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'What is the ISEET 2013?'

Last updated on: November 2, 2012 11:11 IST

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If you aspire to study at the Indian Institutes of Technology, the ISEET 2013 is an important exam for you.

Held by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt of India, the Indian Science Engineering Eligibility Test (ISEET) is a nationwide entrance exam that will test class 12 students for their skills in comprehension, logical and critical reasoning among others.

The exam which comprises Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Main and JEE Advanced will be held for the first time on April 7, 2013 and June 2, 2013 respectively.

For the benefit of our readers, we'd organised an online chat on November 1, where Nitesh Salvi, co-founder and director, Plancess Edusolution Pvt Ltd addressed reader queries related to the entrance exam and offered advice on how students can optimise their preparation and score better.

For those who missed the live chat, here's the unedited transcript:


Nitesh Salvi says, Hello everyone. I am Nitesh Salvi, co-founder, Plancess. You may post your questions and I will try my best to answer them. We will start at 4 pm sharp Thank You
jee asked, hi, how much should i score to get into IIT?

Nitesh Salvi answers, at 2012-11-01 15:42:48
Hello, From now on to be in IIT, You have to clear two exams JEE Mains & JEE Advanced. Top 1,50,000 students from JEE Mains will be aligible fro JEE Advanced. Admissions to IITs will be based only on category-wise All India Rank (AIR) in JEE ADVANCED, subject to condition that such candidates are in the top 20 percentile categories of their respective class xii board. So dont focus on score and try to score maximum in your exams.
jee asked, why two exams? can you tell me how is mains different from advanced?

Nitesh Salvi answers,
Both Mains and Advanced will be MCQ type exams. Your Mains and boards result will count to get into NITs and Advanced result will get you into IITs. Mains will contains problems similar to AIEEE pattern and Advanced will be based on more conceptual problems similar to previous year IIT-JEE pattern.
jee asked, thank you nitesh. what strategy would you suggest for both the exams?

Nitesh Salvi answers,
cracking JEE requires clarity in basic concepts which is what board exams ask. Use the NCERT books as your concept revision tool. First complete chapter with full theory then try solving NCRT questions and then go for good questions for IIT-JEE.
harris asked, i think ISEET term is no longer used,anyway can JEE/Board be cleared without coaching ? is there any good correspondence course ?

Nitesh Salvi answers,
Yes it can be cleared with coaching classes. Make a good timetable and complete one topic with theory and then try solving NCRT problem. This will help you for boards and then start solving good and conceptual problems. Don't forget that only learning chapters will not take you anywhere, it is questions that you need to answer in the final
Ravi asked, Hi ... Guys just wanted to know if JEE won,t be conducted at all??

Nitesh Salvi answers,
Now on there will be two papers JEE Mains and JEE Advanced. To get into NITs JEE Mains and boards will count and to get into IITs JEE Advanced result will count after being in top 1.5 lacs in JEE Mains.
Ravi asked, Hello Nitesh, How ISEET is different from IIT-JEE ?

Nitesh Salvi answers,
ISEET is not different from IIT-JEE. They just reduced so many exams burden. JEE Mains will be similar to AIEEE and JEE Advanced will be kind of IIT-JEE.
kutariya asked, how much we need to study daily for this ?

Nitesh Salvi answers,
It totally depends on individual. Give your maximum input and try solving maximum problems. I am sure you will definitely succeed.
srinivas asked, how much a student of andhra pradesh state toscore in intermediate inorder to qualify

Nitesh Salvi answers,
See, to be in IIT first of all you have to be in top 1.5 lacs students in JEE Mains. Admissions to IITs will be based only on category-wise All India Rank (AIR) in JEE ADVANCED, subject to condition that such candidates are in the top 20 percentile categories of their respective class xii board. So it totally depends upon your board exams and student performance.
JOVIT asked, Hi please confirm the last date for submission of application

Nitesh Salvi answers,
To write JEE (Advanced) - 2013 all eligible candidates in JEE Mains should register through online at [http://jeeadv.iitd.ac.in/] during 8 May to 13 May, 2013.
harris asked, you may agree the pattern is now very stressful from what you faced. uncertainity in JEE/MAIN, Uncertainity in top 20 percentile plus studying hard for both board and JEE syllabus.

Nitesh Salvi answers,
See, I dont think there is any difference if you are preparing seriously for both boards and JEE. Course is same as before. If you are good enough in Physics, Chemistry and Maths then you can clear any exam.
Crrak asked, what is ISEET ?

Nitesh Salvi answers,
From now on to be in IIT, You have to clear two exams JEE Mains & JEE Advanced. Top 1,50,000 students from JEE Mains will be aligible for JEE Advanced. Admissions to IITs will be based only on category-wise All India Rank (AIR) in JEE ADVANCED, subject to condition that such candidates are in the top 20 percentile categories of their respective class xii board.
Are you appearing for the ISEET 2013? Do you need advice on how to prepare and perform better in the exam? Write in to us at getahead@rediff.co.in with your queries and we'll get our experts to answer them for you.

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punu asked,
which subjects are better scoring?

