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Sunday, May 24, 2015

JEE ADVANCED 2015 RANK PREDICTOR

Well it will take some time to come up with realistic predictions but its sure that anyone scoring marks >450 will be in top 10-15.

Well it is still turning out very difficult to predict this year but I just feel it will be somewhat similar to JEE 2008. I am posting the data for jee 2008 actual ranks vs marks(out of 489)
Rank  Marks
1        433
501    287
1001  263
1501  248
2001  236
2501  227
3001  219
3501  212
4001  206
4501  200
5001 195
5501 191
6001 186
6501 182
7001 179
7501 175
7903 172

This year its more difficult due to negative marking. I feel this will be the distribution this year with 10 marks downward shift atleast at some places.
Added on 10 June
After the declaration of official key we now can see claims of top scorers coming. Bansal Classes, the pioneer of IIT Coaching has put of on his fb page that they are expecting AIR 1 with the score 465/504.
If its true I feel that distribution will shift to higher marks from 2008 data I quoted.

ADDED ON 13 JUNE: 00:05 AM
our prediction is true. IITs have lowered cutoffs and now its only 24.5%.

JEE ADVANCED 2015 PAPER ANALYSIS

This was truly a Paper deserved to be called an IIT Paper. From past many years it was coming easier as per standards of IIT JEE but this year its a treat for teachers also.

The most special thing about this paper was the marking scheme. It truly tested the ability of a candidate of picking up the right questions. Paper was designed to test both the concepts and calculations of a candidate in a very appropriate manner.The 50 % negative marking scheme will make sure that unlike of last few years there wont be 18-20K candidates reaching 35% barrier and I strongly feel that in reserved categories there might be many seats which are going to fall vacant.
Physics and Maths very more tough. Both involved lengthy calculations. The questions asked were much much above the level of NCERT and boards .


JEE ADVANCED 2015 ANALYSIS
The news reports related to the paper published in news dailies are given below:

1. IIT-JEE aspirants feel the heat
2.Cut-offs for IIT admissions this year likely to slide
3. JEE: Students fret over pattern change
4. JEE Advanced: Tougher paper, new marking scheme stump students
5. JEE Advance: IIT dreams run into Maths wall
6.JEE Advanced: Tougher paper, new marking scheme stump students

Saturday, May 23, 2015

JEE ADVANCED 2015 ANSWER KEY AND SOLUTIONS

Keep watching this space for fastest solutions of JEE ADVANCED 2015.
We expect to upload the answer key of Paper-1 by 5pm and paper-2 by 7pm.


CLICK HERE FOR THE ANSWER KEY 
PAPER 1 ANSWER  KEY

Physics Answer Key
Chemistry Answer Key
Mathematics Answer Key

PAPER -2 Answer Key

Physics Answer Key
Chemistry Answer Key
Mathematics Answer Key

With Four New IITs, your chances of entering into IITs increases by 7%: HT

With four new IITs, students appearing for the Joint Entrance Exam, Advanced (JEE Advanced) on May 24 stand a better chance of landing a seat at one of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) compared to last year with a 7% increase in probability.
While each new IITs’ intake capacity of 100 to 120 seats is one of main reasons for the increase in chances, there has also been a dip in the number of students. Only 1.2 lakh students will be appearing for the exam, compared to around 1.4 lakh last year.
Last year, around 9,800 BTech seats were up for grabs across 16 IITs. The number is now expected to cross 10,500, said officials from IIT Bombay.
The new IITs include the ones in Goa, Palakkad, Tirupathi and Chattisgarh. The fifth IIT, proposed in Jammu is yet to take off. The Indian School of Mines (ISM) Dhanbad will also be converted to an IIT next year.
The cut-off to appear for the JEE Advanced has also come down to 105 from 115 last year, coupled with the new rule that students scoring 75% or more in board exams will also be eligible for admissions, bettering their chances.
“The new IITs will surely increase the chances of students vying for a seat at IITs, however concerns such as lack of proper campuses and sustaining faculty are worrying,” Gautam Biswas, director, IIT Guwahati said.
Echoing Biswas’s concern, Dhiraj Sanghi, professor of computer science at IIT Kanpur said even now the eight IITs established between 2008 and 2009 are still facing the same issues.
Devang Khakhar, director of IIT Bombay said the new IITs will be mentored by the old ones. “There will be mentoring in form of sending faculty members and providing guidance, “he said.

