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All set for JEE Main tomorrow

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All set for JEE Main tomorrow. All arrangements have been made for smooth conduct of Joint Entrance Examination (offline) on April 6 across the...

Hyderabad: All arrangements have been made for smooth conduct of Joint Entrance Examination (offline) on April 6 across the country. Out of total number of 13, 56, 805 applicants, more than eight lakhs are expected to appear for the pen and paper-based exam. In Andhra Pradesh, nearly1.12 lakh aspirants (out of 122863) will be appearing for the offline exam at five centres- Hyderabad, Warangal, Khammam, Guntur and Tirupathi.

A total of 10, 746 students from our state have applied for the online (computer-based test –CBT) mode that will be held on April 9, 11, 12 and 19 at 25 towns. Andhra Pradesh is the third largest state with respect to number of applicants, Maharashtra with 2. 45 lakh and Uttar Pradesh with 1.58 lakh are the top two states.
JEE Main is the gateway for admission into the prestigious IITs. The top 1.5 lakh students, after normalisation, will be eligible for the JEE Advanced, the second exam for admission into IITs. JEE Main score will also be used for admission into under-graduate engineering programmes in NITs, CFTIs and IIITs across the country. As many as 10 states have adopted JEE Main score for admission into under-graduate courses in their engineering colleges. They are: Maharashtra, Odisha, Nagaland, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh
There will be two papers on Sunday- Paper I for BE, BTech courses and Paper II for BArch and BPlanning courses. Paper I will be held from 9: 30 am to 12:30 pm and paper II from 2 pm to 5 pm.
The results of JEE Main will be declared on May 3 and the declaration of AIR (All India Ranks) on July 7. The rankings will be done only after taking into account their class 12 (Intermediate) marks. In JEE-Main, 60-40 weightage (60 for JEE Main test+ 40 per cent for board marks) will be followed for determining ranks. There are more than 40 boards in all states in the country and the AIR will be made after normalisation of all boards’ marks. Five subjects to be used for normalisation viz physics; mathematics; Any one of the subjects chemistry, biology, biotechnology and technical vocational subject; One language and any subject other than these four subjects.
It is here very large number of parents, students and cross section of academicians all across the country have been raising objections. Since the difficulty level of questions, syllabi of all board exams cannot be equated in the normalisation process, the modus operandi adopted for normalisation is faulty, they complain. Several letters from different parts of the country have been shot off to CBSE, which is holding the test but of no avail. The IIT Board and Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) have strongly defended the formula. The normalisation process has become a huge setback for students of Andhra Pradesh and last year more than 100 students have lost the seat even after they were informed of admission.
CBSE will be holding a final review meeting on Saturday in all centres. “We sounded the police for security and we advise the students to reach their respective centres at least 40 minutes before the commencement of the exam in view of the traffic congestion,” Sita Kiran, coordinator of Hyderabad said
“We are taking the help of district machinery to conduct the exam peacefully. Water and power shortage problems will be addressed immediately. Tents will be erected at all the centres in view of the hot summer,” S Venkateswara Rao, Coordinator of Guntur said.
“Though the rush in Warangal has come down in view of CBSE making Hyderabad as one of the centres, we have not reduced our efforts. With the help of local people, we will provide all help to aspirants,” Mathyas Reddy, coordinator of Warangal averred.
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