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IIT JEE 2011 Headlines

Results declared, online counseling for all

Results for the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) were declared on Wednesday morning for close to 5 lakh aspirants who want to study engineering at either of the 16 Indian Institutes of Technology.

It is for the first they have provided model answers but they have withheld numbers obtained by examinees which was initially promised by IIT-JEE.

Results of Bhatinda centre on June 8

Indian Institutes of Technology-Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE) results of 30 aspirants, which were withheld following reports of mass copying at an examination centre in Bhatinda, will be declared on June 8, an IIT official said in Kanpur today.

The withheld results will be declared after submission of the investigation report of the two-member committee that was constituted to probe into the matter, professor Dhande of IIT Kanpur said.

227 Tamil Nadu students pass IIT-JEE

More than 200 students from Tamil Nadu passed the Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Exam ( IIT-JEE) 2011. Of these, four students made it to the top 100 list.This year’s results are better than last year’s when there was not a single student from Tamil Nadu in the top 100 list

1.1% Guwahati zone candidates clear IIT

1.1 per cent candidates clearing the exam from IIT Guwahati zone. Amol, with all India ranking (AIR) 41, was declared as the topper from the region where 56,458 candidates from Guwahati zone appeared in one of the toughest entrance tests in the country.

Nine Goans make it to the prestigious IITs this year

Nine Goan students secured seats at the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) this year, of the 120 that appeared for the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) from the state. However, this was a drop from the 13 that cleared the exam last year.

A Chennai-based girl has done herself proud by becoming the first female student in the State to get a double digit rank in the IIT-JEE, the results of which were declared on Wednesday.

Female Topper

E Dhivya secured the 96th all India rank among the 9,618 meritorious students who cleared the exams out of the 4.58 lakh students.

Twenty-four Super 30 students in Patna cleared the IIT entrance tests, making Anand Kumar “happy and satisfied today”.

24 Selected out of Super 30

Kumar, who runs an IIT coaching centre, had started the Super 30 batch in 2002 to identify 30 poor and meritorious students who would be coached at his centre for free every year.

Graduate Record Examinations GRE

The computer-based General Test is composed of Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning and Analytical Writing sections. In addition, one unidentified unscored section may be included, and this section can appear in any position in the test after the Analytical Writing Section. Questions in the unscored section are being tested for possible use in future tests, and answers will not count toward your scores.

The Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) is a standardized test that is an admissions requirement for many graduate schools in the United States, in other English-speaking countries and for English-taught graduate and business programmes world-wide. Created and administered by Educational Testing Service (or ETS) in 1949, the exam aims to measure verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, analytical writing and critical thinking skills that have been acquired over a long period of time and that are not related to any specific field of study. The GRE General Test is offered as a computer-based, computer adaptive exam administered by selected qualified testing centers; however, paper-based exams are offered in areas of the world where computer-based testing is not available.

Use in admissions

Many graduate schools in English-speaking countries (especially in the United States) require GRE test results as part of the admission procedure. The GRE test is a standardized test intended to measure the abilities of all graduates in tasks of general academic nature, regardless of their fields of specialization. The GRE is supposed to measure the extent to which undergraduate education has developed an individual’s verbal and quantitative skills in abstract thinking.

Unlike other standardized admissions tests (such as the SAT, LSAT, and MCAT), the use and weight of GRE scores vary considerably not only from school to school, but from department to department, and from program to program too. Programs in liberal arts topics may only consider the applicant’s verbal score to be of interest, while math and science programs may only consider quantitative ability; however, since most applicants to math, science, or engineering graduate programs all have high quantitative scores, the verbal score can become a deciding factor even in these programs. Some schools use the GRE in admissions decisions, but not in funding decisions; others use the GRE for the selection of scholarship and fellowship candidates, but not for admissions. In some cases, the GRE may be a general requirement for graduate admissions imposed by the university, while particular departments may not consider the scores at all. Graduate schools will typically provide information about how the GRE is considered in admissions and funding decisions, and the average scores of previously admitted students. The best way to find out how a particular school or program evaluates a GRE score in the admissions process is to contact the person in charge of graduate admissions for the specific program in question (and not the graduate school in general).

