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Some anxiety over new pattern IIT-JEE

COACHING INSTITUTE owners in the City are little anxious about the new pattern of the IIT-Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) that will unfold on April 9 with examination.

india Updated: Apr 02, 2006 00:47 IST

COACHING INSTITUTE owners in the City are little anxious about the new pattern of the IIT-Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) that will unfold on April 9 with examination.

However, they maintain that their institutes are preparing the candidates comprehensively to face any kind of questions with confidence.

“ The IIT has not disclosed contours of the pattern such as number of questions to be asked in the paper. So we are providing all the necessary tips to students,” said VK Pathak of ALCHEM Institute of IIT-JEE.

Regarding limiting attempts and minimum 60 per cent marks for eligibility, he said it was a good decision. But Prakash Singh of Vision Infinity was a little confused over prospectus of IIT.

He said the prospectus mentioned only analytical questions while it was reported in the press recently that the paper would have comprehension as well as analytical questions.

However, he added, his coaching gave all necessary tips to students for exams. According to the new pattern, the screening test has been done away with and IIT aspirants will only have to appear for the JEE.

Besides, there will be limit on the number of attempts. As against the existing system under which a candidate can take the JEE any number of times, the new system restricts the attempts to two: the first in the year he/she clears the Class XII examination and the second the following year.

Also, the new rules say admission to IITs for those who get necessary scores in the JEE, will be subject to their securing 60 per cent in the school-leaving examination. There will be a relaxation of five per cent for Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe students.

Regarding the new pattern students don’t seem too worried. “I am well prepared for the exam. Whatever the pattern, it will be known on that day. My aim is to clear the exam,” an IIT aspirant Rohit said.

He welcomed the new pattern. “Limiting the attempts is good. Earlier, students would take drop for three to four years for preparation, which led to frustration if you were not selected. Now you have two attempts, either clear or go for another field,” he added.

Another aspirant Shewta Pawar, however, said the new pattern was of a little concern. “As it is not clear how many questions will be asked in the exam,” said Shweta.

First Published: Apr 02, 2006 00:47 IST