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HindustanTimes Fri,01 Aug 2014

IIT 'exit-results' decide fate a day before results

Vanita Srivastava, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, June 18, 2014
First Published: 18:52 IST(18/6/2014) | Last Updated: 19:23 IST(18/6/2014)

Mohit Mehta (name changed) has got a 'predicted' all India rank in IIT of 17 by his coaching institute. He has a score around 304 and has made up his mind to join computer engineering at IIT Bombay.

Saurbh Garg (name changed) has been given a 'predicted' rank of 45 by his coaching institute. He has already decided which branch to opt for and which IIT.

While the IITs are to formally declare the results on Thursday, most of the coaching institutes have in the last few days been busy 'predicting' the ranks of the students. Many coaching institutes have formally put a 'rank predictor' on their website. The student submitted their scores and got  a 'predicted' rank.

The task for predictions began after the IITs uploaded the answer keys and the OMR sheets, on the basis of which the students could calculate their score.

"This may not be 100% accurate but at the same time I can say that the actual rank, even if it differs slightly, will fluctuate around the expected rank. It is a kind of man made software based on past statistical data and experience," says FIITJEE director R L Trikha.

A K Tiwari of Bansal Classes says: " We don't just give the expected ranks but even the branch that one can get on the basis of past cut offs. This is an interface that is based on the previous years data. We can understand the anxiety of students and this kind of interface helps."

Pramod Maheshwari of Career Point, Kota adds: "We have already estimated how many of our students will come in top 100."

"I think it is a nice thing. We get a rough idea about the rank we are expected to get. This can help us prepare  ourselves  mentally for the result and branch expected," says a student.


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