A Detailed Guide On JEE Exams In India

If you are not familiar with JEE exam then the most common place that you will hear or read about it is in articles usually with titles like, “the toughest exams in the world.” Well, over the years IIT JEE has established a reputation of being one of the most challenging entrance exams in the world and in India.

One surprising fact though, despite its difficult nature every year more and more students register and take the exam. The competition is more intense and students tend to face some pressure to perform well and crack the exam. However, students who succeed in the exam are awarded admission into some of the top universities in India and many dream offers which accompany it. If you are planning to appear for JEE then this article will help you know everything about the exam. We have provided detailed information on JEE exams which should help you to plan accordingly.

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What Is IIT JEE?


IIT JEE is an abbreviated term for Joint Entrance Examination. The exam is conducted on a national level and basically serves as a gateway to some of the most prestigious technical and engineering institutes IITs or NITs in India. National Testing Agency is the main authority that is in charge of conducting the exams as well as issuing notifications admit cards, registration and other important things related to the exam.


Exam Categories

JEE is mainly divided into two categories – IIT JEE Main and JEE Advanced.

  • JEE Main is the first stage and facilitates admissions into 20 IIITs, 31 NITs, and 18 other Centrally Funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs). The exam is conducted in multiple sessions in the month of January and April. JEE Main comprises of two papers where Paper 1 is mainly for B.Tech courses and Paper 2 which is set for B.Archprogrammes. The papers are either computer-based or a written-based test. In paper 2, you have to write the drawing exam and it will be in offline (pen and paper-based) mode. Furthermore, Paper 1 is conducted in two shifts per day whereas Paper 2 is completed in one shift. You can appear for one or both the exams. JEE Main merit list is prepared exclusively based on the percentile scores obtained by the candidates.
  • JEE Advanced is the final stage of the exam. However, one main criterion for you to appear for Advanced is you should first qualify in the JEE Main exam. Then only you will be eligible to appear for the next phase. This examination is designed to provide admission for B.E. or B.Tech. courses and includes 23 IIT and 9 Primer institutes. The exam is conducted in a computer-based test (online) and includes two papers. The exam will be held in two sessions on the same day. There are two papers and you have to write both of them in order to make it to the merit list. The exam is mainly conducted by 7 IITs on a rotational basis.

Subjects Included

 Generally, the exam conducting body sets the syllabus for JEE exam. While the syllabus does not change much and tends to remain the same most of the time, the main subjects included are Physics, Maths and Chemistry which are further based on class 11 and 12 standard syllabi. You have to master concepts and develop adept problem-solving skills to tackle numerical questions asked from these subjects. The physics and maths sections normally tend to be on the difficult side while chemistry is regarded as a scoring subject.

Registration, Admit Cards, Results

The mode of registration for JEE is through an online mode. Application forms are usually made available on the official website where students have to first register themselves and then fill the application form. You will also have to pay an application fee. The Admit cards and results are also released online on the official website. The exam conducting body normally sends out notifications for such releases. Check out the latest updates on JEE by following the given link.

JEE Counselling

Candidates who crack the exams will not directly be awarded a seat in the institutions. They have to first attend JEE counselling sessions. The seat allocation in the preferred technical institute is done based on the merit, eligibility, preferences and seat availability.

Going forward, you should keep these things in mind and develop a good preparation strategy for the exam.

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