Friday, December 30, 2016


CBSE has extended the deadline for filling JEE MAIN application forms in view of difficulties faced due to mandatory AADHAAR usage this time.

Friday, December 16, 2016


This is the question everyone asks "Which exams I should appear in?"
To answer that I will divide entrance exams into different categories:

CATEGORY 1: Mandatory

A)  JEE MAIN and JEE ADVANCED- Online application has already started and last date is 2 January. The website URL is

JEE is an all India common engineering entrance examination which is conducted for admission in various engineering colleges and courses all over the country.
JEE is being conducted in two parts, JEE-Main and JEE-Advanced.

JEE-Main exam is for admission in IIITs (Indian Institutes of Information Technology), NITs (National Institutes of Technology), CFTIs (Central Funded Technical Institute) and IIEST Shibpur, for admission to its dual degree programme.
Examination Pattern: JEE-Main Exam has two papers, Paper-1 and Paper-2. Candidates may opt for either or both of them. Both papers contain multiple choice questions.
·   Paper-1 is for admission in B.E./B.Tech (online and offline).This usually has 30 questions each of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
·    Paper-2 is for admission in B.Arch and B.Planning (offline only).
Official Website:

JEE-Advanced is for admission in Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).The merit list is purely on basis of performance in JEE ADVANCED examination.Students who qualify JEE-Mains can appear for JEE-Advanced examination. Approximately 200,000 students qualify to appear for JEE-Advanced examination.
A candidate can attempt this exam a maximum of two times and that too in consecutive years.
Examination Pattern: It consists of 2 papers of three hour duration each taken in two shifts on same day. Both papers have equal number of questions of Physics, Chemistry and Maths. It is available in two languages- English and Hindi. Candidates have to attempt objective type (multiple choice) and numerical answer type questions that are designed to test comprehension, reasoning and analytical ability of candidates. Some sections carry negative marking also.
Official website:

Other Colleges taking admissions on basis of JEE ADVANCED 
Following are the colleges which gives admissions on basis of performance in JEE ADVANCED examination
1.      Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs)
To promote high quality scientific education, research and training, Ministry of HumanResource Development (MHRD), Government of India has set up six Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs). They offer a five year BS-MS Dual Degree program. It has three channels for admitting students
1.Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) Basic Science Stream
2.Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced)
3.State and Central Boards
Applications are invited in June month.
Official Website:
2.      Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST)
 It is the first university in Asia to be solely dedicated to the study and research of outer space.It was inaugurated on 14 September 2007 by G. Madhavan Nair, the then Chairman of ISRO.[3] IIST was set up by the Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO) under the Department of Space, Government of India.It offers  three different courses in B.Tech were offered, namely B.Tech in Aerospace, Avionics and Physical Sciences. 
Admissions are based on performance in JEE ADVANCED. Forms and detailed advertisement is published around month of April.
3.      Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology
 It is a training and education institute that gives technical and management training to the petroleum industry and was formally opened on July 2008. It has been accorded the Institute of National Importance status and admits undergraduate students from the rank list of students who have qualified JEE(Advanced) Examination.
Official website:

4.      Indian Institute of Science (IISc)
Bachelor of Science (Research) Program is a new program offered from 2011. It is designed to serve as a launching pad for research and doctoral studies in science and technology. Major disciplines currently offered include Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Materials, Mathematics and Physics. Admissions are based on scores from the following national examinations: KVPY-SA, KVPY-SB, KVPY-SX/SB+2, JEE(Mains and Advanced), AIPMT.
Official website:

Following are some prominent colleges which admit students on basis of JEE MAIN examination:
 IIITH is one of the top Computer Science institutes of the country. The institute runs Computer Science courses and research projects and is focused on research. Admissions are based on performance in JEE MAIN Paper-1 examination. Also it admits students qualified in Olympiads/KVPY on basis of a separate written test.
Forms are generally filled in May or June.
Official website:

2.      IIIT Delhi/NSIT/DTU
Admissions to these institutes are done on basis of JEE MAIN rank. A separate Joint counseling is done for them. Separate forms are filled in June end.
Official website:

3.      DAIICT, Gandhinagar
The institute's offers B.Tech program in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) .Admissions are done on basis of JEE MAIN. Separate forms are to be filled in May/June.

4.    LNMIIT, Jaipur
It is one of the better private colleges in India. Admissions are based on JEE MAIN Paper -1 Score. Applications are invited generally in March/April.
Official website:
5.    NIRMA, Ahmedabad
Institute of Technology, NIRMA University admits students on basis of JEE MAIN examination. Applications are invited in June month.
Official website:

There are also many other colleges which admits students on basis of JEE MAIN viz TIET Patiala, IIIT Bhubaneswar,etc.

