IIT JEE Foundation

1. Introduction and Scheme of Examination 

It has been decided to hold a Joint Entrance Examination from the year 2013 for admission to the undergraduate programmes in Engineering in two parts, JEE-MAIN and JEE-ADVANCED. Only the top 150000 candidates (including all categories) based on performance in JEE MAIN will qualify to appear in the JEE ADVANCED examination. Admissions to IITs will be based only on category-wise All India Rank (AIR) in JEE ADVANCED, subject to condition that such candidates are in the top 20 percentile categories. Admission to NITs will be based on 40 % weightage for performance in Class XII board marks (normalized)  and the remainder 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 (CFTIs) and participating Institutions.

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).

2. Eligibility Criteria and List of Qualifying Examinations for JEE(Main) Exam

The minimum academic qualification for appearing in JEE(MAIN) is that the candidate  must have passed in final examination of 10+2 (Class XII) or its equivalent referred to as the qualifying examination (see below). Those appearing in 10+2 (Class XII) final or equivalent examination may also appear in JEE(MAIN) provisionally.   However, admission criteria in the concerned institution/university will be followed as prescribed by concerned university/institution and as per the guidelines & criteria prescribed by AICTE.

The candidates who are seeking  admission in NITs, IIITs or CFTIs must ensure their eligibility for the admission in NITs, IIITs and CFTIs. The candidates who are aspirants only for IITs and ISM Dhanbad must ensure their eligibility for admission in IITs and ISM Dhanbad. The candidates who are aspirants for NITs, IIITs, CFTIs , IITs and ISM Dhanbad must ensure their eligibility for admission in NITs, IIITs, CFTIs, IITs and ISM Dhanbad.  Note – For eligibility of admission in IITs and ISM Dhanbad pl refer JEE(Advanced) website http://jee.iitd.ac.in.

Qualifying Examinations – LIST OF 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. A pass grade in the Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Open School with a minimum of five subjects.
  6. 3 or 4-year diploma recognized by AICTE or a State Board of Technical Education.

3. Improvement of Marks/Results

If a candidate wants to improve his performance in Board’s Exam, he/she can do so but for consideration of that year’s result he/she has to appear in all the subjects and not the partial.

4. Pattern of Examination

Subject combination for each paper and type of questions in each paper are given in the table below:

SUBJECTS TYPE OF QUESTIONS Duration
Paper 1 Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics Objective type questions with equal weightage to Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics 3 Hours
Paper 2 Mathematics – Part I Aptitude Test – Part II & Drawing Test – Part III Objective type questions Objective type questions questions to test Drawing Aptitude 3 Hours

Requirement of papers for different courses is given in the table below:
COURSE PAPERS
B.E/B.TECH Paper - 1
B.ARCH/B. PLANNING Paper - 2
 

There will be objective type questions with four options having single correct answer. For each incorrect response, one fourth (1/4) of the total marks allotted to the question would be deducted. No deduction from the total score will, however, be made if no response is indicated for an item in the answer sheet.

5. Admissions Criteria including Normalization and Weightage for JEE(Main) Exam

Admission to NITs, and IIITs,  will be based on 40 % weightage for performance in Class XII board or other qualifying examinations marks (normalized)  and the remainder 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 (CFTIs) and participating Institutions.

6. JEE(Advanced) related

Only the top 150000 candidates (including all categories) based on performance in JEE MAIN will qualify to appear in the JEE ADVANCED examination. Admissions to IITs will be based only on category-wise All India Rank (AIR) in JEE ADVANCED, subject to condition that such candidates are in the top 20 percentile categories of their respective class xii board or other qualifying examination. The percentile will vary from year to year and across the Boards.

For more information and queries about JEE(Advanced) please contact jeeadv@admin.iitd.ac.in