The Joint Entrance Examination conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for admission to IITs will be held on Sunday. JEE Main examinations will be on April 7 (off-line) and April 8 to 30 (on-line). JEE (Main) will be conducted for candidates aspiring for admissions to BE,BTech and architecture courses at National Institutes of Technology (NITs),Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs),Delhi Technological University,and other centrally funded technical institutes (CFTIs).
According to the central board,JEE Main,formerly known as the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE),have registered a record 14 lakh candidates for the 2013 exams. The registrations closed on December 24,2013.
This is the highest ever registration for the test. This year the number has increased by nearly 2.8 lakh as compared to last year. Last year around 11.2 lakh candidates registered for the exam.
JEE (Advanced) will replace IIT-JEE and will be conducted by the IITs and only the top 1.5 lakh candidates of JEE (Main) merit list will be eligible for JEE (Advanced). JEE Advanced will be conducted on June 2 for the top 1.5 lakh (inclusive of all categories) students. For selection of students to NITs and CFTI,ranking will be given based on score of 60 per cent JEE Main + 40 per cent normalisation score of board results.
The JEE (Advanced) will have two objective type papers. Each paper will comprise of physics,chemistry and mathematics. Duration of each paper will be 3 hours.
Question papers will be in both English and Hindi medium. Admissions to IITs will be based on the All India Rank in JEE (Advanced) subject to the condition that such candidates are in the top 20 % of successful candidates of their Boards in applicable categories.