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Monday, November 12th, 2012 by admin
In 2012, Ministry of HRD simplified the engineering admission process by introducing further changes:
- There will be two exams, the JEE (Main) followed by the JEE (Advanced) in 2013
- JEE (Main) will be equivalent to AIEEE (for admission in colleges other than IITs). It will be conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
- JEE (Advanced) will be equivalent to the IITJEE (for admission in IITs). It will be held by the IITs.
- Admission to IITs will be based on the rank in the JEE (Advanced) exam.
- Only top 150,000 candidates (including all categories) from the JEE (Main) will be qualified to appear in the JEE (Advanced) examination. However, only students who are among the top 20 percent in their respective boards will be considered eligible.
Before 2006, the IITJEE 2nd stage examination (Mains) was of much higher difficulty level than Class XI/XII. Students had to prepare for IIT JEE with the help of coaching classes. Class XI/XII students could not cope up with the dual pressure of school and ‘IIT JEE coaching’. As a result, students started neglected their school studies in trying to keep up their preparation for IITJEE. This caused irreparable damage to their careers. In IITJEE 2006, JAB made the changes in the pattern to deal with these problems.
||New IITJEE Pattern
||Old IITJEE Pattern
||Two Stages – Screening & Mains
||Objective type only
||1st Stage: Objective2nd Stage: Descriptive
||2 tests of 3 hours each
||1st Stage: Single test (3 hours)2nd Stage: 3 subject tests (2 hours each)
||Only 2 attempts allowed
||Multiple attempts allowed
||Closer to Class XI and XII in difficulty
||Much more difficult that XI and XII
These efforts were fairly successful.
- Most students now prepare along with Class XI – XII. Students cant afford to neglect school studies or drop an year.
- Now, almost 70% of the students who get through, are 1st timers.
However, a large number of students were still traveling to destinations like Kota, Delhi etc. to join coaching classes. School studies were still getting neglected as their was no direct linkage of school performance with admission to engineering colleges.
Monday, February 7th, 2011 by pradeep
Monday, December 27th, 2010 by admin
Develop a System- The Ultimate Weapon to Win the IIT JEE Battle
Compile the study material
Some questions that come to our mind are:
- How much material?
- What IIT JEE courses material should I use?
- Should I study from the school textbook or the one recommended by the tuition teacher?
There is little time to complete one set of textbooks. It is next to impossible to complete two different sets. Keep just one set of text books for studying the theory (concepts, definitions) and basic problems.
The new pattern of IITJEE has brought it much closer to the school syllabus. So, ideally, it should be the textbook recommended as part of your school syllabus. There is very little difference in the theory presented from one textbook to another. After one set of textbooks is completed, students can look at other books as reference.
Similarly, keep just one set of IITJEE course material.
Note: Collecting too much material is a recipe for disaster
After you have chosen the material that is best for you, how do you put it to the best use? There are as many different ways to study, as there are different people. The trick is to find the study style that works best for you.
This is one of the most useful activity. It takes minimum effort and brings maximum result. Students, who are used to studying from coaching notes, tend to avoid reading. This is the single biggest reason for their failure. No coaching notes can replace reading of textbooks. The information you gain from reading is important. If you just “do it” without learning something, it is a waste of time. Train your mind to learn!
Read the following:
2. Core text and examples
3. Introduction and Summary
4. Heading and subheading
5. Graphics – charts, maps, diagrams, etc. are there to make a point – don’t miss them.
6. Reading aids – italics, bold face print, chapter objective, end-of -chapter questions
You must understand thoroughly the major ideas and concepts presented. Without such a conceptual framework, you will find yourself faced with the impossible task of trying to cram hundreds of isolated facts into your memory.
* Locate and note down the new terms, which are introduced in the chapter.
* Note down statements, definitions, formulas, etc. which you must remember completely and precisely.
* If you are not able to figure out the meaning, then look it up in the glossary or dictionary.
* Study charts and figures. They usually summarize in graphic form the major ideas and facts of the chapter.
Note: It is a good idea to keep a glossary of your own in the front page of the book. Record the terms and their definition or the page number where the definition is located. This is an excellent aid to refer to when you are reviewing for an examination, as it provides a convenient outline of the course.
Ask questions and keep trying to answer them as you read the chapters. The more the questions, the better your comprehension is likely to be. You may always add further questions as you proceed. When your mind is actively searching for answers to questions it becomes engaged in learning.
* Write down the key takeaways (learning) from every topic (make notes)
* Write down the questions that you cannot answer?
* Mark sections for clarification wherever necessary
* Review the key takeaways (notes) after completion
Monday, October 4th, 2010 by Prtyagi
— Questions with negative marking
When there are questions with ‘negative marking’, the first thought that comes to mind is, SHOULD I TAKE A CHANCE? If you are not 100 per cent sure of the answer, then you will not consider answering it at all, lest you get negative marks. But that is exactly what you need to avoid.
