About IIT and JEE Exam

About IIT
The Indian Institutes of Technology (popularly known as IITs) are institutions of national importance established through an Act of Parliament for fostering excellence in education. There are fifteen IITs at present, They are IIT Bhubaneswar, IIT Chennai, IIT Delhi, IIT Gandhinagar, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Indore, IIT Jodhpur, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Mandi, IIT Mumbai, IIT Patna, IIT Ropar and IIT Roorkee. Over the years IITs have created world class educational platforms dynamically sustained through internationally recognized research based on excellent infrastructural facilities. The faculty and alumni of IITs continue making huge impact in all sectors of society, both in India and abroad. Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University (IT-BHU), Varanasi and Indian School of Mines (ISM), Dhanbad, are amongst the oldest institutions in India and are known for their immense contributions towards society at large and for science and technology in particular.

The primary objectives of these institutions are to:

  • build a solid foundation of scientific and technical knowledge and thus to prepare competent and motivated engineers and scientists
  • create environment for freedom of thought, cultivate vision, encourage growth, develop personality and self-discipline for pursuit of excellence
  • kindle entrepreneurial streak

All of the above help to prepare the students admitted to these institutions for successful professional and social lives. Today, alumni of these institutions occupy key positions in industry and academia, in India and abroad.Each institute has well-equipped modern laboratories, state-of-the-art computer network and well-stocked technical library. Teaching methods rely on direct personal contact between the teachers and the students, and the use of traditional and modern instructional techniques. Students live in a pleasant and intellectually stimulating environment with people having similar goals and aspirations, which is an exciting and unique experience.

About Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2013) (JEE MAIN 2013 Forms Available From 1.11.12)

CBSE has announced the details of the first Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2013. The information regarding various aspects of JEE Main like eligibility criteria, paper pattern,syllabus,marking scheme, final merit list etc., has been clearly spelt  out by the CBSE, who has been entrusted with the responsibility of conducting JEE Main 2013. 

General perception of the student community is that JEE Main is AIEEE in its new avatar. AIEEE in its previous form had no bearing on the IIT admissions, had given no weightage to the class XII board marks. But from 2013, JEE Main, apart from the admissions into the NITs,IIITs,possibly other CFTIs, is also the first tier of the two-tier IIT selection process. 

The relevant information on Joint Entrance Examination(JEE) Main has been presented in the form of FAQs for easy assimilation.

1. What is Joint Entrance Examination? 
Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) is the all India entrance examination conducted for the admissions into the Engineering courses. From 2013,under the direction of MHRD, Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) is being conducted in two parts, JEE-MAIN and JEE-ADVANCED . JEE MAIN is for the admission into NITs,IIITs and possibly CFTIs and other participating institutes. JEE ADVANCED is for the admission into IITs only. 

2. Who are eligible to appear for JEE MAIN 2013? 
Candidate  must have passed in final examination of 10+2 (Class XII) or its equivalent  qualifying examination. Those appearing in 10+2 (Class XII) final or equivalent examination in 2013 may also appear in JEE(MAIN) 2013 provisionally.  

Candidates who are aspirants for NITs, IIITs, CFTIs , IITs and ISM Dhanbad - for one or more than one of them - must confirm to the eligibility criteria of the relevant institutions. 

Candidates are allowed maximium of 3 consecutive attempts. 

For JEE MAIN 2013, candidates who passed +2 exam in 2011 or2012 or appearing in +2 in 2013 are only eligible to appear. 

3. What is the age limit to apply for JEE-Main exam ? 
Only those candidates whose date of birth falls on or after October 01, 1988 are eligible. However, in the case of Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disabilities (PWD) candidates, upper age limit is relaxed by 5 years, i.e. SC, ST and PWD candidates who were born on or after October 01, 1983 are eligible. Date of birth as recorded in the Secondary Education Board/University certificate only will be taken as authentic. 

4. What is the mode of the examination? 
For Paper 1(B.E/B.Tech courses), it is in both off and online modes. 
For Paper 2(B.Arch/B.Planning),it is in offline mode only. 

5. What are the dates of the JEE MAIN 2013? 
Offline Exam – 7th April 2013 
Online Exam – Between 8th April to 25th April 2013 

6. From when are the JEE MAIN 2013 forms available? 
JEE MAIN 2013 forms are available at the website,www.jeemain-edu.in. from Nov,1st,2012. The forms have to be filled up online only since they are not available offline. CBSE has announced the setting up of facilitation centres that will assist students in the online form filling without any charge. 

