Competitive Examinations for Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/Biology Stream Students 2011
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Sr. No.
Name of the Exam
Form Availability
Issue of form
Date of submission
Date of Exam
Result Declaration
Application Fee & Other Details
Note: For exact details, please visit respective
Institute’s website.
Indian Institute
of Technology-
joint Entrance
Online / Offline
31 Oct to 10 Dec 2011/ 11 Nov to 05 Dec 2011
15th Dec. 2011
8th April 2012
18th May 2012
A candidate can register Offline using the prescribed Optical Machine Readable (OMR) Application Form which can be obtained by cash purchase from bank branches given below with effect from 11 November, 2011 Application form cost for GE/OBC Male candidates Rs.1800/-(offline)/1600/-(online)
Form for SC/ST/PD Male candidates Rs.1000/- offline)/800/-(online)
Form for All Female candidates Rs.200/-(offline)/ free of cost (online)
Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology(ISAT)
November 2011
31st December,2011
21st April 2012
23rd May 2012
Fee for GEN and OBC: Rs.600/- & SC/ST/PD and all female: Rs.300/-. The Fee is payable in any one of the branches of State Bank of India (SBI) or Punjab National Bank (PNB) or union Bank only, by using the Challan.
Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE)
28th NOV.2011
10th March 2012
15th April 2012 to 15th May 2012
17th May 2012
Application is available at selected branches of State Bank of India & Syndicate Bank. Form cost Rs. 500. Rs.1000 Exam fees (DD should be made in favor of 'Manipal University' payable at Manipal or Udipi,Karnataka)
National Institute of Fashion technology (NIFT)
21st Nov. 2011
January 2012
12th Feburary.2012

