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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

CBSE Releases Latest Sample Papers for 2015 Board Examinations

CBSE has released new sample papers for upcoming XII Board Examinations. There are some significant changes being done . I am listing the changes I saw in Physics Sample Paper.

1. The number of questions have been altered . Now it will have total 26 Questions.
2. There will be five sections.
3. Section A contains five questions of one mark each, Section B contains five questions of
two marks each, Section C contains twelve questions of three marks each, Section D
contains one value based question of four marks and Section E contains three questions
of five marks each.
4.There is no overall choice. However, an internal choice has been provided in one
question of two marks, one question of three marks and all the three questions of five
marks weight-age.
5. Like the previous sample paper it appears involving more conceptual application i.e. won't be a typical theoretical "ratafication"type of board paper.

You can download these sample papers at

Thursday, December 18, 2014

BITSAT 2015 Notification

The BITSAT is an online entrance test for admissions into the courses of the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani .
Applications form are now available for BITSAT-2015
Interested candidates should register for BITSAT-2015 by applying in the prescribed application form at
Last date for application is 20 Feb.
For detailed information read the brochure at


20th February 2015Deadline to apply for BITSAT-2015
25th February 2015Test center allotment and announcement to candidates
1st March – 20th March 2015Candidates to reserve Test dates
15th April – 30th April 2015Candidates to download the Hall tickets with instructions
14th May –29th May 2015BITSAT Online tests. (Actual days of operation of a center depends on the number of candidates.)
20th May – 30th June 2015Candidates to apply for admission with 12th marks and Preferences to Degree programmes
1st July 2015Admit List and Wait List announcement


For admission to any of the First Degree programmes of BITS except B.Pharm.(Hons.):  Candidates should have passed the 12th examination of 10+2 system from a recognized Central or State board or its equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics and adequate proficiency in English.
For admission to B.Pharm.(Hons.):   Candidates should have passed the 12th examination of 10+2 system from a recognized Central or State board or its equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology and adequate proficiency in English. However candidates with PCM may also apply for Pharmacy program.
Admission to all the programmes is subject to the conditions given below.
The candidate should have obtained a minimum of aggregate 75% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects (if he/she has taken Mathematics in BITSAT) or a minimum of aggregate 75% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects (if he/she has taken Biology in BITSAT) subjects in 12th examination, with at least 60% marks in each of the Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics / Biology subjects.
Only Students who are appearing for 12th class examination in 2015 or who have passed 12th class Examination in 2014 are eligible to appear in the BITSAT-2015 test.   If a candidate has taken more than one attempt in 12th class or its equivalent, only his latest performance is considered, provided this attempt has been for the full component of subjects/courses prescribed. Students who have passed 12th examination in 2013 or earlier are NOT eligible to appear in BITSAT-2015. Students who are presently studying in BITS at any of its campuses are not eligible to appear in BITSAT-2015.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

JEE MAIN 2015: Guidelines for filling up the form

Every year I get so many queries related to filing of the JEE MAIN form. To make sure you don't commit any mistake I am suggesting the guidelines for filling it.

1. Application form will be available from November 7, 2014 to 18th December 2014. 

2. Select which paper you want to appear in.
  Paper-1 : For admission in B.Tech/B.E courses.
  Paper-2: For admission in B.Arch courses.
 You can fill both also.

3. Decide on mode of examination.
  Paper -1 can be given online or offline as per your wish while Paper -2 is available only in offline       mode.

4. Keep your Class X mark sheet by your side so that no discrepancy arises in names and year                 of appearance.

5. Keep your scanned copies of your photograph, signature and thumb impression ready to be                 uploaded for step -2 of filling the form.
  •   Candidates need to upload recent passport size photograph. 
  •   Photograph must be in JPG/JPEG Format.
  •   The size of the photo image must be greater than 4kb and less than 40kb .
  •   The dimension of the photograph should be 3.5 cm (width) x 4.5 cm (height) 
  •   The photograph should be WITHOUT cap or goggles. However, spectacles are ALLOWED  
  •   Polaroid photos are NOT ALLOWED


  •    The dimension of signature image should be 3.5 cm(length) x 1.5 cm(Height) only.
  •     The size of the signature image must be greater than 1kb and less than 30kb .

