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IIT-JEE changes its format

September 15, 2005

If a seat at IIT is your dream, there's news for you.

Expect some changes in the format for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), a competitive examination you must crack in order to gain admission. The admission criteria has also been modified slightly for JEE 2006. So, what are these changes?

i. You must secure a first class (60 per cent) in Class XII or its equivalent to be eligible for admission. This rule is relaxed for SC/ ST students by 5 per cent.

ii. The present structure is a two-tier examination -- screening and mains.

Part I: The screening consists of one objective type question paper of three hours in Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry.

Part II: The main exam has three separate papers, each of two hours, in Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry.

The new JEE structure will be a single objective-type examination, which could include short write-ups on various topics followed by objective questions based on the write-up. This will test your comprehension as well as analytical ability.

iii. The number of attempts has been brought down to two. You will be allowed to take the JEE in the year in which you pass out of Class XII as well as the following year.

iv. If you join any of the IITs, you will not be allowed to take the JEE again. Please note, however, that this procedure will be reviewed after JEE 2006.

You must submit your applications between November 28, 2005 and January 6, 2006.

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Number of User Comments: 27

Sub: Unfair

While I sympathise with those who are affected by the limitation in the number of attempts, I take up the case of SC/ST students. The ...

Posted by pvinayagam

Sub: iit-jee

the new rule is very unfair for rural can u expect 60% frm a rural student and no. of attempts is quite 1999 ...

Posted by neeraj pandey

Sub: This is another crap from Government of India

This is a piece of crap is very much in line with what was thrown on the country's another league of premier colleges i.e. IIMs. ...

Posted by Sudheer

Sub: Two Attempts for IIT JEE

Its ridicoulous.It should be implemented from 2007 not early. Because the students who are preparing for the 2006 batch will be affected.In my opinion do ...

Posted by Ajay Datta

Sub: I am sad.............

This is by far the most ridiculous and unbecoming of the law makers to devise such a format for the Indias' most premier engineering institute. ...

Posted by mohammed masood


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