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FAQs on JEE ADVANCED


Q1. What is the new scheme of engineering entrance examination ?

It has been decided to hold a Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) 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 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 (category wise) in their respective Boards/Qualifying Examinations.

Admission to NITs will be based on 40% weightage for performance in Class XII board/ equivalent examination 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 and requires separate merit list to be provided based on relative weightages adopted by the states, the merit list shall be prepared with such relative weightages as may be indicated by States. For such participating states, the examination will be conducted in the Regional Languages of the State(s) on request.

Q2. What will be admission criteria for NITs, IIITs and other CFTIs?

Admission to NITs will be based on 40% weightage for total marks obtained in Class XII board/ equivalent exam (normalized) and 60 % weightage to performance in JEE Main. 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.

Q3. What will be admission criterion for Maharashtra State Engineering Colleges?

Maharashtra Government has opted for JEE Main from 2014. Once JEE-Main is implemented in Maharashtra, the merit list will be prepared on following criteria: 60% weightage to JEE Main marks and 40% weightage to HSC marks. The merit list thus prepared will be used to give admission to students in engineering colleges of Maharashtra Government. Private colleges may also follow suit.

Q4. What will be medium of examinations of JEE-MAIN?

Hindi and English. The JEE-MAIN examination will also be conducted in the Regional Languages of the State(s) on the requests of such State(s) who are participating in JEE (Main) for their State Engineering Colleges/ Universities.

Q5. What is minimum academic qualification for appearing in JEE-Main exam?

The minimum academic qualification for appearing in JEE (MAIN) is that a candidate must have passed in the final examination of 10+2 (Class XII) or its equivalent referred to as the qualifying examination. If you are in Maharashtra board you need to pass HSC exam to become eligible for JEE-Main.

Q6. What are qualifying examinations for JEE Main?
LIST OF QUALIFYING EXAMINATIONS
  • 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
  • Intermediate or two-year Pre-University Examination conducted by a recognized Board/University.
  • Final Examination of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defense Academy.
  • 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.
  • H.S.C. Vocational Examination.
  • A pass grade in the Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Open School with a minimum of five subjects.
  • 3 or 4-year diploma recognized by AICTE or a State Board of Technical Education.
Q7. I want to improve my Class XII results. Can I do in two subjects ?

If you want to improve your performance in Board’s Exam, you can do so but for consideration of that year’s result you have to appear in all the subjects (as per the scheme of studies of your Board, 5 subjects in case of CBSE ) and not partially. You cannot improve in one/two subjects and add them to previous years’ performance.

Q8. What will be pattern of examination for JEE Main please inform ? What will be the duration?

Subject combinations 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 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
Q9. Will there be negative marking in JEE-Main exam?

YES. 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.

Q10. What is the syllabus for JEE-Main 2013 Exam? Is this the same as last year’s AIEEE syllabus? What will be syllabus for JEE-Advanced? Is both the syllabus same or different?

YES. 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.

Q11. Last year I appeared for AIEEE exam. Will that be considered as attempt? How many attempts I can take in JEE-Main?

Yes if you appeared last year, which will be considered as an attempt in JEE-Main 2013 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 2011 or 2012 or appearing in +2 in 2013 are only eligible to appear in JEE(Main)-2013. Candidates passed +2 in 2010 or before or appearing in 2014 are not eligible to appear in JEE (Main)-2013.

Q12. Will the JEE-Main will be conducted in online mode also?

The JEE (Main) exam will be conducted in mixed mode i.e. both Offline (Paper and Pen Based Examination) mode and Online Exam (Computer Based Examination) mode. The centers for both offline and online exam will be distinct. JEE (advanced) will be conducted in offline (Pen and Paper based Examination) mode only.

Q13. I am a blind student. Will I get amanuenses?

Provision has been made to provide amanuenses to the blind candidates. Candidate has to contact Executive Director, JEE (Main) for JEE (Main) exam one month before the examination along with medical certificate issued by the competent authority. Amanuenses will be provided by the Center Superintendent. Class XI student of Commerce/Humanities without Mathematics will only be provided as amanuenses. One hour extra time will also be allowed to such candidates.

Q14. Can I use calculator for calculations in the JEE-Main exam?

Use of electronic devices like mobile phone, calculator, iPod, etc. is NOT PERMITTED in JEE (Main) 2014. In addition, materials like log table, book, notebook, etc. should NOT be brought into the examination hall.

Q15. What is the age limit to apply for JEE-Main exam?

Only those candidates whose date of birth falls on or after October 01, 1990 are eligible for JEE Main 2015. Similarly for candidates who want to apply for JEE Main 2016, should have their DOB on or before Oct. 1st 1991. However, in the case of Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disabilities (PWD) candidates, upper age limit is relaxed by 5 years, i.e. SC, ST and PWD candidates who were born on or after October 01, 1985 are eligible. Date of birth as recorded in the Secondary Education Board/University certificate only will be taken as authentic.

Q16. What is state code of eligibility?
  • State Code of eligibility means the Code of the State from where a candidate has passed +2 examinations by virtue of which he/she becomes eligible to appear in the JEE-Main for admission to B.E/B.Tech and B.Arch/B. Planning Courses of the institutions/ Colleges of the States/UT.
  • Indian nationals passing the equivalent qualifying examination from any institution abroad, the State of Eligibility will be determined on the basis of permanent address given in the Passport of the candidate.
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