Click here for the list of facilitation centres 

7. What are the names of the relevant qualifying examinations? 

  1. The +2 level examination in the 10+2 pattern of examination of any recognized Central/State Board of Secondary Examination, such as Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi, and Council for Indian School Certificate Examination, New Delhi
  2. Intermediate or two-year Pre-University Examination conducted by a recognized Board/University.
  3. Final Examination of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy.
  4. Any Public School/Board/University Examination in India or in foreign countries  recognized by the Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to 10+2 system. v)  H.S.C. Vocational Examination.
  5. H.S.C. Vocational Examination.
  6. A pass grade in the Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Open School with a minimum of five subjects.
  7. 3 or 4-year diploma recognized by AICTE or a State Board of Technical Education.
8.What is state code of eligibility ? 
  1. State Code of eligibility means the Code of the State from where a candidate has passed +2 examination by virtue of which he/she becomes eligible to appear in the JEEMain for admission to B.E/B.Tech and B.Arch/B. Planning Courses of the institutions/Colleges of the States/UT.
  2. Indian nationals passing the equivalent qualifying examination from any institution abroad, the State of Eligibility will be determined on the basis of permanent  address given in the Passport of the candidate. 
    The list of state code of eligibility will be put up on JEE-MAIN website www.jeemain-edu.in
9. What is the pattern of JEE MAIN 2013? 
Paper 1 - for B.E/B.TECH courses 
  • Duration: 3 hrs
  • Objective type questions with equal weightage to Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics
  • Four options with single correct answer
  • Negative marking – for each incorrect response, one fourth (1/4) of the total marks allotted to the question would be deducted. No response will mean no deduction of marks.
Paper 2 – for B.ARCH/B. PLANNING
  • Mathematics – Part I - objective questions
  • Aptitude Test – Part II - objective questions
  • Drawing Test – Part III - to test drawing aptitude
  • Duration - 3 Hours
10.How will the All India final merit list of JEE MAIN 2013 be arrived at? 
A candidate’s All India Rank(AIR) will be a combination of 40% weightage to normalised 10+2 or other equivalent qualifying examination and 60% weightage to his JEE MAIN score. 

11.What are the reservation rules for JEE-Main Exam 2013 ? 
As per Government of India rules candidates belonging to certain categories are admitted to seats reserved for them based on relaxed criteria. These categories are:  
  • Other Backward Classes (OBC) if they belong to Non-Creamy Layer (NCL)
  • Scheduled Castes (SC)
  • Scheduled Tribes (ST)
  • Persons with Physical Disability (PD)
Benefit of reservation shall be given only to those classes/castes/tribes which are in the respective central list published by the Govt of India. 

12. What are the institutes that require an AIR JEE MAIN rank? 
All NITs,IIITs admit students based on their AIR JEE MAIN ranks . Some of the CFTIs and other participating institutes may also use the JEE MAIN AIR ranks. 

13. How about the engineering colleges of a state? Do they admit students based on the AIR JEE MAIN rank? Will the same weightage be given to the 10+2 board Marks and the JEE MAIN score? 
In case any State opts to admit students in the engineering Colleges affiliated to state Universities where States require separate merit list to be provided based on relative weightages adopted by the states, then the merit list shall be prepared with such relative weightages as may be indicated by States. The examination will be conducted in the Regional Languages of the State(s) on the requests of such State(s) 

14. Will a student with AIR JEE MAIN automatically qualify to write JEE ADVANCED(the second part of the examination required to get into IITs)? 
NO. Only the top 1.5 lakh candidates of JEE MAIN from all categories will be eligible to attempt JEE ADVANCED

15. Is the JEE MAIN syllabus similar to AIEEE 2012 syllabus? What is the syllabus for JEE ADVANCED? 
The syllabus for JEE MAIN is same as last year's AIEEE.
Click Here To Know More About the Syllabus for JEE MAIN

The syllabus for JEE ADVANCED is similar to that of IIT JEE 2012.
 Click Here To Know More About the Syllabus for JEE ADVANCED 

16. What is the syllabus for Paper 1 and Paper 2 of JEE MAIN 2013? 

For Paper 1:  Mathematics | Physics | Chemistry 

For Paper 2:  Paper 2 

17.Is the use of calculator for calculations in the JEE-MAIN exam permitted? 
NO. Students are not permitted to use electronic devices like mobile phone, calculator, iPod, etc. and  materials like log table, book, notebook, etc. will not be allowed into the examination hall.