IIT JEE 2013 Proposed Exam Pattern

Newly Proposed IIT-JEE 2013 Pattern

For IITs/ NITs/ IIITs/ CFTIs (Councils of Central Government-funded Technical Institutions)







Weightage to its scores

Class XII Board Exam

For IIT admissions: Top 20 percentile in 12th (eg.78% in CBSE/Tamilnadu, MH:74%, Rajasthan: 70%, Karnataka 68%, 65% in UP Board, MP: 64%, WB:58% )  only for screening; need to clear JEE-Advance exam. For 2012 passout students, 60% marks required.

For NIT Admissions: 40% weightage to 12th boards

JEE Main Exam

To be held on 7 April 2013 in offline mode, followed by online mode later in April 2013

For IITs: Top 1.5 lacs qualify to appear for JEE Advance based on Main exam.

For NIT admissions: 60% weightage for JEE Main

JEE Advance Exam

To be held on 2 June 2013. Only for IITs. 100% weightage for JEE Advance (provided cleared JEE Main and top 20 percentile in 12th Std.)


For IITs

  • A ranking list will be drawn solely on the basis of JEE Advance, provided student gets top 20 percentile in their 12th board and ranks within 1.5 lacs in JEE Main exam.

IIT 2013 new Pattern in Nutshell

  • The joint entrance examination (JEE) will be in two parts– main and advanced from 2013
  • There will be a 3-4 weeks time gap between the two exams
  • The new test is amalgamation of the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) and the IIT-JEE, where main exam will be equivalent to AIEEE, and advanced will be equivalent to the IIT-JEE
  • Only top 150,000 candidates from the JEE-main will be qualified to appear for JEE-advanced
  • Admission to IITs will be based on the rank in JEE-advanced
  • Students should be ranked among the top 20 percentile of their respective Class XII board to considered eligible for the IITs
  • While JEE-main will be held by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), JEE-advanced will be held by the IITs
  • Admission to the National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) will be based on scores from JEE-main
  • Several deemed universities can also use the scores of JEE-main exam to admit students after they fix a minimum percentage criteria

For NIT/ IIIT Admission:

  • 40% Weightage for 12th Board
  • 60% Weightage to JEE-Main. JEE Main exam is expected to be similar to present All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE).

IIT entrance: 60% rule stays for 2012 students

Vanita Srivastava, Hindustan Times
New Delhi, October 07, 2012

Students who appeared for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) in 2012 and are reappearing for the entrance exam in 2013 will be admitted to IITs only on the basis of the 60% eligibility rule.

"Those who passed their 12th board exam in 2012 should have 60% marks (55% for SC/ST/PD

candidates) to be able to secure seats in IITs," says the JEE website updated on Sunday.

"Top 20 percentile rule will be applicable for those reappearing for the 2013 12th board exam (to improve their marks), if they use their 2013 exam results to apply for the JEE. Students who plan to use their 2012 results will be selected only on basis of the 60% eligibility rule. This will be a one-time exception," the website adds.

The joint admission board of the IITs had submitted this suggestion to the IIT council earlier. It was later approved by HRD minister Kapil Sibal. IIT Kanpur had made a similar suggestion in its senate meeting two months ago.

It has also been decided that for foreign students, the CBSE 20 percentile cut-off will be considered as the eligibility criteria.

"At times, the data from foreign board students will not be available on time. We wouldn't like to penalise the students because of this. In such cases, we will take the 20 percentile cut-off to decide their eligibility," says  Dr GB Reddy, organising chairperson of JEE 2012.


IIT-JEE Advance to be held on June 2

Abhinav Malhotra, TNN Sep 19, 2012, 03.28PM IST

KANPUR: The IIT Joint Entrance Exam (JEE)-Advance scheduled to be held in the year 2013 would be conducted on the old pattern. There would be no changes in the pattern of the Physics, Chemistry and Maths paper. The exam would be held in two shifts. Both the papers would be three-hour long each. The questions would be objective in nature. The JEE Advance will be conducted by IITs across the country on June 2. The details of the exam pattern have been provided by IIT-Kanpur administration on its website, www.iitk.ac.in.