  • The dimension of thumb impression image should be 3.5 cm(length) x 1.5 cm(Height) only.
  • The size of the thumb impression image must be greater than 1 kb and less than 30 kb.
  •  Left hand thumb for boys and right hand thumb for girls.
For any other queries please comment on this post.

Friday, November 07, 2014

JEE MAIN 2015 Form Submission Helpdesk

The form filling process these years have been fully automated and made online.
To help you in any matter you are facing in filling up the form I am starting this query forum on the blog.
Put your queries in comment box I will try to reply ASAP.
You can also mail them to me on my email id-

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

JEE MAIN 2015 Dates Announced

JEE 2015 Important Dates and Schedule

JEE Main-2015 entrance exam important dates

  • Applications will be accepted from 7th November 2014

  • Last date for receiving applications is 18th December, 2014

  • Offline exam will be conducted on 4th April, 2015

  • Online exam will be conducted on 10th and 11th April, 2015

Date of availability of admit card on website 01 March 2015

Display of ORS and Answer Key 18-22 April 2015

Declaration of Score on 27 April 2015

Declaration of AIR 07 July 2015

JEE Advanced-2015 important dates

  • Registration begins from 2th May to 9th May, 2015

  • Admit cards can be downloaded from 9th May, 2015 to 12th May, 2015

  • Exam key will be released on 8st June, 2015 

  • ORS sheets will be kept in the website from 3th June to 5th June, 2015

  • Results will be announced on 18th June, 2015

Monday, October 27, 2014

Special Class Railway Apprentices Examination 2015

The Forms for Special Class Railway Apprentices Examination 2015 can be filled online by 7 Nov 2014.


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

JEE ADVANCED 2015 Complete Schedule

  • Online Registration Schedule
    2 May 2015 - 10:00 to 7 May 2015 - 17:00 IST
  • Schedule for downloading of admit card
    9 May 2015 - 10:00 to 12 May 2015 - 17:00 IST
  • Rectification of discrepancies in the admit card
    9 May 2015 - 10:15 to 14 May 2015 - 17:00 IST
  • JEE (Advanced) 2015 (Paper 1)
    24 May 2015 - 09:00 to 12:00 IST
  • JEE (Advanced) 2015 (Paper 2)
    24 May 2015 - 14:00 to 17:00 IST
  • Display of ORS image and scanned responses
    3 Jun 2015 - 10:00 to 5 Jun 2015 - 17:00 IST
  • Request from candidates for review of their scanned responses
    3 Jun 2015 - 10:00 to 6 Jun 2015 - 17:00 IST
  • Display of answer keys
    8 Jun 2015 - 12:00 IST
  • Receiving feedback from candidates on answer keys
    8 Jun 2015 - 12:00 to 11 Jun 2015 - 17:00 IST
  • Display of marks allotted
    13 Jun 2015 - 12:00 IST
  • Registration for AAT
    18 Jun 2015 - 10:00 to 19 Jun 2015 - 17:00 IST
  • Results of JEE (Advanced) 2015
    18 Jun 2015 - 10:00 IST


Friday, October 03, 2014


Well apart from counselling to help  you in your preparation for JEE I have renamed and redesigned my PHYSICS AID blog as JEE AID.
I will now posts materials not only on Physics but on Maths and Chemistry as Well.
In the first of this series I am sharing a simple figure which helps you in grasping the concept of Rate Determining Step in Chemical Kinetic Topic.
This is the way my friend Nawneet Suklecha teaches students to grasp this important concept.

Saturday, September 27, 2014


CBSE has announced the date for AIPMT 2015.

AIPMT 2015 will be held on MAY 3, 2015. 

