Monday, December 17, 2012

Last date for JEE MAIN Application Extended

The CBSE has received many applications from JEE(Main)-2013 aspirants after the last date (15.12.2012) to extend the last date for filling up of online application form which they could not fill up due to various reasons. In view of it being the first examination for JEE(Main) to be held in 2013 , the last date for filling up of online application form has been extended up to 24th December 2012.

The date for filling up of application for JEE (Main)-2013 shall not be extended any further.

It is further informed that the duly filled in confirmation page, along with the Demand Draft (if the fee is paid through Demand Draft) must be sent by registered/speed post only to the JEE(Main) Secretariat so as to reach on or before 31st December 2012. The confirmation page received thereafter will not be accepted under any circumstances.

Friday, December 14, 2012


Applications form are now available for BITSAT-2013
Interested candidates should register for BITSAT-2013 by applying in the prescribed application form at
Deadline to register for BITSAT-2013 by filling the online form alongwith the prescribed fee is 5.00 PM on 15th February 2013.

Monday, December 03, 2012


Cut-off BITSAT scores
The cut-off BITSAT scores for admissions to I Semester 2012-13 to different programmes are given below. This is given here for information on the request of many candidates. Candidates should note that the cut-off scores vary from year to year.

Degree programme at Pilani Campus Cut-off BITSAT-2012 score
B.E.(Hons.): Chemical 316
B.E.(Hons.): Civil 310
B.E.(Hons.): Electrical & Electronics 343
B.E.(Hons.): Mechanical 332
B.E.(Hons.): Manufacturing 303
B.Pharm.(Hons.) 260
B.E.(Hons.): Computer Science 356
B.E.(Hons.): Electronics & Instrumentation 331
M.Sc.(Hons.): Biological Sciences 285
M.Sc.(Hons.): Chemistry 294
M.Sc.(Hons.): Economics 311
M.Sc.(Hons.): Mathematics 300
M.Sc.(Hons.): Physics 302
M.Sc.(Tech.): General Studies 294
M.Sc.(Tech.): Finance 282
M.Sc.(Tech.): Information Systems 296

Degree programme at Goa Campus Cut-off BITSAT-2012 score
B.E.(Hons.): Chemical 283
B.E.(Hons.): Electrical and Electronics 303
B.E.(Hons.): Mechanical 296
B.E.(Hons.): Computer Science 313
B.E.(Hons.): Electronics & Instrumentation 292
M.Sc.(Hons.): Biological Sciences 271
M.Sc.(Hons.): Chemistry 276
M.Sc.(Hons.): Economics 282
M.Sc.(Hons.): Mathematics 277
M.Sc.(Hons.): Physics 282
M.Sc.(Tech.): Information Systems 276

Degree programme at Hyderabad Campus Cut-off BITSAT-2012 score
B.E.(Hons.): Chemical 283
B.E.(Hons.): Civil 289
B.E.(Hons.): Electrical and Electronics 298
B.E.(Hons.): Mechanical 295
B.E.(Hons.): Computer Science 307
B.E.(Hons.): Electronics & Communication 306
B.E.(Hons.): Electronics & Instrumentation 292
B.E.(Hons.): Manufacturing 280
B.Pharm.(Hons.) 258
M.Sc.(Hons.): Biological Sciences 271
M.Sc.(Hons.): Chemistry 274
M.Sc.(Hons.): Economics 279
M.Sc.(Hons.): Mathematics 276
M.Sc.(Hons.): Physics 279
M.Sc.(Tech.): Information Systems 275

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Six Madras IITians bag $150K offer

Saturday was a day of joy for the faculty and students of IIT Madras as six final-year B.Tech (computer science) students - Aparna Krishnan, Pradeep Kumar, Madhavi Y, Sujith Gokul, Saheel Ram and Nitin M - from the institute bagged the $150,000 (approximately Rs 82 lakh) annual pay package from Samsung Electronics Company Ltd.
“I have no words to express my happiness. I am one of those who has created a record in IIT’s placement history. During the interview, Samsung officials asked me about operating systems, networking, data analysis and other latest innovations in the IT field. I am undecided about whether to work in South Korea or in the US,” gushed Aparna Krishnan, a Chennaiite.
Saheel Ram said as he was good in programming, he would join Samsung’s programming team to develop new products.
Pointing out that he would add more value to the company with his programming skills in Python and Java Script, Sujith Gokul said his project in natural language processing helped him get selected.
B. Nagarajan, deputy registrar (training and placement), IIT Madras, announced the results late night.


