Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)

The Human Resource Development Ministry's plan to implement a nation-wide, common engineering entrance examination from 2013 is near completion. The single entrance has been decided to be called as Joint Entrance Examination(JEE 2013). The JEE 2013 will replace the engineering entrance exams such as AIEEE and IIT-JEE from 2013 onwards.

A committee headed by Dr T Ramasami, secretary in the Department of Science & Technology,  recommended that the single entrance be bifurcated into two parts - "Main and advance" in April or May, 2013. The other aspects of the JEE 2013 will be worked out soon by an academic group headed by the director of IIT, Kanpur.

The test has already been approved by the IIT Council. It is said that the test JEE will be conducted by CBSE. The JEE scheme of examination will benefit the student by way of reducing stress for students. Aspirants will not have to prepare for multiple test syllabus and can focus on the preparation of a single test.

The JEE 2013 might only cover technical institutions funded by the Central Government. Sources within the HRD Ministry say that Ministry will finalize its plan to organize a common entrance in 2013 for admission in science and engineering institutions funded by the Central government, if not then for all the technical institutions functioning across the country.

This would imply that in 2013, the entrance test will only cover 15 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), 30 National Institutes of Technology (NITs), four Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), five Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs) and few deemed universities.

Simultaneously, states will also be persuaded to accept the proposal to conduct a single entrance test for admission to engineering colleges under their jurisdiction.

LATEST NOTIFICATION : ISEET Renamed Back To Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)

Starting from 2013, a two step common entrance test will replace the old IIT-JEE and AIEEE. Previously known as the ISEET, the single common entrance test has been renamed as the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE). JEE 2013 will be managed and conducted by CBSE. The states will have the freedom to join the process for admissions in their engineering colleges and they can determine their own relative weightages to Std XII marks, and performance in JEE Main and Advanced test.

JEE 2013 has been designed to give more weightage to Std XII exam results. It will consist of two objective type papers — JEE-Main and JEE-Advanced. Both papers will be held in two separate sessions, on the same day of the exam. Overall, two rank lists will be prepared, one for all the IIT and one for all other engineering institutes. IIT ranked students can apply to other engineering institutions based on their ranks.

Syllabus of JEE 2013 is similar to that designed for ISEET. Each paper will be conducted for three hours duration. The Main test will consist of objective type questions on comprehension, critical thinking and logical reasoning, whereas the Advance test will have questions on problem-solving ability in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry. Ministry of Human Resource Development has also decided that JEE will be conducted twice in a year. Starting 2013, JEE will is proposed to be held once during November/December and then in April/May.

Admission For IITs
IITs will screen top 25% candidates who scored above the cut-off and have the highest percentile as per Std XII marks and JEE-Main, for a special JEE-Advanced. Thereafter, 50% weightage will be given to Std XII marks and 50% to JEE-Main scores. Based on the special Advanced result, IIT merit list will be prepared. However, seat and course allotment for all IITs will be held together in joint counselling.

Admission For Non-IITs
For the NIITs, IIITs and other central government-funded engineering colleges, there will be no screening test. In such a case, merit list will be prepared by allotting 40% weightage on Std XII marks, 30% weightage to JEE-Main and 30% weightage to JEE-Advanced.

IMPORTANT : Those aspirants who are willing to take the JEE 2013 but who have appeared in the Class XII Board examinations in 2012 can appear again to improve their performance in the Board examinations in 2013. The CBSE and the State Boards will make appropriate arrangements.














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JEE 2013 Exam Dates

JEE 2013 will be most likely to be held twice in a year - once in March or April and again in November/December.

  • JEE 2013 Main Paper Exam Date : Coming Shortly!
  • JEE 2013 Advance Paper Exam Date : Coming Shortly!

JEE 2013 Application Procedure

To be announced shortly! Keep visiting this site for the Latest Information on JEE 2013.

JEE 2013 Exam Duration

Sources indicate that the examination would have that the following structure:

  • The examination, both main and advance, would be of three-hours duration.
  • The exam will be held on a single day, most likely between 10 am to 5 pm.
  • JEE 2013 will be held in two sessions:
    a. Morning Session – 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM (3 Hours)
    b. Afternoon Session – 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM (3 Hours)

JEE 2013 Eligibility Criteria

A candidate has to fulfill the following minimum eligibility conditions in order to gain admission:

  • A candidate must secure above 40 per cent in Class-XII board examination.
  • The combined weightage for the Main and the Advance paper under JEE shall not, in any case, exceed 60 per cent but the weightage given to Board scores can go up to 100 percent
  • It will be entirely the decision of individual educational institutions or the state government to decide on the weightage to be assigned to the scores in Class-XII, for main and advance examination.

JEE 2013 Syllabus

JEE 2013 will be bifurcated into two parts:

1. JEE Main Paper
2. JEE Advance Paper

JEE Main Paper - It will contain objective type questions. The questions will be based on logical reasoning, critical thinking and comprehension.

JEE Advance Paper - It will test candidate’s problem solving skills in subjects such as basic science.

JEE 2013 Exam Pattern

The JEE 2013 will have a main paper and an advance paper. Both the paper will be objective type and of three hours duration each.

Each state government or institute will be able to decide the specific weight it gives to Board, Main and Advance exam scores. A committee headed by Dr T Ramasami, secretary in the Department of Science & Technology, has demonstrated with the help of the Indian Statistical Institute that school scores across various Boards can be normalized through a statistical process.

To view the Exam Patterns of AIEEE & IIT-JEE Engineering Entrance Exams, click on respective links provided below:

JEE 2013 Results

The scheme of declaring JEE results has yet to be worked out by the authorities and the same needs to be synchronized with the school board results. Efforts are being aimed at devising combined score card for the purpose of result declaration.

Colleges Accepting JEE Scores

All national level institutions like IITs, NITs, IISER and IIITs etc. will accept the JEE scores for admissions along with the School Board Examination Marks.

ISEET 2013 Contact Details

National Association of School Professionals
Address:T50 First Floor Hauz Khas Village, Delhi - 110016
Telephone: +91-11-46019721

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