The eligibility conditions, syllabus, pattern, etc.will remain similar to
AIPMT 2014 as notified by the Medical Council of India which is
available on website


IIT BOMBAY, the organising institute of JEE ADVANCED 2015 has announce the date of JEE Advanced 2015.

JEE ADVANCED 2015 will be on MAY 24,2015.

Two papers of three hours duration will be taken.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014


In the first hint of notifications regarding JEE ADVANCED 2015 JEE site has started displaying tentative dates.
It reads as follows

Announcement of examinaton schedule on the web: September 15-30, 2014

 Issue of short advertisement on the web: September Last Week

 Uploading of the Information Brochure on the web: October First Week

 Issue of short advertisement in the print media: October 1-15, 2014

One thing is clear that IIT BOMBAY is the organizing institute this time.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

On Popular Demand, IIT eases the board pecentile Norms

he Indian Institutes of Technology have eased the eligibility criteria for admissions, opening their doors to students who have scored at least 75% in class XII, even if they are not among the top 20% performers of their boards, provided they crack the entrance exam. This will be in addition to the top 20-percentile criterion, adopted two years ago at the behest of then HRD minister Kapil Sibal, the IIT Council decided in its meeting in Chennai on Monday. 

In other words,   an aspirant, who has cracked the entrance test, should either figure in the top 20% performers of the Class XII Board examination or score at least 75%, to be eligible for admission to IITs. In the case of SC/ST candidates, the cut-off will be 70% in board examination. The change, however, will not apply retrospectively. 

Saturday, September 20, 2014

75% marks in class 12th board exams may be the new eligibility criteria for the IITs.

The controversial ‘percentile system’ that decides students' eligibility for admissions into the IITs is set to change with the Joint Admission Board (JAB) of the premier technical institutions recommending ‘top 20 percentile or 75% marks in the state board examinations, whichever is lower,’ for a seat in the IITs.
The recommendations came in a meeting of Standing Committee of IIT Council, a sub committee of the IIT council on Saturday, sources in the government said.
The final decision will be taken in the meeting of IIT council, later this month.
The top 20 percentile system introduced during the UPA regime and under former HRD minister Kapil Sibal in 2013, required successful candidates to be among the top-20 percentile scorers in Class 12 exams of their respective boards.
This rule had created a controversy as there was huge variation in the cut off marks of different boards and had resulted in 80 students mostly from Andhra Pradesh missing a seat in IITs despite qualifying the entrance examination, as they had failed to figure in the top 20 percentile.
The cut-off (to figure in top-20 percentile list) for Andhra students had shot up to 91.8 per cent, the highest in the country, Tamil Nadu, at 90.9% and Kerala 85.2%.
The modified rule, when accepted by the IIT council, will benefit students who score 75% marks in the board examination as they will qualify the eligibility criteria of the IIT irrespective of the variations in the percentile cut off.
The new system was introduced in 2013 to make students give more focus on their class 12 board examinations, which was widely ignored by IIT aspirants who, according to the earlier rule just had to score 60%.  
The 20 percentile system, after it was introduced saw rise in cut off from 81.6% in 2013 to 83.2%. For Andhra Board this increased from 91.8% to 93.03%, for Karnataka board from 86% to 93%, for ISC from 83.2% to 85%, Tamil Nadu board from 90.9% to 91.7%.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Recommended Books for JEE Preparation

Well I will start with my recommended list of Physics books for JEE Preparation.

Principles of Physics by Halliday
Well this books need no introduction perhaps the most recommended book for Physics courses worldwide. I have seen numerous foreign authors books written on this book's lines. With Indian edition it is not that costly.You can buy it using the link given below.

