Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)

The Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE or just JEE) is the most coveted annual college entrance examination in India. It is conducted by the Seven old IITs (Indian Institute of Technology) in a round robin way. About 456,000 students took this test in JEE 2010 and only 10,035 got admission.

The seventeen colleges that choose JEE as the sole criterion for admission include the seven old and eight new (Formed in 2009) Indian Institutes of Technology. IT-BHU Varanasi, ISM Dhanbad, IISERs, IIST, Indian Institute of Maritime Studies and RGIPT Raebarely (U. P.) are also taking admissions based upon rankings of the candidates in the JEE (Extended Merit List).

The eligibility criteria for IIT_JEE 2010 are as under:

  • The Candidate should be born after 1 October 1986 (25 yrs) for general category and there is a relaxation of 5 years i.e. 30 yrs is the maximum age limit in case of reserved category.
  • A minimum of 60% marks in their QE (qualifying examination) for general students and 55% for the reserved category.
  • A candidate can appear only twice in JEE for two consecutive years.
  • Candidate must show his original certificates at the time of admissions.
  • A valid physical fitness certificate from a registered Medical practitioner must be submitted.

The entrance exam is conducted in a high scrutiny environment. One of the old IIT’s conducts it based on round robin methodology. The JEE Committee makes sure that the content of the question papers is original and multiple sets are prepared. Only five individuals know the actual set used on the exam day.

IIT-JEE is the toughest nut to crack as you are competing with India’s most brilliant and promising students. It has a selectivity of 1 in 35. The tenure of the degree varies from four to five years. The exam pattern comprises of two objective type papers, each containing mathematics, physics and chemistry sections. The pattern of questions in JEE is kept variable. As it is objective type questions, optical mark recognition answer sheets have been adopted.

During the placement season, the fortune 500 companies offer the most lucrative pay packages to the students. Numerous top companies visit their campuses for placements in search of the brightest grey matter that India has to offer. Top MNCs around the world have IIT’s alumni in their top-level management positions and a good percentage of their workforce is that of us INDIANS.

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