JEE Mains and Advance


Indian Science Engineering Eligibility Test (ISEET) is renamed as Joint Entrance Exam (JEE).

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What is JEE?

JEE is the new proposed entrance exam for admissions top colleges including IITs, NITs, IIITs and IISERs. JEE.

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What is need of JEE?

In simple words this is to reduce stress level of students.

Long description: Till 2012 there are over 50 different Entrance Exams for admission into Govt. & Pvt. Engineering colleges. On an average a student appears in 5-6 entrance exams, thereby causing unnecessary
stress on them as well as on parents. Giving so many exams creates lot of financial burden for the parents since each exam involves expenses like Application Fee & commuting to appear for the entrance test in various cities/at various test centres.

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JEE Exam Format and Notification:

JEE Main (will play role of AIEEE) and will first conduct on 7th April 2013 in offline mode only and
the online JEE Main will be held thereafter in April, 2013.

The merit list for admission to NITs, IIITs, DTU and other CFTIs will be prepared by
giving 40% weightage (suitably normalised) to class XII (or equivalent examination) and 60% to the performance in JEE (Main) Examination.

JEE Main will have objective type paper consisting of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (for B.Tech. and B. E. courses) and Mathematics, Aptitude Test and Drawing test (for B.Arch/B.Planning courses).

JEE Advance: Only 1,50,000 of the top rankers in JEE (Main), which includes students from all categories (GE, OBC (NCL), SC and ST) will be eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) for admission to IITs, IIT BHU and ISM Dhanbad. However it is possible that some IIT will conduct seperate entrance exam for admission.

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JEE Syllabus:

JEE Main and Advance Syllabus

JEE Eligibility:

  • Students who will appear in the Top 20 percentile of their respective XII board exam will be deemed qualified for IITs.
  • Students have to score following State-wise percentage to be eligible for IITJEE test:
      1. Less than 50%: Meghalaya & Nagaland.
      2. 50% – 60%: Assam, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Jharkhand, Mizoram, Orissa, Tripura, Uttarakhand, West Bengal.
      3. 60% – 70%: Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Karnataka, Manipur, Madhya Pradesh, National Open School.
      4. 70% – 80%: CBSE, Kerala, Punjab, Tamil Nadu.
      5. Above 80%: Andhra Pradesh

JEE Seats:

  • 15 IITs + IT-BHU + ISMU = 10000 + Seats
  • 30 NITs = 20000 + Seats
  • 5 IIITs = 2000 + Seats
  • 6 IISERs + IISc = 2500 + Seats
  • IIST + ISI = 500 + Seats
  • Other deemed Universities (National Level) = 5000 + Seats
  • State Level Colleges = 5 Lac plus Seats
  • Overall, a total of 5.5 lac seats will become accessible through JEE

However State level/smaller Pvt. Colleges/universities are free to use JEE score for admission.

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