i want to know that whether one can skip 1 year after 12th and is still eligible for 2 consecutive papers of iit jee OR is it compulsory to give one iit jee entrance examination along with 12th.iit jee brochure 2011 says, "one can attempt jee only twice, in consecutive years. That means one should have attempted JEE for the first time in 2010 or will be appearing in 2011." and nothing is mentioned regarding the status of 12th. Therefore please clarify my doubt.