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IIT Admission - 3 Key Changes Introduced in JEE Advanced 2018

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Starting 2018, the Govt has introduced 3 key changes in .JEE Advanced which is one of the toughest entrance exams in the country for admission in the premier Indian Institutes of Technology and some other colleges.

Change 1 : Exam to be held only in online mode only

Laptop, Human Hands, Keyboard, Typing, WorkingStarting 2018, the exam shall be held only in Online mode. This is the first time that the option of attempting the exam in pen-and-paper mode has been withdrawn. This decision of conducting the exam only in online mode had run into some CONTROVERSY with students from Bihar opposing the move. However, the Govt has gone ahead and decided in favour of Online mode only.

 

 

Change 2 : Introduction of additional “Supernumerary” seats for Female candidates

A decision has been taken at the level of the IIT Council to, inter alia, improve the gender balance in the undergraduate programs at the IITs from the current (approximately) 8% to 14% in 2018-19 by creating supernumerary seats specifically for female candidates, without any reduction in the number of seats that was made available to non-female candidates in the previous academic year (i.e. academic year 2017-2018). Accordingly, to achieve this objective, and in accordance with the directions of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, supernumerary seats will thus be created and offered to female candidates for improving the gender balance in the undergraduate programs in IITs. These supernumerary seats will be offered (a) to only those female candidates who are declared qualified in JEE (Advanced) - 2018, and, (b) strictly based on the performance in JEE (Advanced) - 2018.

Change 3 : 4000 More Candidates To Be Eligible

As per notification dated 7 Oct 2017 release by IIT Kanpur (organizing institute for JEE-Advanced 2018), 4000 more students will be eligible for write JEE-Advanced in 2018. This effectively raises the number of such candidates from 2,20,000 to 2,24,000. Ad per the notice, “Candidates should be among the top 2,24,000 (including all categories) by scoring positive marks in Paper-1 of JEE (Main)-2018.” It is worthwhile to note that the number of students may in fact be a little over 2,24,000 owing to “tied” ranks / score in any category – as spelt out in the prospectus.

 

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6 Little Known Facts about B.Arch Eligibility

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In our previous blog  ‘NATA 2017 - Take Note of 6 Changes' we wrote about the changes introduced in National Aptitude Test in Architecture NATA exam in 2017. We were overwhelmed by the number of queries received from anxious students especially regarding eligibility criteria for B.Arch programs in India.  But we were not surprised. Not the least because this is a pretty confusing topic even for the experts.  In this blog, we will bring forth the facts. So, here you go.

But hey, to begin with, let us put forth one of the key but very little know facts – in many institutes (Govt as well as private), you do not need to be a science student for admission in B.Arch. And this is the last year for this – from next year (2019 batch),PCM in Class 12 will be made mandatory for B.Arch admission. So read on …

1. For Architecture programs in IITs (IIT-Kharagpur & IIT-Roorkee)

Compulsory subjects in Class 12: Physics & Mathematics

Eligibility : Top 2,24,000 in JEE-Main 2018 Paper-1 (Physics, Chemistry & Maths)

Selection : Qualify in JEE-Main Paper 1 + Qualify in JEE-Adv (Paper 1 & Paper 2) + Pass in Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT)

 

2. Architecture admissions in any of the NITs, IIITs and CFTIs (Centrally Funded Technical Institutions)

Compulsory subjects in Class 12: Mathematics

Eligibility : Min 75% (65% for SC/ST candidates) or be in top 20 percentile in Class 12 board

Selection : Paper 2 of JEE-Main  (Maths, Aptitude & Drawing).  Candidate need not apply for Paper-1 (Physics, Chemistry & Maths) if he/she interested only in Architecture.

