Why is the JEE the most instrumental engineering exam

The JEE is the premier national engineering entrance exam conducted in India and is one of the toughest entrance exams held in the world. This exam is held for admission to undergraduate engineering programs at the IITs, NITs, IIIT’s, other centrally/state-funded technical institutions and other prominent private institutions. Comprising of two exams, the JEE(Main) and the JEE(Advanced), success in the JEE enables a student to become eligible for admission to many of the top engineering institutions in the country. While the JEE(Main) is an eligibility test for the JEE(Advanced) and used as an entrance examination by some of the states, the JEE(Advanced) is used by the IIT’s and the ISM, Dhanbad for admission to their programs.

Why is it advantage JEE for engineering aspirants?

  • Apart from the IIT’s and the NIT’s, a number of other institutions use the scores from JEE Mains for their admission process
  • The examination is conducted in a professional and transparent manner by the CBSE.
  • There are options to take the exam in both computer-based format (JEE Mains) as well as paper-based format (an option for JEE Mains and only option for JEE Advanced).
  • The exam registration process has been made fully online and no hardcopies of any form need to be created and sent out. The marks obtained in the class XII examination will be directly updated on the JEE website and only need to be verified by the candidates
  • For the convenience of the candidates, the examination is held across the country and in many foreign countries across West Asia and South East Asia
  • The examination can be taken in English and Hindi. It can be taken in Gujarati in select locations of the country
  • Candidates are allowed up to 3 attempts at taking the examination

JEE Mains 2016

The JEE Mains 2016 exam date was announced towards the end of 2015 and the admit cards for the examination have already been made available on the website. While the offline exam will be conducted on April 3, 2016, the online exam will be conducted will be conducted on April 9 and 10, 2016. The JEE Mains for BE/BTech admissions (Paper 1) will be a three-hour examination based on objective questions from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics with negative marking. The JEE Mains for BArch admissions (Paper 2) will have three parts: Mathematics, Aptitude and Drawing. While the papers on Mathematics and Aptitude will have objective questions, the drawing test will test the drawing aptitude of the student.

JEE Advanced 2016

The JEE Advanced 2016 date was announced towards the end of 2015. It will consist of 2 papers and will be held on May 22, 2016. Registration for JEE Advanced opens on April 29, 2016 and closes on May 4, 2016. The admit card will be made available for downloading between May 11, 2016 and May 22, 2016. All candidates who aspire to gain admission to the undergraduate programs at the IIT’s and the ISM, Dhanbad are required to take the JEE Advanced examination. The top 200,000-ranked candidates from the JEE Mains exam automatically become eligible to appear in the JEE advanced exam. Final admission to the IIT’s and the ISM, Dhanbad will be based on the category-wise All India Rank obtained in the JEE advanced exam.

JEE Advanced syllabus

The examination consists of 2 papers – Paper 1 and Paper 2, each of 3 hours in duration. Each paper consists of 3 sections – Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in which knowledge in advanced topics will be assessed. The questions will be of objective type and the answers will have negative marking.