B) BITSAT-Application are generally filled in Dec-Jan. For exact details visit

Also if your state is conducting seperate examination for engineering entrance, you must apply for them.
The other exams you can think of if you feel admission in above colleges will be a tough task for you you can apply in one or two of below mentioned examinations.

A)VITEEE- For admission in VIT. This year it will be in month of April and will be a computer based Test. The forms are already on their website.

B) SRMJEEE: Forms are already available.
C) MANIPAL University-Forms will be available soon

Well in case you want to know more about exams and forms do feel free to contact me through your comments on the blog.


Tuesday, December 13, 2016

How to Fill JEE MAIN 2017 Form: Step by Step Guide

Dear Readers,
To help you fill the JEE MAIN form correctly I am writing this step by step guide so that you don't feel any problem.
First of all read these instructions given on JEE MAIN website carefully, you must keep with you your 10 class marksheet/certificate, Aadhaar card and scanned images of your photograph with date of photograph and your name printed on it and your signature.

Step1: Log on to the website (I will advice to use Chrome)

Step 2: On the home page just scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on Apply For JEE MAIN -2017 Link

Step 3:A pop up regarding Aadhaar will open up close that 

Step 4:On the Root Login Page now you will see New Candidate Registration written on left. Click on Apply For JEE MAIN 2017 LINK below that.

Step 5:Again Aadhaar Notification Notice will pop up and you will have to close it again.

Step 6:On the Registration page scroll down to bottom check the box saying I have read the information.... and click on Proceed to Apply Online
Step 7: Now first an Authentication Form will open up asking you for your Nationality(A drop down menu is given where you have to select ) , State of Eligibility(from where you have passed your XII examination) and when you fill this another field open up asking for state from where you have appeared for class XII examination. Then you have to select Identification Type which has three drop down fields to choose from: AADHAAR Number, AADHAAR Enrollment Number, Number obtained from CBSE office.
Fill all these details as can see from the attached pictures and also you have to give your consent for using your AADHAAR details from UIDAI and finally click on SUBMIT.

Step 8: Then the Application Form comes up in which first you have to provide Exam Related Details, First you have to select the papers you are applying for PAPER-1 only(for B.E./ B.Tech) or Paper II only(for Architecture) or for both. Then Mode of Examination : Pen and Paper Based or ONLINE mode and then you will have to select CHoice of Examination Centres.

Step 9 : Then you will be asked about your Personal Details as shown in the pic below

Step 10: Then you will have to fill the academic details as shown below
Step 11: Then you have to fill your Mailing details

Step 12: Then you have to provide details of your Guardians education and Income and then select a password and then fill the security key displayed and click on NEXT

Step 12: Then you will asked to be review your Application details and if correct click on Submit

This completes the first Part of you APPLICATION and now you will be displayed your Application Number


  • The scanned images of photograph and Signature should be in jpg/jpeg format only.
  • Size of the photo image must be greater than 4 kb and less than 40 kb.
  • Size of the signature image must be greater than 1 kb and less than 30 kb.
  • Dimension of photograph image should be 3.5 cm(width) x 4.5 cm(Height) only.
  • Dimension of signature image should be 3.5 cm(length) x 1.5 cm(Height) only.

NOTE : The Candidate will be able to modify/correct the particulars before the payment of fees. Once the payment of fee has been made / e-Challan downloaded, candidate particulars cannot be edited.

Step 14: Pay Examination Fee by debit/credit card or e-Challan of Syndicate/Canara/ICICI/HDFC Bank  

  • Payment by Debit/Credit Card: The candidate has to select Debit/Credit Card option to pay the application fee and follow the online instruction to complete the payment of fee. After successful payment, candidate will be able to print the acknowledgment Page. In case the acknowledgment page is not generated after payment of fee then the transaction is cancelled and amount will be refunded to the candidate account with in a week and however the candidate has to make another transaction till the Acknowledgment Page is not generated

  • Payment by Bank e-challan: The candidate has to select bank (Syndicate/Canara/ICICI/HDFC) to deposit the application fee through e-Challan mode. As soon as he/she selects, an e-Challan will be generated containing specific details of the candidate along with amount to be paid. The candidate has to take a printout of the same and take it to the nearest branch of the selected bank for making payment. After the confirmation of fee deposited from Bank/CBSE, the candidate will be able to print the Acknowledgment Page. In case the Acknowledgment Page is not generated, the candidate should contact the concerned bank/branch to update his/her transaction.

