IIT-JEE (Target)

The new pattern of JEE aims to create an umbrella through single combined entrance exam for the admission to over 2500 Engineering Colleges (Govt.+ Private ) in the country. It minimizes over 50 different Engineering Entrance Exams to one.

JEE body has decided to commence a Joint Entrance Examination from the year 2015 for admission to the undergraduate programs in Engineering in two phases i.e. JEE (Main) and JEE(Advanced).

Admissions to IITs will be based on category-wise All India Rank (AIR) in JEE(Advanced) subject to conditions that such candidates are in the top 20 percentile categories. Admission to NITs will be based on 40% weightage of the performance in Class XII board marks (normalized) and the remaining 60% weightage would be given to performance in JEE(Main) and a combined All India Rank (AIR) would be decided accordingly. The policy could also be adopted by other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTLs) and the other participating institutions.

If a State seeks to admit students in the Engineering Colleges affiliated to that State University Then That State requires separate merit list to be provided based on relative weightage adopted by the states,then the merit list shall be prepared with such relative weightage as may be indicated by the State.The examination will be conducted in the Reginal Languages of the State(s) on the requests of such State (s).

Benefits of JEE

JEE conducts a single entrance exam for all engineering aspirants in India to take admission into the Engineering/Science institutions. No need to apply for several engineering entrance exams. The students will be free and relaxed after appearing in a single exam. Owing to this, stress-level will be considerably reduced. Avoid multiple exams which pose the challenge of preparing for different syllabi and patterns. It is a substantial financial savings for parents, A simultaneous preparation of School/Board examinations and JEE will yield batter results. Introduction of JEE eliminates unnecessary wastage of time, efforts & money.

Institutes Participating under JEE and their Number of Seats

  • 17-Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs)+IIT- BHU,Varansi + ISMU,Dhanbad =10000 Plus Seats
  • 30-National Institutes of Technology (NITs) =20000 Plus Seats
  • 5- Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs)=2000 Plus Seats
  • 6-Indian Institutes of Science Education & Research (IISERs) +1-Indian Institute of Science(IISc) = 2500 Plus Seats
  • 1-Indian Institute of Space Science & Technology (IIST)+3-Indian Statistical Institutes (ISIs)=500 Plus Seats
  • 100-ISITs +1000-Centrally Funded Technical Institutes (CFTLs)= 5000 Plus Seats
  • 1000- State Level Colleges (PETs)=5 Lakh plus Seats
  • Overall 2500 Institutes participate for a total of 5.5 Lakh seats through JEE

Important Dates of JEE

  • Start of Online Application for JEE (Main): 2nd week of November
  • Last date for Online submission of Applications: Mid of December
  • JEE(Main) – Offline Examination: 1st week of April
  • JEE (Main): Online Examination: 2nd& 3rd week of April
  • Declaration of JEE (Main) Score: 1st week of May
  • Registration and payment of fee for JEE(Advanced): 1st week of May
  • Downloading of Admit cards from IIT-JEE Portal: 1st to 2nd week of May
  • JEE(Advanced)- Entrance Exam (only Offline) : Last week of May
  • Declaration of All India Rank (AIR): 1st week of July

State Code of Eligibility

It means the Code of the State from where a candidate has pass (10+2) examination by virtue of which he/she becomes eligible to appear in the JEE (Main) admission to B.E./B.Tech and B. Arch/B.Planning Courses to the Institution (advanced) is Colleges of the States/UT. The list of state code eligibility is given on

Pattern of JEE

The admission to the undergraduate programmes at the JEE (Main & Ad based on a two-tier test.The first test called the JEE (Main) for NITs & IITs is held during the month of April (both offline and online) conducted by CBSE/MHRD. Second test,JEE (Advanced) for IITs & ISM-Dhanbad shall be held in the month of may (only offline) conducted by the IITs /JEE body.

Exam Structure of JEE (Main)

The JEE (Main) exam consists of two papers: Paper-1 for B.E./B.Tech & paper- 2 for B.Arch/B.Planning aspirants. Paper-1 contains a total of 90 Multiple choice Objective Type Questions with equal weightage to Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Each correct answer will be awarded 4 marks whereas each incorrect answer will deduct 1/4th negative marks. Total marks are 360. Duration of Paper is 3 hours. Mode of the test is both offline and online for paper -1 and only offline for paper -2 .Question papers are provided in both English and Hindi medium.

Eligibility Criteria for JEE

  • Candidates of GEN and OBC-NCL categories must have completed 17 years at the time of admission and should be and Indian National.
  • The upper age limit for JEE (Advanced) is 25 years for GEN and OBC-NCL categories and this upper age limit shall be relaxed by a period of 5 years for SC, ST and PwD CATEGORIES.
  • In addition to JEE score, the qualifying examination are Class-XII from any National/State of “Approved” International Board which will be counted for preparing final merit list.

    a) For NITs, or CFTLs, normalized marks of XII board are considered and eligibility is also the same as earlier, which is minimum 60% marks in PCM in XII Board.
    b) For IITs & ISM-Dhanbad, the student must be in Top 20 percentile in their Class-XII Boards or must have secured at least 75% marks in Boards.
    c) Marks of 5 subjects will be considered: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, 1- Language, 5th Optional subject like ED,CompSc etc.

  • Those appearing in (10+2) final of equivalent examination may also appear in JEE(Main) in the following year provisionally.
  • However, admission criteria in the concerned Institution/University will be followed as prescribed by the concerned University/Institution and as per the guidelines & criteria prescribed by the AICTE.
  • For further details of the eligibility criteria for the admission into IIT’s (ISM-Dhanbad),please visit JEE(Advanced) website.
  • Maximum number of attempts a candidate can avail at JEE (Main) shall be three and for JEE (Advanced), two uniformly in consecutive years.

Analysis of JEE 2014

According to the latest pattern, JEE is conducted for the admission to Undergraduate Engineering Programs at NITs, IIITs and other CFTLs. This is a two phase exam, the first phase JEE (Main) is designed almost on previous ALEEE Pattern.

The second phase conducts JEE (Advanced), which is based on the eligibility criteria set by the IITs. This phase is meant for the serious candidates who aspire to enter the most sought after premier institutions like IITs. The JEE (Advanced) is conducted in same lines with that of IIT-JEE.

Candidates Appeared in JEE (Main)-2014

As per joint Apex Board of CBSE- the conducting body of JEE (Main), the number of students registered for JEE (Main) 2014 was 13,56,805 as compared to around 14.62 lakh last year, a decline of nearly 10% in the number of applicants appearing for the exam this year. Around 12.5 lakh students appeared for the JEE(Main) Exam 2014 on 6 th April, 2014. Out of the total applicants, around 74% were male candidates and only 26% were female candidates. The result of JEE (Main) 2014 was published on 3rd may 2014.

Candidates Qualified in JEE (Advanced)- 2014

Result of JEE (Advanced) 2014 was declated on 19thjune, 2014 on 1.26 lakh candidates appeared for the JEE (Advanced) 2014 examination. However a total of 27,151 candidates passed the examination. Approximately 21% of the candidates passed the exam.

In all, the 15 IITs, the Indian institute of Technology Banaras Hindu University (IIT-BHU) and the Indian School of Mines (ISM)Dhanbad have 9,784 seats, which have been apportioned as 4,884 for the general category, 2,669 for candidates from the other backward castes category, 1483 for scheduled caste cadidates and 741 for candidates from the scheduled tribes.

Not all who qualify get a berth at these institutes but, a part of the extended merit list will get a chance for admissions only when the top scorers drop off the list.

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