IIT – JEE: A Gate way to IIT’s

Why study in IIT’s?

 The Indian Institutes of Technology (popularly known as IITs) are institutions of highest accreditation in India and have high appreciation abroad. They were established through an Act for fostering excellence in education in India. At present there are sixteen IITs, located in different parts of India like Bhubaneswar, Mumbai, Delhi, Gandhinagar, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras (Chennai), Mandi, Patna, Punjab, Rajasthan, Roorkee and IIT (BHU). Since there inception IITs have created world class educational and infrastructural facilities supplemented by internationally recognized research. The faculty and alumni of IITs continue to make a huge impact in all sectors of society, both in India as well as abroad. Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University (IIT-BHU), Varanasi and Indian School of Mines University (ISM), Dhanbad, are the oldest institutions in India and are known for their immense contributions towards society at large and for science and technology in particular.
The primary objectives behind such institutions are to:

  1. Creating a strong foundation of scientific and technical knowledge so as to nurture competent and motivated engineers and scientists.
  2. Creating environment for freedom of thought, technological vision, encourage growth, develop personality and self discipline in order to achieve excellence.
  3. Encourage entrepreneurial qualities.

In general these institutes provided helping hand to the students for being successful not only professionally but also in their social lives. The success of this vision is already observable from the lives of alumni of these institutions who occupy key positions in industry, academia as well as politics in India and abroad.

These institutes have the most modern laboratories, state-of-the-art computer network and well stocked technical library. Teaching methods rely on direct personal contact between the teachers and the students and the use of traditional and modern instructional techniques. Students live in a pleasant and intellectually stimulating environment with people having similar goals and aspirations, which is an exciting and unique experience.

Credit-based academic programmes offer flexibility to students to progress at their own pace. The medium of instruction is English. These institutions offer courses leading to Bachelor’s degree in a number of engineering, technological and scientific disciplines. M.Sc. Integrated courses in pure and applied sciences and M.Tech. Integrated courses in a few disciplines are also offered by some of these Institutions. In addition, some IITs offer Dual-Degree M.Tech. programmes. A minimum level of performance is necessary for satisfactory progress. The admissions to the Undergraduate Programmes at these institutions for all Indian and Foreign nationals are made through the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE).

Introduction and Scheme of IIT-JEE Examination:

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. Those appearing in 10+2 (Class XII) final or equivalent examination in 2015 may also appear in JEE (MAIN) 2015 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.

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

The Joint Entrance Examination has been initiated from the year 2013 for admission to the undergraduate programmes in Engineering in two parts, JEE-MAIN and JEE-ADVANCED. Earlier AIEEE has now become JEE (Main) while earlier IIT-JEE is now IIT-JEE (Advance). Only the top 150000 candidates (including all categories) 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).

List of Qualifying Examinations

  1. i) 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. ii) Intermediate or two-year Pre-University Examination conducted by a recognized Board/University.

iii)   Final Examination of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy.

  1. iv) 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.
  2. v) S.C. Vocational Examination.
  3. vi) A pass grade in the Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Open School with a minimum of five subjects.

vii) 3 or 4-year diploma recognized by AICTE or a State Board of Technical Education.

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.

Pattern of Examination:

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



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 to test Drawing Aptitude

3 Hours


Admissions Criteria including Normalization and Weightage for JEE(Main) Exam 2014

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.

No of attempts in JEE (Main) Exam

The number of attempts which a candidate can avail at JEE (Main) shall be limited to 03 (three) uniformly for all the candidates in consecutive years. The candidates passed +2 exam in 2013 or 2014 or appearing in +2 in 2015 are only eligible to appear in JEE(Main)-2015. Candidates passed +2 in 2012 or before or appearing in 2016 are not eligible to appear in JEE (Main)-2015.


JEE (Advanced)

The details of the pattern and the dates of examination, eligibility criterion and how to apply for JEE(Advanced) 2014 are outlined below:
The JEE(Advanced) will have two objective type papers. Each paper will consist ofPhysics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Duration of each paper will be 3-hours.Question papers will be in both English and Hindi. Admissions to IITs will bebased only on category wise All India Rank (AIR) in JEE(Advanced) subject tothe condition that such candidates are in the top 20 percentile of successfulcandidates of their Boards in applicable categories.

Schedule of JEE (Advanced)

JEE (Advanced) was held on Sunday, May 25, 2014 as per the schedule given below:
Paper-I:   9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon (IST)

Paper-II:  2:00 PM – 5:00 PM (IST)


Mode of Examination

There will be two question papers, each of three hours duration. Both the question papers will consist of three separate sections on Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. Questions in these papers will be of objective type. The answers for each of the questions are to be recorded on a separate specially designed machine-gradable sheet of paper (ORS – Optical Response Sheet). While answering each of the questions the candidate is expected to darken the bubble against correct answer(s) using hard black (HB) pencils only. In some sections, incorrect answers may be awarded negative marks.

Choice of Language of Question Paper

A candidate can opt for question papers either in English or in Hindi. This option should be exercised while filling the application form. It cannot be changed at any later stage.

Choice of Font of Question Paper

Candidates with poor vision can ask for question paper with enlarged font. They must send a request letter addressed to the Chairman, JEE of the respective zones along with the application form.

Cities/Towns of JEE(Advanced) 2015 centres

JEE (Advanced) 2015 will be conducted in major cities and towns of India as well as in Dubai. While applying, candidates should choose any two towns/cities in the same zone. Efforts will be made to allot candidate’s first or second choice. However, in some exceptional circumstances, a different city in the same zone may be allotted. Requests for a change of centre within a city, will not be entertained. However, under exceptional circumstances, a change of city within the zone or outside the zone may be permitted with a request letter.

Use of Calculating and Communication aids

Use of electronic devices like mobile phone, calculator, I-Pod etc. is NOT PERMITTED in JEE (Advanced) 2015. Materials like Log table, book, notebook, etc. should not be brought into the examination hall.


Syllabus for aptitude test for B. Arch. Programmes

This would comprise of simple drawing depicting the total object in its right form and proportion, surface texture, relative location and details of its component parts in appropriate scale. Common domestic or day-to-day life usable objects like furniture, equipment, etc., from memory.

Geometrical drawing

Exercises in geometrical drawing containing lines, angles, triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, circles etc. Study of plan (top view), elevation (front or side views) of simple solid objects like prisms, cones, cylinders, cubes, splayed surface holders etc.

Three-dimensional perception

Understanding and appreciation of three-dimensional forms with building elements, colour, volume and orientation. Visualization through structuring objects in memory.

Imagination and aesthetic sensitivity

Composition exercise with given elements. Context mapping. Creativity check through innovative uncommon test with familiar objects. Sense of colour grouping or application.

Architectural awareness

General interest and awareness of famous architectural creations – both national and international, places and personalities (architects, designers etc.) in the related domain.

Candidates are advised to bring geometry box sets, pencils, erasers and colour pencils or crayons for the Aptitude Test.

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