New IIT JEE, AIEEE 2013 pattern and Exam Dates

JEE Main Mock TestFrom 2013, common entrance exam for NITs, IITs, IIITs and class 12th marks to be taken into account

December, 2012:

November, 2012 : Fees, Registration, and other information released in Information brochure

October, 2012 : JEE Mains Application Form

There will not be any physical sale of forms. The forms will be filled up ‘Online’ only. The forms will be available on JEE-Main website. The form will be available from 1st Nov 2012 only.

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August 27, 2012 : Multiple Choice Questions only for JEE Advanced

JAB (Joint Admission Board) of IIT had been contemplating on the pattern of JEE Advanced. Though of it was the suggestion of many IIT council members that the test should include subjective questions, but it has been decided that for the 2013 exam, the pattern will be only MCQ. The pattern might be changed from 2014. But as at this time students will not get much time to get adjusted to another change if subjective qs are introduced, the decision of only Multiple Choice Questions has been finalised.

August 08, 2012 : Advance JEE 2013 Exam Dates, Eligibility and Pattern
The percentile based formula that has been debated for some time now has been finally accepted by IITs. The final decision is not much different from the plan proposed by HRD in late May.
Students need to first appear for the Screening Test (JEE Mains). Those who qualify this round can appear for JEE Advanced. It has not been clearly stated who will be setting the paper, but in general it will held under aegis of IITs which is one of saying IITs might not be directly involved.
The tentative date of JEE Advanced is June 2, 2013.
So guys, get ready!

Read more in detail about this update here

July 28, 2012 : In 2014, IIT JEE and AIEEE may be held separately again
This sounds really shocking. According to the reports, as the elections will be held in April-May 2014, the exam pattern will be decided by IIT bodies and they may revert back to the present system of separate exams of IIT JEE and AIEEE. In 2015, the government will be in power to decide what pattern to be followed.
The students who are presently in class XI will suffer the most with such indecisiveness in the system!

July 27, 2012 : IIT-Bombay polls against 2-tier exam system
IIT B Alumni Association (IITBAA) conducted a poll regarding the proposed JEE pattern. The questions asked were concerning process followed by HRD about the change, threat to autonomy and whether the brand IIT will get diluted by the new pattern.
As per the results, around 85% of students, 70% of the alumni, and 49% of the faculty members were against the new pattern.

June 28, 2012 : Final Compromised Formula
The entire process will consists of two exams – main and advanced – to be held on separate days. While the main exam will be conducted by the CBSE, the advanced exam that is likely to take place about a month after the main exam will be conducted by the IITs. The top 1.5 lakh students from the main exam merit list can take the advanced entrance exam. To be eligible for the IIT merit list the score of the advanced test as well as the condition that the aspirant is in the top 20 percentile of his/her board will be taken into account.

June 22, 2012 :
IIT D Senate has also decided to conduct its own entrance examination. This decision was arrived upon in the Senate meeting on Thursday. IIT K senate is in full support of the decision.

June 21, 2012 :
A compromise formula aimed at breaking the deadlock between teachers and HRD minister Kapil Sibal over admissions to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) could end up hurting hundreds of thousands of aspiring students.
Under the new formula, only the top 20% students in their respective class 12 board exams would be eligible for appearing in the IIT entrance exam.

Has Sibal gone absolutely crazy???

Read Sibal’s new brainwave ~ Only top 20% students of boards eligible for IIT

May 31, 2012 :

As JEE takes over the AIEEE will be folded up from next year and if all goes to plan so will Maharashtra’s MHT-CET. Rajesh Tope, minister for higher and technical education, said, “I welcome the decision to implement JEE from 2013 itself. Maharashtra’s MHT-CET now has to stop but a final decision will of course be taken in consultation with the school education minister Rajendra Darda.

May 28, 2012 : Initial announcement about the new combined exam had the following points

iit jee 2013(i) A Joint Entrance Examination for admission to the undergraduate programmes in engineering would be conducted in two parts, JEE-MAIN and JEE-ADVANCED.