 

3. Admissions to architecture programs in UP

Compulsory subjects : Physics & Mathematics

Eligibility : Min 50% aggregate and passed without grace in compulsory subjects

Selection : Paper 4 of UPSEE: Part A: Maths & Aesthetic Sensibility  Part B:  Drawing Aptitude

 

4. Admissions to architecture programs in West Bengal via WBJEE

Compulsory subjects : Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics.

Eligibility :  Aggregate 50% in Class 12

Selection : (WBJEE Paper 1 & Paper 2) + (NATA or Paper-2 of JEE-Main)

 

5. Admissions to architecture programs in Jadavpur University

Compulsory subjects : Physics & Mathematics.

Eligibility : Aggregate 60% (45% for Reserved Category Candidates) in PCM taken together & Min 30% in English in Class 12

Selection : WBJEE Paper 1 & Paper 2 + (NATA or JEE-Main Paper-2)

 

5 Admissions to architecture program in AMU

Compulsory subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics & English

Eligibility : Min 50% in aggregate in PCM & English

Selection : AMU Paper 1 (Physics, Chemistry & Maths) + AMU Paper 2 (Aesthetic Sensitivity & Drawing)

 

6. Admissions to other architecture programs across India via NATA

Compulsory subjects : Mathematics

Eligibility : 50% aggregate marks with Mathematics in Class 12

Selection : NATA

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Humanities and Commerce students can get into IITs

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Students of humanities and commerce now can get through into IITs. For instance, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-Madras) offers a 5-Year Intergrated M.A. in two streams.

a) Development Studies and
b) English Studies for students after Class XII.

The first two years of the curriculum are common to all students after which, they branch out into the two streams. Allocation of streams will be based on students' performance during the first three semesters as well as their preferences.

Admissions to these two streams is via the Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination (HSEE) usually held in the month of April. The program is offered by the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) at IIT-M. The department is essentially multi-disciplinary in nature and has faculty from diversestreams, such as Development Studies, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, FilmStudies, Health Studies, History, International Relations, Philosophy, Politics, and Sociology.

See details at http://goo.gl/qnTMO0

Industrial Design @ IIT-Bombay

Another little known to many is that Industrial Design Centre (IDC) at IIT-B is the mecca of design in India for Industrial Design, Visual Communication, Interaction Design, Animation and Mobility & Vehicle Design.

IDC at IIT-B offers 4-Year under-graduate Bachelors of Design program in Industrial Design for which admissions are offered via an Entrance Test called The Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design (UCEED)

Eligibility: Students from any stream who have completed their Class XII or are presently in Class XII may apply.

Application process: Application for UCEED starts pretty early sometime early/mid October and ends in November. The entrance test is held usually in the month of January, much before the actual entrance exam season begins.

Details @ http://goo.gl/hKH8qy

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Admission in IIT / IIIT for Commerce & Humanities students without JEE Advanced

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JEE Advanced is the gateway for entry into core engineering and some BS courses in IITs where primarily PCM students are eligible. However, many students are unaware that there are other Undergrad programmes as well (including a B.Tech in Computer Science at IIIT Hyderabad) where even Commerce & Humanities students are eligible. And admission to these is through entrance exams other than JEE Advanced.

Programme 1 : Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-Madras) conducts Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination (HSEE) usually in April and offers a 5-Year Intergrated M.A. in two streams. Non-science students are eligible.

a) Development Studies and
b) English Studies for students after Class XII.

The first two years of the curriculum are common to all students after which, they branch out into the two streams. Allocation of streams will be based on students' performance during the first three semesters as well as their preferences.

Development Studies: This stream addresses questions of "order and change" in a globalizing world and aims to explore available approaches to fostering development, understood broadly as the goal of providing people the freedom to make their lives better.

English Studies: The  English Studies stream has been designed for students with sensitivity for literary and linguistic analyses.

Distinctive Features of the Prpgram:

1) A very distinctive feature of the programme is the involvement of the Engineering, Sciences and Management facultie s in offering innovative courses in collaboration with the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences.

