What is JEE?

From 2013, IITJEE will be clubbed with AIEEE an Engineering Entrance Examination for NITs. Further more IITJEE will be held in two phases, Phase 1 will be called as JEE Main and the second stage of the test will be JEE Advanced. Apart from the NITs, IIITs & IITs, the Indian Institute of Space and Technology has also announced that it will select students based on JEE Main.

Procedure to select students for JEE Advanced 2013
IITs have announced the procedure they will adopt to select candidates for JEE Advanced. 150,000 candidates will be selected for JEE Advanced, 50.5% of the 1,50,000 (75,750 candidates) will be taken from the top rankers of the Common Merit List (CML) of JEE (Main). 27% (40,500), 15% (22,500) and 7.5% (11,250) candidates will be taken from the top rankers of the category rank lists of OBC-NCL, SC and ST, respectively. The candidates figuring in the category rank lists will be those who do not figure in the 75,750 candidates chosen from the CML.

Eligibility
The age limit for sitting the JEE is 25 years. For candidates belonging to SC, ST and PD categories, the relaxed age limit is 30 years.
Also, since 2007, candidates have been allowed to take the JEE a maximum of two times. This change was intended to reduce stress on applicants, and to discourage the concept of 'cram schools'. Also since 2007, students selected for admission to an IIT and paid the accepting fee, cannot attempt the examination again in the future.

New Admission Norms for IIT
The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and the Union government have finally agreed to the new format of IIT entrance examination as suggested by the Joint Admission Board (JAB). The new format of exams will be implemented from 2013.
Joint Admission Board (JAB) of IIT Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced)- 2013 met on August 27, 2012 at IIT Delhi to discuss the forthcoming admission. The admission to the undergraduate programmes at the 16 IITs and ISMU, Dhanbad for the year 2013 will be based on a two-tier test. The first test called the JEE (Main), will be held during the month of April, 2013 (both offline and online). This test will be conducted by CBSE. The second test, called the JEE (Advanced), will be held on June 2, 2013 (only offline). Only 1,50,000 of the top rankers in JEE(Main), which includes students from all categories( GE,OBC(NCL), SC and ST ) will be eligible to appear in JEE(Advanced).
The JEE (Advanced)- 2013 will have two objective type papers. Each paper will consist of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Duration of each paper will be 3-hours. Question papers will be in both English and Hindi. Admissions to IITs will be based only on category wise All India Rank (AIR) in JEE(Advanced) subject to the condition that such candidates are in the top 20 percentile of successful candidates of their Boards in applicable categories.
According to RK Shevgaonkar, director, IIT-Delhi, the aim of the new format is to make students perform well in their board exams without neglecting it and not get influenced by the coaching classes offering tutorials for IIT-JEE.

The admission to the undergraduate programmes at the IITs and ISM, Dhanbad for the year 2013 will be based only on category wise All India Rank (AIR) in JEE(Advanced) subject to the condition that such candidates are in the top 20 percentile of successful candidates of their Boards in applicable categories. The JEE (Advanced) will be held on June 2, 2013 (only offline). To be eligible to give JEE(Advanced), the candidates have to first appear in the JEE(Main) to be conducted by JEE Apex Board. The JEE (Main) will be held during the month of April, 2013 (both offline and online). Only 1,50,000 of the top rankers in JEE(Main), which includes students from all categories( GE,OBC(NCL), SC and ST ) will be eligible to appear in JEE(Advanced). The JEE (Advanced)-2013 will have two objective type papers. Each paper will consist of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Duration of each paper will be 3-hours. Question papers will be in both English and Hindi. 

All the candidates aspiring to take admission in the undergraduate programmes at IITs and ISM Dhanbad, for the year 2013 will have to appear in the Paper-1 of JEE (Main) - 2013, which will be conducted by JEE Apex Board during the month of April, 2013 (both online and offline). After the declaration of the scores of JEE (Main) - 2013, the top 1,50,000 candidates (including all categories) are required to register online at http://jeeadv.iitd.ac.in to appear for the JEE (Advanced) – 2013. A fee of Rs.1800/- (Rs.900/- for SC, ST, PD and no fee for all female candidates) has to be deposited between 8th and 13th May, 2013  in any branch of State Bank of India having Core Banking Services.

The last date to register for JEE (Advanced) - 2013 (along with the required information and applicable fee) is 13th May, 2013.

2nd June, 2013 PAPER – 1: 9.00 – 12.00 Hours (IST)
PAPER – 2: 14.00 – 17.00 Hours (IST)

Examination schedule of JEE (Advanced) - 2013 (only offline):

Each paper which will be of objective type, will have separate sections in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. It will test the comprehension, reasoning and analytical ability of the candidates. For further details, please visit the JEE (Advanced) - 2013 website [http://jeeadv.iitd.ac.in]
Syllabus for JEE 2013 is same as that of IIT JEE 2012.