The Joint Entrance Examination popularly known as JEE is a national level engineering entrance test that is held on an yearly basis in the country. JEE is a common entrance examination for admission to different courses of engineering studies. The test score is considered as the main criteria for admission in prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) and National Institute of Technology (NITs) and other such institutions.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), in 2012, changed the whole process of getting admission in various national level engineering institutes of the country. Earlier there were two different exams held to qualifying for these institutes (IIT-JEE and AIEEE) but now it has been turned into one for both of the institutes with two sub-categories – JEE Main and JEE Advance.
The board then decided to implement JEE-Main exams for admission in Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) and NITs whereas the JEE-Advance for admissions in IITs and Indian School of Mines (ISM). The IITs and ISM are considered as the top-most institutes for engineering and science studies in the country. Candidates have to clear the level of exam JEE-Advanced to get admission in these colleges. However, only those candidates are eligible to appear in JEE-Advance who have cleared the JEE-Main examination. Further after clearing the JEE-Advanced, cadidates have suitable options to join the IIT’s or ISM.
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JEE – Main
JEE-Main Examination has two papers and it is up to the students to give one exam or both. Both these papers have only multiple choice question format. Paper 1 is only for admissions in B.Tech/ B.E streams which is held both online and offline. Paper 2 is only for admission in B.Planning and B.Arch and is conducted in offline mode only.
JEE – Advance
The category of examination is only for those candidates who have qualified for JEE-Main. Candidates who have bagged All India Ranks (AIRs) for Architecture or Design, then need to take another test called Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT) and qualify it.