IIT-JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) to Undergo Changes from 2013

Raunika Sood updated on : 23 Feb 2016

A new education system will be introduced to take admission to India's prestigious engineering colleges IIT, NIT and IIIT wherein, two exams - JEE Main and JEE Advanced will be held instead of one - IIT JEE. 

The IIT-JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) will undergo major changes from 2013 with the aim of reducing stress on engineering college aspirants, HRD Union Minister Kapil Sibal announced on 28th May, 2012. The new education system structure for engineering 2013 was decided upon by HRD Union Minister Kapil Sibal and IIT Council.

According to the new education system,  IIT-JEE 2013 pattern will take into account Class 12 Board exam results along with a two-tier joint entrance examination — JEE-MAIN and JEEAdvanced. The main exam will be a filtering process in which 50% weightage will be given to the score in the class 12 Board exams.

The new education system will replace the entrance exams for IIT 2013 and AIEEE 2013. Students will sit for a main test and an advance test conducted on the same day.

The main and advanced exams will also determine admission to the various National Institutes of Technology (NIT's) and centrally funded engineering colleges across India, besides IIT's. There will be no separate exam for admission to non-IIT institutes from next year.

For NIT's and other centrally funded institutions, 40% weightage will be given to performance in the class 12 Board exam, 30% to performance in JEE-MAIN and 30% to JEE-Advanced. Students seeking admission to Indian Institute of Technology (IIT's), however, will face a filtering process and will follow the following pattern - 50% weightage to Board Results and JEE Main. Based on the main exam's result, the top 50,000 candidates will be selected for the JEE Advanced exam. Admission to IIT 2013 will be determined by a candidate’s performance in the advanced exam, after taking into account their performance in the board results and the main result.

Education departments of Gujarat, Haryana and Maharashtra have already expressed their willingness to conduct this exam for admission to technical institutes run by their respective governments, though career experts have stated flaws in this education system. As for the mass, there has been a mixed reaction regarding JEE Main and JEE Advanced 2013 engineering entrance exam. While some think that this will cut out commercially run tuition colleges that are unavailable to the poor and in rural areas, others worry the burden on students will get more difficult to bear. We are yet to see the reaction of the prospective engineering students as a whole.

“We are hopeful that many other state boards will come forward to adopt this. However, they will have flexibility in altering the weightage and other compositions,” Sibal said.

At present, there are 15 Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) while there are 27 NIT's and 4 IIIT's in India. They are as under:

IIT Delhi, IIT Kanpur, IIT Powai, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Chennai, IIT Guwahati, IIT Roorkee, IIT Rajasthan, IIT Gandhinagar, IIT Patna, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Ropar, IIT Mandi, IIT Bhubaneswar and IIT Indore.

NIT Calicut, NIT Srinagar, NIT Allahabad, NIT Durgapur, NIT Nagpur, NIT Surthakal, NIT Warangal, NIT Jaipur, NIT Rourkela, NIT Bhopal, NIT Tiruchirapalli, NIT Kurukshetra, NIT Silchar, NIT Hamirpur, NIT Patna, NIT Raipur, NIT Agartala, NIT Sikkim, NIT Arunachal Pradesh, NIT Meghalaya, NIT Nagaland, NIT Manipur, NIT Mizoram, NIT Uttarakhand, NIT Goa, NIT Delhi and NIT Puducherry.

IIIT Gwalior, IIIT Jabalpur, IIIT Kanchipuram and IIIT Allahabad

Source: With inputs from www.hindustantimes.com

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