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IIT JEE Result 2012 : Bihar’s Super 30 shines again….
PATNA : In another big score, 27 of the 30 students from Bihar’s Super 30, a free coaching centre for underprivileged students, have cracked the highly competitive Indian Institute of Technology-Joint Entrance Examination (IIT JEE) this year, its director said Friday.
“It is again good news that this year, 27 out of the 30 students made it to the IIT JEE… it has underlined how with proper opportunity, students from poor families can also reach the prestigious IIT,” Super 30’s founder-director Anand Kumar said.
The successful candidates include the wards of a truck mechanic, a farmer, a daily-wage labourer and vendors.
“All of them have managed to successfully chase their IIT JEE dreams at Super 30 with their commitment and hard work,” he said.
Last year, 24 students of the institute had cleared the IIT JEE.
Super 30, which helps economically backward students crack the IIT JEE, was selected by Time magazine in the list of The Best of Asia 2010.
Students from poor families have to pass a competitive test to get into Super 30 and then commit themselves to a year of 16 hours a day study routine. Coaching, food and accommodation are free for the students. Anand Kumar said the institute is supported by income generated from his Ramanujam School of Mathematics, which has students who can afford to pay fees.
In 2003, the first year of the institute, 18 students made it to IITs. In 2008, for the first time, all 30 students of the centre cracked the exam, a feat which was repeated in 2009 and 2010.
The results of IIT JEE 2012, which was held April 8, were announced Friday morning.
IIT JEE results 2012 out, but scores don’t matter…..
MUMBAI : Even as more than 5 lakh students would have got their Indian Institute of Technology-Joint Entrance Exam (IIT JEE) results early Friday morning, their JEE scores for entry into the country’s premier institutes do not matter much, as they already have offer letters and scholarships from universities abroad.
Siddharth Chowdhury, a student of R B Junior Science College, Mulund, who got a scholarship from Purdue University, United States, has not even checked his IIT JEE score, which is available online. “I applied at several institutes abroad and have got offer letters from seven universities. But since I got a good scholarship from Purdue, I will take up its offer,” he said. He will pursue his computer science engineering from the university. “I also plan to do a double major in electrical engineering. However, I am yet to take a final call,” said Chowdhury.
Another student, Tanvi Chheda, who has a scholarship for pursuing her higher studies, will head to Cornell University. “I had an offer from Cambridge too, but I wish to do my engineering in earth science from Cornell. I have scored 255 marks in IIT JEE, but it does not matter now,” she said. Aditya Ramakrishnan, who got a call from MIT, did not even appear for the IIT JEE. “I was confident about admission abroad.” Pravin Tyagi, from a coaching institute, claimed that he has been getting requests from several parents at the beginning of the academic session for studies in universities abroad. “IITs are no longer the only coveted institutes for students and parents,” he said.
This year, for the first time, IITs announced scores of students online before the results were announced.
A total of 5,07,634 students gave the IIT JEE on April 8 across country, out of which 77,550 were from the Mumbai zone.
Important dates :
- Declaration of Results : May 18, 2012
- Online filling of choices open to all the qualified candidates : May 19-June 10, 2012
- Last date for receiving category certificates : June 1, 2012
- Architecture/design aptitude test : June 3, 2012
- Medical examination and counselling for qualified PD candidates : June 4-6, 2012
- Last date for receiving admission form and medical certificate at zonal IITs : June 8, 2012
- Web release of first course allotment : June 14, 2012
- Web release of second course allotment : June 25, 2012
- Web release of third course allotment : July 6, 2012
IIT JEE Latest News…..
About 83,014 aspirants took part in the Joint Entrance Exam-2012 (JEE) in the the Kanpur zone at 158 centres this year. These centres had been raised in the three states viz UP, Uttarakhand and Madhya Pradesh as they came under the IIT Kanpur zone. some 15, 360 students had appeared in JEE at 29 such examination centres in the city.
IIT JEE News…..
The Indian Institutes of Technology would be declaring the results of Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) on Friday (May 18) which was held on April 8 this year. It was IIT-Delhi which had conducted the JEE this year. This year 5,06,728 students had registered themselves for JEE out of which 4,79,642 aspirants had appeared in the exam. Thus, there were a total of 27,105 students who did not appear in JEE. The percentage of absentees was 5.34 %.
IIT JEE : Experts, students fume over wrong questions….
LUCKNOW : Wrong, ambiguous and questions with incomplete descriptions have now become a part of the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) for admissions to coveted Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). For the third consecutive year, serious ‘blunders’ in IIT JEE have come to fore. In JEE 2012, four questions worth 14 marks were wrong for which the JEE panel had decided to award zero marks for two questions and no negative marking for the remaining two.
