Get ready for the new joint en­trance exam

Hav­ing your ba­sics in place and tak­ing Class 12 ex­ams se­ri­ously will help you, say IIT pro­fes­sors

Hindustan Times (Delhi) - HT Education - - Front Page - HT Ed­u­ca­tion Cor­re­spon­dent

The con­fu­sion over the com­mon en­trance exam for ad­mis­sion to engi­neer­ing cour­ses at var­i­ous in­sti­tutes in the coun­try, in­clud­ing the In­dian In­sti­tutes of Tech­nol­ogy (IITs), has been cleared with the fi­nal dates for JEE (Main) and JEE (Ad­vanced) ex­ams for 2013 be­ing de­clared.

Now, Class 12 (other equiv­a­lent ex­am­i­na­tion) per­for­mance will be con­sid­ered in the fi­nal merit list of the IITs, Na­tional In­sti­tutes of Tech­nol­ogy (NITs), In­dian In­sti­tutes of In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy (IIITs), Delhi Tech­no­log­i­cal Univer­sity (DTU), and CFTIs. The an­nounce­ments made by the Cen­tral Board of Sec­ondary Ed­u­ca­tion (CBSE) and IITs, re­spec­tively, re­gard­ing JEE (Main) (ear­lier known as All In­dia Engi­neer­ing En­trance Ex­am­i­na­tion) and JEE Ad­vanced (ear­lier known as IIT JEE) will put all the as­pi­rants’ doubts to rest.

All about JEE (Main)

JEE (Main) will be con­ducted by the CBSE and it will have two pa­pers - JEE (Main) Pa­per 1 for ad­mis­sions to the BE/BTech cour­ses at NITs, IIITs, DTU, and other CFTIs. It will be con­ducted JEE (Main) Pa­per 2 for ad­mis­sions to BArch/BPlan­ning cour­ses at NITs, IIITs, DTU, and other CFTIs will be held on April 7, 2013 in just the off­line mode.

Pa­per I of JEE (Main) broadly seems to be on the AIEEE pat­tern — a sin­gle pa­per of three-hour du­ra­tion, with ques­tions from maths, physics and chem­istry.

Pa­per 2 for ad­mis­sions to BArch/BPlan­ning cour­ses will have one ques­tion pa­per con­sist­ing of maths, ap­ti­tude test and draw­ing test. The pa­per will be of three-hour du­ra­tion.

The merit list of JEE (Main) will be pre­pared by giv­ing 40% weigh­tage to Class 12 (other equiv­a­lent ex­am­i­na­tion) nor­malised marks and 60% to the per­for­mance in JEE (Main) ex­am­i­na­tion.


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