IITs refuse to allow NTA to conduct JEE Advanced!
Prabha Dhavala, 26 Dec 2017, #JEE Advanced
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As per media reports, IITs have refused to allow the National Testing Agency to conduct the JEE Advanced in a reply to the request by MHRD in this regard. The setting up of the National Testing Agency was cleared by the Prime Minister and the cabinet on November 10. The main purpose of NTA will be to conduct all the entrance exams that are currently under the purview of CBSE including JEE main and NEET. MHRD took a step further asking the IITs to consider being part of the NTA and allowing it to hold the JEE Advanced. A similar approach was made to the IIMs for CAT.

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In a meeting held in Chennai on December 15, the IIT directors voted against allowing NTA to conduct the JEE Advanced.  The exam which is the entry to admissions at 23 IITs of the country is normally conducted by the IITs on a rotational basis with one IIT taking the mantle of conducting the exam every year. JEE Advanced 2018 will be conducted by IIT Kanpur on May 20.

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IITs have always been protective about the entrance exam and had resisted all efforts to bring it under a common entrance format a few years back leading to the two step JEE process for B.Tech admissions offered by them. The JEE Advanced exam is a tougher and analytical exam which has been a forte of the IITs who fiercely guard the exclusivity of the institutes and their framework of working.

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The reasons given for not joining NTA - Firstly it is too early to assume that it will be a seamless process considering that it has just been approved and there is no infrastructure in place. Secondly, it is yet to prove itself and that can be possible only after it starts operations. Thirdly it is felt that such a move will not benefit the IITs in any manner as they will still need to co-ordinate on every single aspect which is more cumbersome than conducting the exam as the IITs have been doing it since a long time and are now adept at it.

This decision of the IITs may also have some impact on the decision that will be taken by the Indian Institutes of Management regarding the Common Admission Test (CAT) as the MHRD has also approached them for bringing CAT under the purview of NTA. 

It remains to be seen as to when the NTA will be functional. The rosy picture painted about its working and the conduction of the entrance tests still has to be proven. The NTA may be functional from 2018 though there is no news on this front. If it does, it will be responsible for all the entrance exams currently being conducted by CBSE – JEE Main, NEET, NET and CTE to name a few.

NTA is reportedly being registered as a society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 and the proposed joint owners of the agency are the IITs, IIMs, IISERs and centrally funded universities. Know more about NTA here

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i passed class 12 in 2018 but given improvement in 2019 can i give jee advance and get admission in iit in 2020? is their any way so that i get admission in iit for btech?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 7th Dec, 2019
as you have passed 12th exam on 2018 , the passing year will considered as 2018. the improvement exam year is not consider for 12th passing year.
so for 2020 jee advance exam you are not eligible.

lowering of vapour pressure of equimolar solution of glucose,sodium chloride and barium nitrate are in the order

prem meghani 7th Dec, 2019
Dear Aspirant,

Vant Hoff factor =i
For Barium nitrate,i=3,
2Ba+ No3-

For Nacl,i=2Na+ Cl-
i=2 vant Hoff factor

For glucose vant Hoff factor will be 1

So higher the vant Hoff factor higher will be the loweirng of vapour pressure.
So barium nitrate will have highest lowering in vapour pressure

Order will be barium nitrate>Nacl>glucose

All the very best.

Is HC Verma is sufficient for physics in JEE ADVANCED . R.D sharma and M.L khanna for MATHMATICS in JEE ADVANCED.....

Avishek Dutta 6th Dec, 2019
HC Verma and ML Khanna are good books for JEE but arenit sufficient.
For physics
1.Buy NCERT for understanding the syllabus and studying the basics
2.Buy any one of this
i.Arihant ii.Cengage
Now I woukd prefer Cengage for JEE advanced as the book thoroughly follows jee advanced patterns.
And now study and solve them .
3.You can solve HC Verma or IRODOV if you want.
For Mathematics
1.Buy Cengages or Arihant books
Solve as much as you can from them
2.Tomato can be also a good book for solving.
Atlast solve the previous years JEE papers .

Which book is most important for physics , chemistry and mathematics for JEE ADVANCED... for 2021 exam.. From now onwards

Saurabh Siddharth 6th Dec, 2019

Following is the list of few books for better preparation of JEE ADVANCE:

  • CHE- CENGAGE, NCERT (has much importance for inorganic and organic)

You can prefer any book from above.


  • Do NCERT as well for jee advance. It would help you much.

Do HC Verma alongwith anyone to the other two but atleast complete anyone book. HC Verma would help you to clear the basics and you find it easy to solve other books after going through it.


what is the cut off jee advance last 5 years

Halry Bhalodia 6th Dec, 2019

hello parag ,

cutoff for jee advance for last four years goes as :

  • Minimum Percentage of Marks in Each Subject  (A)
  • Minimum Percentage of Aggregate Marks  (B)

year  (category)      A                                   B


CRL                            10.0                              25.0

OBC                           09.0                              22.5

SC                              05.0                              12.5

ST                               05.0                              12.5


CRL                            10.0                              25.0

OBC                           09.0                              22.5

SC                              05.0                              12.5

ST                              05.0                              12.5


CRL                            10.0                              35.0

OBC                           09.0                              31.5

SC                              05.0                              17.5

ST                              05.0                              17.5


CRL                            10.0                              20.0

OBC                           09.0                              10.5

SC                              05.0                              10.5

ST                              05.0                              10.5

before this cutoff was based on subjects .

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