On September 23, an important meeting of Joint Admission Board (JAB) has been convened in New Delhi. This meeting would finalise and fix the date of holding JEE Advance exam, declaration of results, conducting counselling.

The authorities of IIT-Kanpur informed that there would be no change in the pattern of the JEE Advance exam. The question papers would be printed in both Hindi and English. The questions would be based on Physics, Chemistry and Maths. The students who qualify the JEE Mains exam will only be eligible for filling the form of the JEE Advance exam. These forms would be filled off-line by the successful students.

Out of scores of aspirants who will sit in the JEE Mains exam, only 1.50 lakh students would be screened for appearing in the JEE Advance exam. These students will be able to fill the form for the JEE Advance exam. The students clearing the JEE Advance exam will be getting a chance to seek admission in premier IITs including Kanpur, Mumbai, Roorkee, Guhawati, Delhi, Chennai, Kharagpur.

On the other hand, the JEE Mains exam would be conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). This exam would be held in the month of April next year. The results of JEE Mains will be out in the month of May. After declaration of results, the forms of JEE Avance will be filled through off-line mode. The forms of JEE Mains will be filled both online and offline.


26 Jul, 2012, 02.05AM IST, ET Bureau

Common entrance exam: IIT Bombay seeks change in test formula; may get backing of IIT-Delhi and IIT-Kanpur

NEW DELHI: If human resource development minister Kapil Sibal thought that he had managed to put the IIT common entrance examination debacle behind him, then he is mistaken. The compromise over the IIT admission test hammered out late last month has run in to trouble. The Senate of the IIT Bombay now wants fewer students from the JEE Main. Instead of the proposed 1,50,000 students it has suggested to absorb 50,000. It is expected that the Senates of IIT Delhi and IIT Kanpur will echo the modification suggested by their colleagues in IIT Bombay.

In the formula hammered out at the special meeting of the IIT Council on June 27, it was agreed that only the top 1.5 lakh students, across all categories, in the JEE Main will be eligible to appear for the JEE Advanced. Admission to the IITs will be based on the category wise-general, OBC, SC and ST-ranking of performance in the JEE Advanced. Students shorlisted on the basis of performance in the JEE Advanced must be among the top 20 percentile in the applicable category-general, OBC, SC and ST-in their respective boards.

IIT Bombay wants the pool of students shortlisted from the JEE Main to be reduced to 50,000. It has argued that there are only 9,640 seats in the IITs. Therefore it doesn't make sense to shortlist more than 50,000 students. This would give them a ratio of 10 students per seat. A larger number of students for the JEE Advanced would only serve to put pressure on the IIT's entrance examination machinery.

Another reason behind keeping the number of shortlisted students down to 50,000 is the nature of the JEE Advanced examination. The IITs have been actively considering moving to a subjective test, as against the objective multiple choice kind of test. While there are differences among the IITs over whether the subjective test should be the paper and pencil variety or machine readable, there is little disagreement over the fact that the current objective type of test is not acceptable. A higher number of students, such as the 1,50,000 suggested in the compromise formula would make this shift difficult.

The IIT system will be wholly responsible for the JEE Advanced examination. Performance in the JEE Advanced would determine the student's chances of getting admission to the IITs. Under the new formula, it is only the IITs that will consider performance in the JEE Advanced. For admission to all other centrally funded institutes, including the National Institutes of Technology, IIITs, the JEE Advanced has no role to play. This is also the case with state engineering institutions and deemed universities, which want to join in the common entrance examination.

Earlier, the Senate of IIT Madras ratified the compromise formula completely. The IIT Kanpur Senate is slated to meet on Saturday and IIT Delhi soon after. Both are expected to suggest a modification on the lines of IIT Bombay.