This story has been published on Hindustan Times. You can read it here

Saturday, May 16, 2015

BITSAT CUTOFF SCORES OF 2012, 2013, 2014

Cut-off BITSAT scores



 
Degree programme at Pilani Campus
Cut-off BITSAT-2014 score
B.E.(Hons.): Chemical
326
B.E.(Hons.): Civil
322
B.E.(Hons.): Electrical & Electronics
359
B.E.(Hons.): Mechanical
351
B.E.(Hons.): Manufacturing
311
B.Pharm.(Hons.)
160
B.E.(Hons.): Computer Science
375
B.E.(Hons.): Electronics & Instrumentation
346
M.Sc.(Hons.): Biological Sciences
300
M.Sc.(Hons.): Chemistry
310
M.Sc.(Hons.): Economics
323
M.Sc.(Hons.): Mathematics
321
M.Sc.(Hons.): Physics
316
 
 
 
Degree programme at Goa Campus
Cut-off BITSAT-2014 score
B.E.(Hons.): Chemical
295
B.E.(Hons.): Electrical and Electronics
315
B.E.(Hons.): Mechanical
312
B.E.(Hons.): Computer Science
339
B.E.(Hons.): Electronics & Instrumentation
305
M.Sc.(Hons.): Biological Sciences
285
M.Sc.(Hons.): Chemistry
288
M.Sc.(Hons.): Economics
296
M.Sc.(Hons.): Mathematics
294
M.Sc.(Hons.): Physics
293
 
 
 
Degree programme at Hyderabad Campus
Cut-off BITSAT-2014 score
B.E.(Hons.): Chemical
294
B.E.(Hons.): Civil
300
B.E.(Hons.): Electrical and Electronics
311
B.E.(Hons.): Mechanical
308
B.E.(Hons.): Computer Science
329
B.E.(Hons.): Electronics & Communication
317
B.E.(Hons.): Electronics & Instrumentation
307
B.E.(Hons.): Manufacturing
293
B.Pharm.(Hons.)
160
M.Sc.(Hons.): Biological Sciences
284
M.Sc.(Hons.): Chemistry
286
M.Sc.(Hons.): Economics
293
M.Sc.(Hons.): Mathematics
291
M.Sc.(Hons.): Physics
291
 
Degree programme at Pilani CampusCut-off BITSAT-2013 score
B.E.(Hons.): Chemical309
B.E.(Hons.): Civil308
B.E.(Hons.): Electrical & Electronics343
B.E.(Hons.): Mechanical337
B.E.(Hons.): Manufacturing300
B.Pharm.(Hons.)266
B.E.(Hons.): Computer Science354
B.E.(Hons.): Electronics & Instrumentation332
M.Sc.(Hons.): Biological Sciences284
M.Sc.(Hons.): Chemistry295
M.Sc.(Hons.): Economics308
M.Sc.(Hons.): Mathematics304
M.Sc.(Hons.): Physics303
   
Degree programme at Goa CampusCut-off BITSAT-2013 score
B.E.(Hons.): Chemical279
B.E.(Hons.): Electrical and Electronics305
B.E.(Hons.): Mechanical300
B.E.(Hons.): Computer Science323
B.E.(Hons.): Electronics & Instrumentation291
M.Sc.(Hons.): Biological Sciences268
M.Sc.(Hons.): Chemistry273
M.Sc.(Hons.): Economics282
M.Sc.(Hons.): Mathematics279
M.Sc.(Hons.): Physics279
Degree programme at Hyderabad CampusCut-off BITSAT-2013 score
B.E.(Hons.): Chemical280
B.E.(Hons.): Civil290
B.E.(Hons.): Electrical and Electronics300
B.E.(Hons.): Mechanical299
B.E.(Hons.): Computer Science316
B.E.(Hons.): Electronics & Communication308
B.E.(Hons.): Electronics & Instrumentation295
B.E.(Hons.): Manufacturing277
B.Pharm.(Hons.)272
M.Sc.(Hons.): Biological Sciences266
M.Sc.(Hons.): Chemistry272
M.Sc.(Hons.): Economics282
M.Sc.(Hons.): Mathematics276
M.Sc.(Hons.): Physics276
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

Thursday, May 14, 2015

IIIT BHUBANESWAR 2015 B.TECH ADMISSIONS

The'International Institute of Information Technology, Bhubaneswar' is an information technology higher education and a unitary university institute located in BhubaneswarOdishaIndia. It is one of the Institutes of national importance in Odisha. It was established in 2006 by the Government of Odisha.It is a University Grants Commission (India) (UGC) recognised Unitary Technical University. The campus is located in Gothapatna, Bhubaneswar.

