32% candidates to give JEE Advanced a miss

HYDERABAD: While many candidates who failed to qualify for the JEE Mains are busy looking for other options, surprisingly, 32% of those short-listed for the final exam have decided to give the test a miss, this year.

According to official data, while 2.4 lakh JEE Main candidates were selected for the JEE Advanced exam, only 1.6 lakh among them have registered for the test, scheduled to be held on May 20. Experts attributed this to more students, particularly those with poor rankings in the Mains, preferring to appear for other tests where they have a better chance of qualifying. This, they added, was advisable for candidates who secured ranks of more than 20,000 in the JEE Main.

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”Over the years, a growing number of students have decided to opt out of JEE Advanced. This is because there are only 7,000-odd seats in IITs. Based on their rank in JEE-Main, students can gauge if they stand a chance to get admission into an IIT. If their JEE Main rank is greater than 20,000 it is advisable that they focus their efforts on other entrance exams and JEE Main counselling sessions. This also gives them a greater chance of securing admission in a course of their choice,” said Zishaan Hayath, CEO and co-founder of Toppr.com.

Interestingly, the number of students opting out of the JEE Advanced exam is increasing with every passing year. While 21% of eligible students opted out of the Advanced race in 2016, the number increased by 2% in 2017. In 2018, the number has jumped to 32%.

“One of the reasons why students, especially from tier 2 or tier 3 cities, opt out of JEE Advanced exam is because they are not well equipped — with things such as a laptop or digital mode of learning — to prepare for JEE Advanced examination. Also, their Mains score gives them a rough idea about their potential. If their rank is around 1.25 lakh or above, most of them prefer NIT or state engineering colleges. Many students also sign up for a second attempt because they think they will get abetter college the next year,” Randhir Kumar, CEO, BasicFirst.

 

Source Credits : Times of India

JEE-Adv eligible candidates: IIT Bombay zone loses first spot for second year in a row

The office of the organising chairman of Joint Entrance Examination-Advanced (JEE-Adv) 2018, on Saturday, released information on the distribution of candidates eligible for the upcoming exam. The IIT-Bombay zone (which constitutes several states) has lost its top position second year in a row, with IIT-Madras and IIT-Delhi zones taking the first and second positions. 28,813 students from the zone have qualified for the JEE-Adv exam, as compared to 38,321 students from IIT-Madras zone and 31,884 students from IIT-Delhi. The IIT-Madras zone has maintained the first position for the second year in a row.

“These numbers in no way reflect where the candidates come from. A student residing in Guwahati may have registered for JEE-Main from a centre in Rajasthan, and therefore will be considered from that zone,” said a senior official from the office of the organising chairman of JEE-Adv 2018.

“Off late, more and more students are migrating to different parts of the country to find the best possible coaching to crack the code so that they could find a seat in an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) with courses of their choice,” he added.

HT had previously reported how over 32% students who were eligible for the JEE-Adv exam this year have opted out of the race. Registrations to the JEE-Adv exam ended on Tuesday evening, and while the top 2.31 lakh JEE-Main candidates were eligible for the exam, only 1.64 lakh candidates finished the registration process on Tuesday. Last year, 1.71 lakh of the 2.20 lakh eligible candidates had registered for the JEE-Adv exam.

This year, the exam conducting authority decided to increase the number of eligible JEE-Main candidates for JEE-Adv to 2.24 lakh candidates, from 2.20 lakh candidates in 2017, in order to bring down vacancies in IITs. Of the 10,998 seats in the 23 IITs, the number of vacancies after seven rounds of counselling stood at 121 in 2017, up from 96 in 2016, 50 in 2015, and three in 2014.