2) The programme imparts substantial knowledge of Indian economy, literature, philosophy, culture, society, and public policy. It provides opportunities for learning a foreign language. Currently German, French and Chinese are offered.

Programme 2 : IIT Mumbai conducts UCEED entrance exam (usually in the month of Jan) for admission to 4 year B.Design programme in which non-science students are eligible.

Industrial Design Centre (IDC) of IIT Mumbai has been conducting M.Des and Ph.D programs. From 2015, it started a 4 year B.Des program. Also offered is an integrated 5 year B.Des + M.Des program (option being available after 3rd year). In addition to IDC of IIT Bombay, UCEED qualified candidates are eligible for admission to B.Des. programme at IIT Guwahati and IIITDM Jabalpur (PDPM Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Deemeed to be university, under Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India ). However, in IIT Guwahati, candidates only from the Science Stream with Physics, Chemistry and Maths as subjects  are eligible to apply.

Programme 3 : IIIT Hyderabad conducts UGEEE-CLD entrance exam and offers a 5 year Dual Degree B.Tech in Computer Science and MS by Research in Computational Linguistics. Non-science students are eligible.

B.Tech in Computer Science and MS by Research in Computational Linguistics (5 year Dual Degree) (CLD in short) is a unique program offered by IIIT-H.  Computational Linguistics (CL) deals with understanding and developing computational theories of human language. Such theories allow us to understand the structure of language and build computer software that can process language. There is a great emphasis today on machine learning where the machine learns from real life language data. Consequently, the field is close to both Linguistics as well as Artificial Intelligence.  If you have a fascination for scientific study of natural language and combining it with computer science., this area is for you. The dual-degree programme will give you a strong grounding in both Computer Science and Linguistics, and will prepare you for academic research as well as industry research jobs in Computational Linguistics.

Eligibility Stream I -Higher Secondary / Class 12 or equivalent in Science stream with Physics and Mathematics. A keen interest in prior work in languages and aptitude for Conceptual Analysis and Mathematics is essential.

Eligibility Stream II - Higher Secondary / Class 12 or equivalent in Humanities, Art and Social Sciences with Mathematics. A keen interest in prior work in languages and aptitude for Conceptual Analysis and Mathematics is essential.

How to Prepare for Entrance Exam

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If you are preparing for the highly competitive entrance exams such as Engineering, Medicine, Law, Design etc., the following guidelines should help you framework your exam strategy.

1. Get the big picture: Understand what is being tested in the exam. Study the earlier exam papers to understand the objective in terms of what theoretical, objective and problem solving skills are being tested.

2. Set the bar: The cut-off rankings generally show an upward trend and hence, you need to have a clear and specific goal. Find out the previous years cut-off rankings to assess the desired ranking.

3. Research well: Understand the format of exams. This involves collecting information about time available per question, negative markings, minimum marks per section etc. which are crucial to plan your strategy.

4. Craft your strategy: Balance speed and accuracy. A key strategy to succeed is all about balancing speed and accuracy. Attempt simpler sections and questions, before attempting the tougher ones. Depending on your competencies and comfort levels, have a subject wise strategy. Students often tend to leave questions, even when there are no negative marks for wrong answers. Do intelligent guesses by eliminating one or two possible wrong answers and gain crucial additional marks.

Good luck!
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IIAD Design Program Applications Ongoing

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Indian Institute of Art & Design (IIAD) is currently accepting applications to the entrance exam for admissions to its design programs.  IIAD offers following 4 programs:
4-Year B.A.(Hons) in Fashion Design
4-Year B.A.(Hons) in Communication Design
4-Year B.A.(Hons) in Interior Architecture & Design
The degrees shall be awarded by Kingston University, London. 

The IIAD follows a TWO-STEP evaluation procedure for admission to its courses. Candidates will have to clear :
1. The IIAD Design Aptitude Test (iDAT)
2. Portfolio assessment and studio simulation.