March 2012
Cost of form Rs. 250/- from selected branches of Axis & IDBI Bank or by post
enclosing a DD of Rs.350/- in favor of NIFT, New
Delhi from all NIFT centres.
+ D.D of Rs. 1000/-(examination fees) For General/OBC & Rs. 500/-(examination fees) for ST/SC.
All India
15th November 2011
5th Jan. 2012
(Offline exam)29th April 2012 (Online exam) from 7th May 2012 to 26th May 2012
B.Arch/ B. Planning offline Exam shall be conducted on 29th April 2012
On or before 15th June 2012
Online form :Fee For offline exam BE/B.Tech only or B.Arch/ B. Planning only (GEN/OBC):Rs.800/-
& For (SC/ST): Rs.400/- Fee For Online Exam
(GEN/OBC): Rs.500/- (SC/ST): Rs.250/-
Fee For offline exam Both BE/B.Tech and B.Arch/ B. Planning. (GEN/OBC):Rs.1400/-
& For (SC/ST): Rs.700/-
Fee For Online Exam Both
BE/B.Tech and B.Arch/ B. Planning (GEN/OBC): Rs.1100/- (SC/ST): Rs.550
The demand draft will be made in
Favor of Secretary, Central Board of secondary Education (C.B.S.E), Payable at Delhi/New Delhi.
SRM Engineering
Entrance Exam
(SRMEEE), Tamil
Online / Offline
27th Nov.2011
31st March 2012
6th May 2012
14th May 2012
Take printout of application form has
to be filled and couriered along with DD for Rs 750/- drawn in favor of SRMIST payable at Chennai to Director, Admissions, SRM University, Kattankulathur - 603203,
Kancheepuram District, Tamilnadu, India
OR available at Banks (Axis Bank, City
union Bank, Indian Bank, Karur Vysya
Bank, State Bank of India)|Post Offices:
SRM University Campuses and Offices
(Chennai | Delhi)
Vellore Institute of Technology (VITEEE) Tamil Nadu
Online / Offline
Online 29th Nov. 2011/Offline 5th Dec.2011
29th Feb.2012
21st April 2012
7th May 2012
Offline Form obtained against cash payment of Rs.950/- from the various post offices. For online form student can pay online or challan(indian bank) or DD of
Rs. 900/- drawn in favor of 'VIT
University' payable at Vellore to the address of Admissions Officer, VIT University,Vellore. The form has to be sent to the Admissions Officer, VIT University,Vellore-632014, TamilNadu, India
University Of Petroleum & Energy Studies Dehradun (UPESEAT-2012)
Online / Offline
5th Jan 2012
28th April 2012
19th May 2012
In Month of June
(a) Apply online: by visiting the university's official website: You must have Debit/Credit card for applying online (b) By Cash: Rs 1600/- in cash at the admissio n counters of the university (c) By Post: By sending a letter of request along with a DD of Rs 1700/- drawn in favor of UPES Fee Account payable at New Delhi / Dehradun. 1)Minimum 80% marks at Higher & Senior Secondary level (10th & 12th) and minimum 80% aggregate
in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics at Senior Secondary level also mandatory with
(2) AIEEE RANK- upto 1 Lakh (All India Rank)
GITAM University (Gitam Admission Test), Visakhapatnam
5th Nov.2011
14th March 2012
15th April 2012 to 4th May 2012 (Exam Online only)
16th May 2012
Offline Form : can be obtained by post from Director-Admissions by sending a request on plain paper giving the candidate’s name with complete mailing address accompanied by DD for Rs. 1,100/- (Rs. 700/- for female candiddates) drawn in favour of GITAM University payable at Visakhapatnam on any scheduled bank. Online Form :application along with Demand Draft for Rs. 1,000/- (Rs. 600/- for female candidates), drawn in favor of GITAM UNIVERSITY, payable at Visakhapatnam on any scheduled bank
Indian Maritime University
(IMU), Mumbai
20th Feb 2012 (As per advertisement in TOI on 27 Nov.)
24th April 2012
Admission is based on MMQR in IIT-JEE 2012
VISAKHAPATNAM CAMPUS. The DD of Rs.1000/- (GEN/OBC) & Rs.600/- (SC/ST) drawn in favor of
Indian Maritime University, Mumbai
Campus payable at Mumbai.
Amrita Engineering Entrance Exam,Coimbatore
Online /Offline
20th Dec. 2011
30th March 2012
22nd April 2012
Not Declared Yet
One may Apply through website and
submit the application printout in an A4 sheet along with a demand draft of 850/- drawn in favor of Amrita School of Engineering payable at Coimbatoreand and a passport size color photograph affixed in the specified location. Address: Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University, Ettimadai (P.O), Coimbatore – 641105.Tamilnadu Offline Form obtained against cash from the various post offices.AXIS Bank, Dhanlaxmi Bank Ltd., Karur Vysya Bank(Tamil Nadu) & Federal Bank on payment of 850/-
VEL TECH Technical University (VTUEEE) Tamil Nadu, India
Online /Offline
6th Dec. 2012
24th April 2012
07th May 2012
15th May 2012
Offline Form obtained against cash payment of Rs.200/- from any of the Taluk post offices or select Branches of Axis Bank or Vijaya Bank or Bank of India or Oriental Bank of Commerce in every state.
Online Application Forms: payment by Demand Draft drawn in favor of Vel Tech Dr.RR & Dr.SR Technical University for Rs. 200/- only.
National  Defence Academy and Naval Academy  Examination (I)(NDA)
31st Dec. 2011
30th Jan. 2012
15th April 2012
In Month of August 2012
Online Appications can be filled with payment of Rs.50/-[except SC & ST] By submitting in any branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of State Bank of India/ State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur/Sate Bank of Hyderabad/State Bank of Mysore/
State Bank of Patiala /State Bank of
Travancore or by using Visa/Master Credit/ Debit Card.
Kalinga Institute
of Technology
Entrance Exam
10th Jan. 2012
5th March 2012
22nd April 2012
In Month of May
The print out of online registration form or filled in downloaded application form should be submitted in person / by post (Registered Post /Speed Post / Courier) to
“The Director, Admissions, KIIT University, Koel Campus, Bhubaneswar – 751024, Odisha, India” (No Form Fee) Candidates
can check status of their Application Form on the website after 20 days of its dispatch to KIIT.
Birla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test (BITSAT)
21st Dec.2011
15th February 2012
10th May – 9th June 2012
1st Week of July,2012
The application form available at The
printout of the filled form along with the
prescribed fees of Rs. 1700/-(Rs.1200/- for
female) should be sent to Admissions
Office, BITS, and Pilani-333031.
If you
are using a payment mode other than DD then the prescribed fee for BITSAT 2012 is Rs. 1600/-
(Rs. 1100/- for female candidates).
West Bengal joint
Entrance Exam

