What is IIT-JEE ?
Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Examination is carried out annually by the Indian Institute of Technology for the admittance of students into the B.Tech courses offered at the institution. The IIT JEE encompasses of 2 papers. Each of these papers has a time period of 2 hours. The questions asked will be of the objective nature. The questions asked shall be from: Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics Some sections might contain negative marking.Applicants who get chosen for the B.Design and B. Architecture programs will have to appear for the Aptitude Test. This shall be performed by specific institute at the time of counseling.
Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are institutions of national importance established through an Act of Parliament for fostering excellence in education. There are sixteen IITs at resent, located at Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Delhi, Gandhinagar, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Mandi, Mumbai, Patna, Ropar, Roorkee and Varanasi. Over the years IITs have created world class educational platform that is dynamically sustained through quality teaching and internationally acclaimed research with excellent infrastructure and the best available minds. The faculty and alumni of IITs continue to make huge impact in all sectors of the society both in India and abroad. Indian School of Mines (ISM), Dhanbad, is one of the oldest institutions in India and is known for its immense contributions towards society at large and for science and technology in particular.
Primary objectives of these institutions are to:
-create environment for freedom of thought, cultivate vision, encourage growth,develop personality and self-discipline for pursuit of excellence kindle entrepreneurial streak in the students.These Institutes admit students with these objectives and prepare them to become outstanding professionals and contribute to nation building.
Today, alumni of these institutions occupy key positions in industry and academia, in India and abroad.Each institute has well-equipped modern laboratories, state-of-the-art computer network and well-stocked technical library. Teaching methods rely on direct personal contact between the teachers and the students, and the use of traditional and modern instructional techniques.Students live in a pleasant and intellectually stimulating environment with people having similar goals and aspirations, which is an exciting and unique experience.These Institutes offer courses leading to Bachelor‟s degree in a number of engineering,technological and science disciplines. Integrated M.Sc. courses in pure and applied sciences and Integrated M.Tech. courses in a few disciplines are also offered by some of these Institutions. In addition, some IITs offer Dual-Degree M.Tech.
programmes,wherein both B.Tech. and M.Tech. degrees are awarded on completion of the programme.Credit-based academic programmes offer flexibility to students to progress at their own pace. A minimum level of performance is necessary for satisfactory progress. The medium of instruction is English.The Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) is conducted by seven zonal IITs (under the directives of the Joint Admission Board) for admission to the undergraduate programmes in all IITs and ISM Dhanbad. Only the top 150000 candidates
(including all categories) based on their scores in Paper-1 of JEE (Main) will be eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced). JEE (Main) is conducted by CBSE on behalf of the JEE Apex Board during the month of April (both online and offline modes). For details of JEE (Main) candidates are advised to visit http://www.jeemain.nic.in. A certain number (based on the seats available in all IITs and ISM Dhanbad) of successful candidates (Indian and foreign nationals) above a certain All India Rank (AIR) in JEE (Advanced) will be offered admission.
ABOUT JEE (Advanced)
JEE (Advanced) is jointly conducted by IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras and IIT Roorkee. These institutes are referred to as the zonal IITs.
YOUR DREAM COLLEGES (PROFILE OF IISc BANGALORE & IITs) These can be seen at the websites of the respective Institutions.
IIT-JEE - SEATS, ELIGIBILITY, AGE CRITERIA AND EXAMINATION FORMAT
Number of Seats
The number of seats available in total is about 5500, indicating a selectivity of about 1 in 50. The number of students taking this examination has increased substantially each year with the JEE-2006 registering about 300,000 candidates (the number of exam-takers in each of the previous five years was under 200,000).
The candidates belonging to the General category must secure a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate in the qualifying examination of the xii th standard organized by various educational boards of India. Candidates belonging to SC/ST/PD categories must secure a minimum of 55% in aggregate in the Qualifying Examination.
The age limit for appearing in IIT-JEE is 25 years. For candidates belonging to SC,ST and PD categories, therelaxed age limit is 30 years. Also, starting 2007, a candidate can take the JEE two times at the most. This has been done mainly to reduce stress on students. From 2007 onwards, students who are selected for admission to an IIT cannot attempt thr examination again in the future.
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*For more details refer official website for IIT.