JEE stands for Joint Entrance Examination. It is an entrance exam for aspiring engineering students conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) at national level. The engineering colleges like IITs, GFTIs, NITs, etc consider this examination for admission process. It is divided into two parts, the first paper is for the students applying for B.E/B. Tech and the second one is for B.Arch/B.Planning. Paper 1 consists of 3 sections for each subject- Physics, Chemistry and Maths. It will have a total of 90 MCQs. Similarly, paper 2 also has 3 sections, having 30 MCQs of Mathematics, 50 MCQs of Aptitude and 2 questions of Drawing. The students can appear in any or both the exams to be held twice a year, in the month of January and April. For assessing the All India Rank, the best of the two score will be considered. The examination process is fully online. The three hour long exam will be Computer Based Test (CBT). The syllabus usually contains the contents of NCERT books of class 11th and 12th.
The candidates to be eligible for appearing in JEE Main must have cleared 12th standard with Maths, Physics and any one of Chemistry or Biology subject in the year of exam or a year before. The forms for applying the JEE Main examination comes out in the month of September for students appearing in January exam and in the month of February for April exam every year. The candidates are given a month’s time approximately for applying.
The Pre-UG exam reserves around 52.5% seats for SC, ST, OBC and Person with Disability. The score of JEE Main exam is accepted by more than 800 colleges nationwide at the time of admissions in engineering courses. It is a gateway to JEE Advance exam. JEE Advance is conducted for the admission in 23 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) for 11279 seats and some other prestigious engineering institutions.