Sunday, May 04, 2008
recent Supreme Court decision to implement 27 per cent quota, the IITs announced that all existing IITs would carry out the reservation in three phases, implementing nine per cent reservation this year, while the three new IITs in Bihar, Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan will implement 27 per cent at one go. The IIT-JEE scores are used as a benchmark for admissions into the seven IITs located in Kharagpur, Kanpur, Delhi, Chennai, Bombay, Roorkee and Guwahati. IT-BHU, ISM-Dhanbad, MERI-Kolkata and NIFFT-Ranchi are some other institutes which use JEE scores and IISER-Pune and Kolkata, and IIST-Trivandrum is on the extended merit list. As many as 3.2 lakh students — 70,000 more than the previous year — will vie for 4,500 general seats, as per current statistics.This year’s question paper followed the pattern introduced last year, with two sessions of three hours each, both testing students in mathematics, physics and chemistry.students felt that while the chemistry section was relatively easier and physics was moderate, it was a different story with mathematics.