Hope this post helps you in filling you JEE MAIN FORM.
For any more clarification you can post your querry in comments

Thursday, December 01, 2016


In reference to admission notice for JEE(Main) 2017 published in the news papers on 22/11/2016 regarding provision of Aadhaar at the time of filling online application for JEE (Main) 2017, following is being clarified ;

 1. The use of Aadhaar for the applicants of JEE (Main) 2017 will result in accuracy of the applicants’ details. This will also help in ascertaining identities of the applicants at the examination centres in a convenient and hassle free manner. Aadhaar obviates the need for producing multiple documents to prove one’s identity.

 2. The provisions of the Aadhaar Act and Regulations under the Act have come into effect from 14th September, 2016 and notifications to this effect have been published in the Official Gazette. Section 57 of the Aadhaar Act 2016 permits the use of Aadhaar number for establishing the identity of an individual for any purpose pursuant to any law or any contract to this effect. 

3. Accordingly, CBSE has decided to use Aadhaar for the applicants of JEE (Main) 2017, and hereby notifies the following:
 3.1 Applicants who are in possession of Aadhaar, shall enter Aadhaar number, name, date of birth & gender in online application for JEE (Main) 2017 for the purpose of his/her identity and authentication thereof. 
3.2 Applicants not yet enrolled for Aadhaar, are hereby required to make application for Aadhaar enrolment in case he/she is entitled to obtain Aadhaar as per section 3 of Aadhaar Act. Such applicant may visit any Aadhaar enrolment center (list available at to get enrolled for Aadhaar.
 3.3 In order to facilitiate such applicants who are not having Aadhaar, the CBSE has specially set up facilitation centres in each city of examination for the purpose of Aadhaar enrolment. The applicants can approach such facilitation centres who will not charge any amount from any applicant for Aadhaar enrolment. The list of the facilitation centre is available on These applicants who have enrolled for Aadhaar and have not received Aadhaar should enter 28 digit Aadhaar Enrolment ID printed on the Aadhaar enrolment slip at the time of filling online application form for JEE(Main) 2017.
 3.4 In case Aadhaar enrolment facility is not available at the facilitation centres, the applicants should submit a request for Aadhaar enrolment. The facilitation centre will issue a registration number to such applicants. This registration number should be entered by the applicants at the time of filling online application form for JEE(Main) 2017. 

4. A Circular to all CBSE affiliated schools is being issued for the awareness of applicants regarding the requirement of Aadhaar to apply for JEE (Main) 2017.

5. The above provisions shall be applicable in all states except J&K, Assam & Meghalaya.

6. The applicants who have passed or appearing in Class XII examination from the states of J&K, Assam & Meghalaya need to enter the passport number, ration card number, bank account number or any other valid Govt. identity number provided they should select the city of examination in these states only.  

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Its Raining PPOs at IITs this year


Pre-placement offers to students at the Indian Institutes of Technology have scaled a record high this year, indicating a bumper recruitment season ahead amid growing inclination among leading employers to hire through the tried-and-tested internship route. 

The number of offers at some IITs has already shot up about a third than that a year ago, officials said, even as companies have more than two weeks left to snap up talent through PPOs from the premier engineering institutes. 

IIT-BHU in Varanasi has already registered more than 32% jump in the number of PPOs to 94 from 71in the whole of last year. At IIT Roorkee, the number of PPOs has seen a 27% increase to 108 so far, from 85 a year ago. 

Placement officers and students at other IITs including those in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kharagpur and Guwahati said the institutes are seeing an increase in PPOs, with most of them recording the highest number of offers ever this year. 

IIT Kharagpur has so far received 170 PPOs, close to what it received in the entire last year. The institute is confident of crossing at least 200 this year, officials said. IIT Madras is also within touching distance of last year's final tally of 69, having received 63 PPOs already. 