Nitesh Salvi answers,
It totally depends on individual. You can score maximum in subjects you are good at. For many students chemistry is scoring subject.
harris asked, its not only about being good in PCM, percentile is decided including langauges and elective.

Nitesh Salvi answers,
Yes, you are right. But students from IITs, almost 80 per cent have above 80 percentile in their respective boards. So if you are preparing seriously then you can definitely score it.
Pratika asked, how to prepare for ISEET dats more important. please share your tips

Nitesh Salvi answers,
if you are focusing only on board exams, then getting a good rank in the ISEET has lesser probability because JEE requires more depth in knowledge of concepts. Make a timetable where every topic should be listed on a date. First complete the entire theory of that topic and then solve NCRT of the same topic. This will help you for the boards and yes, you should go for good and conceptual problem solving. If you have really prepared that topic for ISEET then you should be able to solve the problems of the NCERT book because they have the most basic questions.
nilesh asked, i am a student who dropped for 1 year..will there be any other criteria for 12th passed out candidates?

Nitesh Salvi answers,
You can appear for JEE Mains for 3 years and for JEE Advanced 2 years.
nilesh asked, hello,, i want to ask whether there will be any othere criteria for drop out candidates of 2012

Nitesh Salvi answers,
For dropout students, You can attend JEE Mains for 3 years and JEE Advanced for 2 years
farhan asked, is there any problem by giving the 12 improvement exam i.e, problem in campus placement

Nitesh Salvi answers,
No there is no problem in giving 12th improvement program. It will surely increase your 12th percentile and that will help you in campus placement.
RaviKrish asked, Hi... Can u please tell me the weightage of the boards to the Mains exam to be able to get into NITs

Nitesh Salvi answers,
NITs give 60 percent weightage to JEE Mains and 40 per cent to boards.
KARTHIK asked, PLS LET ME KNW.....ARE 12 TH CLASS MARKS ONLY QUALIFYING IN NATURE FOR IIT ADVANCED OR WILL THE HAVE WEIGHTAGE..ALSO DOES MARKS INCLUDE BOTH 11 AND 12 OR OR ONLY 12 CLASS AND HOW WILL IT BE IN 2014

Nitesh Salvi answers,
To be in NITs 60% weigthage will be given to JEE Mains and 40% to boards. top 1.5 lacs of JEE Mains will be eligible for JEE Advanced.Admissions to IITs will be based only on category-wise All India Rank (AIR) in JEE ADVANCED, subject to condition that such candidates are in the top 20 percentile categories of their respective class xii board.
uday asked, i have heard that narayana iit academy is providing good coaching facility

Nitesh Salvi answers,
Yeah they are good.
harris asked, is joining any test series important ?

Nitesh Salvi answers,
Yes it is helpful. try more and more problems is always good for your preparation.
iit jee asked, I AM ASKING THAT IF THE TOTAL PAPER OF JEE MAINS IS OF 500 MARKS THEN 200 MARKS WILL BE ALLOTED TO BOARDS AND 300 TO OFFLINE/ONLINE PAPER OF JEE MAIN......IS IT RIGHT?

Nitesh Salvi answers,
Yes, You are right.
uday asked, hi nitesh, pl tell me the name of good coaching for iit in delhi

Nitesh Salvi answers,
Vidhyamandir, Resonance, AAkash and many more are good coaching classes.
KARTHIK asked, pls enlighten whether 11 and 12th class both marks are counted or only 12 class.....and will the weightage be from both years from 2014...

Nitesh Salvi answers,
Only 12th marks will be counted.
uday asked, please tell me the name of good books in each subject for jee main

Nitesh Salvi answers,
O.P. Tandon, P.Bahadur(G.R.Bathla & Sons), Morrison & Boyd, Solomons for chemistry H.C.Verma, Halliday, Resnick & Walker for physics R.D. Sharma, Arihant, S. L. Loney for Maths
KARTHIK asked, Is JEE ADV and online test...i.e computer based test conducted simultaneously for 1.5 lakh students

Nitesh Salvi answers,
JEE Advanced is going to be offline only.
Prakhar asked, How 1.5 lac students will be filtered.Will it be pure JEE Main ranking or 12th marks will also counts for it.

Nitesh Salvi answers,
1.5 lakhs students will be purely on JEE Mains Exams.
uday asked, please tell me the way through which i can ensure a rank within 10.

Nitesh Salvi answers,
No one can tell you this. Be confident on yourself that you can achieve this. Once you have it you will surely be in top 10.
harris asked, 2014 onwards they are planning advance test as subjective, is it true?

Nitesh Salvi answers,
Its totally depends on JEE 2013. After seeing the result and response they can change it if they think.
Prakhar asked, Is FIITJEE good for JEE preparation as well as boards also?

Nitesh Salvi answers,
cracking JEE requires clarity in basic concepts which is what board exams ask. If you have really prepared that topic well enough for ISEET then you should be able to solve the problems of the NCERT book because they are the most basic questions. I think you got the answer.
KARTHIK asked, does IIT ADV include logical reasoning

Nitesh Salvi answers,
No it include only Physics, Chemistry and Maths.
Nitesh Salvi says, Thank You All


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