What is JEE?

Starting from 2013, the current all India engineering entrance examinations named AIEEE and IIT-JEE will be merged into one brand new and combined examination called JEE (Joint Entrance Examination). The new exam will be applicable for admissions to institutions funded by central government like IITs, NITs etc.The new engineering exam is likely to give more weightage to high school exam results.

As per the official sources, the exam will be comprised of two type of objective type tests: JEE (Main) and JEE (Advanced), where the Main will have multiple-choice based questions.

JEE (Main)

For the IITs, only the top 25% who are above the cut-off and get the highest percentile on the basis of Std. XII marks and JEE-Main will be screened for a special JEE-Advanced; 50% weightage will be given to Std. XII marks and 50% to JEE-Main scores. The IIT merit list will be prepared on the basis of the special Advanced result.

For the NITs, IITs and other Central Government-funded engineering colleges, there will be no screening test. Their merit list will be based on Std. XII marks for which 40% weightage will be given and 60% weightage will be given to JEE (Main) scores.

Admission to the governement engineering colleges in Maharashtra will be through JEE (Main).

JEE – (Main) shall have two papers - Paper – I and Paper – 2. Candidates may take Paper – 1, or Paper – 2, or both as per the courses they are seeking admission to. Subject combination for each paper, type of questions in each paper and mode of examination available is given in the table below:

Type of Questions
Mode of Exam
Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics
Objective type questions with equal weightage to Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics
Pen and Paper based OR Computer based
3 hours
Mathematics - Part I,
Aptitude Test - Part II,
Drawing Test - Part III
Part I – Objective questions,
Part II – Objective questions,
Part III - test drawing aptitude
Pen and Paper based
3 hours
JEE (Advanced)

The JEE (Advanced) will have two objective type papers. Each paper will consist of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Duration of each paper will be 3-hours. Question papers will be in both English and Hindi.

Scoring and Negative Marking

There will be objective type questions with four options having single correct answer. For each incorrect response, one fourth (1/4) of the total marks allotted to the question would be deducted. No deduction from the total score will, however, be made if no response is indicated for an item in the answer sheet.

Weblink of syllabus : http://jeemain.nic.in/jeemain2013/pdf/JEE_Main_bulletin_04_12.pdf

List of Colleges to seek admission through JEE MAIN exam
National Institute of Technology (NIT)
Sr.No City/Town State/UT Seats
1 Agartala Tripura 420
2 Allahabad Uttar Pradesh 600
3 Bhopal Madhya Pradesh 814
4 Calicut Kerala 703
5 Durgapur West Bengal 588
6 Hamirpur Himachal Pradesh 389
7 Jaipur Rajasthan 610
8 Jalandhar Punjab 602
9 Jamshedpur Jharkhand 460
10 Kurushetra Haryana 605
11 Nagpur Maharashtra 560
12 Patna Bihar 453
13 Raipur Chhattisgarh 732
14 Rourkela Odisha 475
15 Silchar Assam 460
16 Srinagar Jammu and Kashmir 484
17 Surat Gujarat 531
18 Surathkal Karnataka 610
19 Tiruchirapalli Tamil Nadu 672
20 Warangal Andhra Pradesh 740
List on Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) colleges
Other Colleges & Category wise break-up of seats
Category Seats
General 4844
BC (Non-creamy layer) 2599
SC 1437
ST 721
General Physical disability Candidates 140
OBC Physical disability 75
SC Physical disability 44
ST Physical disability 25

Students who may have not performed well in their first attempt can take the decision of trying again in the coming year with a full one year preparation & with the help of their previous year experience. Other than that, if you do not wish to waste another one year, can try opting for some of the self-deemed university or colleges that accept JEE Main result.

Listed below are few such colleges that one could try.

Sr.no Name City/Town
1 ACME college of Engineering Ghaziabad
2 Amity School of Engineering, Amity University Gwalior, Ghaziabad, Jaipur, Gurgaon, Noida
3 Bhagwant University Ajmer
4 Dr. KN Modi University Newai
5 IAMR College of Engineering Meerut
6 Institute of Technology, Management Meerut
7 Inverties University Bareilly
8 ITM University Gwalior
9 Jagannath University Jaipur
10 Jayoti Vidyapeeth Women’s University Jaipur
11 M M Engineering College Ambala
12 M M Group of Institute Sodopur
13 Maharishi Markendeshwar University Solan
14 Mahatma Jyoti Rao Phule University Jaipur
15 Mewar University Chittorgarh