School system is the reason why Kota will remain necessary evil

Police worry about the spike in suicides, students complain about the relentless academic grind and experts warn of the lurking menace of depression and drugs. And yet, everyone agrees that the big question is this: despite this high cost, why are more and more students drawn to the coaching factories of Kota every year?

The reason, they say, is a combination of factors that makes this education hub a mandatory stopover for those chasing a seat in top-notch engineering and medical courses. From a rigorous preparation format and better faculty to an unwavering focus on core subjects, all attributes that many find missing in the conventional education system available back home. Continue reading

JEE Advanced 2016 Registration to commence from April 29, 2016

The JEE is an all India Engineering Entrance Exam, conducted every year for students who wish to take admissions into various engineering colleges and courses all over the country. The JAB, also known as Joint Admission Board conducts the JEE Advanced exam. The registration for the same will begin from April 29, 2016. While registering, the candidates will be given a choice to choose the language option of their question paper. JEE Advanced 2016 will be held in two languages – English or Hindi. The paper will not be bilingual. If a candidate is absent in one of the papers, then the candidate will be considered as absent in the examination. Continue reading

New IIT test format will not hit coaching

Coaching centres are quite confident that they will keep on guiding students for better preparation, despite the moves to introduce major changes in entrance examinations to the prestigious technology institutes. The IIT council had constituted a committee to suggest changes to deter candidates from depending on coaching centers.

Reacting to these recommendations, those engaged in the coaching business said short-term preparatory courses would become more popular, as students will take to them to be able to tackle the aptitude tests.
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Human Resource Development Ministry unlikely to set up Coaching Institute regulatory body as recommended by a IIT Committee.

In response to the recommendation of setting up a regulatory body for coaching institutes by Committee comprising of IIT Directors, Official sources said it was “not the ministry’s job to regulate private coaching institutes”. Instead, the ministry would take “effective” measures to “gradually” improve school education system, besides bringing in changes in the current format of entrance examinations conducted for admissions to centrally funded technical institutes in a couple of years.

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JEE Advanced 2016 to be conducted on May 22, no changes in boards marks weightage.

Putting an end to the confusion of students amid the speculation of major changes, IIT to continue with their existing pattern of the two-tier selection process. IIT JEE Advanced is going to be held on May 22, 2016.  However, this time the 2 lakh students will be able to sit for the exam as against 1.5 lakh for the upcoming year. IIT Guwahati will be conducting the JEE Advanced 2016.

The Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry has decided to continue with the existing pattern of boards marks as well. Like every year, 40 per cent weight will be given to board marks and 60 per cent to the JEE-Main score. The eligibility criteria will also remain same for the students, although, those students who have already accepted any of the seats in any of the IITs or ISM in 2015 will not be allowed for the JEE Advanced in 2016. Continue reading

Major changes suggested in JEE by IIT Council. 2 Lakh students will be allowed to appear in JEE Advanced.

The Committee of Eminent Persons (CEP) constituted by the IIT Council has made a series recommendations which will change the structure of JEE to a greater extent. These changes in the structure of JEE shall be effected from 2017 onward.

Under the chairmanship of Ashok Misra, the CEP has recommended that a National Testing Service shall be set up by early 2016, mandated to conduct an aptitude test, which should test the scientific aptitude and innovative thinking ability of the candidates.

The aptitude test may be conducted two or more times a year and shall be an online test. The test shall be modeled such to make students apply scientific thinking. Based on this performance, about 4 lakh candidates shall be short-listed for taking the JEE.

The JEE itself will be on the lines of the current JEE (Advanced) and designed to test the knowledge in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics; and shall be conducted by the IITs. From this, ranks shall be issued to over 40,000 students who can seek admission in IITs and NITs based on a common counselling. The IITs have been recommended to set up a system for developing mock JEE examinations which may help students prepare for the exam. The possibility of using the MOOCS platform can also be explored.

The HRD ministry too has been suggested by CEP to take measures for the improvement of school education and the method of examination of the various Boards, so that students with the Science aptitude are well prepared in the concepts by the time they reach 12th grade.

According to CEP, till such time, that is for 2016 and 2017, the practice of two tier JEE examination shall be continued. The top 200,000 students from JEE (Main) shall be allowed to appear in JEE (Advanced). More than 40,000 ranks will be issued in JEE (Advanced) for developing a better system for selection of candidates. Joint counselling for IITs and NITs shall be continued as was done last year. Board marks shall not to be counted for giving rankings this year for NITs, CFTIs etc.

The Government has decided to place the recommendations in the public domain for widespread consultation with the stakeholders.

Performance of Resonance in JEE Advanced 2015:

Resonance is India’s leading coaching Institute which offers Classroom Coaching Programs for preparation of JEE Advanced & JEE Mains. Institute registered 4124 selections in JEE Advanced 2015 (2570 from classroom and 1554 from distance learning). This feat is best in whole India from any Single Institute of Kota and Resonance repeated it consecutively for third year. Total 11 ranks from Classroom Courses are in Top 150. Earlier, total 11561 candidates from Resonance were declared qualified to appear for JEE Advanced 2015 after appearing in JEE Mains 2015.

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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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.

Take the ResoFAST exam to get admissions in Resonance with heavy scholarships in various classroom programs for JEE Advanced and JEE Main. Taking ResoFAST also ensures early birds discount in the fee in addition to the scholarships.

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or Call: 1800-258-5555 (Toll Free)