NITIN MOTIANI IS ONE OF OUR OLD STUDENT. We really feel proud on his achievement


                          NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY CUM ENTRANCE TEST (UG), 2013


Online applications are invited for National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (UG), 2013 to be conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi as per the following schedule for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses in India in All Medical/Dental Colleges run with the approval of Medical Council of India/Dental Council of India under the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Government of India.

v  Candidates can apply ONLY ONLINE.

v  Online submission of application may be made by accessing the Board’s website The duration of submission of application form, without late fee and with late fees is given in FEE DETAILS/LAST DATE. Instructions for submitting online application, payment of fee and computer generated printout to be sent to CBSE are available on website.

v  Candidates may remit the fee in the following manner:

Ø  Through Debit/Credit Card/Internet Banking using on-line gateway payment facility, or

Ø  Depositing in CBSE Bank Account with Canara Bank or Syndicate Bank directly or depositing in CBSE Account with e-Post Office by downloading the Challan Form from the website of

FORM SUBMISSION DATE: 01-12-2012 to 31-12-2012.




Thursday, November 29, 2012


It is a widely acknowledged fact that research and analytical skills, ability to apply basic concepts of different subjects, solve application based problems in Mathematics and Science, comprehend and analyse written text and effective communication are the skills which ensure success in Higher Studies and Professional areas.These dimensions of 21st Century life skills will greatly assist learners in acquiring higher order thinking skills such as Problem Solving and Decision Making.
It is in this connection that the Board is planning to initiate a `Problem Solving Assessment’ (CBSE-PSA) for students of Classes IX from the second term of this session 2012-13.
The features of the ‘Problem Solving Assessment’ (CBSE-PSA) will be as follows: -
1. It will be compulsory for all students of Classes IX and carry 90 marks. There will be 60 items of MCQ type.
2. It will assess the following areas:-
  • Quantitative Reasoning (found in mathematics, science and technology)
  • Qualitative Reasoning (found in humanities, arts and social sciences)
  • Language Conventions
There is no specific syllabus for Problem Solving Assessment (CBSE-PSA).
3. The items will incorporate aspects of 21 Century Skills (Creative Thinking, Decision Making, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Communication) that leads to success at Secondary Stage. They should be able to assess student’s ability to process, interpret and use information rather than assess student’s prior subject matter knowledge.
4. The Assessment will contain items that will assess written expression, including grammar and usage, vocabulary in context and passage-completion.
5. The test items will be so designed that they will also help in improving scores within the core school subjects as the Problem Solving Assessment test items are designed to improve generic and higher order thinking skills.
6. The items will be able to assess students ability. The test items will be so designed that they will also help in improving scores within the core school subjects as the Problem Solving Assessment test items are designed to improve the generic skills.
7. The ‘Problem Solving Assessment’ (CBSE-PSA) will be done during the month of January – February 2013 for students of Class IX. The ‘Problem Solving Assessment’ (CBSE-PSA) will be counted towards FA-4 which is 10% of total assessments of Class IX.
8. This assessment will also be carried forward towards the FA-4 in Class X. This score will be reflected in one Language( English or Hindi), Mathematics, Science and Social Science w.e.f the session 2012-2013 for Class IX and 2013 – 14 for Class X. The same score will be reflected in FA-4 for class IX and Class X.
9. The students will have the option to improve their PSA Score in Class X, as they can sit for the test with Class IX students of the Session 2013-2014 in January – February 2014. The best scores will be reflected in the final certificate in case of those applying for improvement.
10. The schools which have already planned their time table and other details regarding FA-4 will take the best scores of FA-3 and FA-4 to count towards the total 10%, now available for FA-3 and FA-4 taken together.
11. There will be no separate time tables or periods for teaching or practice of PSA in schools.

