Tuesday, April 15, 2008
iit -jee 08
There are a total of 6,600 seats. Out of proposed 8 new IITs, at least three are expected to be operational this year, which will add 2,000 more seats.The entrance exam was the first to be conducted after the Supreme Court gave its green signal to 27 per cent quota for Other Backward Castes(OBC) in institutions of higher education including the Indian Institutes of Technology(IITs) and the Indian Institute of Managements (IIMs).The test was conducted at 600 centres with around 80 students vying for a single seat. Last year, about 2.5 lakh students had taken the entrance exam.IIT Roorkee has already invited applications with the OBC status details of the candidates.The first paper had 69 questions and 82 marks per subject, totalling 246 marks. Paper II, held between 2 pm and 5 pm, had 66 questions, amounting to 243 marks. Maximum marks in both the papers were 489. Overall, Maths was voted the most difficult section, more so in the second section than in the first. Though the first too, was found to be quite difficult because of its emphasis on co-ordinate geometry and calculus. Chemistry was felt to be the easiest among the three subjects.Dubai has become the first venue outside India where the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) held their joint entrance examination this year.The Gulf is home to around 5.5 million expatriate Indians and Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)affiliated schools are spread across the six Gulf Cooperation Council countries. The result is expected to be out by May end.