The following are criteria of certain business schools:

  • Harvard Business School: Official test scores for the GMAT or GRE tests no more than 5 years old.
  • UVA-Darden: Will also accept a GRE score in place of the GMAT.
  • MIT-Sloan:The GMAT or GRE is required of all applicants and must be taken before submitting your application.
  • Penn-Wharton School: Official test scores for the GMAT or GRE tests.
  • Stanford: Finance – The GRE is preferred, although the GMAT will be accepted.
  • NYU-Stern School: The GMAT is strongly preferred, but scores from the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) will also be accepted.
  • U Chicago: For Economics – the GRE is required. For Finance – the GRE is preferred; GMAT is acceptable. For all other areas – the GRE or the GMAT are accepted.
  • Ohio State-Fisher – The GMAT is required however scores from the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) are eligible for review.
  • Berkeley-Haas: Without exception, all applicants to the Haas Ph.D. Program must submit official scores of either the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examinations.
  • Columbia Business School: Accepts GRE test scores in place of the GMAT, only if applicant has not taken the GMAT within the last 5 years.
  • Johns Hopkins-Carey: Accepts either GRE or GMAT scores.


The GRE General Test

The GRE General Test contains three sections that assess knowledge that has been acquired and developed over a long time.
Verbal Reasoning:

Assesses the ability to analyze and evaluate written material and synthesize information obtained from it, analyze relationships among component parts of sentences, and recognize relationships between words and concepts. Content is balanced among the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.

Quantitative Reasoning:

Tests basic mathematical skills and understanding of elementary mathematical concepts, as well as the ability to reason quantitatively and solve problems in a quantitative setting. Content is balanced among questions requiring arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data analysis.

Analytical Writing:

Tests critical thinking and analytical writing skills, as well as the ability to articulate and support complex ideas, analyze an argument and sustain a focused and coherent discussion.


Experimental section:

The experimental section will be either a verbal, quantitative or the essay section which contains new questions that ETS is considering for future test editions. This section will not count toward the test-taker’s score; however, the section will appear identical to either the “actual” verbal or quantitative section and will likewise be a multiple-choice test with the same number of questions and the same time allotment as the “real” verbal or quantitative section. The test taker will have no way of knowing which section is experimental, so the test taker is forced to complete this section.

Research Section:

An additional research section may appear at the end of the test. Unlike the experimental section, this section will be clearly marked and will be completely optional. The test taker’s participation or refusal to participate will not affect the reported score in any way.


The GRE Subject Tests

Each Subject Test deals with content emphasized in undergraduate programs as preparation for graduate

study in the field. Tests are offered in eight fields of study:

• Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology

• Biology

• Chemistry

• Computer Science

• Literature in English

• Mathematics

• Physics

• Psychology


Global MBA Rankings 2011

Global MBA Rankings 2011

Current rank 3 year average rank School name Country Weighted salary (US$) Salary percentage increase
1 1 London Business School U.K. 145776 132
1 1 University of Pennsylvania: Wharton U.S.A. 171551 123
3 3 Harvard Business School U.S.A. 170238 116
4 5 Insead France / Singapore 147883 108
4 5 Stanford University GSB U.S.A. 183260 115
6 10 Hong Kong UST Business School China 133334 142
7 6 Columbia Business School U.S.A. 163407 117
8 7 IE Business School Spain 149584 136
9 11 Iese Business School Spain 131890 138
9 9 MIT Sloan School of Management U.S.A. 158387 121
11 Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA) India 174440 152
12 11 University of Chicago: Booth U.S.A 151373 109
13 13 Indian School of Business India 134406 187
14 14 IMD Switzerland 145846 89
15 13 New York University: Stern U.S.A. 138865 119
15 17 Yale School of Management U.S.A. 146959 133
17 16 Ceibs China 126315 155
18 15 Dartmouth College: Tuck U.S.A. 155020 113
18 22 HEC Paris France 122828 106
20 21 Duke University: Fuqua U.S.A. 136563 107
21 19 Esade Business School Spain 125346 128
21 21 Northwestern University: Kellogg U.S.A. 143365 100
23 National University of Singapore School of Business Singapore 100456 140
24 25 University of Michigan: Ross U.S.A. 137189 104
25 28 University of California at Berkeley: Haas U.S.A. 144790 87
26 21 University of Cambridge: Judge U.K. 137199 101
27 21 University of Oxford: Saïd U.K. 132905 102
28 35 SDA Bocconi Italy 110186 123
29 34 Manchester Business School U.K. 116100 111
30 33 Cornell University: Johnson U.S.A. 140273 107
31 31 UCLA: Anderson U.S.A. 137726 106
32 38 City University: Cass U.K. 124006 90
33 28 Nanyang Business School Singapore 104952 121
34 32 Cranfield School of Management U.K. 132059 89
35 34 Australian School of Business: AGSM Australia 123520 99
36 29 Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Netherlands 107969 91
37 36 Imperial College Business School U.K. 115563 92
38 32 Emory University: Goizueta U.S.A. 120835 105
38 39 Georgetown University: McDonough U.S.A. 127539 108
40 42 University of Maryland: Smith U.S.A. 110931 105
41 42 Carnegie Mellon: Tepper U.S.A. 127078 100
41 31 Lancaster University Management School U.K. 110526 95
41 33 University of Virginia: Darden U.S.A. 130788 102
44 47 Rice University: Jones U.S.A. 117812 104
44 52 Texas A & M University: Mays U.S.A. 108435 116
46 51 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign U.S.A. 102947 121
46 46 University of Toronto: Rotman Canada 98760 87
46 47 University of Western Ontario: Ivey Canada 104327 97
49 50 University of Texas at Austin: McCombs U.S.A. 119298 93
49 51 York University: Schulich Canada 87849 94
51 55 Vanderbilt University: Owen U.S.A. 115194 105
52 49 University of Rochester: Simon U.S.A. 111226 110
53 56 Melbourne Business School Australia 111621 77
53 66 University of California at Irvine: Merage U.S.A. 101495 113
55 70 Durham Business School U.K. 101181 89
55 72 Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School Belgium 105484 87
57 McGill University: Desautels Canada 92937 97
58 46 Warwick Business School U.K. 109311 66
59 Pennsylvania State University: Smeal U.S.A. 110085 88
60 73 University of Cape Town GSB South Africa 140896 76
61 84 Hult International Business School U.S.A. / U.K. / U.A.E. / China 107079 87
62 51 University of North Carolina: Kenan-Flagler U.S.A. 114650 88
63 75 Wisconsin School of Business U.S.A. 106523 100
64 76 Arizona State University: Carey U.S.A. 98862 96
64 Ipade Mexico 96729 139
64 64 University of Iowa: Tippie U.S.A. 92658 119
64 60 University of Southern California: Marshall U.S.A. 116448 86
68 75 Birmingham Business School U.K. 97119 87
68 62 Boston University School of Management U.S.A. 104796 99
68 SP Jain Center of Management Dubai / Singapore 81512 106
68 67 Thunderbird School of Global Management U.S.A. 102984 98
72 73 Ohio State University: Fisher U.S.A. 100191 95
73 63 Indiana University: Kelley U.S.A. 112676 86
74 70 Boston College: Carroll U.S.A. 111114 83
74 69 Purdue University: Krannert U.S.A. 100252 94
74 55 University of Strathclyde Business School U.K. 103801 87
77 Incae Business School Costa Rica 89212 106
78 92 University College Dublin: Smurfit Ireland 105354 72
78 81 Wake Forest University: Babcock U.S.A. 108520 110
80 78 University of British Columbia: Sauder Canada 88894 72
80 76 University of Notre Dame: Mendoza U.S.A. 107914 101
80 71 University of South Carolina: Moore U.S.A. 91297 93
83 University of California: Davis U.S.A. 100875 93
84 91 Babson College: Olin U.S.A. 113392 85
84 Eada Spain 90881 86
86 College of William and Mary: Mason U.S.A. 98238 102
86 77 University of Washington Business School: Foster U.S.A. 107118 73
88 85 SMU: Cox U.S.A. 103150 89
88 90 University of Edinburgh Business School U.K. 102068 64
90 89 Bradford School of Management/TiasNimbas Business School U.K. / Netherlands / Germany 84274 81
91 89 Brigham Young University: Marriott U.S.A. 99557 102
92 Pepperdine University: Graziadio U.S.A. 100000 103
93 University of Georgia: Terry U.S.A. 101750 82
94 Leeds University Business School U.K. 95498 70
94 78 University of Florida: Hough U.S.A. 93317 85
96 Politecnico di Milano School of Management Italy 74184 94
97 Georgia Institute of Technology U.S.A. 105000 60
98 IAE Business School Argentina 72797 82
99 Kaist College of Business South Korea 98927 74
100 EM Lyon Business School France 89246 53

Common Law Admission Test Sunday (May 15 2011)

The most awaited law test, the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), the All India Entrance Examination conducted by 11 national law universities for admissions into their undergraduate and postgraduate programmes (LLB LLM) will be held between 3 to 5 pm on Sunday. Around 23,000 law aspirants across the country are appearing for this examination.

The exam will be conducted in the city at at National Law School of India University, Nagarbhavi. Around 900 students are expected to take the test here

Maharashtra Health and Technology – Common Entrance Test (MHT-CET) on May 12

More than 3.02 lakh students from all over india will appear in the  (MHT-CET) 2011.