Format Class XI Development Numbers for Items and Passages for the 2 forms of the CBSE-PSA

Test Context Domain/ Item Type
Target No. per Test Form
No. of Items
No. of PassagesTotal No. of Items
  • Stand-alone MCQs
  • Passage-based MCQs
  • Stand-alone MCQs
  • Passage-based MCQs
Language Conventions
  • Grammar & Usage MCQs
  • Vocabulary in Context MCQs
  • Passage-completion MCQs

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

JEE Main FORM: You can correct your particulars in January

CBSE has decided to display the particulars of the JEE aspirants who have applied online for JEE Main in the second week of January next year so that they can rectify their incorrect particulars.
The move comes after it was found that candidates have committed mistakes while filling particulars in their online registration form, CBSE said in a statement today.
However, no corrections can be carried for changes in examination cities and option for change of mode of examination from computer-based examination (online) to pen- and-paper based examination, it said.
The online registration form has been made available on JEE Main website from November 8 December 15.
As per the new format, aspirants for IIT will have to appear for JEE Main and then for JEE Advance.
Press Release regarding this can be seen @

Saturday, November 17, 2012


More candidates for JEE-Advanced 2013

The list of candidates eligible to appear for JEE-Advanced 2013 can grown longer. A total of 1,50,000 JEE-Main candidates will be shortlisted to appear for JEE-Advanced. But there might be thousands more getting the aggregate score to be eligible for the next stage as there will be no tie-break mechanism at the stage of shortlisting candidates.
As there could be more than one candidate with similar aggregate score, this will give scope for more candidates to reach the final stage of their quest to acquire a seat in IIT.
In the reformed structure of the Indian Institute of Technology-Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE), all undergraduate engineering admissions, will be conducted through a single entrance test. The reformed JEE will be conducted for the first time in 2013.
It has two stages – JEE-Main and JEE-Advanced. Admission to non-IIT institutes is to be conducted through JEE-Main and JEE-Advanced score will be considered for admission to IITs. “Only a 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 eligible candidates slightly more than 1,50,000 due to bunching of candidates with the same aggregate marks at the bottom of each category,” says the JEE 2013 website.
Tom Mathew, chairman of the IIT Bombay zone of the JEE, said, “Since there will be more than one student with similar aggregate score in the JEE-Main, the number of eligible students for JEE-Advanced is expected to be more than 1,50,000.” Even after being shortlisted after JEE-Main, aspiring IITians will have to again register themselves for the JEE-Advanced.
Number Factor
  • 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
URL of the article:


Tuesday, November 13, 2012


Unscrupulous tutorials milk Gujarat govt’s delayed nod to JEE

The late decision of Gujarat government to accept Joint Entrance Exam (JEE)-2013 for admission in the engineering colleges in state is haunting the students.
With only five months left for the test, coaching classes are minting money by charging higher coaching fee from engineering aspirants. Most of the students are finding it extremely difficult to cough up the exorbitant fees they are being subjected to.
“Just five months are left for the JEE (Main) exam and the tutorials have made the course fee very high which has pressurised parents to a great extent,” said Darshan Goradiya, student of a city-based school.
GUJCET, which was used as medium to give admission to students in state colleges has been replaced by the JEE (Main). The tutorials which used to charge around Rs5,000 to Rs15,000 till last year have hiked fees to as much as Rs20,000 to Rs50,000,” Goradiya said.
Claiming that the Gujarat state board students will face a daunting task in clearing the JEE (Main) exam, an official from Abhyas Tutorials said, “Till last year, it was just GUJCET which students could clear easily. However, JEE (Main) will be a new concept for every student and the delayed decision of the state government has forced tutorials to put in extra efforts to train students”, he added. The tutorial used to charge Rs 7,000 for GUJCET till last year which has increased to Rs 45,000 this year for JEE (Main).
“The fee is too high for anybody to afford. Sudden changes in paper patterns create panic among students and they will be forced to shell out higher fees as demanded by the coaching institutes,” said a parent of a Std XII student. The parent added that he has requested the coaching class to allow him to pay the fee in two instalments as it is difficult for him to cough up the money in one go.
Students are also facing issue with the new pattern of test they will be facing in JEE (Main). “The current academic batch is bound to suffer due to the decision,” said a Std 12 student of a city-based school.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Those aspiring to study in premier engineering institutes like the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and National Institute of Technology (NIT) will have to shell out more for appearing in the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE)-2013 as JEE Mains and JEE Advance forms will have to be to filled up separately. This would mean spending more money than last year when only one form was filled. From 2013, the JEE will be held in two parts, Mains and Advance and only those who qualify the Mains will be allowed to appear in the Advance exam.

