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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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
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.
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.
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.
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 (https://www.aamc.org/download/182662/data/mr5_preliminary_recommendations.pdf))