JEE Exam Patern
JEE 2013 Exam Pattern:
The Joint Entrance Examination for admission to undergraduate programmes in engineering would be conducted in two parts, JEE-MAIN and JEE-ADVANCE to be held on the same day.
JEE Main Exam Pattern:
The first MAIN paper – usually scheduled in the morning hours – will be an examination of 180 minutes. The main objective of the first paper will be test the foundational understanding of the candidate in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as learnt in the 10+2 years.
Marking Scheme: There will be objective type questions with four options having single correct answer. For each incorrect response, one fourth (1/4) of the total marks allotted to the question would be deducted. No deduction from the total score will, however, be made if no response is indicated for an item in the answer sheet.
JEE Advance Exam Pattern:
The second paper ADVANCE in the afternoon will also be a paper of 180 minutes duration. It will have the same syllabus as the MAIN paper. The questions will test the problem-solving abilities of students besides the skills of problem formulation and incisive thinking. The syllabus for the MAIN and ADVANCE test will, however, be the same and this common syllabus will be prescribed by the Academic Group of the JEE each year.
The School Board marks normalized on percentile basis plus the marks obtained in the JEE-MAIN examination, with equal weightage, would be used by IITs for purposes of gating/screening. Only a fixed number of candidates (five times the number of the seats for admission in the IIT system) screened on the basis of merit assessed on the basis of cumulative score of normalized School Board marks and performance in JEE-MAIN examination would be eligible to be considered for admission.
Candidates can opt for question papers either in English or in Hindi .The option has to be exercised while filling Application Form. It cannot be changed later. However, those candidates who will opt question paper medium as Hindi, Bilingual question papers both in Hindi & English will be provided to them for offline testing. The examination shall also be conducted in a State’s language, if the State participates in JEE, in respect of the candidates who are bonafide residents of that state (pursuing/ pursued class XII or equivalent class from that State) and have opted for the State language.
The JEE-MAIN examination will also be conducted in the Regional Languages of the State(s) on the requests of such State(s) who are participating in JEE(Main) for their State Engineering Colleges/ Universities. However JEE-ADVANCED will be conducted in English/Hindi medium only.