Concepts of Physics by H.C.Verma
This is the best Indian author book available in the market from last 2 decades. No other book has been able to match this work of Prof. Verma. The language is simply , book's content are also not bulky. Objectives and subjectives both questions are nicely graded to get one prepared for IIT Entrance examinations.
This is a "MUST HAVE " book.You can buy it using the link given below

Sears and Zemanskys University Physics with Modern Physics
This is also a very standard text almost matches the Halliday. You can have either one of them or if more interested you can have both. This is also not very costly nowadays. You can buy it using the link given below

Physics for Scientists and Engineers By Serway
This is not that talked about book but I personally felt it to be much better than other famous foreign author's books. I rate it above them. Indian Edition for this is now also available and is cheaper then the above listed books. You can buy it using the link given below

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

88% crack IIT-JEE in their first attempt

The entrance exam to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) has never had so many candidates who cracked the gruelling exam on the first attempt: 88% candidates qualified in the first shot this year.

Last year, 69.6% of aspirants qualified after taking the IIT-JEE (advanced) for the first time. Another 27.2% had to take the test again before they could walk past the gates of the IITs. This year, merely 12% students qualified after taking the exam for the second time. Since the last two years, the IITs have only allowed candidates two attempts.

"We are realizing that by restricting the number of attempts, the IITs are getting students who are very well-trained. I am not sure if it is putting more pressure on students, but students are a lot better prepared," says an IIT director. Slicing the statistics further shows that of the 9,795 students currently sitting in the first-year classrooms across IITs, the count of those who cracked the JEE (advanced) in the first attempt stands at 6,725 (68.65%).
Data till 2007 shows about 10% of the total aspirants were taking the JEE for the third time (or more). But with more students taking the test seriously, JEE-2006 saw the share fall as 43.5% candidates qualified in their first try, as compared to JEE-2005 in which only 28.49% got through the first time around.

In fact, a dean from IIT-Madras believes these statistics are a result of the changing profile of those who are making it to the IITs. "Students who are now walking into the IITs are mostly from cities and from middle-class households who can afford to pay for tuitions," he says.

Most of those who qualified—20,636 or 76%—are from urban centres, 3,862 (14.22%) are from towns, and 2,654 (9.77%) are from villages. Again, making for a sharp economic divide on campus, two large cohorts of students in the current batch in the IITs are from the upper-middle classes and from the lower-income groups.

This year, 3,586 or 13.2% who qualified disclosed that the annual family income is over Rs 8 lakh. Three years ago, data released by the colleges revealed that about 9.3% of the qualified candidates had an annual family income of over Rs 10 lakh.

Equally stunning is the jump of students with family income of less than Rs 1 lakh: from just 1.5% three years ago to 18.6% this time. But IITs are a melting pot where differences vanish in class, said another IIT director. "What has also happened is that the Sixth Pay Commission has had a bearing on many government employees' salaries and, hence, we have many more students in the higher pay bracket," explains an IIT-Madras dean.

Like last year, most students came from homes where parents were in government service, followed by those from a business background. Yet, most candidates who qualified declared that they did not attend a coaching class to get a leg-up in their performance. Information collected by the tech colleges reveals that close to half of those who make their mark in the entrance test prepare for the exam on their own.

The IITs ask every student who takes the JEE whether he/she prepared for the test "on his own or via other methods", and add that their selection would be based on the marks they have scored, irrespective of their preparation method.

Data provided by candidates shows that about 53% students said they studied on their own. Their share has altered over the years. Data analyzed by the JEE cell reveals that while 60% of the students who made it to the seven old IITs in 2007 opted for some form of coaching, in 2008, this figure dropped to 45%.
Source: TOI

