Get ready for the new joint entrance exam
Having your basics in place and taking Class 12 exams seriously will help you, say IIT professors
The confusion over the common entrance exam for admission to engineering courses at various institutes in the country, including the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), has been cleared with the final dates for JEE (Main) and JEE (Advanced) exams for 2013 being declared.
Now, Class 12 (other equivalent examination) performance will be considered in the final merit list of the IITs, National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), Delhi Technological University (DTU), and CFTIs. The announcements made by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and IITs, respectively, regarding JEE (Main) (earlier known as All India Engineering Entrance Examination) and JEE Advanced (earlier known as IIT JEE) will put all the aspirants’ doubts to rest.
All about JEE (Main)
JEE (Main) will be conducted by the CBSE and it will have two papers - JEE (Main) Paper 1 for admissions to the BE/BTech courses at NITs, IIITs, DTU, and other CFTIs. It will be conducted JEE (Main) Paper 2 for admissions to BArch/BPlanning courses at NITs, IIITs, DTU, and other CFTIs will be held on April 7, 2013 in just the offline mode.
Paper I of JEE (Main) broadly seems to be on the AIEEE pattern — a single paper of three-hour duration, with questions from maths, physics and chemistry.
Paper 2 for admissions to BArch/BPlanning courses will have one question paper consisting of maths, aptitude test and drawing test. The paper will be of three-hour duration.
The merit list of JEE (Main) will be prepared by giving 40% weightage to Class 12 (other equivalent examination) normalised marks and 60% to the performance in JEE (Main) examination.