Zone wise distribution of candidates qualifying for JEE-Adv exam

38,231 —IIT-Madras

31,884— IIT-Delhi

28,813—IIT-Bombay

20,428—IIT-Kanpur

19,145—IIT-Kharagpur

14,414 —IIT-Roorkee

11,907—IIT-Guwahati

36—Total number of foreign candidates appearing for JEE-Adv 2018

1.64 lakh— Total

Source Credits: Hindustan Times

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JEE (Advanced) 2018 original admit cards to be issued at exam centre

KANPUR: Candidates appearing JEE (Advanced) 2018, scheduled to be held on May 20, will time get their original admit cards at their respective exam centres. However, for receiving the same the candidates will first have to download the admit card from either of the websites: https://cportal.jeeadv.ac.in or https://jeeadv.ac.in and clicking on the ‘Candidate Portal’ icon. The original admit card would be issued to the candidates at the exam centres before the exam begins.

Aspirants will be able to download the admit cards from today. The candidates need to mention their JEE (Advanced) 2018 registration number, date of birth, JEE (Main) 2018 registered mobile number and JEE(Main) 2018 registered e-mail address to login to the portal.

Talking to TOI, organising chairman, JEE Advanced, IIT-Kanpur, professor Shalabh said, “The candidates are required to download the admit card from the web portal, the details of which we released on Sunday. They are also required to produce this downloaded admit card at the exam centre where they would be issued an original admit card (before the start of the exam of first shift) which they should retain till the second shift. The JEE (Advanced) 2018 second shift which would be conducted from 2 pm to 5 pm.”

This year IIT-Kanpur is conducting JEE (Advanced) for the first time through fully Computer Based Test (CBT) mode. The exam would be held in two shifts – 9 am to 12 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm.

As many as 1,64,822 students would be appearing in JEE Advanced 2018 t this year. Of the total strength, 38,231 candidates would be appearing the exam under the IIT-Madras zone followed by 31,884 candidates under the IIT-Delhi zone. The total number of foreign candidates appearing in JEE-Advanced this year is 36.

A total of 28,813 candidates will write the exam under IIT-Bombay zone. Under IIT-Kanpur zone, 20,428 candidates would write the exam. In this zone, 75 exam centres have been made spread across 10 districts of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

These centres have been made in Bhopal (7), Indore (10), Jabalpur (3), Allahabad (7), Faizabad (3), Gorakhpur (7), Jhansi (4), Kanpur (8), Lucknow (11) and Varanasi (15). It is for the first time that the exam centres have been made in Faizabad and the highest number of centres are in Varanasi.

Under IIT-Kharagpur zone, 19,145 students would be writing the JEE Advanced. A total of 14,414 candidates will write the exam under IIT-Roorkee zone. The least number of candidates -11,907- would appear for the exam under IIT-Guwahati zone, informed professor Shalabh.

Source Credits: The Times of India

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JEE Main results 2018: Cut-offs for JEE Advanced lowered as scores dip

The overall cut-off for students who will become eligible for JEE-Advanced has gone down this year as well. As per Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), which announced the for JEE-Main on Monday, the cut-off in common rank is 74 as compared to 81 in 2017 and 100 in 2016.

Tathaghat Verma,17, has emerged as the probable Mumbai topper with an All India Rank (AIR) of 34. Nanded resident Parth Lathuria bagged AIR 3. The results were announced on Monday evening.

While the scores have invited mixed reactions from students and experts, most top scorers seemed happy with their marks. Verma, a resident of Powai, was happy to score as per expectations. “What I did not expect was to be amongst the top scorers, so that’s a pleasant surprise,” said Verma, who scored 331 out of 360. Like many other top scorers, Verma also hopes to clear JEE-Advanced and secure a seat in computer science faculty at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-B).

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Pune’s Sharat Bhat, 17, scored an AIR 31 spot with his 333/360 in JEE-Main. “Though some of my friends are not very pleased with their scores, I got what I expected . I’m very happy that I managed to keep my rank in double digits. My focus is now to crack the JEE-Advanced paper,” said Bhat, who also wants to secure a seat in computer science at IIT-B.

