April 15, 2012

IIT JEE Survey Results


As of yesterday, 1072 IIT alumni, students, faculty and retired faculty participated in the survey. Mostly from IITKanpur.

The major findings are that :

1. 73% disagree to have a common entrance exam for Centrally Funded Technical Institutes (CFTI) including IITs unlike the current system where all IITs have JEE while other institutes have their own entrance exams.

2. 91% disagree that 40% weight to Class XII Board exam marks be given in determining rank for admission to CFTIs. In fact 66% wish to give 0% weight to class XII marks.

3. 87% disagree that only 60% weight, instead of current 100%, to entrance exam to be designed and administered by HRD Ministry

4. 95% disagree that HRD Ministry be involved in designing and Administering JEE rather than IITs

5. 84% are disatisfied with PanIIT's support for HRD Ministry's proposal.

6. About 84% think that HRD Ministry's prposal will negatively impact IITs autnomy, quality of graduates, and IIT Brand.

Please see detailed report at https://skydrive.live.com/redir.aspx?cid=c0cb0955d09a2a54&resid=C0CB0955D09A2A54
The report has been shared with PanIIT for discussion in its April 14, 2012 meeting.

Let me know if you have any questions. My e-mail is gupta@ohio.edu. IITK AA is ready to listen!

Thanks for participating in the survey. Survey is still open if you have not yet participated & can be filled in at http://uohio.qualtrics.com//SE/?SID=SV_9BqMIH3lMe9y4HW
Courtesy : Dr. Ashok Gupta, President, IIT Kanpur Alumni Association


  1. i want to start preparation of IIT-JEE from my 9th standard but i am confused how to start ?

  2. Why bother, you are working with a coaching institute.

    On another blog you mentioned you are a class 12 student, how craven can you be?