Wednesday, October 26, 2016


COURTESY: The Telegraph
The government is considering a proposal to have all the deemed universities and engineering colleges admit their students through the Joint Entrance Examination Main and common counselling.
Such single-window admission, the human resource development ministry believes, will help ensure standards across colleges and curb the racket of capitation fee-driven teaching shops.
Admission to medical and dental courses is already governed by a common exam. The Supreme Court recently ruled that all medical and dental colleges and deemed universities must admit students through the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test, allowing certain exemptions only for this year.
"We are looking at a proposal to have all the engineering institutions admit students through the JEE Main," a senior ministry official said.
Sources said the University Grants Commission, the higher education regulator, might be asked to pass such a regulation.
The Central Board of Secondary Education conducts the JEE Main, which now regulates admission to the National Institutes of Technology, the Indian Institutes of Information Technology and state-level engineering colleges in places such as Haryana and Gujarat.
The JEE Main also functions as a screening test for the JEE Advanced, which governs admissions to the Indian Institutes of Technology.
Currently, JEE Main-based admission to national-level institutes is done through a national-level process of common counselling. If and when all the institutions start admitting students through the JEE Main, separate state-level common counselling processes will have to be held.
Sources said that if a state does not want to conduct common counselling for its engineering colleges, these institutions might be allowed their individual counselling processes - but they must be a transparent online exercise.
Common counselling is key to checking the illegal practice, adopted by some institutions, of allowing candidates to leapfrog rivals higher on the merit list by paying hefty capitation fees. In case of common counselling, done online, institutes cannot breach the merit list.
More than 100 entrance tests are now held - at the state and institution levels - for admission to the country's 4,000 engineering colleges, forcing candidates to travel to multiple centres. A single entrance test and common counselling will bring relief to lakhs of aspiring engineers.
Most of India's 123 deemed universities now admit students through their own entrance tests and counselling processes. There are instances of candidates getting impersonators to take the test on their behalf to secure higher scores.
In 2012, the human resource development ministry had unsuccessfully tried to persuade all engineering colleges to admit students through the JEE Main. This time it's thinking of making the directive mandatory.

Sunday, October 16, 2016


  • JEE Main-2017  Important dates

  • Applications will be accepted from -December 2016(Tentative)

  • Offline exam will be conducted on 02 April, 2017

  • Result of JEE MAIN 2017 to be declared on 27 April, 2017

JEE Advanced-2017 Important dates

  • Registration begins from 28 April 2017 to 2 May, 2017

  • Date of Examination: 21 May 2017

Display of ORS:  31 May to 3 June 2017

Result of JEE ADVANCED to be declared on 11 June 2017

You can check other details from this link.

Sunday, September 25, 2016



1.The cut-off for the aggregate marks in Class 12 for SC and ST candidates will be reduced from 70 per cent to 65 per cent.
2.As per the new guideline from the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, OBC-NCL certificates issued after April 1, 2017 will be considered valid for JEE (Advanced) 2017.
3.From 2017, as many as 20,000 more candidates will be eligible to write the JEE (Advanced) after clearing JEE (Main) thus taking the total number of such candidates to 2.2 lakh.
4. IIT MADRAS will be conducting the examination this year.

High Court's intervention opened IIT doors

The Punjab and Haryana high court’s intervention has opened IIT doors for a Karnal student.
Nayan Bansal, who had secured 13,060th rank in the Joint Engineering Examination (JEE) advanced had failed to get admission in any of the IITs (Indian Institutes of Technology) or Indian School of Mines (ISM) in the six rounds of counselling conducted by Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) and the IIT Guwahati, the organising chairman of the JEE advanced (2016). However, seeing that seats were vacant in several IITs after counselling was over on July 20, the student had represented to authorities to give him admission in any of the college, where seats were lying vacant. As his representation was not heeded to, he approached the high court on July 28 with the same prayer seeking directions to admit him against any of the vacant seat.
This year, of the total 9,660 seats in IITs, as many as 73 seats have remained vacant after six rounds of counselling. In ISM, as per government report in high court, 23 seats had remained vacant out of total 912 due to non-joining of candidates, who were allotted these seats.

The high court held that the petition of the student deserved to be allowed and directed that the student be preferably admitted in IIT Ropar, since there was a seat vacant at the institute.
The high court bench of justice GS Sandhawalia took note of the various previous judgments passed by the high court in such matters and also that at the time of filling in choice of institutes the student had locked all the 233 choices in all 23 IITs/ISM in all disciplines/streams on July 29, thereby “showing his willingness” to join the BTech and other allied courses any of the institute.
For future, the high court bench advised the IITs to fill all the seats lying vacant even after completion of the last round of counselling by resorting to spot round counselling.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