28th Dec.2011 to 18th Jan.2012
24th Jan. 2012
15th April 2012
15th June 2012
The Application Kit
will be available from different Branches of United Bank of India on payment of
Rs.500/- By Post : Application has to Pay Rs 200/- in addition to the Application Fee (Total Rs 500+Extra Rs 200 = Rs 700). Students has to Draw a Demand Draft of Rs 700/- in the Favor of West Bengal joint Entrance Examination Board Payable at Howrah/Kolkata.
All India Pre
Medical Test
26th Dec.2011 to 25th Jan. 2012
2nd Feb. 2012
Preliminary Examination: 1st April 2012 & Final Examination: 13th May 2012
Preliminary Examination: 3rd week of April 2012 & Final Examination: 1st week of June 2012
www.aipmt. OR
Online: Rs. 1000/- for GEN/OBC Category & Rs. 550/- for SC/ST/PH
Demand Draft made in the name of Secretary, CBSE payable at Delhi.
Gujarat Common
13th Dec.2011
31st December 2011
5th April 2012
Last week of May 2012
Interested candidates can obtain the application form from Board's Office at Vadodara and Gandhinagar, T & TV High School, Nanpura, Surat & S G Dholakiya High School, Rajkot. Application forms are available at a cost of Rs 250/- to be paid in the form of DD drawn from any Nationalized Bank, in favor of the Secretary, Gujarat Common Entrance Test Cell, Gandhinagar, payable at Ahmedabad.
Indian Council of
Research (ICAR)
26th Dec. 2011
15th Feb.2012
14th April 2012
3rd week of May 2012
Offline Form obtained against cash payment of Rs.500/-(GEN/OBC/UPS) Rs. 250/-(SC/ST/PH) from Registrars of Agricultural Universities or from the specified
branches of Syndicate Bank and also from five ICAR Institutions.
Online Appications can be filled with payment of Rs.500/-(GEN/OBC/UPS) Rs. 250/-(ST/SC/PH) By DD/ CHALLAN/Visa /Master Credit /Debit Card.
Bihar CET
27th Dec.2011
6th Feb. 2012
First Phase:22nd April 2012, Second Phase :3rd June 2012
First Stage :2nd week of May Second Stage :1st week of July
Offline Form obtained against cash payment of Rs.660/- (General/EBC/BC/RCG) & Rs.330/- (SC / ST) from selectted institutions of Patna & selected branches of Canara Bank and SBI Bank. Application form and prospectus set for BCECE-2012 can be obtained by sending Demand drafin favor of "Controller of Examination, B.C.E.C.E. Board (BCECE)" for Rs.710/-(General/EBC/BC/RCG ) & Rs.380/- (SC / ST) to BCECE Board office
Screening Test
(NEST 2012)
5th Jan 2012
13th March 2012
27th May 2012
20th June 2012
Offline/Online Application Forms:The
application fee 600/-(GEN/OBC male candidates) 300/- (ST/SC/PD & female candidates) may be paid by demand draft or by electronic mail transfer to NEST account.Demand draft may be drawn from any bank provided that it is drawn in the name of
NEST and payable at Mumbai.
2nd Jan. 2012
29th Feb.2012
15th April 2012
In Month of June
Offfline:Rs.1000/- personally at the cash counter of Dean’s Office. Online :Rs 1100/- (Rs.1000 + Rs.100 as postal charges) at any branch of State Bank of India by Challan
(For wards of Army Personnel)
10th Feb. 2012
15th May 2012
Admission will be based on the
All India Ranking of AIEEE
Offline Form: Prospectus and Application Form can be obtained by hand from AIT, Pune,HQ Commands and Headquarters AWES on payment of Rs 750/- through bank DD
of a nationalised bank drawn in favour of Director, AIT and payable at Pune or by post from AIT, Pune,
HQ Commands and Headquarters AWES on payment of Rs 820/- through bank DD
Offline Form: The Prospectus and Application Form can also be downloaded from the
College Website and used for applying. Such down-loaded application form must be
accompanied with a bank DD for Rs 750/- drawn in favor of Director, AIT payable at Pune.
University Of
Science &
15th Jan. 2012
20th Feb. 2012
5th May 2012
In Month of June
Online applications: The Challan form downloaded  from the website after online registration can be used to remit the application fee (GEN: Rs.950/- & ST/SC: Rs.425/-) at any branch of State Bank of India OR State bank of Travancore
ICFAI University
20th Jan. 2012
21st April 2012
5th May 2012 (alternatively,scores of IIT-JEE /AIEEE /State Level /Other National Level Engineering Entrance Tests)
12th May 2012
www.atitindia .org
Online Form : Applicants can apply online by filling up the Application Form and make payment of Rs.700/- using cost Credit/Debit Card (Visa/Master Card /Citibank Card) through secure internet payment gateway.Applicants applying online should attach their scanned color photograph along with the online application. Offline Form :Prospectus and application can be obtained from various counselling offices all across the country including at Kota
Guru Gobind
Entrance Test
Offline Form :20th Jan. 2012 , Online :25th Jan.2012
