The Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) replaces the IIT-JEE and AIEEE and was introduced during the year 2013. Engineering aspirants who are looking to get admission in the undergraduate engineering programs of prestigious institutions (such as the IIITs, IITs, NITs, among others) can apply for JEE. However, they have to meet the given eligibility criteria to be eligible to apply.
Since the year 2019, the National Testing Agency (NTA) has been conducting JEE two times per year (during the months of January and April). Previously, the CBSE was conducting the exams.
JEE is grouped into two parts: JEE Main and JEE Advanced.
JEE Main (previously known as AIEEE)
Through JEE Main, candidates apply for admission to different engineering institutions (excluding the IITs). Plus, for JEE Advanced, passing the JEE Main is one of the eligibility criteria.
JEE Advanced (earlier referred to as IIT-JEE)
Candidates who want to gain admission in the different engineering courses that the IITs offer have to apply for JEE Advanced.
To qualify for appearing for the JEE Advanced exam, the candidate has to be among the top 1,50,000 candidates going by their performance in JEE Main. For admissions into the IITs, the category-wise All India Rank in JEE Advanced is considered. More so, they have to be among the top 20 percentile of successful candidates in their Class XII exam (or equivalent ones) that the respective Boards conduct as per the stipulated categories.
For those candidates who want to gain admission in the participating institutions, the authorities prepare the merit list by giving 60 percent weightage to their JEE Main scores and 40 percent of Class XII examination marks. The participating institutions include the National Institute of Technology (NITs) and the centrally-funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs) (such as the IITs), among others.
JEE EXAM ELIGIBILITY
JEE Main: Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible to apply for JEE Main, the candidate is required to pass the Class 10+2 exam or any other equivalent exam. Also, those candidates who are appearing for Class XII or equivalent exam are invited to apply on a provisional basis.
The AICTE lays down the guidelines for the admission criteria for the different universities or institutions.
JEE Advanced: Eligibility Criteria
To apply for JEE Advanced, the candidate has to come in the top 1,50,000 candidates who have appeared for JEE Main.
JEE EXAM PATTERN
JEE Main: Exam Pattern
Under B.E./B. Tech. (CBT), the question paper is divided into three subjects:
- Physics: (20+5 questions, 100 marks)
- Chemistry: (20+5 questions, 100 marks)
- Maths: (20+5 questions, 100 marks)
The total is 75 questions, with a total of 300 marks.
For B.E./B. Tech. (CBT)
- Maths (Part-I): (20+5 questions, 100 marks)
- Maths (Part-II): (50 questions, 200 marks)
- Maths (Part-III): (2 questions, 100 marks)
The total is 77 questions, totaling 400 marks.
For B. Planning (CBT)
- Mathematics (Part-I): (20+5 questions, 100 marks)
- Mathematics (Part-II): (50 questions, 200 marks)
- Planning-based objective-type MCQs (Part-III): (25 questions, 100 marks)
The total is 100 questions, with a total of 400 marks,
Relevant for all 3 categories
- 20+5 means 20 MCQs and 5 numerical ones
- For every 1 wrong answer, the candidate’s score is cut by 1 mark
JEE Advanced: Exam Pattern
The JEE Advanced examination has two question papers; both papers run for 3 hours each. In both English and Hindi languages, the question papers are available. Both question papers contain three sections: Maths, Chemistry, and Physics.
The candidates will be given objective-type questions, which are structured to test their analytical ability and reasoning skills. For some sections, the candidates’ scores are cut by 1 mark for every incorrect response.
JEE EXAM: ESSENTIALS
To take JEE Main and JEE Advanced exams, the candidate has to carry their respective Admit Card to the exam hall to show to their examiners. Admit Cards help to establish the identity of the candidate, thus, has importance.
The candidate has to download their respective Admit Card from the official website and take a printout. Check all details if they are correct. In case of any discrepancies, they have to contact the relevant authorities, who will make the required changes.
JEE EXAM: SYLLABUS
JEE Main: Syllabus
The JEE Main question paper contains various sections of Class XII level: Aptitude, Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics.
JEE Advanced: Syllabus
The JEE Advanced question paper has different sections of Class XII level: Maths, Physics, and Chemistry.
JEE EXAM: HOW TO APPLY?
The admission process for JEE Main and JEE Advanced is explained in detail below.
JEE Main: Admission Process
Candidates who want to appear for JEE Main or JEE Advanced exams have to browse the official website of JEE, www.jeemain.nic.in. For applying to the JEE Main examination, the aspirant has to first download the application form from the JEE Main website.
JEE Main: Registration Process
The first step to register for the JEE Main exam is to furnish all the requisite information in the relevant online application form. After submitting all the details, the system displays the confirmation page that bears the application number of the aspirant.
The next step is to take a print copy of the confirmation page and affix photograph and sign wherever directed.
Then, the confirmation page has to be signed by the guardian of the applicant and the Principal of the last attended educational institution.
After completing all the formalities, the candidate must mail their applications via registered post to the office of the Executive Director of the JEW Main Secretariat.
JEE Advanced: Application Process
The candidates who appear among the top 1,50,000 candidates of the JEE Main exam and want to apply to the JEE Advanced examination have to submit their online applications from the http://jeeadv.iitd.ac.in/ site.
Along with submitting their online registrations, they have to also pay the relevant examination fee through the different accepted modes of payment and before the last date.
JEE EXAM: NUMBER OF ATTEMPTS
JEE Main: Number of Attempts
The JEE Main exam can be attempted three times in successive years.
JEE Advanced: Number of Attempts
The JEE Advanced exam can be attempted two times in succeeding years.