Sunday, August 03, 2014

JOINT COUNSELLING: IITs and NITs differ on opinion

Administrators of IITs and NITs stand divided over the Delhi high court's direction to the HRD ministry to conduct common counselling for IITs and NITs. Even as a couple of NIT administrators welcome common counselling, their IIT counterparts seem to differ, stating that it is not a feasible option.
The director of one of the older IITs pointed out that currently there was no known acceptable common seat allocation method between centrally funded technical institutions in the country. 
“IITs and NITs have different policies to decide variations in tie-resolution and ranking, besides spill over seats for persons in the disability category. In the IIT system, a student can select only one choice during choice filling in counselling but the 30 NITs across the country allow multiple choice filling and spot allocations. This might also cause problems during upgradation,” the director said.
Former deputy director and professor emeritus at IIT-M’s ocean engineering department Prof V.G. Idichandy says that common counselling has its own issues as both have different entrance exams. 
“NITs admit students using JEE (main) whereas IITs take JEE (advanced). Ranking pattern too differs. If you want to do common counselling, someone has to get equivalence of ranking. All these issues will get resolved if government brings in a single entrance exam for all centrally funded institutions,” he said.
The director of the new National Institute of Technology (NIT) welcomed the Delhi high court’s order, as it would be a win-win situation for both institutes and students. 
“If we have common counselling, our institutes can share resources and plan accordingly; now we stand as two islands of excellence,” the director said.
NIT administrators are also worried about the Delhi HC's direction to allow IITs to fill up vacant seats through lateral entry as their bright students might join IITs in the second year. 
“This will create a lot of vacancies in NITs as bright students will move to the IITs in the second year, hence we want government to review this,” the director said. Prof V.G. Idichandy too said that syllabi differ in IITs and NITs so it would not be proper to introduce a lateral entry system in IITs.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Important Dates
Last date for request of the Application form By Post28th August 2014
Last date for closing of Online Application8th September 2014
Last Date for receipt of the completed application : (Both Online/ Hard Copy)8th September 2014
Exam Date2nd November 2014

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Recently-constructed IITs and IIMs are plagued with infrastructure and staffing problems

The NDA government's announcement about the setting up of five new IITs and IIMs each has largely been welcomed by experts considering the need for quality technical educational facilities.
The experts, however, have pointed out that several of the eight new IITs set up in 2008-09 are struggling for lack of faculty and infrastructure.
Years after their establishment, the new IITs at Gandhinagar, Ropar, Jodhpur, Hyderabad, Indore, Mandi, Bhubaneswar and Patna are functioning on temporary campuses because either land or funds is not available to them.
IIT-Jodhpur was established in 2008 but failed to retain faculty. Several of the
eight new IITs set up in 2008-09
are struggling with problems such as this or issues with infrastructure
IIT-Jodhpur was established in 2008 but failed to retain faculty. Several of the eight new IITs set up in 2008-09 are struggling with problems such as this or issues with infrastructure
Besides, teaching vacancies at some of the new IITs are as high as 50 per cent.


Also, there is the issue of finances - establishing one IIT costs Rs 1,750 crore while it is Rs 1,000 crore in case of an IIM.


By Sudhanshu Mishra
Established as an autonomous body in 2011, the IIM-Udaipur continues to function from its 'temporary campus' which is nothing but a single storey building of the Mohan Lal Sukhadia University in Udaipur.
This institute took two years to come into existence after 2009 when the Centre decided to start seven new IIMs. It started its Post Graduate Programme (PGP) with 57 students as also the PGPX programme (for executives) with 16 students.
It is likely to shift to its own campus in 2016.
Though of the sanctioned faculty strength of 22 it has 20 members but Shah maintained it did not pose any problem as the institute was able to keep the teacher-student ratio as 1:12.
The institute has 240 students.
Although Finance Minister Arun Jaitley allocated a total of Rs 7,138.97 crore for technical education, only an initial allocation of Rs 500 crore was made for the five new IITs in Jammu and Kashmir, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala and the five new IIMs in Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Bihar, Orissa and Maharashtra.
Of the seven new IIMs established between 2007 and 2011, authorities recently found that those at Rohtak, Ranchi and Udaipur were facing infrastructure-related problems.
Experts say there is an urgent need to allocate more funds for the eight IITs set up during 2008-09 as well as the five new IITs proposed by the Finance Minister if they are to perform to their full potential and maintain high standards of quality.