MHT-CET is the combined entrance exam for admissions to first-year degree courses in health sciences, engineering and pharmacy. It will be conducted simultaneously at 786 exam centres across the 35 district headquarters in the state.

1,49,410 students will attempt both, health sciences and engineering papers (PCMB).

45,541 students will appear only for the health science papers i.e., physics, chemistry and biology (PCB) .

1,07,733 students will appear for engineering papers i.e., physics, chemistry and mathematics (PCM).

MHT-CET 2011 results will be announced on June 14.

DMER has urged the enrolled candidates to reach the exam centres at least an hour before the exam time.


Common Entrance Test for Sanskrit Universities

A common entrance test (CET) is being held for taking admission to the professional courses in Teacher’s training as well as for Registration for Vidyavaridhi (Ph.D.) degree in three Sanskrit Universities of the country, namely the Rashtriya Sanskrti Sansthan(RSKS), New Delhi, Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Sanskrit Vidyapeeth(SLBSRSV),New Delhi and Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth (RSV), Tirupati. Prior to this step taken by the HRD Ministry to hold a common test, 6000 students sat every year for separate Entrance Tests in each of the three Universities, for admission to the Shikshashastri (B.Ed.) course. Each students having registered for the CET has been provided sufficient literature and guidance to appear for the common Entrance Test. Steps have also been taken to convert ICR forms into OMR and question papers were designed to test the language skills, general awareness, comprehension and aptitude for teaching of the examinees. For candidates willing to take admission for Vidyavaridhi research programme, the CET has been designed to test aptitude for research and application of interpretative and analytical methods.

The three Universities are conducting CET for Shikshashastri(BEd),Shikshacharya(MEd)and PRT (Pre-registration Test) for Vidyavaridhi by rotation. The RSKS is conducting the Common Entrance Test for this year, the RSV,Tirupati will hold the examination for the academic year 2012-13, and the SLBSRSV, New Delhi will assume the responsibility of conducting the examination for the year 2013-2014. The CET for Shikshashastri was held on 8th May 2011 and the CET for Shikshacharya (MED) and pre-registration Test for Vidyavaridhi will be held on 18th June. Result of the CET for B.ED. courses will be declared by 10th june.



11 lakh students suffer as engineering entrance question paper leaks

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has set up a three-member committee to probe the leakage of the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) question papers in Uttar Pradesh.

The committee, headed by IIT-Kanpur professor Phalguni Gupta, has been asked to submit their report within four weeks.

Touted as India’s largest entrance exam, the AIEEE, which was to start at 09:30 am, was pushed to noon after a copy of the question paper by the Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force was faxed to the CBSE head. “We received the fax at 07:30 am. We matched our question paper with the fax we had received. As soon as we realised that the two papers matched, we started informing all the centres about the leak,” said Vineet Joshi, chairman of the Central Board for Secondary Education which conducts the AIEEE. In UP, the director general of police (special) Brij Lal said raids were conducted in Lucknow, Kanpur and parts of Bihar to nab those responsible for the leak. The paper was being sold for as much as Rs 6 lakhs.

Proposed MCAT changes

The preliminary recommended changes to the Medical College Admission Test to be considered by the Assn. of American Medical Colleges’ board of directors in February 2012 are:

Have four sections covering molecular, cellular and organismic properties of living systems; physical, chemical and biochemical properties of living systems; behavioral and social sciences principles; and critical analysis and reasoning skills.
Test knowledge and use of concepts in biology, chemistry, physics, biochemistry, research methods and statistics.
Test knowledge and use of concepts in behavioral and social sciences, research methods and statistics.
Test ability to analyze and reason through passages in ethics and philosophy, cross-cultural studies, population health, and a range of social sciences and humanities disciplines.
Eliminate writing sample.
Introduce new exam in 2015.
Report scores on a scale similar to the current 1-15 scale.
Update the content that the exam tests on a regular schedule.
Clearly describe the types of decisions test scores are and are not designed to support.
Help prepare prospective examinees and faculty for the new exam, with special attention to under-resourced institutions.
Help medical schools track and conduct research on the value and validity of the new exam.
Provide low-cost preparation materials and discounts or waivers on testing fees for examinees who qualify.
Pursue options for gathering data about personal characteristics.
Research the extent to which applicants’ personal characteristics might be measured.

Source: “5th Comprehensive Review of the Medical College Admission Test,” Assn. of American Medical Colleges, March 31 (