This Year Seat allotment shall be done purely based on the merit list generated from JEE Main 2015 scores.
I presumes that scores >120 should try for it.

For more information visit
https://sites.google.com/a/iiit-bh.ac.in/admissions/

Monday, May 11, 2015

CBSE Board Results By may End : Times of India

 To read the report
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/education/news/CBSE-Board-results-by-May-end/articleshow/47227295.cms

The Class X and XII board results of Central Board of Secondary Education will be declared on the third and fourth week of May respectively.

According to sources in the CBSE, the Class X results are likely to be declared on either May 19 or May 20, 2015. "The Class XII results are likely to be ready by May 25 and the board will declare it by May 27 or May 28, 2015," said an official in the exam branch.

The board officials said that the Class XII results could be declared in two or three phase - Chennai region could be the first region to get the results and then the Patna and Bhubaneshwar region in the third phase. The All India results are likely to be declared on May 27, 2015.

In Class X, a total of 13,73,853 students registered for the exam this year, which is around 3.3% increase from that of 2014. In Class XII, a total of 10,40,368 students registered for the exams this year, of which 6,07,383 are boys and 4,32,985 are girls.

This year Class XII exams have been dubbed as among the toughest in the history of the board. Students and even a section of schools sent their representation to the board regarding the difficulty level of exams like mathematics and physics.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Over 1 in 6 students drop out of IIT race after JEE (Main): TOI

More than one in six students eligible to appear for JEE (Advanced) for admission to the coveted IITs has preferred to drop out of the race. While lakhs of students appeared for the JEE (Main) exam with an eye on the IIT seat, 27,660 students who qualified for JEE (Advanced) either opted out of the process or might have missed the deadline to register for it. The cut-off for eligibility for JEE (Advanced) this year was 105. 

While there is no single reason this trend could be attributed to, professors say some of the fence-sitters may have qualified but avoided the gruelling process of appearing for another exam. An IIT-B professor said, "The IITs are yet to analyze the data of students who have not registered for JEE (Advanced). There could be many reasons for their decision." 

He added that 10 states, including Maharashtra, accept JEE (Main) scores for admissions to their own engineering institutions. 

"There will be quite a few students from these states whose main aim is to get into a leading engineering institution in the state and remain close to their family rather than go to the IITs. These students might have appeared for JEE (Main) to use their scores for admission in state institutions," he said. 

Another professor said some students who did not register for JEE (Advanced) might have secured seats in universities abroad. Others, he added, may have just made the grade and may have chosen not to go through the pressure of another competitive exam. 

Praveen Tyagi, from a coaching institute, said many students who were aware of their potential chose to drop out of the JEE (Advanced) despite qualifying for it. "They prefer focusing on other competitive exams which are not as difficult as those conducted by the IITs or are happy with the scores in JEE (Main) that will ensure a seat in the NITs," said Tyagi. 

Of the 1.52 lakh students who qualified in the JEE (Main) exam, around 1.24 lakh registered for the JEE (Advanced) to be held on May 24. The last day for registration was May 7. For the last two years, a two-tier exam has been conducted for admissions to IITs. The top 1.5 lakh students who qualify in the JEE (Main) are eligible to appear for JEE (Advanced). Last year, 1.27 lakh students registered for JEE (Advanced). The exam will be conducted by IIT-Bombay this year along with other IITs. This year, with the addition of four new IITs, over 10,000 seats are available for students to choose from. 



Students who qualified to appear for JEE (Advanced): 1.5 lakh (Girls: 28,104, Boys: 1.2lakh) 

Students who registered for JEE (Advanced): 1.2lakh 

Students who chose to opt of JEE (Advanced)/missed deadline: 27,660


Courtesy: Times of India

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Spoiled JEE/AIPMT: Now Here are some Choices for you

I just read this article while surfing on TribuneIndia website. I am sharing it for you here and you can also directly read it at
http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/jobs-careers/the-scientific-advantage/76557.html

