Engineering & Medical Exam Dates Clash
May 21st, 2013
BERHAMPUR : Students who have applied for the JEE (Advanced) for admission in IIT, Jawaharlal Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) and All India Institute Medical Science (AIIMS) for MBBS, are in a dilemma as at least two of the entrance tests are on June 2, while one of the tests is scheduled for June 1.
The JEE (Advanced) and the entrance test for MBBS admission in JIPMER, Puducherry, will be held on June 2 and the test for admission in AIIMS is scheduled for June 1. The examination centre for state candidates for the JEE (Advanced) and AIIMS is in Bhubaneswar, while the nearest entrance test centre for JIPMER is in Kolkata.
CBSE to provide photocopies of answer sheets to JEE candidates
May 16th, 2013
Students who have scored lower than expected at the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) can now review their results with the CBSE deciding to make available photocopies of their answer sheets.
The Central Board of Secondary Education will provide photocopy of OMR Sheet, answer key and the Calculation sheet to the IIT-JEE 2013(Mains) aspirants. The students will need to pay a fee of Rs 500/- from each of the candidates who want a photocopy of the documents.
The students are required to send a demand draft in favour of Secretary, CBSE payable at Delhi/New Delhi issued by any scheduled bank.
The last date to fill the application is June 15, 2013.
SC lifts bar on results of common medical entrance exam
May 14th, 2013
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today lifted the bar on declaration of results for MBBS and medical post graduate courses for which entrance exams have already been conducted in the current academic year.
The apex court modified its December 13, 2012 order by which it had stated that the Medical Council of India, the Dental Council of India, as well as the States, Universities and other Institutions, will be entitled to conduct their respective examinations for MBBS, BDS and post-graduate courses, but shall not declare the results of the same, until its further orders.
The court said since it could not conclude the hearing on the issue within a stipulated period, it was modifying the order in the interest of the students and hospitals.
A bench headed by Chief Justice Altamas Kabir said that the interest of hospitals has to be taken into consideration as post graduate students after their admissions are put on duty to attend to patients.
"In the interest of students and hospitals, we modify our December 13, 2012 order and allow the results to be declared on account of examination which has already been held," the bench also comprising justices A R Dave and Vikramajit Sen said.
After delivering the order, the bench clarified that the admissions will also go on for the current year where the examination has already been held.
The bench also said it was not touching the matter where the examination has not been held.
It said if the December 13, 2012 order is not modified, large number of students would be adversely affected and lose a year.
The bench was hearing a batch of petitions questioning applicability of the Medical Council of India's decision to conduct the first-ever common entrance examination National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to both MBBS and post-graduate courses in medicine as well as dental courses.
The bench had earlier directed to transfer all petitions pending in various courts to it by January 15, 2013.
The National Board of Examinations (NBE) had held the NEET-PG for post-graduate medical and dental courses in December 2012.
JEE Normalization Procedure for Class XII Marks
May 13th, 2013
The JEE Interface Group (JIG) decided that for this year (2013), 50 % of Boards marks will be normalized by equating percentile amongst different boards/examining bodies and anchoring them to All India JEE-Main percentiles, and 50 % be normalized by equating each Board’s/examining Body’s percentile with JEE (Main) percentile marks of respective Boards /examining bodies.
The detailed procedure for normalization of Board marks are as follows :
1) Note down the aggregate marks (A0
) obtained by each student in JEE-Main.
2) Compute the percentile (P) of each student on the basis of aggregate marks in his/her own board (B0
) computed from the list of five subjects specified (each marked out of 100).
3) Determine the JEE-Main aggregate marks corresponding to percentile (P) at the All-India level. Regard this as B1
4) Also, determine the JEE- Main aggregate marks corresponding to percentile (P) among the set of aggregate scores obtained in the JEE-Main by the students of that board. Regard this as B2
The normalized board score of the candidate will be calculated by using following formula :
= 0.5 * (B1
For the purpose of admission to CFTIs where it has been decided to use the JEE Mains performance and the Normalized Board performance in the 60:40 ratio, the composite score for drawing the merit list will be computed as :
C = 0.6 * AO + 0.4 * Bfinal
SC verdict on NEET today, 90,000 medical aspirants wait and watch
May 13th, 2013
New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Monday decide the fate of 90,000 medical aspirants after it takes a decision on National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) or the common entrance test for MBBS, Dental and PG medical courses.
A Supreme Court order had put a stay on the admission process pending its NEET verdict leaving the fate of close to 90,000 medical aspirants hanging in the balance. The suspense has been leading to anger and frustration.
