After IITs, 14% seats for women in NITs & IIEST too!
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The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has sent a directive to all 31 NITs and the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST), Shibpur to increase the participation of women in these central technical institutes.


The directive states that each of these institutes will have to admit minimum 14% women in the academic year 2018-19. The institutes have been asked to create supernumerary seats for such admissions this year, if required.

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In April, last year, Joint Admission Board (JAB) asked IITs to admit more women candidates from 2018.


As a result, IITs had set up a panel under the leadership of Professor Timothy Gonsalves to address the issue.


"The idea is to restore a gender balance among premier engineering colleges as they have been highly skewed against the girls.Entrance exams are so tough that one cannot crack it without rigorous coaching. Generally, girls are not sent to coaching centres which are in far-flung areas such as Kota and Hyderabad," said an MHRD official to ET.

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The admission to NITs & IIEST is on JEE Main entrance exam scores and common counselling process is conducted through JoSAA.


Last year, the total number of registrations were 11,98,989 for both Paper 1 & Paper 2. Out of the total registrations, 8,62,526 were male candidates, 3,36,460 were female candidates and 3 were transgenders.

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The registrations for JEE Main 2018 were 11,48,000 with a drop of 50,989.


With the creation of more seats for women in NITs and promotion of equality on higher education front, the number of registrations may increase in the upcoming years.


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2 months stratergy for jee main 2020

Aditya kumar Student Expert 15th Nov, 2019
Hello there!


Strategy to be followed by you is provided below :-

  • Make a routine 1st of all and try to give at least 8 to 10 hours to study. You need to religiously follow it. Your time table should be such that it allows you to study, revise and practice each day.
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  • Set daily, weekly and monthly goals for yourself and try to accomplish them in the fixed time.

  • Solve at least past 10 year jee mains question papers and solve at least 5 mock test papers.

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what books are best for preparation of mht cet 2020 as par jee difficulty level?

Shivam bhardwaj Student Expert 14th Nov, 2019

Hello Pushkar,

Books for Physics

  • Complete Reference Manual MH-CET 2016 Physics M.K. Dikshit (Arihant Publication)

  • MHT CET Physics (Marvel) by AJ Bapat

  • Physics for MHT CET (MCQ) by A J Bapat (Marvel Publication)

  • Concepts of Physics Vol. 1 by H.C. Verma

  • Concepts of Physics Vol. 2 by H.C. Verma

  • Uttam MHT-CET Physics by Dr. Shirish B. Shrivastav

Books for Chemistry

  • Complete Reference Manual MH-CET 2016 Chemistry (Arihant Publication)

  • Marvel Chemistry for MHT CET by Mayur Mehta, Chitra Joshi, Rekha Diwekar

  • Chemistry for MHT CET (MCQ) by Mayur Mehta and Chitra Joshi (Marvel Publication)

  • MHT CET Chemistry by Arihant Publishers

Books for Mathematics

  • Complete Reference Manual MH-CET 2016 Mathematics by Sushil Verma (Arihant Publication)

  • Mathematics for MHT CET (MCQ) by Hemant G. Ainapure (Marvel Publication)

  • Pradnya's Objective Mathematics by C. S. Patil

Good luck


was 2019 mht cet paper according to jee difficulty level?

Shudhanshu Gupta Student Expert 14th Nov, 2019
mht CET exam is conducted by Maharashtra state board of secondary education while JEE mains is conducted by national test agency as far as a difficulty level is considered for JEE mains is quite difficult on the NCERT syllabus while mht CET exam is less difficult and as far as  people feedback considered so they told that the mht CET exam is somewhere quite boring and dry but in comparison , JEE papers  are always nail biting and interesting to solve.
Best of luck.

jee paper 2 previous questions with solutions

Aditya kumar Student Expert 14th Nov, 2019
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You can easily download past year papers of jee mains of both paper 1 and 2 with solutions by going through our page for which   the link is provided  below :-

Past year papers will help you to  understand the important topics which are covered in the exam by practising the sample papers of JEE Main, you will get to know your preparation level by solving the JEE Main sample papers. Solving JEE Main sample papers will help you to  judge your strong and weak areas which will eventually help you in planning the study.


Sir I have reservation in SC category how many marks should I to score in JEE to get seat in NIT

_Abhishek_Vatsya Student Expert 14th Nov, 2019
It is really hard to predict exact score for any category that fetch you seat in NITs.As cuttoff for any category depends upon level of paper and total number of appeared Candidate belonging to that category.For sureity,you can target 100+ score,this year 100+ score will be enough for SC category belonging Candidates as this year total score is only 300 marks..
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