B.Tech./M.Tech (Dual Degree)/ B.Tech Programmes) :16th April, 2012
2nd June 2012
12th June 2012
Offline Form : Prospectus and application can be obtained from
the branches of Indian Bank for Rs.1000.
Sale by Post: Admission Brochure along with Application Form can also be obtained through registered/speed post.
Offline Form :The application form along with the Common Entrance Test Fee of Rs.1000/- and Rs.100/- as postage and handling can be submitted through the Internet Link
Indian Statistical
Institute, Kolkata
31st Jan. 2012 to 29th Feb. 2012
5th March 2012
13th May 2012
Not Declared Yet
Offline Form : Prospectus and application can be obtained from the offices of the Indian Statistical
Institute by post or in person. Online Form :Form can be obtained from online . DD should be drawn in favour of “Indian Statistical Institute” payable at Kolkata. Address: Dean Of Studies, Indian Statistical Institute, 203 Barrackpore Trunk Road, Kolkata 700 108. DD amount: 500/-(Rs.250/- only for reserved categories in all programmes)
Indian Institute
of Science (IISc),
1st Feb. 2012 To 30th April 2012
7th May 2012
Based on (KVPY-SA-2010) , KVPY-SB (appeared in 2011), KVPY-SX (appeared in 2011), IIT-JEE (appearing in 2012), AIEEE (appearing in 2012), and AIPMT (appearing in 2012)
Online Appications can be filled with payment of Rs.400/-(GEN/OBC/KM) Rs. 200/-(ST/SC/PH) By Online Payment - SBI/Canara Bank which provides Net-banking and Card payment (Visa/MasterCard/Maestro) , Offline Payment - SBI/Canara Bank branches accept Challan payment across the country.
Aligarh Muslim
Online /Offline
1st Feb. 2012
17th March 2012
20th May 2012
Not Declared Yet
Offline Form : Student have to take print out from website. Online Form : After online filling the form send to Admission Section, Office of the Controller of Examinations, AMU, Aligarh -202002 with DD of Rs.300/- Demand Draft drawn in favour of Finance Officer, A M U, Aligarh payable at Aligarh
6th Feb.2012 To 5th March 2012
12th March 2012
6th May 2012
In Month of June
Online Form :Students have to fill online form and scanned signature and recent passport size colour photograph with name and date and make challan of Rs.280/- from SBI Bank next day.No need to send any document to AFMC
9th January 2012 to 5th March 2012
15th March 2012
PMT- SCREENING 16th May 2012 & PMT- MAIN 17th June 2012
PMT- SCREENING 1st week of June 2012 & PMT- MAIN In month of July 2012
Offline Form: Application Form can be obtained from Bank of Baroda By Post: From the Office of the Director (PMT-Cell), Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-221 005 by sending a written request through Registered Post along with Crossed Demand Draft/Bankers Cheque (MICR only) of Rs. 1600/- for General/OBC candidates and Rs. 1100 for SC/ST candidates of a Nationalized Bank, drawn in favour of “The Director, Institute of Medical Sciences, BHU” payable at Varanasi.
Online /Offline
10th Feb. 2012 To 15th March 2012
22nd March 2012
6th May 2012
25th May 2012
Offline Form : Application form can be obtained selected Post Offices /Syndicate Bank /State Bank of India for Rs 550/ Online Form : The applicant has to submit receipt of confirmation slip and Demand Draft to Chairman OJEE -2012.The Draft should be made for Rs. 550/- drawn in favour of ''OJEE-2012'' on any nationalized bank payable at Bhubaneswar
Online /Offline
23th Feb. 2012
30th May 2012
Admission will be based on the
All India Ranking of AIEEE
Online Form : Online Appications can be filled with payment of Rs.900/- By DD/ Visa /Credit /Debit Card.DD should be drawn in favor of “Jaypee Institute of Information Technology” payable at Noida/Delhi. Offline Form : Prospectus and application can be obtained from the branches of IDBI Bank for Rs.900/- Important Notes : • It is mandatory to write AIEEE-2012 Roll number before submission of application form. • The completed Application Form must be sent at the following address:
The Registrar Jaypee Institute of Information Technology
A-10, Sector-62, Noida - 201307 (U.P), India ,
Tel: 0120-2400973-976
Uttar Pradesh
Examination (UP
Online /Offline
Online : 28th Feb. 2012 to 22nd March 2012 , Offline : 3rd March 2012 to 20th March 2012
Online :26th March 2012 , Offline : 24th March 2012
22nd April 2012
In Month of June
OR www.
Online Form : Online Appications can be filled with payment of Rs.1000/- for GEN/OBC & Rs.500/- for ST/SC & female Candidates.Payment can be made by Challan/Credit /Debit Card/Internet Banking.  Offline Form : OMR application form with Information Brochure can be purchased from Head Post Offices and Mukhya Dak Ghar (MDGs) of Uttar Pradesh.

