Many students from around India have the dream of doing their engineering course from one of the top IITs in India. Not just for admission to one of IITs, but also for admission to one of the elite institutions, it is important that they will have to get through the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE). Here are some details to know about this entrance test:
Joint Entrance Examination:
This is the common entrance examination conducted for admission to different engineering colleges and courses across India. Before the year 2016, there were two different entrance examinations conducted for admission to engineering colleges and IIT. The former test was called as AIEEE and the latter was called as IIT-JEE. But, in the year 2016, the Central Board of Secondary Examination, which was conducting AIEEE, announced that there will be a common examination to replace AIEEE and IIT-JEE.
JEE is conducted in two parts being JEE-Main and JEE-Advanced. The former part is for admission to IITs, NITs, CFTIs and IIEST, while the latter is conducted for admission to IITs and Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad. The JEE main is conducted for admission to dual degree program.
There are some colleges like IISc, RGIPT and IISER’s that take JEE Advanced score for admission. It should be noted that any student, who takes admission to ISM or IITs cannot appear for JEE-advanced exam in the following year, but this rule is not applicable to those taking admission to IISc and other institutions mentioned earlier, as they admit only on the basis of JEE Advanced score. But, from the year 2016, the IIT council gave approval to the decision of the Joint Admission Board to continue with the two-phase JEE for ISM and IITs from the year 2016.
This phase will have two papers and candidates will have to take any of these papers or both based on the course for which they wish to seek admission:
• Paper I is for admission to Bachelor of Engineering/Technology
• Paper II is for admission to Bachelor of Architecture/Planning.
Those qualifying in the mains will alone be allowed to take up JEE-Advanced.
Now, if your dream is to get admission to one of the IITs in India, the topic of this post might be disturbing you. Yes, the eligibility to apply for the JEE-Main examination has created great deal of worry in the minds of aspiring candidates. Let us gather some details in this regard here:
New Eligibility for JEE Main 2016:
Pass percentage in qualifying examination/Class XII:
You must have studied physics and mathematics in your class XII
You must have studied one of the following papers as optional papers in your higher secondary: biotechnology, computer science, biology or chemistry
You must have secured a minimum of 50% of marks in all subjects.
Date of birth:
To become eligible to attend for the JEE Main 2016 examination, you must have born:
• On or after the 1st of October 1990
• On or after the 1st of October 1985, if you belong to SC/ST/PWD category.
Rather than age-wise eligibility, the thing of concern is your eligibility with respect to the educational qualification.
Only when you get through the competitive and tough JEE Main examination, you can take up the JEE Advanced examination. This will be your concern. But, it is not that the new eligibility requirement should break your dream of doing your higher education in IIT.
Solution to your problem:
The relieving news for you is that when you prepare well for your main examination, you can score well and can get automatically qualifying for the advanced level examination. But, you can take the help of FIITJEE in this regard.
What is FIITJEE?
This term stands for Forum for Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Examination, which is a coaching institution for helping students to prepare for the competitive joint entrance examination. The founder of this institution himself is a mechanical engineering student from IIT, Delhi. This institute provides coaching to the students to prepare for both mains and advanced Joint Entrance Examination.
FIITJEE offers classroom courses, integrated school programs and even correspondence programs for the benefit of aspiring candidates. Even, classes are conducted for children right from their class 6 and of course, classes are conducted for class 12 students as well.
Let success be in your way, your dream of getting admission to IIT, need not be shattered!