In physics, two questions were found incorrect. In paper II, question no six in section I where only one option was correct, two solutions were given in the answer key. In section III, question no 15 which carried one or more correct answers, experts found that there were two situations with which the answer could be derived. In chemistry, question no 23 belonging to section I had no correct options. Similarly, in mathematics, question no 60 had no correct answer out of the four options. The JEE panel for the incorrect questions in chemistry and mathematics has awarded zero marks to all.
Fumed with the constant errors, an IIT aspirant said, I had spent a lot of time solving questions which ultimately was found had no correct answers. The JEE can never penalize even if they given full marks (as they did lat year) for the time that is wasted in trying to solve the question.”
Another promising candidate said, It seems the paper setter adopts a casual approach in setting the question paper. For a prestigious exam like IIT JEE, one really doesn’t expect wrong and ambiguous questions.”
Aditya Kumar, an expert in the field, said, Repeated mistakes in the JEE questions the sincerity, capability and integrity of the paper setters. The ‘blunders’ made every year clearly hint that people who are involved in it are unable to understand the system.” He added that it has now become a trend which was rarely seen till few years back.
IIT-Kanpur director SG Dhande suggested a technological advancement in the IIT JEE system to make it robust, error-free and well balanced. Apart from the subject matter experts, we need experts from other fields like psychology, psychometric, statistics while setting the paper. Also, use of item response theory (IRT) and comprehensive test theory (CTT) is required.”
On asking whether ‘secrecy’ while setting the question paper is a reason behind the errors, Dhande said, All I can say that there is a plenty of scope to improve while maintaining the confidential elements which are must for any competitive exam.”
To recall, the first major blunder in JEE came to light in 2008. Mistakes worth 18 marks were found, and the cut-off for mathematics was just five. Last year, questions worth 30 marks were incorrect. Three questions in the Mathematics section were erroneous for which JEE awarded full12 marks to all candidates. In 2010, IIT made a biggest printing error in which the subject headings of physics and mathematics in the optical response sheet (ORS) were interchanged. This created flutter among the candidates and resulted in loss of time. Acknowledging the goof-up, JEE panel released a communique which said that each ORS (both for paper one and two) will be evaluated in two ways – sequential question number-wise and subject heading-wise. In each case, the higher score of the two evaluations will be taken as the candidate’s score.
Errors in IIT JEE paper : Parents demand action…
VADODARA : Like last year lakhs of aspiring students and their parents, who underwent the process of appearing for IIT-Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) to get admission to prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) this time, were again left confused and distressed due to errors creeping into the question papers.
After the answer key was put on the website early this month confirming their fears, parents rue that the bloopers and the ensuing confusion have brought down the students’ performance in the nerve-wrecking and intensely competitive process of IIT admissions. The parents also demanded more transparency from IIT JEE saying that the answer key should be put on the website before evaluation of the optical response sheet (ORS) and not after the papers have been checked as it leaves no scope for correction then.
“We found errors totaling 14 marks in the paper which took place on April 8. We fear that the evaluators have awarded zero marks to all in two questions worth seven marks,” said Dhirak Kakadia, whose son appeared in the exam at Delhi.
“In two more questions, there were more than two correct answers, which left the students confused. Many did not respond for the fear of negative marking,” he said.
Parents like Sanjeev Kumar, G S Kapoor and Harmeet Singh alleged that there were four questions worth 14 marks, which were “wrongly set”. Of the four questions, all the candidates were awarded zero marks for two questions, one each in chemistry (question 23 of three marks) and mathematics (question 60 of four marks),” they alleged.
“Also, in at least two questions, where no negative marking is involved, the paper leaves room for guess work. Tutorial groups are telling children to mark all the choices in such questions so that they can score at least eight marks for free in the process. This way, we are almost corrupting the process for serious students,” said Jagdish Patadia, whose daughter appeared in this year’s examination.
The office of director, IIT-Delhi, professor Shavgaonkar directed TOI’s queries to the chairman, IIT JEE, G B Reddy’s office, where a senior official who did not wish to be named, admitted that questions worth seven marks had some errors, “We are not evaluating those questions. In another question, there was some confusion over the shaded portion of a circle, but we are considering both the interpretations of the students. Beyond that there are no mistakes.”
To a query on the students, who avoided answering those questions due to confusion, the official said, nothing could be done. He also ruled out posting answer keys on website soon after the exam saying seven independent committees in seven IITs start preparing the answer keys after the examination, which takes time. “No changes can be effected in the process, once the ORS sheets are evaluated,” he said reacting to the parents’ demands.
However, this is no solace to the affected who point out that this was the sixth time when IIT JEE papers had errors affecting marks ranging from 18 to 30 – a huge number for an exam where differences of mere points make or break one’s chance of making it to IITs.