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Saturday, February 21, 2015

CBSE XII PHYSICS: Changes in Syllabus this year

This year the pattern and syllabus have gone some changes this year.

CHANGES IN THE PATTERN OF PAPER 
   The paper will have fewer questions this year. Number of questions will be 26 instead of 29 last year. There will be more weight given to application based questions in the examination. The breakdown of the questions is:

  • Five one mark questions
  • Five two marks questions
  • Twelve three marks questions
  • One four marks Value based question
  • Three five marks questions.

CHANGES IN THE PHYSICS SYLLABUS

New Additions

  • Addition supplementary material has been issued covering Internet, Mobile Telephony and GPS basics.
  • Basic Idea about FM and difference between AM and FM.
Deletions
  • Van de Graff Generator
  • Human Eye and defects
  • Production and detection of AM waves
  • Transistor use as an oscillator and as a switch
But again I will advice just to read these deleted topics also as still they might ask questions from them. These deleted topics have been cross checked with last year syllabus but still I fear that questions may come as even the latest reading material issued by KVs also have questions on them

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Maharashtra back to CET for engineering from next year

The state government is most likely to withdraw its participation from the Joint Entrance Exam (Main) conducted by the Centre for admissions to the state's engineering colleges. Minister for higher and technical education Vinod Tawde announced the state's plans to conduct its own common entrance test (CET) for engineering admissions from 2016. The decision, once implemented, will be a relief to more than 1 lakh students, who seek admissions to engineering seats in the state. Prior to 2014, the state was conducting its own test. 

Tawde made the statement while interacting with the media in Vile Parle. He said, "It is not possible to make any changes this year as forms for JEE (Main) have already been filled. But from next year, I have suggested that the state conduct its own CET for engineering admissions." Elaborating on reasons for the decision, he said, "There is a big lobby of private coaching institutes which charges students over Rs 2.5 lakh to coach students for JEE (Main), which is based on CBSE syllabus. If the state conducts its own CET, based on state board syllabus, it will help students from rural areas." 

Parents and private engineering colleges' associations have been long seeking the shift from JEE (Main) to CET. "For our students, coping with the vast JEE (Main) syllabus was difficult. Also, engineering aspirants have to focus on their scores for class XII and JEE (Main)," said Subhash Joshi, former professor of Patkar College in Goregaon. 
Tawde said the government will continue to give 50% weightage to class XII scores and 50% to CET scores instead of the JEE (Main). 

Officials from the technical education department said if the state goes back to its own CET, it should have a common MHT-CET. "If medical and engineering entrance tests will be held by the state, a combined test is better," said an official. "Students then will not have to take the physics and chemistry tests twice." 
COURTESY: TIMES OF INDIA

Sunday, February 08, 2015

JEE MAIN: Applicants can correct their academic details again in month of March

Applicants of JEE Main can correct their academic details again in the month of March, 2015. Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has issued a notice in this regard, according to which the applicants will be able to make correction in their academic details including Board name and Class 12 roll number, while downloading the admit card. The applicants who could not fill the board roll number of class 12th in their JEE (Main) application form, must ensure to fill it at the time of downloading the admit card of JEE Main-2015. Link for downloading the JEE Main-2015 admit card expected to available from March 1st, 2015.
Only those applicants who are writing their board exam in 2015 will be able to avail the facility of entering the roll number. However, correction in academic details can be made by all applicants. But, candidates will be allowed to submit class 12th roll number and rectify their academic detail only during downloading the admit card.
In January, 2015 (from January 19th to 31st, 2015) candidates were also given an opportunity to correct the discrepancies in application form and uploaded images. Now, applicants must take care that corrections can be made only in the academic details. Incase if a candidate failed to submit their academic details in stipulated format.
Joint Entrance Examination Main(JEE Main) is an all India common entrance examination which is conducted by the CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education).JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) is being conducted into two parts, JEE-Main and JEE-Advanced. JEE-Advanced is conducted for admission in IITs and ISM, Dhanbad. JEE-Main is conducted for the admission in NITs, IIITs, Centrally/State Funded Universities.
 
Courtesy: JagranJosh

Monday, February 02, 2015

CBSE XII PHYSICS MOCK PAPER

To help you get familiar with the new pattern this year I will be publishing a mock test paper based strictly on the latest guidelines of CBSE on 8 Feb'2015. Since I can't upload pdf over here please send me your request with your academic details on siddharth@yourssid.com.