Faculty brain drain plagues IIT-Jodhpur

By Sudhanshu Mishra
IIT-Jodphur that has already been grappling with the problems due to absence of its own campus and other disadvantages of a new IIT like lack of infrastructure and poor faculty strength seems to have miserably failed to retain its faculty.
During the past four years it has lost around 30 faculty members, including half a dozen during the past six months.
Against the sanctioned faculty strength of 90 it has only 55.
The institute has failed to identify the reasons for exodus of the faculty despite its Board of Governors sought a detailed report.
A senior faculty member told Mail Today that of late the management's attitude towards the faculty had become rude and insensitive forcing the teachers to look for alternatives.
"In fact it (management) has started taking the faculty members for granted", he added. 
Initially though it had guest faculty, but with the passage of time it has been discontinued.
The visiting faculty too is limited to two or three.
IIT Jodhpur that began its first academic session six years ago still operates from its transit campus of 10 classrooms in a portion of city's Mugneeram Bangur Memorial (MBM) Engineering College.

IIT-Patna still in transit

By Giridhar Jha
IIT-Patna was set up in 2008, but it continues to run from its transit campus located at Patliputra Colony in Patna.
Though the Bihar government had allocated 536 acres for establishing its permanent campus at Bihta, about 30 kilometres from the state capital, the institution is still waiting for its own premises to be completed.
As a result, the institution remains plagued with problems such as lack of proper infrastructure, faculty crunch and average placement records.
IIT-Patna was established in 2008 but is facing infrastructure issues, as it continues to run from its transit campus located at Patliputra Colony
IIT-Patna was established in 2008 but is facing infrastructure issues, as it continues to run from its transit campus located at Patliputra Colony
The institute does not have enough space for classrooms, laboratories, libraries, sporting facilities and even hostels on the makeshift campus.
The institue at present has three schools – School of Engineering, School of Basic Sciences and the School of Humanities.
Notwithstanding limitations, the institute has developed modern facilities to run the B.Tech and M.Tech courses apart from the Ph.D programmes.
The IIT-Patna has at present 533 students enrolled in its B.Tech programmes, 85 in M.Tech and 140 Ph.D students.
Currently, it has 81 faculty members.

IIT and IIM Indore beat the odds

By Anup Dutta
Indore boasts of two premiere higher education institutions - IIM and IIT. The two institutes are doing fairly well in meeting the challenges to equip and nurture the bright talents.
After its inception in 2009, IIT-Indore celebrated its first graduation ceremony last month with 101 students passing out with B.Tech degree.
President Pranab Mukherjee had attended the landmark event of the institute. But IIM Indore has lately been in news for wrong reasons.
IIT-Indore was established in 2009 and IIM-Indore was established in 1997. The two institutes are doing fairly well in meeting the challenges to equip and nurture bright talents
IIT-Indore was established in 2009 and IIM-Indore was established in 1997. The two institutes are doing fairly well in meeting the challenges to equip and nurture bright talents
In January, M.N. Buch - a close associate of former director of IIM Indore Prof N. Ravichandran - resigned from Board of Governors of the institute after Rishikesha T. Krishnan was appointed as new director.

IIT-Gandhinagar yet to move into own campus

By Darshan Desai
On August 2, the third batch of students of Indian Institute of Technology- Gandhinagar (IIT-G) would acquire the tag of the prestigious temple of learning at the convocation but when they walk out they might have the regret of not being able to study at a real time IIT campus.
It has been six years since it was launched in 2008, but IIT-G does not have its own home though it has been operating from a proper engineering and technology college on the Ahmedabad- Gandhinagar route with all the necessary facilities and faculty. 
The new batch of students of IIT-G would walk into a sprawling campus of the institute's own by the first week of December this year. 
Six years since it was
launched, IIT-G
does not have its own
home though it has
been operating from a
proper engineering
and technology college
on the Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar
Six years since it was launched, IIT-G does not have its own home though it has been operating from a proper engineering and technology college on the Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar route
The setting up of the campus got delayed because the land that the state government offered was not acceptable to the IIT authorities since it was quite far and there were connectivity issues. This initially delayed the process by four years. 
"But once we got the land just over a year ago, we initiated construction on a war-footing.," an IIT-G spokesperson told Mail Today.


