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'How is ISEET 2013 different from the IIT-JEE?

Last updated on: October 26, 2012 07:49 IST

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For students aspiring to study at the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology, performance in the ISEET 2013 will be crucial to admission

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 October 25, where Vivek Gupta, 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:


iseet asked, when is the exam? how can i prepare, pls help.

Vivek Gupta answers,
JEE Mains Exam is on 7th April,2013. may i know in which standard you are ?
iseet asked, how much should i score in iseet to qualify?

Vivek Gupta answers,
It's a competitive exam so it's better to give your best rather that thinking about cut offs
sk asked, hi i want to know wht is the exact meaning for iseet, jee main, jee advance..!!

Vivek Gupta answers,
Jee Mains & JEE Advanced are two different exams, by clearing them you can get admissions into Nits, IITS,Other state engineering Colleges,etc
mitali asked, i am in 11th standard. how much should i score to get into iit?

Vivek Gupta answers,
hello mitali .....As its a competitive exams so you should concentrate on giving your 100% rather than thinking about cut offs because it depend on quality of Paper , how others are performing, etc . So i suggest you to concentrate on your studies only
SOTYIndia asked, Hi. ISEET - how is it different from JEE Advanced? Is it mandatory to score in ISCEET?

Vivek Gupta answers,
Hello...I guess you are talking about ISEET ...Jee Advanced & Jee mains are two parts of ISEET
SOTYIndia asked, Thank you. But why is the term ISEET used? Is this not confusing? It gives an impression that the student has to prepare for one more exam apart from JEE Mains and JEE Advanced.

Vivek Gupta answers,
Welcome....Please don't get confuses ...Keep in Mind that you have to clear JEE Mains & Jee Advanced...
SRI asked, HOW IS IT GOING TO BE SO VERY DIFFERENT FROM ERSTWHILE JEE?
Vivek Gupta answers, Hello...Earlier You have to appear AIEEE to get admission in NITS & IITJEE for IITS. Now if you want to get admission in NITS you have to Appear JEE Mains & For IITs you have to appear in JEE Advanced & criteria to sit in JEE Advanced is That you Should be in top 1.5 lac in JEE mains...Thanks , let me know if you have more doubts...
shashi asked, my son extra brilliant he is in class 5th dps ghaziabad and completed 70 per cent of class 11 and 12 th syllabus by his own and very keen to for iit exam. how to tackle such a student splease guide me.

Vivek Gupta answers,
Let him continue with the Studies, & ask him to solve IITJEE Questions for fun only ....Let him explore everything ... Thanks ...
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Image: Starting 2013, the ISEET will replace the AIEEE and JEE as the nation-wide entrance exam for science pursuants.
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kkk asked,
Hi It's no more ISEET it's JEE Mains & JEE Advanced

Vivek Gupta answers,
Hello.... Jee Mains & Jee Advanced are two exams which you have to appear... Thanks
sayantan asked, type of questions .. any idea

Vivek Gupta answers,
For jee mains, paper will be same as the AIEEE and for Jee Advanced paper will be similar to that of IITJEE. Thanks
SRI asked, Any change in terms of preparation?

Vivek Gupta answers,
Hello....You should concentrate on Boards also....As such no change is required .. Thanks
kkk asked, Ramsingh Board scores will be normalised by CBSE using a formula which is yet to be made public by CBSE. This normalised score will be used for the 40% weightage

Vivek Gupta answers,
Ya...Boards Weightage will be 40 % Thanks
tinku asked, sir i have passed 12th std in 2012 with 70% in PCM , am i elgible for ISCEET exam for nit and iit.

Vivek Gupta answers,
Yes...Its a First Time Exception for JEE Advanced 2013 only
Rama asked, Hi, on 7th April is it JEE Mains. When will be JEE advanced held. Also is the cut-off of 1.5 lacs not dependent of CBSE score? My son is class XII

Vivek Gupta answers,
Hello...Jee Advanced will be on 2nd June...Yes it is dependent because It depends on 60% on Jee mains Score & 40 per cent on Boards... Thanks
vivek asked, is there will be any change in 2014entrance pattern

Vivek Gupta answers,
It can change... Thanks
Ramsingh asked, Sir I am a student of class XI .Is it compulsory to sit in both the exams ie JEE Mains & Jee Advanced to qualify for NITs . How the score in both the exams will taken in consideration while deciding a rank.