With almost all major entrance exams, including JEE, AIPMT, for professional courses getting over, several students of the Science stream and their parents are looking for options just in case they miss the bus for the coveted BTech and MBBS courses. Every year a vast majority of students who take these tests either do not make the grade, or have to choose institutes of dubious reputation. Many also make a complete shift and opt for Commerce stream rather than into looking at the many alternatives available in the realm of science.
If you have a scientific or technical bent of mind, like the challenges of problem solving and working with different kinds of tools and materials, you don’t need to jump into a business course. Today science and engineering is not confined to the obvious spheres of physics and chemistry, or mechanical, chemical and electrical, but has a vast scope in many diverse and interesting fields of work. Here are some interesting options that are worth checking out:
1 BSc in Food Technology/ Food Science
This programme draws from many disciplines such as biology, chemical engineering, and biochemistry. It covers research and investigation into a variety of foods properties and compositions and deals with the techniques and principles involved in processing and preserving food substances. The application of food science and technology helps in manufacturing safe, wholesome and nutritious food products. The production, preservation, processing and handling, and the canning and packaging of food materials requires food scientists and technologists, chemists, bio-technologists, technicians and engineers.
Eligibility: Plus II with physics, chemistry, and biology. The BTech courses may require maths. You can also take up MSc in Food Processing Management, after a general BSc degree. Some universities in India offer degree courses in home science, food technology and food science and in specialised areas like fisheries, or dairy sciences. The duration of these courses is normally three years, and all courses require a background in science.
There are also a variety of courses, short-term certificate, craft and diploma courses at various polytechnics, food-craft institutes and universities.
Prominent courses and institutes:
Food Science and Technology:
  • University of Mysore, Mysore.
  • Central Food Technology Research Institute, Mysore (with branches in Karnataka and Mumbai).
  • Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur
  • Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore
Fruit Technology:
  • Krishi Vishwa Vidalaya, Himachal Pradesh.
  • Fruit Technology Institute, Lucknow
Sugar Technology:
  • National Sugar Institute, Kanpur.
Fisheries Science:
  • Central Institute of Fisheries Education (with four training centres in Barrackpore(WB); Kakinada (AP); Lucknow and Mumbai.
Dairy Technology:
  • National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal & Bangalore
The road ahead:
You can start working directly after graduation, or get a PG degree or diploma in a specialised food area or an MBA in agri/food business management. With professional training you can find jobs in food processing companies, food research labs, with food wholesalers, retailers and even in hotels, restaurants, hospitals and other catering establishments. Companies like Britannia, Nestle, Amul, ITC, Pepsi and many others recruit food scientists/technologists. Public sector undertakings like FCI also recruit people in this field.
2 BSc (H) Polymer Science
This is a three-year inter-disciplinary science degree that imparts knowledge and training in the production and uses of polymer materials. The course covers fields like polymer processing, polymer chemistry, polymer blends and composites, introduction to fibre science and rubber technology, polymer in environment, research and development, marketing and sales, and polymer waste management etc.
Polymer science is a specialised field of chemistry which deals with moulded materials, plastic, as well as synthetic fibres. It is an important and growing field as its applications are versatile particularly in industries related to plastics, packaging, sports, medicine, perfumes and preservatives, plastic materials etc.
Eligibility: Plus II with physics, chemistry and mathematics and minimum 60 per cent marks. There are a few colleges offering this course, among them is Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Sciences at Delhi University.
After getting a BSc in polymer science, it is best to complete MSc in Polymer Science before looking for employment. You can also take up MSc Polymer science after BSc in any subject. Some of the institutes offering this course include Chaudhury Charan Singh Agricultural University, Hisar and Meerut, Mohalal Sukhadia University, Udaipur, Wadia College, Pune. The Central Institute of Plastic Engineering & Technology (CIPET) with 16 centres across the country conducts specialised academic programmes at doctoral, PG, UG, diploma and post diploma levels.
The road ahead:
You can work with polymer and plastics manufacturing industries, in petrochemicals, and engineering plants and in the petroleum and natural gas sector such as in the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., Gas Authority of India Ltd., Reliance Industries Ltd., Indian Space Research Organisation, Maruti, Volvo, JK Tyres, Asian Paints etc
3  BTech in carpet and textile technology
A specialised four-year programme in Carpet and Textile Engineering is offered at the Indian Institute of Carpet Technology, Bhadoi, UP, set up by the Ministry of Textiles, which deals with the scientific techniques of producing and manufacturing different forms of yarns and textiles for the carpet and textile industries. The main aim of this course is to design and control all aspects of production process, machinery, products and fibres. Students are also taught to handle advances in carpet technology, home textile technology and textile design as also management, testing and quality control.
Eligibility: Plus II with physics, chemistry and maths. Admission is through JEE.
The road ahead:
Jobs for graduates from this field are mainly with the textile and carpet industries, in marketing and merchandising of carpets and textiles, in textile design, with fibre and yarn manufacturers and in the craft sector.
