A new single entrance examination (probably JEE) will replace AIEEE and IIT-JEE for admission to the centrally funded engineering colleges like IITs and NITs. The test will be applicable from next year. Share your views and write us your questions regarding the same.
Below are some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
How will IIT admissions change from 2013?
The IIT-JEE will be merged with the AIEEE, held so far for admission to other centrally funded technical institutions (CFTIs) such as the NITs. The new exam will be called just the JEE and will be a combined entrance test for all CFTIs, including the IITs.
The new exam will have two sections: JEE Main and JEE Advanced. Three, candidates' performance in their Class XII boards too will count in selection.
Will the IITs and the other CFTIs follow the same selection procedure?
No. The IITs will short-list about 50,000 students as eligible for admission based on their performances in the Class XII boards and JEE Main, giving equal weightage to both. However, they will be ranked only on the basis of the JEE Advanced.
So, candidates need to do just enough in their boards and the JEE Main to qualify — and as well as they can in the JEE Advanced to get a high rank.
But the other CFTIs will give 40 per cent weightage to the Class XII board marks and 30 per cent weightage each to the JEE Main and JEE Advanced to draw up their combined merit list.
Will State Board students lose out because of weightage given to Class XII marks?
Some teachers think so, because the State boards are not as generous in awarding marks as other boards.
Will Class XII marks in all the subjects count?
Yes, even one's scores in the languages will be taken into account.
What sort of questions will be asked in the JEE Main and Advanced?
Both will be multiple-choice, objective-type papers. The question pattern for the JEE Advanced will be decided by the IITs'Joint Admission Board and announced in August.
Can a student make it to the IIT list as well as that of the other CFTIs at the same time?
Yes, it's possible for the best students.The IITs and the other CFTIs will hold common counselling so that the students can choose their preferred institute and course.