Though random guessing is thoroughly discouraged, it may still be prudent to eliminate options and get to probably two likely answers so that your probability of getting it correct goes up. This is possible in all questions, which have Multiple Choices. However, if there are no such choices given (as it was the case in two sections last year), then it is better to leave such questions alone.
Monday, October 4th, 2010 by Prtyagi
— Questions with no negative marking
There are two types of questions, which have no negative marking.
1. Integer type: Students have to “calculate” down to the finest value and then indicate that value in the OMR (Optical Mark Recognition) sheet. This is where the test really lives up to its definition — “objective”. But not multiple choice.
For example, if the answer to a particular problem is 112, then the students have to arrive at the correct answer. In the answer grid that contains four columns of numbers running from 0 to 9, they have to darken 0, 1, 1 and 2. The OMR reader would read the answer as 112 and only to that answer, marks would be awarded.
2. Match the following: The students are asked to match the items in the left column with those in the right column.
A seemingly simple proposition, if you were to exercise ‘fix a couple’ and ‘eliminate one possibility’ kind of techniques. However, it would not work here.
Let the left column have (A, B, C, D) and four options in the right column be (w, x, y, z).
The final marking would look something like this: A- x,y; B- x; C- w,z; D- w,y,z.
You would have to mark exactly like this in the specially designed grid in the OMR sheet to get any credit for this question. If you were to mark all others correct and then D-w,z, no marks would be awarded for this question.
If you were able to get out of the compartment mode of thinking and look for applicability of concepts across subject areas, you would do well. For example, when you look at an area in Mechanics, you should also realize that the same concept may be present in five other topics, viz., Motion in one dimension, Motion in two dimensions, Work Energy Power, Rotational Dynamics and Laws of Motion. Which means you should be able to use one concept in different areas to get these type of ‘Match the following’ questions.
Well, that is what the JEE intends to seek in young aspirants – can you ‘size up the situation’?
Tuesday, July 6th, 2010 by Prtyagi
The IIT JEE Board today rejected suggestions that online counseling for admission to IITs is non-secure and prone to misuse, saying that not a single complaint has been received in this regard so far.
“Overall, 11555 out of 12676 students exercised their choices online and not a single complaint of misuse has been received,” said Director of IIT Madras Prof M S Ananth.
The online counselling is being held for the first time this year for IITs, BHU and Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad and concerns have been expressed by some sections of the IIT faculty over its possible misuse.
Every step of the counselling process has been made completely secure, he said adding, even the acceptance letter containing allotment of seats can be generated only once.
He said wrong entries or falsely generated acceptance letters can be rectified by verification by one of the IIT-JEE offices.
During the counselling process, the successful student enters name, registration number, date of birth, all India rank and a random number which is printed only on his or her admit card. After this five-parameter authentication, a login ID is created for each student and the student enters the password, Ananth said.
This can be used for multiple logins. Most of the general category candidates who qualified for counselling through JEE used this secure authenticated online facility to submit his or her course and institute choices, Ananth said. This step has been successfully completed and not a single complaint has been received of misuse, he said.
The Joint Implementation Committee then allocates the course and institute for each candidate based on the choices filled. The results of this exercise were published through JEE websites on June 28, 2010, he said.
Friday, June 25th, 2010 by Prtyagi
In what may mark a major shift away from the current scheme of admission to the country’s bluechip engineering institutions, an HRD ministry panel has recommended 70% weightage to class XII marks and 30% for performance in an aptitude test to be conducted more than once a year, for the IIT-Joint Entrance Examination.
A cut-off list on the basis of the class XII result and the aptitude test will be prepared in the month of June every year and the top 40,000 will have to take the additional test for IITs. Right now, more than four lakh students appear for IIT-JEE in a single test.
The panel headed by Damodar Acharya, director of IIT Kharagpur, that gave its report to HRD minister Kapil Sibal on Wednesday, has also suggested that the aptitude test be an ongoing affair which students can take more than once.
However, the best score in the aptitude test — which will have questions on reasoning, numerical ability and communication skills — should be taken into account. It is only the add-on test for the top students that will have questions on physics, mathematics and chemistry. However, the panel has put a restriction on the number of times the add-on test can be taken.
Also, unlike the present system, right at the beginning, students will have to give their choice of IIT or other institutes — like Indian Institute of Science Education & Research — whose admission test is conducted through JEE. Students will also have to spell out their choice of branch of engineering or stream of pure science.
HRD sources said the ministry’s first task would be to bring all state boards as well as CBSE on par with each other by developing a comprehensive weighted performance index so that there is no gross inequality among them and students do not suffer. Already, a core science and mathematics syllabus has been mooted by the HRD ministry and approved by the Council of Board of Secondary Education. “The move will ensure that students from small towns and even those who cannot afford expensive coaching can aim to be in IITs,” a source said.