Candidates of the General and OBC categories will have to spend Rs 800 for the Mains form while Schedule Caste/Schedule Tribe (SC/ST) candidates will have to pay Rs 400 for the same purpose.

The JEE Advance forms will be available for Rs 1,800 for General and OBC category students and SC/ST students will have to pay Rs 1,000. Registration by girl candidates would be completely free. After filling the form online, candidates can get a print-out, attach a demand draft of Rs 800/400 and send it to CBSE Head Office In Delhi.

According to the IIT-Kanpur authorities, the JEE Mains form will be available from November 8 to be filled online. The process will continue till December 15.

Earlier, the forms had to be filled from November 1 but as preparations for the same were not complete, the date was postponed for a week.

The JEE Mains will be held for the first time. Therefore, the facility of filling exam form online has been provided to the candidates. The JEE Mains is being conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in 2013. The draft has to be in the name of Secretary, CBSE New Delhi. JEE Mains would be held on April 7 and results declared in May. The top 1.5 lakh students qualifying the JEE Mains will only be able to appear in JEE Advance. Only successful candidates will be required to fill JEE Advance form. The exam would be conducted by all IITs and spearheaded by IIT-Delhi.

JEE Mains Form Available From November 8, To Be Filled Online

General candidates will have to be in the top 75,750 candidates in the Joint Entrance Exam-Main (JEE-Main) overall merit list to make it for the second-stage exam for entry to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) next year. The remaining candidates will be drawn from reserved category merit lists. A new notification has been issued by the IITs. 
Totally, 1.5 lakh candidates who crack the JEE-Main will be able to sit for the JEE-Advanced; the two-step format introduced from 2013. The top 75,750 (which may include reserved candidates) will be eligible for the next exam.
Of the rest, 40,500 will be the top OBC (Non Creamy layer) candidates, 22,500 Scheduled Caste and 11,250 Scheduled Tribe candidates. "The logical thing to do was to shortlist candidates in proportion to seats allotted at the IITs."