Even four years
after its establishment, IIT Mandi
still lacks the buzz which
IIT Delhi and IIT Bombay
Even four years after its establishment, IIT Mandi still lacks the buzz which IIT Delhi and IIT Bombay boast
By Manjeet Sehgal
When an IIT was announced for Himachal Pradesh in 2009, the people were overjoyed as this was more than an achievement for them.
Parents wanted to send their children to an IIT in their own state.
But even after four years of establishment, IIT Mandi still lacks the buzz which IIT Delhi and IIT Bombay boast of.
The then BJP government got a threestorey building of Vallabh Government College vacated to 'accommodate' IIT newcomers.
The PWD rest house and Mandav Hotel were converted into administrative office and hostel, respectively.
On March 9 last year, the then HRD Minister M. M. Pallam Raju had inaugurated the incomplete campus.
Though IIT authorities claim that most of the classes are now being run from the IIT's under construction campus, but the principal of Vallabh Government College told Mail Today that one class is still being held at the degree college campus.
He said the IIT authorities have occupied the state degree college campus for last four years.

Courtesy:Daily Mail

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Please share your feedback

Well as in the previous years I have tried whatever I can to help you in taking decision regarding college and streams. I will be more than glad if you can give us your feedback om this initiative of mine plus any idea for improvement plus what else you expect from an online platform as I am in process of launching a fully dedicated website to cater for engineering and medical entrance preparations. please provide me with your Ideas so as the upcoming aspirants can be benefited.
Again I am sorry for not responding to some queries in time as being in service the job didn't permit me much time for this activity.
Once again thanks for visiting this website and giving it that much popularity.

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

JEE MAIN RESULT: Normalization Frustrates Students

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) declared the final ranks of students of JEE(mains) on Tuesday evening.
Nearly 12.7 lakh students had appeared for the exam. CBSE conducts the JEE(mains) for admission to different National Institutes of Technology(NITs), Indian Institutes of  Information Technology(IIITs) and other centrally funded institutes.
The result declared after a long and anxious wait, has however left a large number of students frustrated and angry because of the 'skewed' normalization formula adopted for ranking. Those who scored over 95% in boards were however placed at an advantage.
Last year several petitions challenging the normalization formula used by JEE (main) for ranking students were filed in the Supreme Court and High Courts.
"The problem lies not in the complexity of the normalization formula but in the method of evaluation by the boards. The normalisation formula is set on a basic assumption that boards are following some norms for evaluation. There should ideally be a normal distribution of marks. But in India, a large no of children get very high marks. In such a situation no normalization formula can be effective," says an IIT  professor.
" The normalization formula is skewed. This is a totally absurd way of giving ranks. The two exams, JEE (mains) and the board exams should not have been coupled. The formula is too complex and biased,' said Sanjeev Singhal.
Agrees another student's parent. " In this method of  normalization a student with a high score in JEE(main) and around 90% in board can get a rank much lower than someone who scored less in JEE(main) but had a higher  board percentage."
Shubam(name changed) adds: "Those who got less than half  marks of what I got in the JEE(mains) have got an overall better rank because of normalisation formula. Is this fair and justified?"
Kshitij Garg who started the online petition last year  to reverse the normalization formula told HT :"We started the online petition against normalization formula last year. Since then a lot of students have continued signing it. Currently we have got more than  9000 signatures and we hope that  the new HRD minister Smriti Irani will look into it."
The SK Joshi Committee had consulted several academicians to come up with a viable normalisation formula for ranking. Two formulas were debated on and finally the JEE(interface) group decided to take a middle path by using the average of both the formulas.
Last year it was decided that for admission to NITs to use the JEE (Main) performance and the normalized Board performance in the 60:40 ratio. But after the JEE (Main) results were out, the JEE Interface Group  came up with the complicated  normalization formula which put  many students  at a disadvantage.
Courtesy: HT