APPROVED PATTERN FOR IIT JEE 2013. MUST READ (SUBJECTIVE QUESTION FROM 2014)
IIT JEE 2013
Ending months of speculation, the entrance for the undergraduate engineering courses in IITs under the new format will be conducted on June 2, 2013.
The Joint Admission Board (JAB) of IIT in its meeting on Monday is understood to have approved the JEE Advanced dates and approved the JEE Mains entrance test on April 7, 2013 which was decided by other stakeholders including CBSE, Centrally funded technical institutes and representatives of IITs in a meeting on Saturday.
HRD Ministry sources confirmed to The Pioneer that the IIT- JAB has decided to hold the IIT Advanced, which will book a seat in an IIT, on June 2, 2013. The JEE Mains will be held on April 7, 2013 and will be conducted by the CBSE with representatives from IIT and other Centrally Funded institutes on board. The Advanced will however be within the domain of the JAB headed by Prof HC Gupta of IIT Delhi and for which only the logistics will be provided by the CBSE.
Sources within JAB said there will be two shifts of the Advanced exam just like the pattern followed for the JEE 2012 and all the question from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics will be a mix of subjective and objective in nature and the duration of each paper will be of three hours. There will be only 1, 50,000 students to take the entrance test for IITs in 2013 as against the average six lakh students sitting for the competitive exams sans any format. There were about six lakh IIT aspirants in 2012 IIT-JEE.
The JEE Advanced examination will be conducted by JAB and Joint Implementation Committee (JIC) with the same composition as at present. The JAB and JIC will also coordinate with the organising body responsible for conducting the JEE Main.
Only such students who appear in the Advance JEE exam would be eligible to take admission in IITs, IT BHU and ISM Dhanbad. Candidates who want to appear for JEE Advance will be required to appear in a screening test first to be conducted by the CBSE as JEE Mains. Those students who will qualify in the screening test will only be able to sit in the Advance JEE subjected they fall within the percentile formula.
The scores of the rest candidates who do not make it into IITs will be applicable for NITs, IIITs, and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs). States too may consider the JEE Main/JEE Advanced scores for engineering courses in their institutes. Deemed to be universities have already given an in principle approval for the same.
The new format was announced in June 2012 after the HRD Ministry’s proposal of One Nation One Test announced in May 2012 was dragged into controversy with HRD Minister Kapil Sibal in line of fire from various quarters including the IITs. The compromise formula was reached was reached after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s intervention that resolved to maintain autonomy of IITs. The earlier format which took into account marks of class 12 for eligibility for IIT entry had draw much controversy.
A decision on the format of the IIT's joint entrance examination (JEE)-Advanced has been made. The joint admission board (JAB) of IITs has decided that the JEE-Advanced paper will have only multiple-choice questions (MCQs).
According to RK Shevgaonkar, director, IIT-Delhi, the decision of sticking to only MCQs in JEE-Advanced had to be taken because students will not get enough time to prepare for a new format at this point. But, the new format of IIT-JEE will remain valid for the 2013 exam, to be held on June 2, and may change in the near future.
Students who have passed out Intermediate and 12th class in 2012 and aim to appear for the IIT-JEE next year will be allowed to take exams again to improve their marks enabling them to figure in the top 20 percentile of the respective boards, which is mandatory for the IIT test from next year.
As per the new norms students have to be in the top 20 percentile of the respective boards to gain eligibility for the IIT-JEE next year, irrespective of the scores they get in the test, which will be held in two layers – IIT-Main and IIT-Advanced. The HRD Ministry’s meeting held recently to constitute the JEE Apex Board (JAB) for the smooth conduct of the test discussed the issue at length and provided this opportunity for the repeaters.
The notification issued said that the respective State Boards would make appropriate arrangements for helping out these students through a special dispensation. Students from Andhra Pradesh would immensely benefit with this as majority of them tend to ignore the board exams to allocate more time for the IIT-JEE preparation. Since the ‘top 20 percentile’ condition is a recent one, the IIT-JEE repeaters in the State were in a dilemma whether they would get a chance to improve their scores.
Another interesting decision taken by the MHRD meeting is that the examinations will be conducted in the regional language if the concerned State government comes up with a request to that effect. Thousands of students who study Intermediate in Telugu medium, particularly from the government colleges, wish to appear for the test in Telugu medium as they are more comfortable with the terminology in Telugu.
The meeting also constituted the JAB-2013 committee and it will be headed by Ashok Misra, former Director of IIT Bombay.
MUMBAI: Putting to rest all confusion over admission to Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), the joint admission board (JAB) of IITs clarified that the format of the joint entrance examination. JEE-Advanced paper will be the same as that of IIT-JEE in the last few years.
The ministry for human resource development (MHRD) issued its first ever notification on JEE-2013 for admissions to all centrally-funded technical institutes on August 14.
JEE-Advanced, which will determine admissions to IITs for 2013, will be held on June 2. The JEE-Advanced paper will only have multiple-choice questions which the students will attempt in two sessions, morning and afternoon.
This will come as a relief for aspirants who had been preparing in keeping with the old format which did not include subjective questions. Several IITs, including the one in Mumbai, were in favour of a subjective JEE.
The difficulty level of and the marks allotted to JEE-Advanced tests will be similar to that of previous JEEs.
"We have decided that the format of the test should remain the same as it is too late to introduce changes. However, the notification is just for 2013. The MHRD has also formed an apex board in order to have a smooth JEE-Main and JEE-Advanced this year and in future too," said a senior official from IIT-Bombay. Ashok Misra, the former director of the institute, is the honorary chairperson of the JAB.
The official, who attended the JAB meeting, added, "Machine-readable answersheets will also be retained. The rule allowing candidates to take home a copy of their answersheets will also be followed. While the format and everything else will remain the same in 2013, it can change in future."
According to the notification , top 1.5 lakh candidates, including all categories, from the JEE-Main exam will be eligible to appear for the JEE-Advanced . Students who qualify in the JEE-Advanced exam and fall in the top 20 percentile of the successful candidates in their respective board results will be eligible for admission to IITs.
If states want to admit any students on the basis of JEE scores, a separate state merit list will be given to them. Questions papers can be printed in regional language on demand
have they prepared a model paper ??