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ISEET to be renamed to JEE (Joint Entrance Examination)

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In a move that will enable the HRD Ministry to go forward with examination reforms, a majority of states on Wednesday gave an ‘in principle approval’ to the new common entrance exam format that will replace the AIEEE and JEE from 2013.

However, the nomenclature will stay. On request from IIT directors it has been decided that the name of JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) will continue to be used for the test rather than the proposed Indian Science Engineering Eligibility Test.

The new JEE and a minimum of 40 per cent weightage to school board scores will decide admissions to all Central government-run engineering institutes, IITs, NITs, IIITs, starting 2013.

This new JEE, as reported first by The Indian Express, will be held twice a year, in April/May and November /December, and the plan is to hold it at least three-four times a year, HRD Minister Kapil Sibal said Wednesday.

The new JEE will consist of two parts — Main, an objective type exam to test comprehension, critical thinking and logical reasoning, and Advance to test problem-solving ability in basic science. Together they will indicate a candidate’s scholastic level and aptitude for science and engineering. The scores will be valid for two years and a student will have three-four attempts to improve them.

“While the exam will be conducted by the CBSE, the quality of the exam will be maintained with IIT professors and other academics devising it,” Sibal said.

Most states expressed appreciation for the new format and said they would use it for admission to their engineering colleges, but Tamil Nadu had reservations. The state gives 100 per cent weightage to school board scores and intends to continue doing so. Bengal, Orissa, Himachal Pradesh and Puducherry have sought more time to look into the proposal.

The modalities of the new JEE will be worked out and the proposal will be taken to the Central Advisory Board of Education and the IIT Council for final approval. via Indian Express

  • http://Iseet BISWAJIT DEBNATH

    I m 4m KHOWAI, TRIPURA. Sir i welcm dis proposal bt i wnt 2 knw abt NIT’s admism criteria. Is it stay 50 percent of state reservation? Pz pz pz pz sir ans dis. . .i m aieee 2012 cndinate

    • Imranmntpl

      for aieee 2012 there is no change

    • Iamravi

      most probably rules have changed from this year

  • liver pride

    You said that ”
    JEE will consist of two parts — Main, an objective type exam to test comprehension, critical thinking and logical reasoning, and Advance to test problem-solving ability in basic science” ….My question is will the Advance part of the paper be subjectice or will both be multiple-choice-questions…

    Thanks in advance

    • THENNDSIEJ

      BOTH MAIN AND ADVANCE WILL BE IN MULTIPLE CHOICE TYPE

  • Abhishek Sharma

    the level of exam should be maintained.

  • Anjan

    pl tell me what is the objective behind the plan to conduct the exam twice or more in a year.

  • CRM.

    May I please know that what if the State chooses to set 100 %  weightage to boards, so how will the entrance exam value ?

    Will it be of no use then ?
    Will there any QUOTA system continue for the regional engineering colleges admissions ?
    I’m from JEE 2014 batch.
    Thanks.

  • Vishnujanagama

    I don’t think this idea of including 11th & 12th scores with 40% weightage is a good idea. i hail from a board where to score marks all u need is good handwriting neat diagrams and a copy of exact statements from the textbooks. this in no way reflects the aptitude or scientific temper of a student. if u give weightage to these things, u r opening gates to people who lack knowledge and traits required by an engineering student. and that too at the expense of those eligible and posses bad handwriting and memory power. the proposal may appear rosy but in no way it can judge student merit accurately. i think this proposal is dangerous to apply………..

    • tony sandeep

      you said very well

  • Shukku 2o

    awesome idea

  • Shukku 20

    i think this should be the best idea really awesome 

  • Vivek123 Varma

    i request the authorities to dont take the 40% weightage because the patern or difficultie of question paper is different for different states……….