Courtesy: Times of India and Hindustan Times

Sunday, October 21, 2012


आईआईटी-जेईई परीक्षा के लिए कट आफ मार्क्स 
अजमेर। राजस्थान माध्यमिक शिक्षा बोर्ड ने आईआईटी-जेईई परीक्षा के लिए निर्घारित 20 परसनटाइल फार्मूले के मद्देनजर वर्ष 2012 की मुख्य परीक्षा नतीजों के आधार पर संभावित  कट ऑफ मार्क्स घोषित कर दिए हैं। केन्द्रीय मानव संसाधन मंत्रालय के निर्देश पर केन्द्रीय माध्यमिक शिक्षा बोर्ड ने जेईई परीक्षा का 20 परसनटाइल फार्मूला तय कर रखा है।
बोर्ड अध्यक्ष डॉ. सुभाष गर्ग ने बताया कि फिलहाल जारी किए कट ऑफ मार्क्स विद्यार्थियों के अनुमान के लिए है। अलबत्ता अंतिम कट ऑफ मार्क्स में मामूली परिवर्तन हो सकता है। जेईई में प्रविष्ट होने के लिए राजस्थान बोर्ड के परीक्षार्थियों के लिए मुख्य परीक्षा 2013 का परिणाम आधार होगा।
यह है कट ऑफ मार्क्स
सामान्य श्रेणी परीक्षाथी- 331 अंक 66.20 प्रतिशत
अनुसूचित जाति-315 अंक 63 प्रतिशत
अनुसूचित जनजाति- 309 अंक 61.80 प्रतिशत
अन्य पिछड़ा वर्ग- 327 अंक 65.40 प्रतिशत
विद्याार्थियों को मिलेगा सुधार का अवसर
डॉ. गर्ग ने बताया कि  वर्ष 2013 की जेईई परीक्षा में पात्रता के लिए राजस्थान बार्ड द्वारा आयोजित 2011 एवं 2012
की परीक्षाओं में गणित विषय सहित उत्तीर्ण विज्ञान वर्ग के परीक्षार्थियों को अपने परिणाम सुधार के लिए विशेष अवसर मिलेगा। यह मौका महज विज्ञान वर्ग में गणित विषय से 2011 एवं 12 में उत्तीर्ण परीक्षार्थियों को मिलेगा। नियमित विद्यार्थी अपने विद्यालय तथा स्वयंपाठी विद्यार्थी अग्रेषण अघिकारी के माध्यम से सुधार के लिए आवेदन-पत्र प्रस्तुत करेंगे।
ऑनलाइन आवेदन की तिथि घोषित
परिणाम सुधार के लिए  विशेष परीक्षा के लिए ऑनलाइन आवेदन  करने की अंतिम तिथि 9 नवम्बर 12 एवं ऑन लाइन श्ुाल्क जमा कराने की अंतिम तिथि 10 नवम्बर तय की गई है। नियमित परीक्षार्थियों के लिए परीक्षा शुल्क 450 रूपए, जबकि स्वयंपाठी विद्यार्थियों के लिए 500 रूपए शुल्क तय किया गया है। यह शुल्क आईसीआईसीआई बैंक की किसी भी शाखा में जमा कराया जा सकता है।

Friday, October 12, 2012


Well what we always have seen and believed and reminded our students that if you are going to clear IIT JEE you are sure to perform well in boards also. With introduction of XII marks as an eligibility criterion from JEE 2013 still I feel for good students there's no need of worry on that account. To confirm my belief I want to share with you an interesting article being written by Prof. Dheeraj Sanghi of IIT KANPUR. Read it below its a very nice compilation
There has been a lot of debate about eligibility of students getting admission to IITs, whether it should stay at 60 percent, may be go up slightly, say 65%, or should it become 80 percentile, or may be a slightly lower percentile. But all this has been without any data on what would be the impact of any of these eligibility conditions on the selected students.

So, I got the data of 12th class performance of all JEE admitted students this year to IIT Kanpur, and tried to analyze it. Of course, we will not know the impact of 60% eligibility, since those who get less marks than that, perhaps don't even go for counseling, and most likely would not take admission, knowing fully well that they have to submit their mark-sheet by 30th September. But JEE office informally tells me that such students are very rare.

Since COBSE has announced percentage marks equivalent to 80 percentile only for General Category students, we looked at only those students marks in the 12th class. Since 80 percentile was given only for 2012, we have assumed that the marks would have been same in 2011 as well.

Out of 398 General Category students, 14 students would not have been eligible for admission to IITs. That is 3.5 percent.

And one may note that the current COBSE list is based on 80 percentile of all students registered for the 12th class board exam in that particular board. It has already been pointed out that the IIT Council decision was to consider 80 percentile of only successful students. It means that the cut-offs of eligibility in different boards would be higher by at least one percent, and a few more students would be then ineligible, say 4 percent. This is not a small number. Assuming that a similar fraction would be seen in SC/ST/PD/OBC candidates as well, we are talking about making 400 odd candidates (out of 10,000) ineligible for admission to IITs after they have performed well in JEE Mains and JEE Advanced.

