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What is JEE? (Main vs Advanced)

Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) is a national level engineering entrance exam to be held yearly in India. JEE basically a common entrance examination for admission to different engineering courses. JEE score is the main criteria for admission in Indian Institute of Technology and National Institute of technology.

There were two different exams held in past year for these national engineering institutes, IIT-JEE and AIEEE respectively. Later the whole process was changed and turned it to one exam for both of institute with two subcategories. JEE is being conducted into two sub exams, JEE-Main and JEE-Advance.

The decision was taken by CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) in 2012 to change down the whole process of examination. The examination JEE-Main is conducted for admission in Indian Institutes of Information Technology, National Institutes of Technology. Whereas the advanced part, JEE-Advanced is held for admission in Indian Institutes of Technology and Indian School of Mines (ISM) situated at Dhanbad.

IIT’s and ISM are the foremost engineering and science colleges in India. The candidates have to clear the level of exam JEE-Advanced for having admission in these colleges. Also, only those candidates who have cleared JEE-Mains are eligible to appear in JEE-Advance examination.

The pupils with the highest score in JEE-Main exam have their place secured for JEE-Advance. Further if candidates clear JEE-Advanced, they have the favourable circumstances to join the IIT’s or ISM.

Apart IIT’s and NIT’s, some other reputed colleges of India ask for the JEE-Advance score for admission. IISER and RGIPT also take admission through JEE-Advance clearance. Although, these colleges do not participate in IIT’s counselling.

Those candidates who clear JEE-Mains but had not secured the eligibility criteria for JEE-Advanced can explore admission in IIIT’s (Indian Institute of Information Technology), NIT’s (National Institute of Technology) and they can also look for other private or govt. colleges respective to their streams.

The students, who have taken admission in IIT’s and ISM Dhanbad, cannot appear further for JEE-Advanced exam for the next year. This rule is applicable only for those who have taken admission in IIT’s or ISM Dhanbad. The IIT Council permitted the two-phase JEE plan (“Main” followed by “Advanced”) which was decided by the JAB (Joint Admission Board) in year 2013 for IITs in 2014. On 3 May 2014, 2014 Joint Entrance Examination Results (JEE-Mains 2014) was announced. The JEE-Mains for 2015 will be held on 4th April 2015.


JEE Main vs JEE Advanced

JEE-Main Exam has two papers, Paper-1 and Paper-2. It is up to candidates whether to give one exam or both of them. Both of these papers are based on multiple choice questions. Paper-1 is only for admission in B.E./B.Tech discipline held in both online and offline mode.

Paper-2 is only for admission in B.Arch and B.Planning conducted in offline mode only. 13.56 Lakh students appeared for JEE-Main exam in 2014.

JEE Advanced is only for those students who have qualified JEE-Mains. Only they can appear for JEE-Advanced examination. The All India Ranks (AIRs) for JEE Main 2014 have been declared.

Those students who have secured All India Ranks (AIRs) for Architecture or Design, further they need to appear for an AAT (Architecture Aptitude Test) and qualify it. In 2014, 1.19 Lakh students appeared for JEE Advanced. Since year 2010, the examination criteria for JEE has gone through many changes. The whole process has been made transparent for everyone

Exam Notification

Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) MAIN will be conducted by the NTA from 2019 onwards. This Examination was being conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) till 2018.                               

JEE Main is applicable for admission to NITs, IIITs and CFTIs participating though Central Seat Allocation Board subject to the condition that the candidate should have secured at least 75% marks in the 12th class examination, or be in the top 20 percentile in the 12th class examination conducted by the respective Boards. For SC/ST candidates the qualifying marks would be 65% in the 12th class examination.

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