results to be declared on May 7
LUCKNOW : The results of the first Joint
Entrance Exam (JEE)-Mains conducted by Central Board
of Secondary Education (CBSE) on April 7 will be
announced on May 7.
N Sengupta vice chairman IIT-JEE Kanpur zone said on
April 30 that those qualifying
the JEE Mains -- the top 1.5 lakh aspirants -- will
get a chance to appear in the JEE Advanced,
scheduled to be held on June 2.
The Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) is
being conducted in two parts-JEE Main and JEE
Advanced. While JEE Main was conducted by CBSE, JEE
Advanced will be conducted by Indian Institutes of
About 44,000 students had appeared in
JEE Main at 68 centres in Kanpur. A large number of
students had gone to Kanpur from Lucknow, Allahabad,
Sitapur, Etawah, Barabanki, Unnao and other
He said the eligibility of the
student to appear in JEE Advanced-2013 will be
decided by the candidates' score in the JEE
Main-2013, which will be known by May 7.
Those figuring in the merit list,
will further be given an opportunity to seek
admission in premier IITs in the country. There are
a total of 10,000 seats in the IITs.
Sen said that to write JEE Advanced -
2013, all eligible candidates should register online
at http://jeeadvonline.iitd.ac.in or
jeeadv.iitd.ac.in from May 8 to 13.
After the online registration,
candidates must pay the examination fee as
applicable through challan (generated during
registration process) of all SBI branches having
core banking solution (CBS) on or before May 13.
The examination application fee for
GE and OBC male candidates is Rs. 1,800. The fee for
SC, ST and Physically Disabled male candidates is Rs.
900. It is worth mentioning here that after
successful registration and payment of the fee
through bank, the candidates can download the admit
card for JEE Advanced - 2013 from May 14 to 31.
AICTE to hold GPAT 2013 online
From Sanjiv Dube
NEW DELHI : The all India Graduate Pharmacy
Aptitute Test (GPAT) for 2013 will be conducted by
the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)
-- and it would be online, says a notification
issued by the AICTE on March 8, 2013.
The test will
be held in 57 cities from May 16 to 18 and the scores will be used
for admission to the postgraduate pharmacy programmes for year
the AICTE notification the registration window opened on March 8
and the registration will continue till April 8. The students
are advised to generate Cash Challans by April 8 as the last
date of the payment of fee at a SBI counter is April 9, 2013.
The last date
for final submission of online Form (through cash payment) is
April 4. The printout of the hall ticket can be had from
April 29 and while the online test will be held from May 16
to May 18 from 09.30 am to 12.30 pm (1st Shift)
and 02.30 pm to 5.30 pm (2nd Shift).
will be declared on May 31, 2013 and the students can have
the printout of their scores cards from May 31 to June 30,
that is for a month in a stretch.
notification says that the secretaries of the various states dealing
with technical education have been asked to inform students in their
respective states and to notify the change in the pattern of the
exam for academic year 2013-14.
The first GPAT,
held in 2010, and the subsequent ones in 2011 and 2012 were
conducted in paper-pencil mode by the AICTE in association with M S
University of Baroda, Vadodara.
admissions to and fellowships for the Master’s Programme in Pharmacy
(M. Pharm) and Engineering were being benchmarked by the Graduate
Aptitude Test for Engineering (GATE). Subsequently GPAT, an all
India examination was organized by the AICTE from academic year
2011-12 for admission to Master’s Programme in Pharmacy (M. Pharm)
and for award of fellowships.
the success of online Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) the
AICTE has now decided to organize GPAT online from 2013.
notification enumerates the advantages of the online test and says
that the test will be held on May 16, 17 and 18 in two shifts in 57
GPAT process including registration, allotment of centre, printout
of admit card, capturing the photograph and biometric, writing the
test, announcement of result, display of merit list, downloading
score cards is online, which the AICTE feels, offers better
transparency and accountability and saves time and money.
availability: 8th March, 2013 to 30th June,
2013 (24X7) Helpline number : 022-66258304, Fax Number: 022-25814283
& E-mail Id:
GPAT-2013 is a
multiple choice test of 3 hours duration with 125 questions. For
each correct answer 4 marks are awarded and for each wrong answer 1
mark shall be deducted.
