New Admission Process for IITs/NITs/IIITs/CFTIs
Finally the suspense over the admission process for top engineering colleges in India is over! A Joint Entrance Examination(JEE) for admission into IITs, Centrally Funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs) like NITs/ IIITs and various other Self Financing Institutes is being administered from 2013. The MHRD, IITs, NITs, IIITs and other officials have reached consensus regarding the modalities of a common admission examination with weightage to performance in the Class XII Board examinations, in a meeting held on Aug,27th, 2012. The proposed changes for the engineering entrance examination will be effective from the year 2013.
The salient points of the new admission process through Joint Entrance Exam are as follows:
Two-Tier Process for Admission:
Joint Entrance Examination(JEE) for admission to the undergraduate programmes in engineering would be conducted in two parts, JEE-MAIN and JEE-ADVANCED. JEE MAIN is the entrance test for admission to NITs/IIITs/CFTIs . JEE MAIN will also be the first screening step in shortlisting the eligible candidates for JEE ADVANCED. JEE ADVANCED is the entrance test to be taken by the IIT aspirants. Apart from the scores obtained in the JEE MAIN and JEE ADVANCED, marks obtained in the Class XII Boards also have a role to play in the final merit list.
Weightage for class XII/ Board Marks:
Weightage is being given for the XII board/equivalent marks - though the percentage of weightage varies with the types of Institutes. The board marks will be normalized on percentile basis through an appropriate formula.
Admission Process for NITs/IIITs and CFTIs from 2013:
Paper1(for B.Tech), of JEE MAIN is the exam to be given by the candidates aspiring to get into NITs/IIITs/CFTIs. The final merit list will be arrived at by giving 40% weightage to the normalised Class XII board marks and 60% weightage to the JEE MAIN score.
Paper II is for B.Arch and B.Planning.
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Admission Process for IITs and ISM,Dhanbad from 2013:
The first tier of JEE 2013,ie., JEE MAIN will act as the short listing mechanism. Top 1,50,000 students (across all categories) of JEE MAIN automatically qualify for JEE ADVANCED. They need to register before 13th May 2013.
JEE ADVANCED 2013 is scheduled to be held on June 2nd,2013 in the offline mode only.
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Regarding JEE Test Pattern
Paper 1 of JEE-MAIN test is a 3hr, multiple choice objective type paper with questions from Mathematics,Physics and Chemistry.
Date of Offline mode of JEE MAIN - 07.04.2013
Dates of Online mode of JEE MAIN - between 08.04.2013 - 30.04.2013(exact dates to be announced later)
JEE ADVANCED has 2 papers. Each paper is objective in nature, has separate sections on Mathematics,Chemistry and Physics. The questions are designed so as to test comprehension, reasoning and analytical abilities of a candidate. The paper is being conducted in offline mode only.
Date of JEE ADVANCED 2013 - 02.06.2013
PAPER 1 - 9am to 12 am
PAPER 2 - 14pm - 17 pm
Joint Administration Board (JAB) for conducting JEE 2013
JEE MAIN - An expanded Joint Admission Board (JAB) will be set up for the conduct of JEE MAIN examination. The reconstituted board will include, in an appropriate manner, NITs, other CFTIs and State Government representatives. CBSE will provide the administrative and logistic support.
JEE ADVANCED - For the JEE ADVANCED examination, the JAB of the IIT system would have complete control on matters such as paper setting, evaluation and preparation of the merit list, etc. CBSE would provide the administrative support for conduct of the examination.
The exam processes of JEE MAINS and JEE ADVANCED are set to be made transparent along the lines of the IIT system and AIEEE 2012. The process of establishing co-ordination between CBSE & JAB-IITs for implementation of the core curriculum in sciences and maths across the CBSE, ICSE and State Boards is being put in place.
States have the freedom to join in the process and have the autonomy to determine their own relative weightages to normalized Class XII Board marks, performance in JEE-MAIN.