Local Guardian will Provides all type of Latest News & Informations about any change in Academic Policies Regarding JEE MAIN,JEE ADVANCE,NEET,MBA or any Other Exam related to Engineering,Medical,or Mba on this Page Regularly.  


[1]An Open Letter to Chairman CSAB 2013

JEE 2013 – A Disastrous Failure

Dear Mr. Sunil Kr Sarangi, Chairman CSAB 2013,

On behalf of all those students who have been unfortunate to be associated with the JEE exam this year thereby suffering the mistakes of the system, we would like to raise a few questions about the JEE hoping that there might be some answers from your end.

The year 2012 brought in astonishing surprises for students stepping into higher education especially the engineering and medical aspirants. While the thought behind a common exam seemed actually good, the speed of its implementation has not just disappointed, it has wrecked havoc with the lives and careers of innumerable students.

We made a list of the events starting with the announcement of JEE as a common exam just to ask you whether anything is right at all in this whole process:

1. The year 2012- The HRD Minister announced the idea of a common exam. With a demographic country like India with 29 states and 7 union territories having different state boards with differences in the medium of instructions, syllabi and marking systems, surely a time frame was required to compare and see the feasibility.  Why was this basic exercise ignored?

2. The JEE was announced in two stages. In the face of a lot of debate amongst even the policy makers on the feasibility, why was their opinion brushed aside?

3. Why was the original simple normalization formula of 60: 40 (JEE scores: Class XII) not adopted and changed in spite of opposition from all quarters? Click here to see the adverse effect of this decision.

4. Why was the normalization formula implemented hastily against sound advice from the academicians consulted as well as the international advisory - the Australian Council for Educational Research? Click here to read the Complete Story of JEE Normalization and how ISI recommendations were used to suit the purpose as required.

5. Why did the committee decide to map the percentile of the boards to the JEE Main scores when that was not the original proposal?

A big question mark hangs on the intentions of the CBSE and the MHRD and its rationale for pushing the reforms irrespective of the consequences.

JEE Results & Seat Allotments:

1. Results were delayed simply because the system was not ready. At the risk of sounding repetitive, we once again ask why?

2. How could the board announce allotments and withdraw them for no fault of the students? Why did the CSAB not co-ordinate with the CDAC authorities to ensure codes, rules matched? Isn’t a basic co-ordination required to be in place between the two agencies responsible for the welfare of lakhs of students?

3. To completely blame the fiasco on CDAC shows a lack of responsibility Sir. Would a simple apology suffice when it is known that these results make or break the resolves of the students?

4. Another notification came on the heels of Seat Allotment fiasco on July 13, 2013 where 25 students lost their seats due to a computer error. Instead of blaming them for the choices (they were following the CSAB instructions), wouldn’t it have been correct to have a proper system in place?

5. Sure, the Second allotment came late again but with another error in place. How can the system not consider students who may not have been allotted seats due to cutoffs but who might still be eligible?

6. July 18 saw another computer error. One Lakh students were erroneously allotted seats in the Mechanical branch of NIT Patna. Isn’t it time to stop, reflect and revamp the system instead of carrying on while issuing apology after apology?

