JEE is the joint entrance examination for admission in engineering colleges all over the nation. Previously JEE was specific only to the esteemed Institutes of Technology (popularly known as IITs). However, since 2012, JEE is conducted as a nation-wide engineering entrance exam, replacing exams such as AIEEE (All India Engineering Entrance Exam), state wise CETs (Common Entrance Exams).
Though some private institutes like Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), continue to conduct their own entrance exams like BITSAT for admission to engineering courses. Also, some states conduct their own entrance exams for admission to their local colleges.
JEE exam considered as one of the toughest exams worldwide, consists of two parts JEE Mains and JEE Advanced.
JEE Mains– The AIEEE exam has been renamed as JEE Main and follows a very similar pattern. Admission to NITs (National Institute of Technology), IIITs (Indian Institute of Information Technology) and CFTIs (Centrally funded technical institutes) is carried out through JEE Mains AIR (All India Rank) which is purely based on the JEE Mains score. Earlier, 60% weightage was given to JEE Main score and 40% weightage was given to Qualifying board examinations for calculating the AIR.
It consists of two papers, Paper 1 and Paper 2.
Paper 1 is for B. E/ B. Tech course and Paper 2 is for B. Arch/ B. Planning Course. Also, a candidate can apply for both the papers.
Mode of test for both of the papers.
(B. E/ B. Tech)
|Pen and Paper based
(B. Arch/ B. Planning)
Pen and Paper based
Subject Combination for each of the papers is as follows:
|Paper||Subjects||Type of Questions|
|Paper 1||Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics||Objective type questions|
|Objective type questions
Objective type questions
Drawing related questions
Maximum number of Attempts: 3
Each question has 4 marks. Negative marking of 1 will be awarded for every wrong answer.
Maximum marks: 360
Total number of Questions: 90 (Each subject having 30 questions and 120 Marks)
JEE Advanced– Only the top 2,20,000 students who clear the JEE Mains will qualify for appearing JEE Advanced. Admission to the IITs will be carried out based on the AIR (All India Rank) secured in the JEE Advanced exam, provided, these students are also among the top 20 percentile in their respective qualifying board examinations.
As quoted on the official JEE Main website, www.jeemain.nic.in, The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India has notified following two changes in the JEE pattern for 2017:
- There shall be no weightage for the 12thclass marks in calculating the ranks in the JEE (Main) examination,
- For the candidates to qualify for the admission in the IITs/NITs/IIITs and such other CFTIs whose admissions are based on the JEE (Advanced)/JEE(Main) ranks, they should have secured at least 75% marks in the 12thclass examination, or be in the top 20 percentile in the 12th class examination conducted by the respective Boards. For SC/ST students the qualifying marks would be 65% in the 12th class examination.
Maximum number of attempts: 2
JEE Advanced exam for B. E/ B. Tech, consists of 2 papers (both compulsory). The addition of score secured in both the papers, individually for each subject i. e. Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics are considered for the ranking.
- Arch. The program is available at IIT Kharagpur and IIT Roorkee only. After passing the JEE Mains Paper 2, the candidate can appear for AAT (Architecture Aptitude Test).
Syllabus for these exams and the books to be referred for preparation will be uploaded shortly. Stay Tuned.