Archive for December, 2006

Just EAMCET Ranking not Enough – You need good marks in Inter

December 9th, 2006
Move to Do away with Entrance Exams in a phased Manner

As per news in “The Hindu” The Andhra Pradesh Govt. has decided to introduce a weightage of 25 per cent marks scored in the Intermediate Public Examination (IPE) for EAMCET ranking from the academic year 2009.

Higher Education Minister P. Venkateshwara Rao said here on Friday that “Stating that this was part of the effort to strengthen the Intermediate education system, he said the weightage would be subsequently increased in a phased manner. The move, in other words, also suggests that Andhra Pradesh, in a phased manner, could go the Tamil Nadu way in doing away with common entrance tests.

The Minister said reforms were being planned in the Intermediate sector to bridge the gap between rural and urban students and bring uniformity in the system. He said a foolproof Intermediate system was a pre-requisite in case EAMCET had to be scrapped.

According to Board of Intermediate Education Secretary R.P. Sisodia, the evaluation system of IPE would also be revamped to avoid subjectivity and to ensure that no particular section was at a disadvantage when Intermediate marks were given weightage for EAMCET. The reforms in the Intermediate sector would primarily focus on syllabus, textbooks and question paper patterns. While the revision of the syllabus and textbooks were on, the question paper pattern would be revised next year only. Special committees were being constituted for each subject and to compare the system here with those in other states, Mr. Sisodia added.

The Government was also planning to bring the Intermediate syllabus on a par with CBSE apart from proposing coaching centres in Government colleges in all the districts to help students appear in different competitive examinations.

Source: The Hindu


ICSE Syllabus Being Changed – To be in tune to Entrance Exams

December 9th, 2006

ICSE Syllabus being tuned to entrance exams

Students of ICSE and ISC schools will find it a lot easier in a few years to crack the admission tests for a berth in the IITs, All India Institute of Medical Sciences and other centres of excellence.

The Delhi-based Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations has decided to restructure the ICSE and ISC courses on the lines of the curriculum followed by the boards that conduct all-India admission tests for leading engineering and medical institutes.

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