JEE (Joint Entrance Examination)
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.
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.
Gujarat, Maharashtra and Haryana had agreed to adopt the JEE for admission to their engineering colleges.
40 per cent weightage will be given to students’ of Class XII marks and 30 per cent each to JEE Main and Advanced to prepare their merit list.
For the NIITs, IIITs 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. Main and Advanced scores will have 30% weightage each.
At the end there will be two lists, one for IITs and one for other institutes. However, all students will be ranked, and IIT ranked students can also apply to other engineering institutions based on this list.