The test will
be held at Ahmadabad, Gurgaon, Madurai, Rajkot, Allahabad, Guwahati,
Mangalore, Ranchi, Amravati, Gwalior, Meerut, Shimla, Amritsar,
Hyderabad, Mumbai, Surat, Aurangabad, Indore, Mysore,
Thiruvananthpuram, Bangalore, Jabalpur, Nagpur, Tirupati, Bareilly,
Jaipur, Nanded, Udaipur, Bhavnagar, Jammu, Nasik, Vadodara, Bhopal,
Kanpur, Nellore, Varanasi, Bhubaneswar, Kochi, Noida, Vijayawada,
Chandigarh, Kolhapur, Panaji, Visakhapatnam, Chennai, Kolkata, Patna,
Warangal, Dehradun, Kozhikode, Pune, Delhi, Kurnool, Raipur,
Gulbarga, Lucknow and Rajahmundry,
For details see
No negative marking in Odisha
The Odisha Joint Entrance Examination - 2013 to
be held on May 12 will not have negative marking
system, a senior official said on January 1.
The official said that the decision has been
taken by the cabinet committee on technical
education that was constituted according to the
recommendations of a high-power committee on
November 16 last year. The move is intended to
help fill up the large-scale vacancies in
The new evaluation method will follow the
percentile system along with awarding of ranks.
It has been decided that from now, candidates
who leave their OMR answer sheets blank will be
disqualified from the exam process altogether.
“With the elimination of negative marking
system, students who have answered 20 questions
right and five questions wrong will now be
awarded 20 marks and not 15 as was the practice
earlier,” said the official of the Technical
Education Department, adding that questions from
the previous years would be uploaded on the OJEE
website for students to familiarise themselves
with the examination pattern.
The OJEE-2013 will cover admissions for
engineering, MBA, MCA and pharmacy courses.
Medical aspirants will have to appear for the
National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for
this year as the state has already decided to
embrace the national-level medical test.
There is also a strong possibility of Odisha
becoming a part of the Common National
Examination Process for admission into
undergraduate engineering courses from 2014 if
the Union human Resources Development Ministry
fulfils its conditions. The demands include
publishing a separate merit list for state
candidates and filling up of 15 per cent seats
through the state
Welcoming the changes in this year’s OJEE,
Odisha Private Engineering Colleges’ Association
secretary Binod Dash said that the decision
would go a long way in enhancing the confidence
“Instead of saying that the glass is half empty,
we can very well say that the glass is half
full. Besides, there is no point in demoralising
students. Awarding marks only for the correct
answers will boost their confidence. The quality
of students will hardly be affected. It is
always better to highlight their achievements
rather than failures,” he said.
Changed format for Bengal JEE
CALCUTTA : From
2013, the state joint entrance examination will
have objective questions with multiple correct
answers to minimise the possibility of examinees
scoring by guesswork.
Five of the 20 objective questions of two marks
each in Math, Physics and Chemistry will have
two or three correct answers. Examinees will be
expected to mark all the correct choices for the
two marks, said a source in the state joint
entrance examination board.
“We had to evolve such a system, on the line of
the IITs, because many students were getting
through the joint entrance examination simply by
randomly marking the correct answers,” said
Bhaskar Gupta, the chairman of the examination
board. “Multiple correct answers will test a
student’s command of the subject and curb the
trend of guessing an answer,” he added.
An official explained how the marking system
would work in questions with multiple right
answers. In a question with two correct answers,
an examinee would be given one mark for getting
each answer right. In case a question has three
correct answers, examinees will be awarded 1.33
for two right answers and 0.66 for just getting
No mark will be awarded, however, to someone who
marks an incorrect option along with a correct
one. There is also no negative marking in these
questions, the official added.
As for other questions, 0.33 will be deducted
for every incorrect answer to questions worth
one mark and 0.66 for incorrect answers to
questions worth two marks.
A board member gave an example of a question
with multiple correct answers.
“Suppose in physics there is a question on the
property of light. Option A: ‘Light travels in
straight line’; Option B: ‘Light is an
electromagnetic wave’; Option C: ‘Light is the
in the universe’; Option D: ‘Light may change
its course in presence of intense sound’. The
correct answers are options B, C and D and marks
will be awarded according to the new model,
which will be explained in the exam prospectus,”
Gupta said the board will upload model questions
for JEE 2013 in end-January to help examinees
understand what the new question pattern would
Though the 2013 state JEE has been modelled
after the IIT entrance exam, the marking pattern
in the state JEE would be “more flexible”, said
a board member.
In the JEE questions, the section comprising
two-mark questions will have a set of
instructions mentioning that five questions have
multiple correct options. This model, said an
also help the board introduce a “smarter” way of
ranking candidates in case of tied scores.
“From this year, more positive marks and less
negative marks for the same questions in math,
physics and chemistry in the two-mark questions
will be factored in to break ties. Candidates
performing better in questions with multiple
correct answers will hold the edge,” said a
state JEE board member.
This method is part of a set of 11 rules that
the board has devised to resolve ties. After
applying these rules, if there are still ties,
the older candidate will be given preference,
The examination is due on April 21, 2013.
(Courtesy : The Telegraph)