Joint Entrance Exam 2013:
The new two-tier common engineering entrance examination is decided to be implemented from 2013 and as per the press release issued by Ministry of Human Resources Development, the examination will be still called JEE (Joint Entrance Examination). Here are some important notes of the meeting held today by IIT, NIT and IIIT councils .
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The JEE result will specify the Board Marks. The percentile rank of a student in the Board, he or she appears in, will be the marks out of hundred for the Board marks component. The rank should be given up to 9 decimal places to enable tie breaking. The formula to be used for the percentile rank is to be: (cℓ+ 0.5ƒi)/N * 100
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This was based on the recommendations of Ramasami Committee Report which suggested a common national examination with weightage to State Board results normalized on the basis of percentile formula for admission to engineering institutions.
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In addition to the marks in the three components, a CFTI Rank will also be provided to each candidate. The rank will be determined by using the following weightages: Board marks – 40%, Main Test – 30%, Advance Test – 30%.
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The Joint Entrance Examination for admission to undergraduate programmes in engineering would be conducted in two parts, JEE-MAIN and JEE-ADVANCE to be held on the same day. Candidates can opt for question papers either in English or in Hindi .The option has to be exercised while filling Application Form.
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The minimum academic qualification for appearing in JEE 2013 is that the candidate must have passed in final examination of 10+2 (Class XII) or its equivalent referred to as the qualifying examination Those appearing in 10+2 (Class XII) final or equivalent examination in 2013 may also appear in JEE 2013 provisionally.
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It would be open to the States and other participating institutions to use the results of JEE and to adopt the same pattern of admission, with appropriate weightage for State Board results, normalized on the basis of percentile formula, which would not be less than 40% (and could go even up to 100%) and the JEE scores for the Main Test.
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Candidates will submit common application form for a) taking the JEE and b) for admission to the participating CFTIs and other institutions. Application will result in allotment of a reference JEE number. After obtaining this number, a candidate has to apply for counseling/admission in specific participating CFTIs/ other participating institutions quoting this number.
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