NEET I and II combined results challenged in Supreme Court

The legal battle over the National Entrance cum Eligibility Test (NEET) for admission to medical colleges is set to continue. The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreeing to hear a fresh plea seeking the combined result of NEET phase I and phase II be set aside on the grounds that the question papers were of different “difficulty levels”.
The fresh petition alleged that NEET II was tougher than NEET I and the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) came out with a common result without “normalisation” or rationalisation of marks obtained by the medical aspirants in these two tests.
The plea, filed by a Bihar based medical aspirant Shivangi Singh who has already been selected in the combined result, was mentioned before a bench of justices A. R. Dave and L. Nageswara Rao for urgent hearing.
The bench agreed to hear the matter along with the other pending petitions on the issue next week. “Set aside/quash the combined result of NEET-I and NEET -II (UG) for sessions 2016-2017 prepared and declared on 16 August 2016 by CBSE by combining raw scores of candidates treating the same to be a single test and direct CBSE to prepare All India Merit List/rank on percentile basis after adopting ‘normalisation’ method for NEET-I and NEET-II test conducted on 1 May and 24 July,” the plea filed through advocate Manoj Singh said.
The plea said the declaration of combined result without normalising the marks obtained in by candidates in NEET-I and II was “illegal and unconstitutional and violative of their fundamental rights under Article 14, 19 and 21 of the Constitution”.
It said that treating NEET-I and II conducted on two different dates with two different sets of questions with different difficulty level as one single exam for determining the rank of candidates without applying the “normalisation” formula, amounted to placing NEET-I candidates higher in All India Ranking vis-a-vis candidates from NEET-II with poor score due to difference in difficulty level.
The plea also sought direction for appointing an independent committee of experts to ascertain the difference in difficulty level of the questions of NEET-I and II and applicability of “normalisation” method. The petitioner also sought direction to CBSE to rectify the errors in answer keys in question booklet of NEET-II and quash the wrong answers with a further direction to declare her result after making correction.

Sunday, July 24, 2016


Well after so much of drama and legal processes second phase of NEET was conducted today.
Click below for the answer key of the paper

Physics Analysis
Paper was overall a balanced paper with almost equal number of questions from class XI and XII Syllabus. Most of the questions were almost covered in all coaching institutes material. The question from X ray is beyond the prescribed syllabus. The dielectric question had a fundamental flaw. Overall it was almost similar to NEET 1 paper.
A score of 115+ is a good score.
Chemistry was tougher than than NEET 1. Some questions specially in organic were way beyond the syllabus students study.
A score of 120+ is a good score.
This was perhaps the easiest one and we expect students to score very well here. Almost all questions were NCERT based. Botany was very easy. Good students will be scoring 300+ here. Though if compared to NEET 1 it’s marginally tougher.
I believe if they do normalization NEET 2 students should get a slight jump.

Saturday, July 23, 2016


All the best to all the medical aspirants appearing for NEET-II.
Do check this space for analysis . cutoff and solutions after 3pm tomorrow

Sunday, June 12, 2016


IIT Guwahati declared JEE ADVANCED results today.
The cutoff are extremely low this year only 20 % (72 Marks out of 372) for General , 18% for OBC, 10 % for SC/ST.

Aman Bansal of Jaipur is AIR1.
Jee website is not working properly and hence students are facing difficulty in viewing results.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Colleges accepting JEE MAIN Score/Rank

Well all the major engineering entrance exams are over now and if you are searching for colleges which are good and take admissions based on JEE MAIN score or Rank and whose form are still open.

1. DAIICT:  Admission Basis- JEE MAIN RANK
                     Last Date to apply-30 June 2016
                     Cutoff Expected: Around 15000 AIR

2. IIIT Hyderabad:    Admission Basis- JEE MAIN SCORE
                                  Last Date to Apply-6 June 2016
                                  Cutoff Expected: B.Tech Courses: Marks >225
                                                              M.Tech Courses: Marks around 200 even lower in last round

3. IIIT Bangalore:  Admission Basis- JEE MAIN SCORE
                              Last Date to apply-28 May 2016
                             Cutoff Expected: Integrated M.Tech : CSE- 185 +;ECE-168+

4. NIRMA, Ahmedabad:  Admission Basis- JEE MAIN RANK
                                          Last Date to apply-23 June 2016
                                          Cutoff Expected: CSE around 30K, other branches available easily till 50K

Monday, May 23, 2016


Well predicting ranks is very difficult this year. The key to success this time is the high score in paper-1. Those who have done well in paper-1 will find themselves better ranked .

The prediction from  for JEE ADVANCED 2016 are as given below
Marks                                      Rank
300                                         Under 10
250                                         Under 100
225                                         Under 250
200                                         Under 1000       
185                                         Under 2000               
165                                         Under 4000      
150                                         Under 6000
140                                         Under 8500

I expect cutoff to drop to around 27-30% in order to have sufficient number of Reserved category candidates.