Update 11 April 2010
JEE 2010 paper was held all across the country on 11th April 2010. Please find below the question paper and solutions to IIT-JEE 2010. Maths was quite tougher than last years while Chemistry was quite simple. Physics had mixed difficulty level.While last years cutoff for general category was 178 marks (AIR 8295), this year the cut-off is expected to be 185-190 marks.
IIT JEE 2012 Brochure-Information Booklet
The SPDC scholarship for eligible NRI/PIO students has been announced for 2010-11. This time, there would be no separate exam but the marks received in qualifying exams (eg. CBSE XII, ICSE and other curriculam) would decide the merit list. The completed forms need to be submitted to EdCIL by 10 June 2010.
Full details of the scheme can be found at below link
SPDC Guideline and Application Form
There are a total of 100 scholarships (50:NRI, 50:PIO) and the eligibility criteria for NRIs is salary less than US$2250 per month
This post discusses few tips, tricks and ideas on how to breeze through AIEEE exam.
The AIEEE exam is conducted by CBSE for admissions to India’s premier national level institutes like NITs, IIITs (Indian Institute of Information Technology), DCE, PEC, many deemed universities, government funded institutions and technical colleges in the country. More than 1 million candidates appear for this exam and the exam is counted as the largest exam in the world held on a single day.
AIEEE 2011 Information Brochure
The AIEEE consists of two papers. Paper -1 (PCM) is administered to the candidates desirous of admissions to B.E/B.Tech stream and Paper 2 (Part I-Maths, Part II- Aptitude & Part III-Drawing) is administered to candidates for B Arch/B.Planning. The exam has objective type format with multiple choice questions. There is negative marking in the exam- for every wrong answer one fourth (1/4) of the mark allotted for that question is deducted. For left out questions, there is no negative marking. Marking more than one answer for a question is considered a wrong answer and negative marking is applied.
The exam is not tough at all and can be cracked with some discipline and hard work. The candidates scoring about 50% marks in the exam can expect to get a rank around 10000. In cricket terminology, if you can avoid follow-on in the exam (i.e. score say 226 out of 425), you are on the way to get a rank below 10000. Here are some tips and tricks to crack this exam and the rules can be generally applied to crack any engineering exam.
This post is all about SAT I exam on the request of a blog reader from Dubai (UAE) who asked “Could you please tell me what’s the SAT exam pattern, a good score on SAT test for a top US engineering college like MIT, Stanford, Caltech or Cornell? Moreover, I kindly request you to tell me where can I get some practice tests for SAT?”
This post discusses the important aspects of SAT Reasoning Test and provides side-by-side comparison of SAT scores for top US colleges.
The SAT Test:
The SAT Reasoning Test (SAT I) is a standardized test for college admissions in the United States. The SAT is owned, published, and developed by the College Board- USA. The current SAT Reasoning Test takes three hours and forty-five minutes and costs $45 ( additional $26 for international students, extra $23 for India/Pakistan centres). In SAT test, one can possibly score from 600 to 2400, combining test results from three 800-point sections (math, critical reading, and writing), along with other subsections scored separately.
The SAT test has been more popular among colleges in the coasts and the ACT test more popular in the Midwest and South. There are some colleges that require the ACT to be taken for college course placement, and a few schools that formerly did not accept the SAT at all. Nearly all colleges accept the SAT test.
Which branch of engineering is best? This is the most commonly asked question during July month every year when AIEEE counselling gets underway (and coincidentally my summer vacation to India occurs invariably in July every year and am asked this question frequently by parents from non-engg background). The question is obviously asked to know which branch will have better prospects after passing-out and beyond. Since most old IITs don’t have ECE branch (only IITG, IITR and IIT Kharagpur offer ECE ), the first preference of JEE toppers is CSE so much so that one could not get CSE in IIT-Bombay even with a JEE rank of 50 in 2008 (last rank to get CSE was 47 in IIT Bombay). For this reason we would limit ourselves to non-IIT colleges for choosing between CSE or ECE. Under DASA scheme for NRIs, NITs are the only colleges to opt for and this discussion suits such students very well.
We would discuss the topic in scientific manner and shall use weighted average method to select the right branch. To begin with, we would list down all important criteria/preferences, assign them weightage based on one’s background/aptitude and start assigming marks to the two branches. A sample exercise in the form of Excel sheet is available in the download section of this website. Please keep in mind, it is a very much individual based selection (I wonder why a candidate has to have a herd mentality in choosing branch when same thing is not done even for a mundane thing like selecting right cake for one’s b’day).
In right earnest, we start to list down the important factors based on one’s background
1) Your ‘plutonic’ love for the subject. Ask yourself if you like coding in general? Would you love to work in a field job? Please don’t give this factor 100% weightage because there could be other factors one may miss. Many kids want to be astronauts when they are young but eventually don’t become one due to unavailability of state-of-art technology in the field in the country and lack of enough opportunities available in other sectors. The aeronautical branch in itself has certain restrictions (including security clearance) if one plans to pursue MS in US (post 9/11). Similarly, food technology requires similar security clearance in US by FDA. Moreover, if you want to select a particular branch due to scholarships available in USA, then engg as discipline may not be the best thing as people easily get scholarship in fields like archeology and history.
Purely based on candidates preference of colleges in AIEEE 2008, following is the ranking of top 10 colleges.
1) IIIT- Hyderabad
3) NIT- Warangal
8) PEC- Chandigarh
Please note that this is not my personal opinion but a preference by candidates as per database of AIEEE (follow below link) for 2008. The similar database for 2009 exam has not yet been uploaded on AIEEE site.
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