I have said in an earlier blog that in the transition year, instead of doing too many changes at once, we should bring in changes slowly, and in particularly argued that a scheme which makes just 1 percent of candidates ineligible would put strong enough pressure to take schooling seriously. I have also argued that in view of lack of data on comparison between different boards, even if IITs want to change the eligibility condition to percentile format, it should be kept low at 70 percentile in the transition year. Well, it so happens, that if we look at the percentage marks corresponding to 70 percentile, and then see how many students would not have made it to IIT system, it would have been 4 out of 398, just one percent.

Another interesting point to note is that out of 14 students identified as below 80 percentile, 12 are from CBSE and 2 from Andhra Board. Now, we all know that CBSE board is much tougher than state boards. The standard of education is much higher, and  there is more than enough evidence to show that 80 percentile of CBSE actually has a much better academic preparation than 80 percentile in many state boards. We are just waiting for these 12 students to go to court next year.

Of course, there are too many variables that we don't know. What happens to the reserved category students. Is the statistics similar at other IITs (no reason to believe that it will be different). Because of additional coaching of 12th class this year, would most students getting through JEE advanced will also get 80+ percentile scores, or will because of additional coaching of 12th class this year, the 80 percentile cutoff will increase and there will be more students who would have been selected in JEE Advanced, but would be deemed ineligible.

Only time will tell how much chaos is waiting to happen in June-July 2013.

Added on 11th October: 

More data and interesting observations:

Out of 398 students whose data I have, 296 are from CBSE (74%), 76 are state boards (19%), 25 are from ICSE (6%), and one student from another board.

The distribution of percentile is more interesting. In CBSE, out of 296, 252 have 90+ percentile, 33 have 80-90 percentile, 9 have 70-80 percentile, and 3 have less than 70 percentile. In case of state boards, pretty much all students of all states have 90+ percentile, except AP board, where 2 students are in 80-90 range, 1 student in 70-80 range, and 1 student has less than 70 percentile. In ICSE board also, 24 out of 25 have 90+ percentile, and only one student is in 80-90 percentile.

What this means is that a student who can pass JEE with a top-5000 general category rank does not have to bother about getting 80 percentile in a state board at all, in fact, not even 90 percentile. But a CBSE student who can pass JEE with a top-5000 general category rank still has to worry about clearing the 80 percentile hurdle.

This also means that if students want higher percentile, they should leave CBSE board schools and join state board schools. This will not only help them in focusing on JEE and not worry abut 80 percentile at all, but it will also help them in getting higher ranks for NITs, where the percentile score is being included in the ranking.

What an interesting idea sir jee?
To improve the quality of school education, you incentivise people to leave better schools and better boards.

P.S. A similar article has now been published in INDIAN EXPRESS

Tuesday, October 09, 2012


Students who appeared for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) in 2012 and are reappearing for the entrance exam in 2013 will be admitted to IITs only on the basis of the 60% eligibility rule.

"Those who passed their 12th board exam in 2012 should have 60% marks (55% for SC/ST/PD candidates) to be able to secure seats in IITs," says the JEE website updated on Sunday.

"Top 20 percentile rule will be applicable for those reappearing for the 2013 12th board exam (to improve their marks), if they use their 2013 exam results to apply for the JEE. Students who plan to use their 2012 results will be selected only on basis of the 60% eligibility rule. This will be a one-time exception," the website adds.
The joint admission board of the IITs had submitted this suggestion to the IIT council earlier. It was later approved by HRD minister Kapil Sibal. IIT Kanpur had made a similar suggestion in its senate meeting two months ago.
It has also been decided that for foreign students, the CBSE 20 percentile cut-off will be considered as the eligibility criteria.
"At times, the data from foreign board students will not be available on time. We wouldn't like to penalise the students because of this. In such cases, we will take the 20 percentile cut-off to decide their eligibility," says  Dr GB Reddy, organising chairperson of JEE 2012.


