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What does the JEE (Advanced) – 2013 Data Mean for You?

Here are some data related to JEE (Advanced) 2013 and some inferences that can be valuable for IIT aspirants. Some facts, like JEE (Advanced) is an easy examination and can be conquered easily with the right strategy, are clearly visible in these data. Common perception, like it is a very difficult examination, is primarily because majority of the students prepare very hard with a wrong strategy and fail to perform as per their potential. How else can you explain the fact that the marks scored by students who appeared in JEE (Advanced) 2013 varied between 332 and -70 out of maximum of 360? Remember that they all are quite brilliant students and have qualified through JEE (Mains). Look at the following data.

— Data:

The highest overall score for JEE 2013 has been 332 out of 360. This is 92.2% and is considered to be quite a slide from last year’s 96%.

Inference:

The questions asked in JEE can be answered within the given time. Students are able to score more than 90% here too.

— Data:

Only 23 students managed over 300 while 326 students scored over 250.

Inference:

70% of 360 (full marks) = 252. Since only 326 students could score above 250, a student scoring just 70% gets a rank in the top 326. It is so easy.

— Data:

The lowest mark scored this year is minus 70.

Inference:

If you are serious about JEE, don’t get amazed by the number of students taking the examination. Minus 70 and similar marks have been scored by those students who have qualified for JEE-Advanced on the basis of their performance in JEE – Mains. They are good students. Only wrong strategy can lead to such a disaster. Being you and having a right strategy is more important than anything else.

— Data:

The maximum questions unanswered were from mathematics.

Inference:

Yes, you don’t have to answer all the questions. You can leave quite a good number of questions unanswered. But, what is the fun in preparing so hard and leaving the questions unanswered? So much of time and effort goes wasted. Can we identify in advance, the time and efforts that are likely to go wasted and use them smartly on something more productive? Yes, it can be done.

— Data:

About 30-45% students allotted seats at the older IITs were successful on their second attempt.

Inference:

Majority of the seats are grabbed by students taking the first attempt. But 30-45% is not a discouraging figure for those taking the second attempt. They need to understand the challenges they are likely to face and be prepared for that. Remaining motivated for another year, studying the topics that they have studied so many times in the first attempt with same level of enthusiasm and handling distractions are some of the common challenges.

The data used here has been taken from an article published in Times of India. The article can be read here.

Sunday, October 6th, 2013. Written by admin. No comments.



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