7. July 18 again saw another fiasco with no upgradation of the status of 135 students who had been rejected due to their documents not being in order. The review later did place 57 students but surely upgradation should have been an integral part of the system? Why is it missing?

8. The schedule given by CSAB – yes the revised one also isn’t adhered to. Why Sir to have a schedule when there is no intention to follow it at all?

9. Your assurance about the joining dates for students allotted seats is nothing short of laughable. How can a seat be a student’s forever if the basic rules mention that admission formalities should be done within a time frame?

10. In the same vein, you do mention that the admission will be as per the respective institute’s guidelines. Also, you request the institutes to give the students some more grace period of a week. How can a notification be so contradictory in the two paragraphs it contains?

We are afraid that the above mentioned events are just the tip on the iceberg. We feel that the whole process touted as transparent is just the opposite of it.

LATEST: WHY did the CSAB remove the Closing ranks following Upgaradtion after JEE Main 2013 Second Round a few hours after it was uploaded on their website? Click here to know more

We have been innundated by calls from students on this issue. They have brought in their details to give us examples of how they have been discriminated by the CSAB with no allotments in spite of being eligible with ranks within cutoffs declared by the CSAB.

We will highlight each case.
 Read about Archit Dhingra !

Reaction of students and parents against the CBSE and against JEE/Normalization:

Enraged parents along with their wards have resorted to the next best thing they feel would serve them justice. As many as 53 cases have been filed in the various High Courts as well as the Supreme Court. Cases are being heard in the Andhra High Court, Delhi, Chandigarh, and many more. Students have been vocal on the social media increasingly critical of the whole process. The Andhra High Court has been extremely supportive of the cause of the students with the CBSE being pulled up in this regard. The Supreme Court has not stayed the admission process but has put a clause to it saying that it will be valid subject to the verdict in this regard.

Slowly the State Governments might wake up to join their students. Already the Andhra Government as well as the opposition there has thrown their support behind the students.

We feel strongly that the students who are increasingly in large numbers protesting against the new system are perfectly right in expecting that they should get their due. They should get a system which is not a poor excuse of a national body but one that delivers flawlessly and on time. They are entitled to a fair transparent system which does not give and then take at whim and fancy. They are most of all entitled to have the right to a hassle free education; one that is fair and does not discriminate on account of any factor. 

Keeping in light the above mentioned factors, we at Local Guardian have pledged to fight for the students and will continue to do so till justice is served.

Yours truly

Local Guardian



[2] IIT Admissions: No change in JEE Advanced 2014 Exam Pattern!

Reports of the JEE Advanced 2014 Exam Paper being subjective, changes in exam patterns and all such news have been put to rest with senior IIT officials stating that there will be no major changes in the format or pattern of the exam paper of JEE Advanced 2014. Many students have been apprehensive and unsure about how to prepare for the JEE Advanced 2014 amidst reports that it would be subjective while the JEE Main 2013 would be objective.

JEE 2014:

JEE 2014 will also be a two tier exam like JEE 2013 with the preliminary exam being the JEE Main 2014 for admissions to the NITS, CFTIS, SFTIs and other while being the screening exam for JEE Advanced 2014. The consensus amongst the officials is that every change requires a time frame to be perfected and accepted. Similar is the case with the new JEE that was introduced in 2013.

Reasons for No changes in JEE Advanced 2014:

Students should not be subjected to so many changes in a year hence the IITs are reluctant to change the exam pattern for JEE Advanced 2014. The other compelling reason is that subjective papers require manual correction and the screening of such papers for JEE Advanced 2014 would be around 1.5 lakhs in number. It is not possible for the correction to be done manually for such a huge number within the short time frame available after the exams as the exam is conducted in the first week of June with results announced by the end of June.

The final decision though would be taken after the joint Admission Committee is taken over by the JEE-Advanced 2014 chairman. The board’s meet on August 25 will primarily discuss the 2013 exam in detail to give recommendations for the JEE 2014 exam.

Other Changes Proposed But Not Implemented:

The IITs have been seeking a subjective test to improve the quality of candidates getting into the premier institutes. A format proposed by IIT-Bombay involves elimination of wrong answers to arrive at the right one. This was in answer to the multiple choice questions where it’s difficult to gauge the level of understanding in the students regarding the subjects. The consensus though is not to compel the students to write long answers.