Monday, October 08, 2012

Sunday, September 30, 2012


We do not take a minute to hurt Someones's feelings But Sometimes We Take Years To Say Sorry. I Seek 'KSHMA-YACHNA from everyone whom I have hurt knowingly Or unknowingly by my thoughts, words, deed acts or body. On this Universal Forgiveness day of KSHAMA-VANI.

जाने अनजाने हम से कोई भूल हुई हो.
हमने आपको पीड़ा पहुंचाई हो.
आपकी अपेक्षा पर सही नहीं रहे हों 
तो हम क्षमा प्रार्थी हैं
 क्षमा करियेगा और अपना स्नेह बनाये रखियेगा 

Friday, September 21, 2012 THE NEW WEB PORTAL OF JEE

Finally all things have been finally declared in the public domain including the pattern syllabus of JEE MAIN.
They have launched a new web portal specifically for this purpose.


Keep watching this space for further updates.


The Central Board of Secondary Education on Thursday announced the revised scheme of entrance examination for admissions to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and other Centrally-funded technical institutions.
After discussions with the stakeholders, the CBSE has decided to hold a Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) from 2013. Under the revised scheme, JEE will be held in two parts: JEE (Main) and JEE (Advanced). The All India Engineering Entrance Examination will now be called the JEE (Main) and the IIT-JEE will now be referred to as JEE (Advanced). The JEE (Advanced) will have an exclusive Joint Admission Board and Joint Implementation Committee. The first exam — JEE (Main) — will be held on April 7, 2013 for BE/ B Tech/ B Architecture.
While all candidates will take the JEE (Main) which will “be the gateway” for JEE (Advanced), only top 150,000 students who qualify the JEE (Main) will be eligible to take the JEE (Advanced). This will include all reserved categories as well.
However, there is a difference in policy regarding the IITs. Admission to IITs will be based on “category-wise all India rank in JEE (Advanced) subject to the condition that such candidates are in the top 20 pecentile of successful candidates in class XII or an equivalent examination conducted by the various boards.
Admission to NITs and other Centrally-funded technical institutions like the IIITs and participating institutions will be as per rank list that will be based on 40 per cent weightage on school board marks in class XII or equivalent examination and 60 per cent weightage on JEE (Main).

For droppers you will have to appear in all exams to improve your percentage in XII.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


Students appearing for the newly-announced Joint Entrance Exam (Main) 2013 will have three attempts to clear the exam, a new document has said. The JEE (Main) will determine entry to National Institutes of Technology and centrally-funded engineering colleges, and will be the first stage exam for entry into the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).

Last week, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), which will conduct the exam, had announced that the offline test would take place on April 7, 2013, while the online tests will be held between April 8 and April 30 next year. Students can choose to write the test in either mode.
“The number of attempts which a candidate can avail JEE (Main) shall be limited to three for all the candidates in consecutive years,” said the document.
Those who finished Class 12 in 2011 or 2012 will also be eligible to appear for next year’s exam, in addition to the 2013 batch. The document also clarifies that students will be able to improve their Class 12 board exam performance, since these marks will also carry weightage from next year.
According to the new document, the three-hour exam will have objective type questions and multiple-choice questions. For each wrong answer, one-fourth of a mark will be cut, but there will be no deductions for not attempting.


P.S. I couldn't find official confirmation on any government site regarding this.

Thursday, September 13, 2012


FINALLY NEET becomes a reality. The first-ever National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (Neet) for admission to MBBS and BDS courses will be held on May 5, 2013. All the medical and dental colleges in government and private sector across the country have to allot seats in MBBS and BDS courses to students based on merit secured in Neet from the next academic year (2013-14).
CBSE has released on official press release which is given under:

Pursuant to the Notification published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary dated                      
21stDecember, 2010, the Medical Council of India with the approval of the Central Government 
amended the regulations on Graduate Medical Education 1997 and made provision for a Single Eligibility 
cum Entrance Examination, namely, National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to MBBS 
Course in each academic year.
The Dental Council of India also amended the BDS Course Regulations 2007 and notified in the 
Gazette of India Extraordinary dated 31stMay, 2012 that admission to BDS Course in each academic year 
shall be through National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET).  
The Medical Council of India and Dental Council of India have notified that the Central Board of 
Secondary Education shall be the organization to conduct the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for 
admission to MBBS and BDS Courses.  Accordingly, the Central Board of Secondary Education will conduct the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses in the academic session 2013-14 on Sunday, the     05thMay, 2013.Admission to MBBS and BDS Courses in the institutions approved by the Medical Council of India and Dental Council of India are subject to merit position of candidates in the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (Under-Graduate), 2013.
The syllabus for this examination as notified by the Medical Council of India is available on 

Monday, September 10, 2012


Now confusion is fully over?
CBSE has issued a press release regarding JEE MAIN. The release can be seen on

The text of it is given under

The JEE  (Main) (Paper I of earlier AIEEE) for B.E./B.Tech will be held in two modes, viz offline and online (CBT). The offline examination for JEE (Main) will be held on 7th April, 2013 and the online examinations will be held thereafter in April, 2013.
The  examination (Paper II of  earlier  AIEEE)  for admissions to B.Arch/B.Planning courses at NITs, IIITs, DTU, Delhi and other CFTIs will be held on 7th April, 2013 in offline mode only.
The merit list for admission to NITs, IIITs, DTU, Delhi and other CFTIs will be prepared by giving 40% weightage (suitably normalised) to class XII (or equivalent examination) or other qualifying examination marks and 60% to the performance in JEE (Main) Examination.
The JEE (Main)-2013 (Paper  I of earlier AIEEE) will have one objective type question paper. The paper will consist of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. The duration of  the  paper will be 3 (Three) Hours.
The Paper II for admissions to B.Arch/B.Planning courses at NITs, IIITs, DTU, Delhi and other CFTIs will have one Question Paper consisting of Mathematics, Aptitude Test and Drawing Test as per past practice of AIEEE. The duration of the paper will be 3 (Three) Hours.
Only 1,50,000 of the top rankers in JEE (Main), which includes students from all categories (GE, OBC (NCL), SC and ST) will be eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced)-2013 (hitherto known as IIT-JEE) for admission to IITs, IT BHU and ISM Dhanbad.  Notice in this regard has been issued by the IIT system separately.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


 Putting to rest all confusion over admission to Indian Institutes of Technology(IITs), the joint admission board (JAB) of IITs clarified that the format of the joint entrance examination (JEE)-Advanced paper will be the same as that of IIT-JEE in the last few years. 

The ministry for human resource development (MHRD) issued its first ever notification on JEE-2013 for admissions to all centrally-funded technical institutes on August 14. 

JEE-Advanced, which will determine admissions to IITs for 2013, will be held on June 2. The JEE-Advanced paper will only have multiple-choice questions which the students will attempt in two sessions, morning and afternoon. This will come as a relief for aspirants who had been preparing in keeping with the old format which did not include subjective questions. Several IITs, including the one in Mumbai, were in favour of a subjective JEE. 

The difficulty level of and the marks allotted to JEE-Advanced tests will be similar to that of previous JEEs. 

"We have decided that the format of the test should remain the same as it is too late to introduce changes. However, the notification is just for 2013. The MHRD has also formed an apex board in order to have a smooth JEE-Main and JEE-Advanced this year and in future too," said a seniorofficial from IIT-Bombay. Ashok Misra, the former director of the institute, is the honorary chairperson of the JAB. 

The official, who attended the JAB meeting, added, "Machine-readable answersheets will also be retained. The rule allowing candidates to take home a copy of their answersheets will also be followed. While the format and everything else will remain the same in 2013, it can change in future." 

According to the notification, top 1.5 lakh candidates, including all categories, from the JEE-Main exam will be eligible to appear for the JEE-Advanced. Students who qualify in the JEE-Advanced exam and fall in the top 20 percentile of the successful candidates in their respective board results will be eligible for admission to IITs. 

If states want to admit any students on the basis of JEE scores, a separate state merit list will be given to them. Questions papers can be printed in regional language on demand.