JEE Board released Executive Summary for JEE 2015.

Executive summary

  • Seat allocation was done jointly with NITs, IIITs (Triple-I-Ts) and Other GFTIs. The deferred acceptance (DA) algorithm was used for seat allocation using multiple rank lists from three different examinations viz., JEE (Main) 2015 Paper-1, JEE (Main) 2015 Paper-2 and JEE (Advanced) 2015.
  • Only 1.24 Lakh out of the 1.52 Lakh eligible candidates registered to appear for JEE (Advanced) 2015 [this number was 1.26 L in 2014]. Of these, nearly 25,000 candidates qualified for admission.
  • In 2014, 52 seats were not allotted at the end of Round 3. In 2015, all the 10,006 seats were allotted in each and every round. The number of seats not accepted was 610, 130 and 50 at the end of Rounds 1, 2 and 3, respectively. If we had the latitude to go for another round of seat allotment, this number would have further decreased.

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Board Percentage dominates JEE Main Score for admission in NITs. Should be scraped, says Expert Panel.

Many students with the problem-solving skills required of engineers are losing out on National Institutes of Technology seats because of the weightage given to admission seekers’ board scores, two expert panels have said.

These panels have forwarded several arguments to recommend that the NITs scrap the 40 percent board weightage and admit students solely on the basis of their scores in the JEE Main, which now receive 60 percent weightage.

The 31 NITs are in favour of dropping the board weightage, introduced in 2013. But they want to follow the premier Indian Institutes of Technology in admitting students on the basis of their scores in the JEE Advanced, which only the top 1.5 lakh JEE Main performers can take. The government is yet to take a final decision on either issue.

One of the panels was appointed by the Union human resource development ministry and was headed by IIT Bombay director Devang Khakhar. The JEE Apex Board had appointed the other, headed by Rajat Moona, director-general of the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing.

Following is the JEE Mains 2015 selection stats of Resonance across its various centres in India.

Study Centre Name Number of Selections
Kota 12871
Jaipur 1116
Lucknow 927
Nagpur 848
Mumbai 538
Udaipur 271
Delhi 297
Ahmedabad 240
Bhopal 213
Agra 175
Kolkata 167
Nanded 167
Jodhpur 172
Sikar 113
Bhubaneswar 110
Indore 90
Allahabad 72
Raipur 54
Visakhapatnam 53
Gwalior 51
Patna 50
Jabalpur 40
Surat 34
Ajmer 32
Nashik 27
Ranchi 25
Dehradun 22
Vadodara 21
Rajkot 10
Bhav Nagar 7
Aurangabad 2
Chandrapur 1
YCCP 18816
DLPD 6726
Total 25542

Here are some of the findings by the Panel:

• A few candidates with very poor – even negative – JEE Main scores but good board percentiles this year received higher ranks on the merit list than some with far better JEE Main scores but poor board percentiles, the Moona panel has found. (See chart)

• A student with zero marks in the JEE Main can earn a rank of about 65,000 thanks to his board marks, the Khakhar panel calculated.

• The Khakhar panel quoted parents who had presented calculations to show that a one percent difference in candidates’ board marks can sometimes separate them by 2,000 ranks on the merit list while a 10 percent difference in JEE Main marks can have much less impact. The panel, however, gave no details.

These examples suggest that candidates’ marks in their board exams – which do not generally test their problem-solving abilities – can sometimes influence the merit list more than their scores in the JEE Main, which does test these abilities. The panels, therefore, felt the present system was hurting many deserving candidates.

• The Khakhar panel felt that one of the objectives behind the weightage accorded to board marks – that it would encourage students to pay more attention to their school education – was misplaced since only a tiny fraction of school children took the JEE. Administrative measures alone can improve school education, it said.

• One other objective behind the board weightage was to boost rural and girl students’ admission to the NITs. The Moona panel found that this had been achieved to an extent. From 27.67 percent in 2012, rural students’ proportion among the top one lakh rankers increased to 29.47 percent in 2013, 30.79 in 2014, and 30.20 in 2015.

Girls’ participation increased from 22.34 percent of candidates in 2012 to 25.52, 26 and 25.79 percent, respectively, in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Their proportion among the top one lakh rankers rose from 18.57 to 22.75, 22.55 and 22.25 percent.

• Some or other among the country’s 30-odd school boards delays the publication of its results every year, holding up the admission process.

• The Moona panel found that some boards offer only four courses in Class XII while some others offer five, six or seven. Since the board weightage is calculated on the basis of a candidate’s five best-scoring subjects, the boards that offer just four courses cite physical education as the fifth.

However, a candidate’s scores in physical education provide little insight into his academic capabilities, the panel said.

• The Moona panel highlighted the problem of rank allotment to students who seek re-evaluation (or a revision of the calculation) of their board marks. Since their results arrive later than those of others, they are assigned fractional ranks — say, 100.1 or 100.2 if they fall between the already declared 100th and 101st rankers.

Although this does not interfere with merit-based selection, the panel objected on the ground that under this system, the lower ranks do not reflect a candidate’s real position.

The Khakhar panel also questioned the process of normalizing candidates’ board scores, which is necessitated by the boards’ differing degrees of generosity in awarding marks, but did not cite specifics. Nor did it suggest ways of improving the normalization process, perhaps because it wants the board weightage scrapped altogether.

At the October 1 meeting of the NIT Council, some members said the board weightage had helped more girls and rural students secure admission. Another committee will be set up to study the impact of the board weightage in detail.

Source: Telegraph India

Performance of Resonance in JEE Main 2015:

Resonance observed more than 25000 selections in JEE Main 2015. All these students were qualified to attend the counselling of JEE Main. Total 11 students of Resonance, 3 from the Regular Classroom Program and 8 Students from Distance Learning Program of Resonance have made it to the Top 100 club in the declared Merit List of the General Category Students. Total 11561 candidates out of these were declared qualified to appear for JEE Advanced 2015 after appearing in JEE Main 2015.

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JEE 2015 Counselling Postponed Again. CBSE yet to announce the JEE Mains (2015) Ranks.

The joint counselling of JEE this year has been postponed again as Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is yet to announce the JEE (Main) 2015 Paper-1 and Paper-2 ranks. Now the results of JEE Main 2015 are expected to be announced on 30th June. As per Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA), it will take atleast 2 to 3 hours to open the JoSAA portal to the candidates for online registration and choice filling-in at JoSAA site, once CBSE announces the ranks.

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Resonance Students Review about JEE MAIN 2015 Paper 1

Subject/Level Easy (%) Moderate (%) Tough (%) Lengthy (%)
Physics 15 30 45 10
Chemistry 62.5 34.5 3 0
Maths 34 64 20 2

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How do we predict JEE MAIN Rank?

You must have wondered “How Resonance predict rank given only expected JEE Main marks and Board Percentage?” or “How Resonance predicted rank is close to the actual ranks?” Well the answer is simple. We follow the same methodology as followed by CBSE. Confused how can we do that? Let’s see how?

  • You give us JEE Main expected marks. Let’s call it ‘x’. As illustration, let this x be 250.
  • You give us Board Percentage. Let this percentage be 90.

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