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The Joint Engineering Entrance Examination (JEE) will no longer be an exclusive test for IITs, with the proposed merger of AIEEE & IITJEE by MHRD & Joint Admission Board (JAB), the scores will now be used by all Centrally Funded Institutions, NITs & IIITs. JEE will be held in two phases.
JEE paper format
Earlier the committee has only mentioned about JEE Main format as multiple choice, now it has been decided by the Joint Admission Board that both JEE Main & JEE Advanced will be objective type.
JEE Main paper will be an examination of 180 minutes. The main objective of the first paper is to test the foundational understanding of the candidate in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as learnt in the 10+2 years.
JEE Advanced paper will also be a paper of 180 minutes duration. It will have the same syllabus as the JEE Main. The questions will test the problem-solving abilities of students besides the skills of problem formulation and incisive thinking. The syllabus for the JEE Main and JEE Advanced test will be the same and this common syllabus will be prescribed by the Academic Group of the JEE each year.
Candidates can opt for question papers either in English or in Hindi .The option has to be exercised while filling JEE Application Form. The examination shall also be conducted in a State’s language, if the State participates in JEE, in respect of the candidates who are bonafide residents of that state (pursuing/ pursued class XII or equivalent class from that State) and have opted for the State language.
Eligibility criteria for JEE 2013
The minimum academic qualification for appearing in JEE 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 2013 may also appear in JEE 2013 provisionally.
JEE will be held twice a year
The JEE test will be conducted at least twice in a year so that students who wish to attempt more than once can be allowed to do so in a year. The first JEE will be held in April, 2013 and the second JEE examination will be held in November/ December, 2013. The third JEE will be held in April, 2014.
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