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IITJEE 2013: JEE Advanced will be an objective test

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.

  1. Phase 1: JEE Main &
  2. Phase 2: JEE Advanced

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

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

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.

JEE Medium

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.

With inputs from Minutes of the Joint Meeting of Councils of IITs, NITs and IIITs

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  1. ravi patel

    IIT-JEE is going to be some how more hard. student should work hard to crack iit jee. they should also work hard in their board examination.

  2. rryadav

    What % of CBSE board will be limiting criteria for main & advance course . If 20 percentile of CBSE board will be limiting criteria for advance test . Then they are being allowed to sit in the main exam . If it is true then allow to sit an aspirants in main exam will less that 78% will not be a wastage of efforts for them ?

    1. Karthik

      This is why my friend they have given option for NITs and deemed universities or centrally funded institutions which are as good as IITs.

  3. Rajula Gurva Reddy

    Is it not amounts to not giving chance to the students who are not in the top 20 percentile? In other words, by putting the limit of top 20 percentile to be eligible to write Advanced exam, the Govt is considering that only top 20 percentile students are capable students, which is blatant on part of the Government. This is because, one can observe previous year results from which it can be conclude that the top rankers are having less than 70 to 75 percentage of marks. In the case of Andhra Pradesh, if top 20 percentile are taken it may end the percentage of marks up to 92 to 94 percent based on the number students get more percentage of marks. That is only the students who will get more than 92 percent marks in Indeterminate Exam or +12 exam are eligible to write Advanced exam. IS it fair on the part of the Government and the IITs who have rolled out the present model. Why can’t they give opportunity to all students who will get 70% or more if they exceed in the main exam. Any how the final selection is made only based on the Advanced Exam. Please think..

    1. Karthik

      Sibal is looking for his self benefits, number one he has control to manipulate board exam marks, so for some students he can make them get the required percentile to take part in JEE. This rule should never be there, who is he to say who should are eligible for IITs and who are not, what about students coming from smaller cities they don’t get 90 % but are much better than students in cities.

  4. Kavya

    The worst part is including board exam marks, this will invite harassment from parents & colleges to study, study, no wonder this new system will abolish as soon as congress steps down! This is foolish, now every parent wants his children to be in top 20 percentile, they put pressure, no movies, no internet, the 2 years will be like a hell..

  5. Praveen Kumar

    I am an ex IIT student, I didn’t have even 70% in my board exams..but I am now studying in IIT..this kind of rules are purely in the interest of upper class people, now board exam marks will be sold in open market..All corrupt netas can send their children to IITs by buying board exam marks..

  6. bhagat

    God will punish the wicked by giving bad birth in next life to those who harm Indian education for votes!

  7. very informative post you share here . Thanks admin for your kind interset with us .

  8. Sheetal Kumar

    are yar hindi medium ka syllabus jugad ho jaega kya online……….?


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