(ii) The Class XII Board/equivalent marks normalized on percentile basis through an appropriate formula plus the marks obtained in the JEE-MAIN examination, with equal weightage, would be used by IITs for purposes of gating/screening. Only a fixed number of candidates (five times the number of the seats for admission in the IIT system or a pre-fixed cut-off) screened on the basis of merit assessed on the basis of cumulative score of normalized School Board marks and performance in JEE-MAIN examination would be eligible to be considered for admission. The ranking for admission to undergraduate programmes in IITs would be based entirely on the performance in the JEE-ADVANCED examination from amongst the candidates screened through this process.

(iii) For all other Centrally Funded Institutions, there would be 40% weightage for performance in Class XII Board marks normalized on percentile basis through an appropriate formula, 30% weightage for performance in JEE-MAIN and 30% weightage in JEE-ADVANCED and a combined merit decided accordingly.

(iv) JEE-MAIN tests shall be multiple choice objective type paper whereas the nature and modalities of the JEE-ADVANCED shall be determined by the Joint Admission Board of IITs.

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(v) The proposed changes will be effective from the year 2013 and both CFTIs and CBSE would work jointly.

(vi) The Joint Admission Board (JAB) of the IIT system would have complete control on matters such as paper setting, evaluation and preparation of the merit list, etc. over the JEE-ADVANCED and CBSE would provide the administrative support for conduct of the examination. For the conduct of the JEE-MAIN examination an expanded Joint Admission Board shall be constituted including the NIT system, other CFTIs and State Government representatives in an appropriate manner. CBSE will provide the administrative and logistic support for the conduct of JEE-MAIN examination across the country.

(vii) The process of establishing co-ordination between COBSE & JAB-IITs for implementation of the core curriculum in sciences and maths across the CBSE, ICSE and State Boards shall be put in place immediately.

(viii) Those students who have appeared in the Class XII Board examinations in 2012 and wish to improve upon their performance can appear again for the Board examinations in 2013. CBSE and State Boards would make appropriate arrangements to facilitate this through a special dispensation.

(ix) The transparency processes established by the IIT system presently and in AIEEE-2012 shall be adopted for the JEE-MAIN and JEE-ADVANCED too.
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Press Board of India

Final Announcement regarding new JEE Pattern on June 27th, 2012

Summary record of discussion of meeting of 45th meeting of the IIT Council held on 27th June 2012
The meeting of the IIT Council started with a statement from Chairman, IIT Council, and Union Minister for HRD, Shri Kapil Sibal, being read out since he was not able to attend the meeting.

The meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Professor M M Sharma, Member, IIT Council, Chairman Board of Governors of IIT Madras and Chairman of the Standing Committee of IIT Council. He requested Secretary of the Council to brief the Council about the developments so far related to the issue of Common Entrance Examination and its relation with respect to IIT entrance. Chairman Joint Admission Board (JAB) was requested to brief the Council about the recommendations of JAB meeting held on June 23, 3012.

The recommendations of JAB can be summarized as follows:

  • JEE ADVANCED examination will be held after JEE MAIN with a suitable time gap. Only the top 150,000 candidates (including all categories) in JEE MAIN will be qualified to appear in the JEE Advanced examination.
  • Admissions to IITs will be based only on category wise All India Rank (AIR) in JEE ADVANCED subject to condition that such candidates are in the top 20 percentile of successful candidates of their Boards in applicable categories.
  • JEE ADVANCED examination will have an exclusive Joint Admission Board (JAB) and Joint Implementation Committee (JIC) with the same composition as at present. The JAB and JIC will also coordinate with the organizing body responsible for conducting JEE MAIN.
  • Based on the recommendations of JAB, the Council decided that the proposed plan for admission to IITs at the undergraduate level will be implemented for the year 2013.
  • The Council advised JAB to constitute a group for coordination with COBSE (Council of Boards of School Education) so as to educate the students and public at large about the PERCENTILE versus PERCENTAGE approach being adopted by the Council. The Council requested JAB to submit a report of this committee within the next four months.

~source : PIB

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