4  BTech in printing technology
This four-year course teaches students the basics of printing technology, including performing typesetting, designing, pasting, plate making, image setting, camera work, as well as computer graphics and digital printing. 
Eligibility: Plus II with physics, chemistry and maths. For the BTech/BE course, admission is through all-India level tests (like AIEEE) or the state-level engineering competitive examinations. Diploma holders can get admission in second year directly through LEET.
Several universities offer degree courses in printing technology. Some of these are:
  • Guru Jambeshwar University of Science and Technology Hisar
  • Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra
  • Somany Institute of Technology and Management Rewari, Haryana.
  • Harcourt Butler technological institute, Kanpur 
  • Anna University, College of Engineering, Guindy, Chennai 
  • Six regional schools of printing technology
The road ahead:
There is a huge demand for qualified printing professionals in India, particularly in printing and publishing companies, media houses, advertising agencies, newspapers/ magazines, government presses, machine manufacturers and packaging industries. There are also jobs in government in postal presses, currency presses, university presses, bank-owned presses, test-book presses, stationary printing presses, etc. There are also opportunities for doing freelance work, or setting up one’s own DTP set-up.
5  BDes in Footwear Design & Production
This four-year programme combines the design and technology elements of footwear production.  This course is offered by the Footwear Design and Development Institute that has campuses in Noida, Fursatganj, Chennai, Kolkata, Rohtak, Chhindwara, Jodhpur, and Guna. The aim of the programme is to create manpower in the field of footwear design, production and merchandising inculcating knowledge and skill about the latest technology and modern practices, relevant to the footwear industry.  The course covers product knowledge, material understanding, design, styling, product development with the usage and exposure of high-end software and equipment, basic engineering technologies, the intricacies involved in the manufacturing operations along with management subjects like economics, principles of management, marketing, HRM, project management etc.
Eligibility: Plus II/intermediate with subjects from any stream. Although science is not necessary for this course, a science background could be useful as footwear is the most essential accessory requiring sophisticated machinery and technically skilled professionals.
The Central Footwear Training Institute, Chennai, and Central Institute of Footwear technology, Agra also offer different courses in footwear technology. 
The road ahead:
With the ever-increasing demand for footwear in leather, synthetic and variety of different materials, as well as for  all diverse purposes, and with big players both national and international such as Reebok and Nike, Bata making huge investments in this area, there will always be jobs for the professionally trained, in footwear industries, the retail sector, buying houses and footwear accessories and related industries.
6  BSc Forestry/ Environment Science
These two or three-year degree programmes broadly cover forestry, wildlife and environment protection and provide the understanding and knowledge of various principles and concepts of science and social sciences, as the case may be, in order to protect and preserve environment.  While forestry specialists work to maintain and regenerate forestry resources, environmental scientists also conduct research studies in order to develop theories or methods of abating and controlling the sources of environmental degradation.
Various universities and institutes offer training in these fields. Courses in forestry and environmental sciences at graduate and post-graduate levels are available in Bangalore, Delhi (JNU and IP University) Garhwal, Indore and Pune universities among others. Specialised courses in subjects related to the environment, ecology, wildlife and forestry are available at the Salim Ali School of Ecology, Pondicherry, The Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, the National Institute of Environment, Lucknow, the Indian Institute of Forestry Management, Bhopal among others.
Eligibility: Plus II with science, preferably biology.
The road ahead:
With the widespread realisation of the need for environmental planning and control, large numbers of business organisations are going into environment protection services as well as the manufacture and sales of environment friendly goods. Universities and the Ministry of Environment, and institutes such as the Bombay Natural History Society, the Hakine Institute, the Cancer Research Institute, the National Institute of Oceanography, the National Institute of Virology, Botanical Surveys of India and so on, also offer opportunities to environmentalists, particularly in the area of research and study programmes focusing on industrial pollution, waste management and alternatives to chemical technology. There is huge scope in research and development with international agencies and environment and wildlife organisation around the world. Various non-governmental as well as governmental and international organisations employ forestry and environment experts as consultants in spreading awareness regarding the deterioration of the forest cover, and for the preservation of natural resources. 
The above options are just some of the numerous opportunities for those looking for a career in the sciences. A degree in science can enable you to work with organisations in industry, engineering, information technology, as well as stimulating careers in research and the building of knowledge in any particular field of science. While many scientific jobs are research-oriented and are located in universities or institutes, a number of jobs involve the application of science to an industrial and engineering problem. 
So before you throw away these options and plunge into the BCom and BBA courses, think about what you love to study and plan your career goals accordingly.