All categories —SC, ST, PwD and others — have witnessed a drop in cut-offs when compared to the last few years. “This was expected because all students complained about the level of difficulty and the length of the paper. Many students could not complete the full exam. Scores were bound to be low,” said Vinay Kumar from a city-based coaching institute.

A few believe the overall performance of students from Mumbai is better than the previous year, with higher top scores. “The overall performance of Mumbai is better this year. For most students, this is just a qualifying exam and their real test will be JEE-Advanced, for which I believe students will be better prepared,” said Pravin Tyagi, from another coaching institute.

Source Credit: Hindustan Times

JEE Main 2018 – Detailed Analysis by Resonance

On 8-April-2018, JEE (Main) 2018 was conducted for students opting to take this exam by offline mode. This is the sixth edition of this Exam after wide-ranging changes were introduced in year 2013 by CBSE and Ministry of HRD. Around 11.5 Lakh students are slated to appear for this exam in offline and online modes.

JEE (Main) 2018 was conducted in two parts (Paper 1 and Paper 2). Paper 1 was conducted from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and Paper 2 for B. Arch. Aspirants was conducted from 2 pm to 5 pm.

Paper 1 was for students applying for engineering seats in engineering colleges, while paper 2 was for students applying for B. Arch degrees

The analysis below pertains to only Paper 1, which was for engineering aspirants.

Overall Marks Distribution

The paper pattern was same as last year. The paper had 90 questions each worth 4 marks. All questions were objective type with single correct option. Subject wise each subject had 30 questions of 120 marks.

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Overall Difficulty Level Analysis

In this analysis we have rated every question on a scale of 1 to 3. The ratings are done by expert faculty of Resonance. The individual ratings are then averaged to calculate overall difficulty level.

  • 1: Easy
  • 2: Moderate
  • 3: Difficult

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Difficulty Level Analysis: No of Questions

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Resonance experts feel that all subjects were of similar difficulty level, while mathematics was on tougher side compared with chemistry & physics. Out of 360 marks, 132 marks can be considered of easy level, 148 marks can be considered of medium difficulty level and 80 marks can be considered to be of difficult level by Resonance Team.

Overall, it is felt that while paper is moderate, the cut-off would decrease compared to last year. Number of seats increased from 2,20,000 to 2,24,000 this year.

Question Wise Difficulty Breakup

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Marks Wise Difficulty Breakup

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IIT JEE 2018 | All You Need to Know

The application process for the Joint Entrance Examination Main (JEE) examination is all set to begin on December 1. The exam is conducted by the CBSE for admission to B.E./B.Tech & B. Arch courses in top technical institutions across India. Students who wish to take part in the exam that will be conducted on April 8 next year can fill in the application form as soon as the application process commences. There is no printed application form for JEE (Main) and candidates must apply online. Candidates who qualify JEE Main Exam will be considered eligible to appear in JEE Advanced examination.

What’s New in JEE 2018?

  • IIT Kanpur to conduct the JEE Advanced 2018 Exam.
  • Total 2.24 Lakh Mains Qualified Candidates will be eligible for JEE Advanced 2018.
  • JEE Main 2018 Paper 1 will be held in Online & Offline both modes but Paper 2 will be held in Online Mode only.
  • The JEE Advanced Exam will be conducted only in Online Mode.
  • Slot Booking: From the year 2018, students will be able to book their slot for the online mode examination.
  • No weightage will be given to 12th class marks for calculating All India Rank (AIR) in JEE Main. No verification will be required for 12th class roll number.
  • In order to qualify for admission to IITs, NITs, IIITs, CFTIs, candidates must have at least 75% marks (65% for SC/ST) in higher secondary examination or must be in top 20 percentile in class 12th examination conducted by respective boards.
  • Candidates should have Aadhaar Card Number to fill the application form. (Candidates from Meghalaya, J&K and Assam are excluded from this provision)

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