The last date to apply is 31st March 2018.  For detials, visit IIAD

AIFD 2018 Design Entrance Exam Announced

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Army Institute of Fashion & Design (AIFD) has started application process for admissions to its 3 year B.Sc. in Fashion & Apparel Design program.  The program is offered from its Bangalore campus and the course is granted affiliation by Bangalore North University.  The institute offers 60 seats of which 54 are army seats while 6 are for Karnataka civilians.

The admissions are via an entrance exam.  The AIFD-2018 entrance exam is a 3 hour entrance exam that tests the candidates' reasoning, general awareness and English language competency.  

The last date to apply is 25th March.  For details visit AIFD-2018

Eye Opener 26 : BA / Integ MA (Foreign Languages), Doon University

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Course offered : B.A. Honors/M.A. Integrated in Spanish / German / Chinese / French / Japanese

Doon University is a State University established by the Government of Uttarakhand vide Doon Vishwavidyalaya Adhinium 2005 (Act no. 18 of 2005) as a centre of higher learning in contemporary disciplines. Recognized by UGC, it is a unitary and residential University having a 22.26 hectares campus at Kedarpur, Dehradun.  The eight schools at Doon University offer Certificate, Undergraduate (Bachelor of Honors), Integrated Masters, Masters, M.Phil. and Doctorate programmes in various fields of study.  

No. of seats :  25 seats each in Spanish / German / Chinese / French / Japanese offered at the School of Languages, Doon University

Fee
Tuition Fee:  Rs. 34,000/- p.a. (per semester Rs. 17,000/-)
Hostel, Mess, Utilities:  Rs. 47,000/- p.a.
Admission Fee: Rs. 9,950/-

Eligibility : All India

Admission procedure : Through a 2 hour online entrance test

2018 admission info & tracking : Please check https://goo.gl/nK2div

PES University Admission Test PESSAT-2018 For BTech, BDesign, BBA (Hotel & Event Mgt)

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PES University Bengaluru has started accepting registrations for admission test for undergrad programmes.

B.Tech, BTech Dual Specialization, Integrated BTech-MTech, BArch

The admission to these shall be through admission test which will be conducted nationwide at over 40 centres. The admission test shall be conducted from 15 Apr to 20 May (excepting 1 to 4 May 2018).

Admission to BArch shall be on the basis of NATA score.

Check detailed information @ PESSAT

BDesign and BBA (Hospitality & Event Management)

The admission test for this course shall be conducted only at PES University in Bengaluru. The test, with prior slot booking, can eb taken on any Wednesday upto 28 July 2018.

Check detailed information @ PESSAT-BDes, PESSAT-BHEM

Eye Opener 24 : 4 Year Bachelor Degree in Film & Television, SUPVA (State Govt Univ)

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Course offered : 4 Year Bachelor Degree in Film & Television, SUPVA Rohtak

The State University of Performing and Visual Arts, Rohtak is a unique world level University in the country, in general and in North India in particular imparting education in the field of performing and visual arts especially those having an integrated approach. SUPVA has for well established departments

(a) Dept of Films & Television

(b) Dept of Design

(c) Dept of Visual Arts

(d) Dept of Architecture

(e) Dept of Acting (starting 2017)

- The undergraduate 4 year programme provides a coherent learning experience in the first year which is common for all the students. This is called the Integrated Foundation programme.

- The second year is Departmental Foundation Programme in which students learn the basic aspects of all streams of their chosen department.

- The next two years are dedicated to acquiring specialization in any of the given disciplines in the respective departments.

Specializations offered : Direction, Cinematography, Editing, Audiography

No. of seats : 12 in each specialization

Selection procedure : Merit determined on the basis of 10+2 or equivalent (20% weightage), Creative Aptitude Test CT (30% weightage), Skill test (50% weightage)

2018 admission info & tracking : Please check https://goo.gl/q5ZwhB

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