IIT JEE MAINS: ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRANCE EXAM PATTERN
The Joint Entrance Exam or the JEE is an India-level common entrance exam that is conducted each year for filtering out the students into various reputed engineering colleges. It is conducted to facilitate the admission of students into the top engineering and architecture colleges in our country. Each year over 15 lakhs students appear for this exam. This JEE exam is hailed to be one of the toughest exams on a global scale.
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If you are someone who is aspiring to take admissions through the IIT JEE 2020 exam or you wish to take it up in the coming year, we have the right information for you. Let us look at the basics of this test.
First, you must know that this test takes place in two phases, the JEE Main and the JEE advanced. Through this test, you get admission into the IITs, NITs, IIITs and other government funded colleges.These institutes offer courses like B.Tech/B.E, B.Arch, Integrated MSc’s, etc.
However, before you plan to take the test, you must know whether or not you are eligible for this test in the first place. There are certain criteria that you must meet in order to be eligible for the test. These include the age, number of attempts, the minimum marks etc. Let is now look at these criteria in proper length.
The Eligibility Criteria for JEE Mains:
1. Age Criteria:
a. All those candidates (General and OBC) who are born on or after October 1st, 1995 are eligible to apply for JEE Mains 2020.
b. For the candidates belonging to the SC, ST and PwDcategory, the age limit is relaxed and they should have born on or after October 1st, 1990 for being eligible.
2. Registration using Aadhaar Card:
a. From 2017, CBSE has introduced a new criterion for the JEE Main eligibility. According to this, it is mandatory for the applicant to have a valid registered Aadhaar Card number for being eligible for JEE Mains.
3. The Total Number of Attempts Allowed:
a. An aspirant can avail 3 attempts at the max for the JEE Mains exam. In addition to this, for applying in JEE Advanced exam, a student can appear only 2 consecutive times.
4. Minimum marks required for IIT JEE Mains:
a. There is no such criteria for the students to have any minimum marks in their 12th board exams. However, each student must have the passing marks in their respective board or qualifying examinations.
b. For those students belonging to the general category, the students must have a minimum of 75% marks in their class 12th board exams or they must rank among the top 20 percentile in their qualifying examination for getting admissions into different IITs, NITs, IIITs and other CFTIs.
c. For the reserved categories (SC, ST &Pwd) the candidates need to have a minimum of 65% marks for getting admissions into different undergraduate courses offered at IITs, NITs, IIITs and other CFTIs which are considering admissions on the basis of JEE Mains or JEE Advanced ranks.
E. Subjects that are required to appear for the Qualifying Examination:
a. The students appearing for the JEE Mains must have pursued at least 5 subjects having Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as their core subjects in their board examinations.
F. Year of passing in the Qualifying Examination:
a. Students who have passed their Class XII board exams in 2018 or 2019 are eligible to appear for JEE Mains 2020.
b. Students currently appearing for their Class 12th examination or any other equivalent qualifying examination can sit in the JEE main if their result is scheduled to be declared before the 15th of June 2020.
There are a different set of rules for the students to appear for the advanced exam. Usually, the top 2,24,000 candidates qualifying the JEE Mains can appear for the JEE Advanced exam.
The Paper-1 (B.E./B. Tech.) of JEE Main exam is conducted in two separate modes i.e. Offline (Pen and Paper Based Examination) mode and Online (Computer Based Examination) mode. The candidate is free to choose which mode he would like to appear for the examination.
The Paper-2 (B. Arch./B. Planning.) of JEE Main exam is conducted in the offline mode only.
Subjects and Pattern of the examination
Paper 1 (B.E./ B. Tech.)
Subjects include Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics. The questions will be of Objective type with equal weightage to Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics Paper 2 (B.Arch./ B.Planning) The subjects include Mathematics – Part I Aptitude Test – Part II & Drawing Test – Part III The first two subjects will be objective type while the third one will be based on paper where you have to show your drawing skills.
Some General Guidelines to Follow
The students should select the date for Computer Based Examination for Paper – 1 while they are filling up the application form. The allotment of slots/dates will be on first come first served basis.
The Computer Based Examination for Paper – 1 in Colombo, Dhaka, Kathmandu, Singapore, Bahrain, Dubai, Muscat, Riyadh, Qatar, Sharjah and Dhaka will be held on 15th April 2020.
Choice of Medium of Question Papers
You must also select the language of the question paper while you are filling up the application form.
Provisions for Persons having any form of physical Disabilities
For all those candidates who want to apply in the physically disabled category, you must carefully fill in the type and percentage of the disability correctly in the application form of JEE main 2020 examination.