Medical students anxious as no verdict on NEET- PG medical entrance yet
May 11th, 2013
With the much-awaited judgment on the results of the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to the post-graduation medical courses, which is affecting the future of nearly 90,000 students, not being delivered even today - the last day of Supreme Court's functioning before the summer vacations commence on Monday, the MCI may not have an option but to extend the May 31 deadline for counselling at Medical Colleges. The judgement affects the future of thousands of students from Chhattisgarh, who appeared for 82 medical seats in the state.
Talking to TOI chairman Medical Council of India, Dr KK Talwar, confirmed that the judgement hadn't come today but asserted that "everything" would be done to ensure that students are not affected in any manner. "That's all I can say right now", he said.
Despite MCI chief's claims that the future of the students will not be affected due to the delayed judgement, candidates and their parents do not agree and fear that an academic year may be lost due to the legal wrangling. "If the judgement is delayed even after the opening of the courts on July 1, our children would suffer", said a parent adding that the extension of the counselling date would not help much as the commencement of the academic session would be delayed. "If the apex court gives the judgment in July, the month long counselling sessions would go on till August and would adversely affect the studies of the students", said another parent.
A 13-year-old Bihar boy cracked JEE (Main) 2013
May 10th, 2013
IIT-JEE is a common entrance examination for all aspiring engineering students in India. Considering the fact, it is an examination set by the Central Board of Secondary Education for admission to all the reputed institutes including the IIT’s and NIT and some Deemed Universities, it is by no means an easy task to clear. Its preparation require meticulous planning, strict adherence to schedule and time management. Keeping in mind all these things; one can be assured of a confident mind when a student approaches the IIT-JEE exam.
A 13-year-old boy Satyam Kumar from Bihar who cracked the preliminary examination of the Indian Institute of Technology-Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE 2013) is hopeful of achieving better rank in the IIT-JEE (Advanced) to be held on June 2. He scored 292 out of a possible 360 marks in JEE Main 2013.
Satyam Kumar of Bakhorapur village in Bhojpur district qualified for the IIT last year at the age of 12-and-half years, after he got special permission from the CBSE, Mumbai zone. He then secured an all-India rank of 8,137.
Not satisfied with his low rank, Kumar appeared in the IIT-JEE preliminary examination this year again and qualified, making him the youngest person to do it. He appeared for both the exams in Kota, Rajasthan, where he has been studying.
Registration starts from May 8 for JEE Advanced 2013
May 9th, 2013
The registration process of online application for JEE Advanced 2013 started on May 8. Students qualified for JEE-Advanced exam can apply for JEE Advanced between May 8 and 13. JEE Advanced will be held on June 2, 2013.
Eligible students should register their names at the official websites, jeeadvonline.iitd.ac.in/JEE/ or www.jeeadv.iitd.ac.in./
Fees for JEE Advanced exam 2013 has to be paid in SBI bank branches before May 13. General and OBC candidates have to pay Rs 1, 800 and for SC/ST and PWD candidates the exam fee is Rs 900. Women candidates need not pay any fee.
Candidates who register their names of JEE Advance, can download their admit cards from 14th to 31st May.
JEE Advance exam paper I will be conducted on June 2 from 9.00 - 12.00 am
JEE Advance Exam paper II will be conducted on June 2 from 2.00-5.00 pm.
Cut-off score for appearing in JEE (Advanced) - 2013 for following categories
Common Merit List (CML) : 113
Other Backward Class (OBC - NCL) : 70
Scheduled Caste (SC) : 50
Scheduled Tribe (ST) : 45
JEE (Main) results for 2013 declared
May 8th, 2013
JEE Main 2013 results were declared on 7th May. Over 10.5 lakh students appeared for JEE (Main) test out of which 9 lakh students opted for the pen-and-paper test while 1.5 lakh students took the online test. The JEE (Main) scores will also qualify the students to appear in the JEE Advanced, scheduled to be held on June 2. The students qualifying for JEE Advanced should register online between May 8 and 13. Class 12 board marks will carry 40 % weightage and JEE scores will carry 60 % weightage for admissions.
Students across few coaching classes in Nagpur have fetched exceptionally well in the JEE-Mains, the first level for entering JEE Advanced i.e. for Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). This year the changed pattern has led the students to go for clearing two entry points before they finally land in IIT.
Candidates can check their scores of the JEE Test held on April 07 on the website
Rankjunction wishes all students ‘Best of Luck’.
Now, NEET candidates can check answer-sheets on CBSE website
May 7th, 2013
Many students, who took the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to MBBS and BDS courses on Sunday, are unaware that the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will upload evaluated OMR (optical mark recognition) answer-sheets on its website this year.
The board will upload the images of OMR answer-sheets graded by the machine on www.cbseneet.nic.in prior to the declaration of the result.
The CBSE will declare the result in the first week of June and upload the OMR sheets in the last week on May.