All About JEE Main

Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) is a national level engineering entrance exam conducted by the government body every year for admission to different engineering courses. JEE score is the only criteria for admission in Indian Institute of Technology and National Institute of technology, provided a candidate is eligible for writing the exam and in open category.

Earlier, two different exams were held, one for IIT-JEE and the other for AIEEE. Later both of these exams are combined and now there is only body conducting JEE. JEE is conducted in two steps:

  • JEE-Main and
  • JEE-Advance.

The examination JEE-Main is conducted for admission in Indian Institutes of Information Technology, and National Institutes of Technology. Whereas the advanced part, JEE-Advanced is held for admission in Indian Institutes of Technology and Indian School of Mines (ISM) situated at Dhanbad.

IIT’s and ISM are the foremost engineering and science colleges in India. The candidates have to clear the level of exam JEE-Advanced for having admission in these colleges. Also, only those candidates who have cleared JEE-Mains are eligible to appear in JEE-Advance examination.

Eligibility criteria for applying for JEE Main entrance test:

1.     There shall be no weightage for the 12th class marks in calculating the ranks in the JEE (Main) examination,

2.     For the candidates to qualify for the admission in the IITs/NITs/IIITs and such other CFTIs whose admissions are based on the JEE (Advanced)/JEE(Main) ranks, they should have secured at least 75% marks in the 12th class examination, or be in the top 20 percentile in the 12th class examination conducted by the respective Boards. For SC/ST students the qualifying marks would be 65% in the 12th class examination.

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