Section - I
| || |
Section – II: Preparation
If you are JEE 2013 aspirant, till formal announcement is made, you may do the following:
- Keep in mind that P, C, M continue to be the key subjects.
- Follow the syllabus as per the core curriculum in Sciences and Maths by Council of all Boards of Secondary Education (COBSE) in 2010 which should be available with CBSE. Also, take into account the syllabus of JEE 2012.
- Pay attention to 12th board, especially in i) Physics, ii) Chemistry, iii) Mathematics, iv) one language subject, v) best subject among the electives. Be accustomed to writing descriptive answers for 12th board.
Once formal announcement is made, you can make amendments in the above points.
Section - III: Example related to different boards
In a board of 5,00,000 students, let us say that a more deserving student, “Bhavesh” gets 1,00,000 position exclusively. His percentile* rank = 80.
In another board of just 1,000 students, let us say that a less deserving student, “Ramesh” gets 1st position exclusively. His percentile rank = 100.
50% of 80 = 40 & 50% of 100 = 50
This means that Bhavesh will have to cover up the difference of 10 in JEE-Main to come to level playing field with Ramesh to compete for screening for IITs in an effective 50 marks paper.
Also, 40% of 80 = 32 & 40% of 100 = 40
This means that Bhavesh will have to cover up the difference of 8 in JEE-Main + JEE-Advance to come to level playing field with Ramesh in ranking for other participating centrally funded institutes (CFIs) in effectively 30 + 30 = 60 marks papers.
If weightage had been arrived at by doing intensive analysis of data for various boards and if normalisation process were mature, it would have been fine. It appears that this is not the case. While this appears to be affecting the admission into other participating CFIs less, but for admission into IITs, in place of screening students based on 5 times calculation, it can be increased to x times (x > 5) for the year 2013 and can be reviewed for the year 2014.
where cl is the count of all scores less than the score of interest, ƒi is the
frequency of the score of interest (the number of students with the same
score), and N is the number of examinees in the board.