JEE (Joint Entrance Test)
JEE will be conducted in two levels from 2013 – JEE Mains & JEE Advance. JEE Mains will be conducted just after all (states & CBSE) board exams are over. All engineering aspirants will have to take JEE Mains. Out of these, Top 1,50,000 (1.5 Lakh) students will be considered eligible for JEE Advance.
1. JEE Mains & JEE Advance combine the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) and the IIT-JEE, with the "main" exam being equivalent to AIEEE, and "advanced" being equivalent to the IIT-JEE.
2. There will be a "suitable" time gap between the two exams (4 to 6 weeks)
3. Only top 150,000 candidates (including all categories) from the JEE "main" will be qualified to appear in the JEE "advanced" examination.
4. Admission to IITs will be based on the rank in the "advanced" exam.
5. However, only students who come in among the top 20 percent scorers in their respective board will be considered eligible for the IITs.
6. The "advanced" exam will be held by the IITs, just like the IIT- JEE. It will be conducted by a Joint Admission Board (JAB) and Joint Implementation Committee of the IITs, the same which so far conducted the JEE.
7. The JEE "main" will be conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), and it will coordinate with the IITs. It will be implemented from 2013.
8. Admission to the National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), and other centrally funded, state funded and private engineering colleges will be based on the "main" exam score and score in respective XII board exams after normalisation.
9. The final Merit list for all Engineering Colleges in India except IITs will be prepared on the basis of score in JEE Main & normalized percentage in XII board. 60% weightage will be given to JEE Main Score & 40% to normalized percentage in XII Board.
10. JEE Main will be conducted online in atleast 22 cities just like AIEEE last year. It is highly likely that the cities might be increased this year and/or number of centers per city might increase.
The syllabus for the JEE Mains is primarily based on the CBSE Syllabus.