JEE: IIT Bombay approves 20 percentile formula

Vanita Srivastava, Hindustan Times
New Delhi, July 25, 2012

IIT Bombay on Wednesday approved, in principle, the 20 percentile  formula for the IIT JEE 2013 which was announced by the IIT Council on June 27.
After wide-ranging discussions on different aspects, the senate, however, made a recommendation that the number of students selected

for the advanced exam should be around five times the number of IIT seats.

The council had proposed that 1.5 lakh students be screened for the advanced exam. The IIT Bombay senate suggested that around 50,000 students should be filtered for the advanced exam.

"There was a lot of debate on why 1.5 lakh students be screened for the advanced exam. Now that NITs are not part of the advanced exam, we suggested that the number should be less, essentially five times the number of seats, which comes around 50,000," said Prof Narasimhan, president of All India IIT Faculty Federation.

Faced with protest from the faculty on the proposal in which weightage was given to board exam marks, the Joint Admission Board of IIT had proposed a compromise formula in which only the top 20 percentile of board candidates could be eligible for IIT exam next year. The proposal was  later accepted by the council.

But the proposal had to be approved by the senates of older IITs too. IIT Madras was the first to accept the new pattern. IIT Kanpur is meeting on July 28 to discuss it.

The new  pattern will have two segments — JEE(main) and JEE (advanced). The JEE (main) will be a screening exam and will filter the top 1.5 lakh candidates for the JEE (advanced). The JEE (advanced), which will be conducted by the IITs, will be held four-five weeks after the JEE(main).



IIT entrance test: cut-offs to vary across boards

Vanita Shrivastava, Hindustan Times
New Delhi, July 16, 2012

In a quirky scenario, a student of the West Bengal class 12 board will need just 58% to be eligible to take the IIT-Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) next year while an aspirant from the Tamil Nadu board will have to score nearly 78% to make the cut.
Preliminary data of seven boards across

the country shows that the percentage required to be in the top 20 percentile — a necessary condition to be eligible for IIT-JEE next year — will vary for different boards.

The new pattern for IIT will have two exams— mains and advanced.

The final rank will depend on the performance in the advanced exam, provided a student is in the top 20 percentile of his or her board.

So far, the eligibility criterion for IITs was that a student should score a minimum of 60%.

The new pattern changes all that. So, if you're a student who wants to make it to the top 20 percentile bracket this year, you'd have to score 77.8% in the CBSE board, 78.1% in the Tamil Nadu board, 67.5% in Karnataka, 65% in Uttar Pradesh, 64% in Madhya Pradesh and just 58% in the West Bengal board exam.

These figures would apply only for general category students.

For students seeking to take the test under various quotas, it would be less.

Separate data will be compiled for these categories soon.

The Council of Boards of School Education (COBSE), which compiled the data this year, said all state boards have been asked to put up their percentage figures in the public domain soon.

"Once the student knows the percentage, he (or she) can prepare for professional entry into IITs accordingly. There will be just minor variations in this figure every year," sources in COBSE said.

"Next year, the numbers would fluctuate around this data. So, an IIT aspirant can know how much he or she should aim for in the boards," said Gautam Baruah, IIT-Guwahati director.

Sources said the ICSE, CBSE, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu boards are most likely to be in the highest percentage bracket. Boards such as those of West Bengal, Jharkhand and Bihar will be at the lower end.



Decision of NIT council

4 July 2012

Press Release

The Council of National Institutes of Technology (NITs) met today forenoon to discuss the modalities of admission through Common Entrance Test proposed to be conducted for the year 2013. The Council took note of the fact that the IIT Council in its meeting held on 27th June, 2012, has decided, inter-alia, that the JEE Advanced would be administered on a separate date to 1.5 lakh students of all category, based on merit assessed through performance in the JEE Main, and the merit list for admissions to IITs will be drawn on the basis of All India Rank in the JEE Advanced, provided such candidates are in the top 20 percentile of successful candidates in their Boards in applicable categories.

2. After detailed deliberations, the NIT Council decided that the NIT system would consider 40% weightage for performance i

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