Increase in limit of candidates for JEE Advanced 2014:

There are reports that the limit of candidates for JEE Advanced 2014 will be increased to two lakhs instead of 1.5 lakhs as in 2013. The actual number of candidates who wrote JEE Advanced 2013 are 1.19 lakhs while the limit was for 1.5 lakhs. The reasoning goes that an increase in the limit might get the desired figure of students who actually will write the exam.


[3] IISc, Bangalore Ranked Among The Top 500 in the World!

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore has done the country proud being ranked in the top 500 of the world by the 2013 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) released by the Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. The only Indian Institute having done so, the 104 year old IISc in Bangalore ranks in the 301-400 category.

IISc, Bangalore moved up two places to the 43rd spot this year as compared to the 45th rank of last year in the world ranking for Chemistry. Showing a remarkable improvement in Computer Science, it has climbed up to the 51-75 bracket as compared to last year’s 101-150 category. For Maths, the institute stayed at last year’s position in the 151-200 slot.

At the top of the ARWU Rankings is Harvard followed by Stanford and University of California, Berkeley in the second and third spots respectively. The fourth and fifth slots are taken by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Cambridge University

Stanford University leads in Computer Science followed by MIT with a 97.8 score and University of California with a score of 89.4. The Maths numero uno is the Princeton University followed closely by Harvard and University of California, Berkeley.

Harvard is the top one for Physics, Chemistry and Economics with MIT and University of California, Berkeley following it up in the second and third palces.

For Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, and Stanford are the ones ranked in the order as mentioned while University of Chicago ranked second for Economics followed by MIT.

 ARWU Ranking Order: How does it work?

Six objective indicators are used by ARWU to rank world universities. 

 ARWU indicators are as follows:

·         Number of alumni/ staff winning Nobel Prizes/ Fields Medals,

·         Number of researchers highly cited and selected by Thomson Scientific,

·         Number of articles published in journals of Nature and Science,

·         Number of articles indexed in Science Citation Index - Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index,

·         The per capita performance with regard to the size of an institution.


The ARWU ranks more than 1000 universities every year and published the best 500 on the web.

 [4]JEE Advanced 2014: Change in Eligibility Criterion?

The eligibility criterion for the JEE Advanced 2014for admissions to the IITs will most probably reworked on to ensure that the controversial flaws of the twenty percentile clause are done away with. The proposed changes might dilute the admission process to the IITs slightly.

For 2013, students were eligible for admissions if they qualified in the examination and also featured in the top twenty percentile of their respective boards for Class XII. According to reports, this clause may be reworked to do away with the flaws which have attracted legal notices and are being dealt with, in the court.

Instead, admissions through JEE Advanced may be allowed for students scoring a minimum of 75% in the school leaving examination from the year 2014 only. Students from Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and CBSE are expected to benefit from the new clause as they boards are supposedly generous with their marking.

As per reports, the HRD ministry reviewed the system in place on August 14, 2013 along with the officials from IIT and CBSE. The IIT officials have now been asked to take up the matter with the joint Admission Board to further ratify it, The JEE Advanced 2014 cutoff may not be 75% but might increase up to 80%. The cutoff earlier with JEE 2012 was 60%.

It is felt that students will be clear with a standard cutoff unlike the confusion that prevailed on account of the top twenty percentile clause for JEE Advanced 2013 though the boards may be given the option to follow the standard cutoff system of the top twenty percentile clause. Officials feel that students from low scoring boards like Bihar and Uttar Pradesh may do better with the top twenty percentile clause for JEE Advanced 2014 whereas students from Andhra Pradesh may opt for the standard cutoff for admissions.


JEE Advanced 2013 saw students from Andhra being turned away in spite of scoring 91% as they did not fall in the top twenty percentile clause for JEE Advanced 2013. Students who were eligible to write the JEE advanced 2013 had to qualify in the JEE Main 2013 to appear for the JEE Advanced 2013as part of the two tier common exam system for the engineering admissions in the country. 1,50,000 students were chose to write the JEE Advanced 2013 exam and were eligible if they qualified in the exam as well as came in the top twenty percentile of their respective school boards.


To the dismay of many students, they were not eligible for admissions in 2013 in spite of qualifying inJEE Advanced 2013 simply because they were not within the top twenty percentile of their respective school boards. Aghast at their hard work going in vain, affected students from Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Gujarat and Delhi challenged the JEE Advanced 2013 Results in the various courts. The cases are pending as of now and the order of the court in this regard is that the matter is sub judice and hence the final admissions will be subject to its verdict. The admissions in the meantime have been allowed though to avoid wastage of time for the students.

