Published On: Fri, Sep 28th, 2012

CBSE: Joint Entrance Examination for Engineering from 2013

EduShine Academic Search

A Joint Entrance Examination(JEE) will be conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) from 2013 for admission to various undergraduate programmes in engineering. The single exam formula was recently approved by MHRD and heads of IITs. Under the new format, entrance test will be held in two parts, JEE-Main and JEE-Advanced. Only the top 1.5 lakh candidates (including all categories) based on performance in JEE Main will qualify to appear in the JEE Advanced examination.

This would be the first time when JEE-Main examination will be conducted in regional languages of the state on request for state engineering colleges/ universities. However JEE-Advanced will be conducted in English/Hindi medium only.

Further, the JEE-Main Offline Exam will be held on April 7, 2013. The online exam will be held from April 8 to 30, 2013. The exact dates will be announced later. The JEE-Advanced – Offline Exam will be held on June 2, 2013. There will not be any online exam for JEE Advanced.

The forms will be available and filled up online only on JEE-Main website from November 1, 2012. To help candidates fill up the application forms online, CBSE will release a list of facilitation centres at the time of release of the form. Also, the admission to any of the various branches of the Indian Institute of Technology will be based on category-wise All India Rank (AIR) in JEE Advanced, subject to the condition that such candidates are in the top 20 percentile categories in their respective Boards/Qualifying Examinations. Admission to NITs will be based on 40 % weightage for performance in Class XII board marks (normalised) and the remaining 60 % weightage would be given to performance in JEE Main and a combined All India Rank (AIR) would be decided accordingly. The policy could also be adopted by other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs) and participating Institutions.