Vivek Gupta answers,
hello...For Nits you don't have to sit for JEE Advanced.... To get Admission in NITs - Weightage will be 60 per cent Jee mains Score and 40 per cent Boards Score To get Admission in IITS - You have to appear in JEE Advanced, Criteria for that you should be in Top 1.5 lac of JEE mains ranking.. Thanks
sudhir asked, when they talk about 40 per cent weightage on the boards, does this mean only 12th std marks are considered or else is it a combination of 11th and 12th.

Vivek Gupta answers,
Only class 12th Marks are counted.... Thanks
DK asked, My son is in 12th and is preparing for JEE. Is comprehension, logical reasoning also a part of JEE Main and Advanced?

Vivek Gupta answers,
For JEE Mains, it is included....but nothing is concrete
bhavesh asked, logical reasoning also a part of JEE Main and Advanced?

Vivek Gupta answers,
Yes it is a part of JEE Mains but not for JEE Advanced.. Thanks
bhavesh asked, 40% of boards is only for aieee

Vivek Gupta answers,
To get admission in NITS - 40 per cent weightage will be given to boards and 60 per cent to JEE Mains Score
prasad asked, is it going to be tougher than JEE

Vivek Gupta answers,
It will be same...
rk asked, this is Rahul here,would u please confirm when the CBSE board mark will be given weightage to ISEET. Will it be at JEE main level or at JEE advanced level

Vivek Gupta answers,
To get Admission in NITs 40 per cent weightage will be give to Boards To Get Admission in IITs - You should be in Top 20 per cent of your respective Boards
Rama asked, For 40 per cent on boards exam do they consider on PCM or all subjects?

Vivek Gupta answers,
All qualifying subjects should be there
shiva asked, Is it mandatory to appear in ISEET to get admission in reputed IITs?

Vivek Gupta answers,
Yes you have to appear for JEE mains and JEE Advanced..
sarav asked, Sir - How should ICSE students prepare for this exam?

Vivek Gupta answers,
Hello....Follow the syllabus of JEE Mains & JEE Advanced....
sagivarma asked, For JEE mains will they consider inter 1st year and second year marks total or only 2nd year marks.Will they consider betterment marks obtained in the 1st year.For your information I am from AP board please..

Vivek Gupta answers,
Only Class 12th marks will be considered ....For this year, they have that exception...
kkk asked, Sorry VIVEK the 1.5 lakh cut-off for writing JEE ADVANCED is not dependent on Board marks. It's purely dependent on JEE mains Score. After you clear this cut-off you are eligible to write JEE Advanced. if you clear JEE Adv then you need to prove to the IITs that you are in the top 20 percentile of your BOards for admisssion into IITs. There is no 40% weighatge criteria for IIT admissions

Vivek Gupta answers,
To appear in JEE Advanced, you have to be in Top 1.5 lac of the result which you obtained from JEE Mains and Boards ie 60 percent jee Mains Score & 40 per cent boards score. After that they will check for Top 20 per cent in the respective Boards..
bhavesh asked, for ssc both 11 12 marks r taken as weightage?

Vivek Gupta answers,
No..Only 12th marks will be counted... Thanks
rk asked, when our boards marks will be considered?

Vivek Gupta answers,
For Jee Mains as well as JEE Advanced.. Thanks
nisarg asked, Sir,Is there any negative marking? In JEE mains and JEE advanced?

Vivek Gupta answers,
Yes ..
tiktik asked, I am in class XI. which books should i refer to for strengthening my basics so that I can tackle the changed pattern next year better. will the old textbooks like resnick halliday, hc verma, hall & Knight still work?

Vivek Gupta answers,
Yes ..the books which you have mentioned are standard books, please refer this

Image: Board exam performance will be given 40 per cent weightage in ISEET
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