The CBSE Chairman Vineet Joshi conceded that there was scope for improvement though he refused to comment on the controversy claiming that the matter was sub judice. All stakeholders though agree that the school leaving exams have to be given importance considering that it is the foundation level and students must be good at all levels to get into prestigious institutions like the IITs. The earlier trend showed tailor made courses by coaching institutes ensuring admissions to the IITs bordering on neglect of the school leaving exams by many students.

At the review meeting held on August 14, 2013, it was agreed to continue with the current multiple choice format of IIT-JEE for the JEE 2014 examination.


 [5]JEE Main 2013 Result Analysis: Inclination towards CBSE and four cities!

The JEE Main 2013 Result Analysis shows an clear inclination towards the CBSE board and students from four specified cities.

80% of the JEE Main 2013 Results was dominated by the candidates of the CBSE board, Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan Boards. CBSE accounted for 56% of the total qualified candidates followed by Andhra Pradesh with 17% and next by Rajathan with a mere 7%.

The JEE Main 2013 Counselling application data showed around 58,587 students registered from CBSE, followed by Andhra Pradesh with 17,360 candidates and 8,738 candidates from Rajasthan.

The least qualifying candidates in JEE 2013 have been found to belong to the North East boards — with Meghalaya at 0%, Mizoram 0%, Nagaland 0%, Manipur0.01% and Tripura 0.02%. The Assam board fared a little better at 0.26%.

City wise- Jaipur headed the list with 2,188 qualifying candidates followed by 1,900 candidates from Delhi, 1,702 from Hyderabad and 1,088 from Vijaywada. The candidates who qualified from these cities summed up to to 33% of the total seats.

Cities which fared poorly in JEE 2013 belonged to the North East again with 34 from Siliguri,  25 from Jorhat,  6 from Imphal, 4 from Silchar, 2 from shillomg, 2 from Itanagar and zero candidates from Gangtok. The Only centre outside India – Dubai showed 10 JEE qualified students. Smaller towns though showed promise with 317 students from Sikar, 115 from Mathura, 93 from Bareilly, 46 from Gaya, 32 from Katihar and 15 students from Malda.

There was a visible drop in female candidate with only 18.2% appearing this year for JEE 2013  as compared to 36% in 2012.  More than 30% of the students came from homes with over 5 lakhs of income per annum.

An interesting fact that has come up with the JEE Main and Advanced – there is no co-relation between the exams. This is reiterated by the fact that the topper of JEE Advanced 2013 contrary to popular belief does not even figure in the top 100 students of JEE Main 2013.

 [6] IITs to look into improvement of Global Rankings!

The IITs have finally decided to look into improvement of their Global rankings. The IITs have not enjoyed a place among the top 100 educational institutions in the world across different rankings released in the last two years. India was the only BRICS nation which was not listed in the top 200 of the QS ranking in 2012. The reaction of Kapil Sibal, the erstwhile HRD minister was to dismiss the rankings as inconsequential.

There is a marked change in the perception now with the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs)exploring ways and means to reach out to ranking agencies like the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) for an understanding of the system to improve their rankings in the global leagues. Carrying this further, the IITs have last month appointed a committee comprising of IIT directors for this as well as to aid the HRD ministry in devising a ranking system for only Indian institutes.


The IITs are now no longer of a dismissive attitude after concern was expressed by the PM and President in addition to the media criticism with the dismal show in the global rankings. The committee appointed will devise ranking parameters that fit the Indian context to be brought to the notice of the international agencies dealing with the global rankings.


The ranking parameters for assessment of the different world rankings are now changing with some agencies like the QS bringing special rankings exclusively for Asian Universities. Banking on this flexibility, Gautam Barua, director, IIT-Guwahati hopes that the agencies will include parameters that suit the Indian context if the concerns regarding the same were shared.


Some concerns though are not to be dismissed entirely. Institutions across the world are appraised on parameters like the number of international students and faculty members. Indian Universities are restricted from hiring international faculty while admissions to international students can also not be placed at a very high number.

The IIT committee for Global Ranking will hold its first meeting next week and will also raise the matter at the IIT council meeting on September 3, 2013.