forms for JEE Main will be available ONLINE, no offline forms will be available.

However applicants must send the computer generated confirmation page with photograph pasted, address written and signed by the candidate and his / her parent. The form must be sent to JEE (Main) office on or before 26th December 2012 only by registered / speed post.

Candidates must note that AIEEE has been cancelled, students interested in pursuing engineering courses in NITs too should appear for JEE Main 2013. Instead of AIEEE Paper I & Paper II there will be JEE Main Paper I & Paper II. For the selection in NITs, 40% board marks and JEE Main score will be considered. It is important to have good score in board examination apart from doing well in JEE Main.

More detailed information and cost of application forms for JEE Main 2013 are available in the information bulletin. Please download from the link below.

Download JEE Main 2013 Information Bulletin

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Will Sibal’s ‘One Nation One Test’ idea sustain?

With the shuffle that happened in the Congress Party, eyes are now set on the education reforms the ex HRD Minister Sibal has set. The major change and the much debated concept is on the new reforms Sibal has bought into, ‘The IIT Selection Process.’ Having a common entrance test for all engineering colleges in India is fine, but why make IITs take part in it? The autonomous bodies have the right to say NO to anything proposed by the Government, if they see no value add. However IIT board has taken their decision inline with the HRD Minister Kapil Sibal. He is of the view to make board entrance exams more valuable than the entrance test for IITs (IIT-JEE), he made efforts and had succeeded in including a 40% weightage to board exams.

IIT board has already announced the JEE Main & JEE Advanced dates, unlike last year there will be two tests JEE Main & JEE advanced. If one needs to make it to IITs, he or she should take JEE Main and also ensure that he stays in the top 20 percentile of students from his or her respective boards. Parents of students are worried as how it could ruin the dreams of their wards, students often take coaching in specialized counselling centres for JEE Examination. Parents and students argue that the change is imposed from now where, in matter of few months the pattern and selection process is changed.

Plans are ON to approach the new HRD Minister Pallam Raju to request roll back of IIT Selection Process (via). Do share your views!

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Priority to board exams a must for MPC Students

Take your board exams seriously, IITs & NITs have done away with the old selection process which had a minimum eligibility percentage in board exams plus merit in IITJEE & AIEEE respectively. If you are among those aspirants putting all your efforts to ace new JEE, make sure to have theoretical knowledge and be strong on your subject especially in Maths, Physics & Chemistry.

Say tata bye bye to the short cut formulae trained by your coaching Institutes they may not come handy any more, the best way is to learn the entire method of solving the problem and improvise the speed. They might have told you if you memorize this short cut formula you can solve xyz problem in 30 seconds but what one should understand is that if you practice thoroughly the same problem can be solved in straight forward method also under 30 seconds.

Avoiding short cut formulae will also help you with board exams, where in the papers are not objective the entire method will be evaluated instead of just the answer. Your preparation for the new JEE should be ON and having depth in subjects will surely be a plus, not to forget that one needs to be among the Top 20 percentile of students in board examination to be able to find a birth in JEE Advanced.

Also read JEE Advanced date finalized to 02 June 2013

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JEE Advanced date finalized to 02 June 2013

The second test which needs to be taken only after qualifying in the JEE Main, the JEE Advanced is schedule to be held on 02 June 2013. JEE Advanced will be a paper pencil examination (offline), in which only 150,000 candidates will appear. Only top 20 percentile of students from respective boards will be short listed subject to the condition that these students qualify JEE Main 2013. Admissions to IITs will be based only on category wise All India Rank (AIR) in JEE Advanced.

After qualifying JEE Main candidates needs to register explicitly for JEE Advanced 2013 at A fee of Rs.1800/- (Rs.900/- for SC, ST, PD and no fee for all female candidates) has to be deposited between 8th and 13th May, 2013  in any branch of State Bank of India having Core Banking Services.

The last date to register for JEE (Advanced) – 2013 (along with the required information and applicable fee) is 13th May, 2013.

2nd June, 2013

PAPER – 1: 9.00 – 12.00 Hours (IST)
PAPER – 2: 14.00 – 17.00 Hours (IST)

The JEE Advanced 2013 will have two objective type papers. Each paper will consist of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Duration of each paper will be 3 hours. Question papers will be in both English and Hindi.

Also read JEE 2013 main examination paper 1 & paper 2 on 07 April 2013

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