The most common entrance exam for pursuing B.tech in topmost engineering colleges is JEE. JEE stands for Joint Entrance Examination. This test is also known by a popular name IIT. Called as one of the toughest entrance exams held in different parts of the world, JEE provides admissions in 16 IITs, popular NITs, CFTIs and IIITs.
In 2013, particular IIT exam was split into two phases – JEE Main (AIEEE) and JEE Advanced. If students clear both these exams, he/she would surely get admission in IITs And NITs. However, if candidates only clear JEE Main exam then also he/she can complete the engineering degree in recognized institutes. Let us learn completely about the procedure that occurs while getting admission in B.tech through the help of JEE Main. Some of the leading engineering colleges in different regions for example North is Chitkara University, IIT Delhi, PEC, Thapar etc. Getting admissions in these colleges is based on the JEE main exam and thus the focus should be to get good marks in the JEE main exam.
Two Phases of IIT
Unlike earlier single entrance exam, now students have to clear two entrance exams for pursuing B.Tech degree in IIT institutes:
JEE Main – This examination is conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education. Here are some features of JEE Main exam:
This exam consists of two specific papers – Candidates who want to do B.E or B.Tech courses appear in paper 1 and candidates who want to do B.Arch or B. Planning take the paper 2. Both these exams contain questions from Physics, chemistry and maths. Students get 3 hours for completing these tests.
- This year JEE Main exam will be held on 3rd of April. Maximum age for appearing for this examination is 25 for general candidates and 30 for SC, ST and PwD candidates.
- Every year more than 3.5 lakh students compete in JEE Main exam for securing a place in 10,000 JEE Advanced seats.
- A candidate who has scored more than 60% marks in 12TH class physics, chemistry and maths can give the JEE Main test.
- A student can appear in the JEE Main for a maximum of three times.
JEE Advanced – The candidates who clear the JEE Main to appear in JEE Advanced exam. Here also, CBSE board conducts various sessions and proceedings. By clearing this test, candidates get admissions in particular IITs, ISMs, NITs. Some other institutes of Dhanbad also consider the JEE advanced score for providing the respective admissions.
- This examination has reserve about 5% seats for general, 25% for OBC, 20% for SC and 10% for ST candidates. Other seats are allocated according to the number of marks in the JEE Main.
- Candidate with a maximum age of 25 years can only appear for this entrance exam.
- Unlike JEE Main’s three attempts, the here candidate also gets two chances for clearing the examination.
- This examination is operated only in the offline mode.
- Only the students who have passed 12th standard in 2015 can appear for JEE Advanced 2016.
- It is estimated that the JEE Advanced 2016 examination would be of 264 marks. It would contain 60 questions from physics, chemistry, and maths. For every correct answer, candidates would get 4 or 2 marks and 50% marks would be deducted for every wrong answer.
- However, this pattern may see changes as declared by Central Board of Secondary Education.
Role of JOSAA in B.tech Admissions
JOSAA stands for Joint Seat Allocation Authority. It is this authority through which several counselling sessions and seat allotment sessions of IITs, CFTIs, NITs and IIITs takes place. You need to fill particular fees and attend counselling sessions of JOSAA. One striking feature of this board is that counselling of all NITs, IITs and CFTIs jointly takes place. Therefore, the candidate who wants to go for IIT can fill IITs institutes, candidates who want admissions in NITs can submit his/her NIT list and respectively CFTIs candidates can select their particular engineering institutes. JOSAA calculates specific All India Rank (AIR) for admissions in several IITs, NITs and CFTIs located in different parts of the country.
Of many entrance examinations, the most common entrance exam for B.Tech admissions is JEE. Known as one of the toughest entrance exams of the world, IIT was split into two phases in 2013. Every year more than 3.5 lakh candidates appear in the JEE Main exam. Out of thee huge number of people, only 10,000 candidates give the JEE Advanced test. By clearing the JEE Advanced exam, candidates pursue the engineering degree in specific IITs, NITs and CFTIs. JOSAA jointly conducts counselling sessions of various IITs, NITs and IIITs.
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