“ a compromise formula which includes a proposal to take top 20% students based on percentile ranking of respective boards for preparing the merit list”

How meaningless is this solution ?. Higher education in India will become the domain of the school toppers and Children of affluent parents and we wonder why half a million students leave India to study undergraduate courses overseas. Children who will never return to a country that shunned them.

Is this is what we call inclusive in RTE ?.

God Save India

Inclusive education does not mean that everyone must enter, or pass out from, an IIT. It only means that if you wanted to, you could have a shot at it. The child labourer is excluded because she can never dream of entering an IIT; she may absolutely hate IIT, but not trying to join an IIT should be her decision. Even if there is only one IIT train, every child must have access to the platform where the train comes. Of course, not everyone will get on to the train but everyone knows what to do to have a shot at the train. This is called inclusion in education. Everyone must go to school till class 12; those who work hard, and are willing to work harder still, will join an IIT. Others will, by choice, decide not to work that hard and become economists.

Shubhashis Gangopadhyay

All children are born equal and mindless politicians are trying to grade the children and youth of the nation and create a new Brahamanical Caste system in Education, which is pandering to the neo rich who can afford to send their children to elite private schools and Coaching schools.

"HRD Ministry of India wants to build castles of higher education on the bamboo scaffoldings of its schools" ~ Satish Jha

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

405 - IIT JEE Revised Entrance Examination Pattern

IIT JEE Revised Entrance Examination Pattern 

Megha, 28-Jun-2012

IIT JEE is one of the most toughest exam for admission in Engineering Courses. Indian Institute of Technology finally announced the latest pattern for IIT JEE. According to the changes done by the Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) after a compromise with the Human Resource Development Ministry in Common Entrance Test (CET) for undergraduate engineering courses, class XII scores would be used to select candidates, while tech schools continue to conduct their own admission tests. The new format is expected to make entrance into the top tech schools tougher, but has emerged as a halfway house between the HRD ministry, which is keen on increasing the importance of board exams, and the IITs who don’t want to cede their autonomy.

Features of New Pattern of IIT JEE 2012 :

  • Now candidate will have to appear in two Joint Entrance Exams which are JEE -"Main" followed by JEE -"Advanced".
  • These two exams basically combine the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) and the IIT-JEE. In which "Main" will be equivalent "AIEEE" Exam and "Advanced" Exam will Equivalent to "IIT JEE".
  • It is not clarified but there will be a suitable cap between these two exams.
  • In JEE "Advanced" category only top 150,000 candidates (including all categories) will be able to appear who have clear their JEE "Main" Exam.
  • Admission to IITs will be based on the rank in the JEE "Advanced" exam.
  • However, only students who come in among the top 20 percent scorers in their respective board will be considered eligible for the IITs.
  • The JEE "Advanced" exam will be held by the IITs, just like the IIT- JEE. It will be conducted by a Joint Admission Board (JAB) and Joint Implementation Committee of the IITs, the same which so far conducted the JEE.
  • The JEE "Main" will be conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education ( CBSE), and it will coordinate with the IITs. It will be implemented from 2013.
  • Admission to the National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) will be based on the JEE "Main" exam score. A final decision on methodology of admission is pending. A meeting of representatives from the NITs is scheduled for July 4.
  • Admission to several deemed universities will also be on the basis of scores in the JEE "Main" exam, which earlier took students on basis of AIEEE scores. A minimum percentage criteria will be fixed for these too.

Comparisons between IIT JEE New and Old Pattern:

  New IIT JEE Pattern Old IIT JEE Pattern
1 Single Stage Two Stages – Screening & Mains
2 Objective type only 1st Stage: Objective2nd Stage: Descriptive
3 2 tests of 3 hours each 1st Stage: Single test (3 hours)2nd Stage: 3 subject tests (2 hours each)
4 Only 2 attempts allowed Multiple attempts allowed
5 Closer to Class XI and XII in difficulty Much more difficult that XI and XII