Joint Entrance Examination – Main

Joint Entrance Examination – Main (JEE-Main), formerly All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE), is an Indian standardised computer-based test for admission to various technical undergraduate programs in engineering, architecture, and planning across colleges in India. The exam is conducted by the National Testing Agency for admission to B.Tech, B.Arch, etc. programs in premier technical institutes such as the National Institutes of Technology (NIT) and Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIIT), which are based on the rank secured in the JEE-Main. It is usually conducted twice every year. From the year 2019, JEE exam is taking fully online (Computerized OMR test exam).

Joint Entrance Examination – Main
AcronymJEE-Main
TypeElectronic assessment
Developer / administratorJEE Apex Board
Knowledge / skills tested
PurposeAdmission to undergraduate engineering and architecture courses in 31 NITs, 25 IIITs and 27 GFTIs (Government Funded Technical Institutions). Also serves as a preliminary selection for JEE-Advanced.
Year started2002 (20 years ago) (2002)
Duration3 hours
Score / grade range-75 to +300 in Paper 1
Offered2 times per year
Restrictions on attemptsWithin 2 years of passing Class XII, maximum three attempts in consecutive years. No age-bar
Countries / regionsIndia
LanguagesEnglish, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu
Annual number of test takersDecrease 905,590 (2022) (B.E./B.Tech)

Decrease 46,336 (2022) (B.Arch)

Decrease 17,817 (2022) (B.Planning)
Prerequisites / eligibility criteriaClass 12 or equivalent with Mathematics, Physics and any one of the technical subjects prescribed by AICTE from recognised board/university.
Websitehttps://jeemain.nta.nic.in/

HistoryEdit

The AIEEE was introduced in 2002, since the newly established NIT and IIIT universities wanted an entrance examination paper of a higher standard than the Common Engineering Test (CET), which was formerly used for admission to all non-IIT engineering universities, including even RECs and IIITs, owing mostly to the rising competition and the goal of maintaining the exclusiveness of such institutes of national importance. It was renamed to JEE-Main in 2013.

Until 2018, the exam was held both in pen and paper and CBT modes,[1] as well as was held in the first week of April by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). It is conducted by National Testing Agency in CBT mode only from 2018 onwards.

The 2020 and 2021 exams were postponed and conducted later in the same years, due to the coronavirus pandemic.[2] 2021 was the only year throughout JEE-Main history, when a maximum of 4 attempts were given to students.[3] In general, for the rest of the years, most students took the JEE-Main exam in either 1 or 2 attempts, even though a maximum of 3 attempts is allowed during two consecutive years.

StructureEdit

The examination consists of only two papers: Paper 1 for B.E./B.Tech courses and Paper 2 for B.Arch and B.Planning courses.[4] A candidate can opt for any or both the papers. Paper 1 is mandatorily a computer based test (called online mode) from 2018 onwards. Until 2018, there was an option between offline pen and paper mode and online computer mode. The examination was conducted only in offline pen and paper mode till 2010. In 2011, as per the orders of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, CBSE conducted Paper 1 in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode for the first one lakh candidates who opted for the same, while the remaining students took the examination in the conventional pen and paper mode.[5] The number of attempts which a candidate can avail at the examination is limited to three in consecutive years. As of 2018, the top 2,24,000 rankers of JEE-Main will qualify to take the second and final level of examination: JEE-Advanced.[6]

In 2010, the Ministry of Human Resource Development announced plans to replace JEE with a common entrance test for all government engineering colleges which will be called Indian Science Engineering Eligibility Test (ISEET), by 2013.[7][8] Accordingly, MHRD proposes to set up National Testing Service, which will be an autonomous and self-sustained agency to conduct this new common entrance test.

JEE-Main examination also serves as a preliminary requisite examination for JEE-Advanced.

LanguagesEdit

The exam is offered in thirteen languages, namely English, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.[9]

Mode of ExamEdit

  • B.E./B.Tech (Paper 1): Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics
  • B.Arch (Paper 2): Mathematics, Aptitude Test and Drawing Test
  • B.Planning (Paper 3): Mathematics, Aptitude Test and Planning Test

Participating institutesEdit

Institutes participating in the 2017 centralized seat allocation process included:[10]

Number of applicants by yearEdit

The number of applicants taking the JEE-Main has varied over the years, with a peak of over 1.35 million in 2014.

B.E./B.TechEdit

Year Phase No. of registered

applicants

No. of appeared

applicants

No. of unique

registered applicants

No. of unique

appeared applicants

Reference(s)
2012 Once

a year

1,220,000  N/A
2013 1,282,000  [11]
2014 1,356,805  [12]
2015 1,304,495  [13]
2016 1,194,934 1,128,633  [14]
2017 1,186,454 1,122,351  [15]
2018 1,259,000 1,043,000  [16][17]
2019 1 929,198 874,469 1,237,892 1,147,125  [18]
2 935,741 881,096
2020 1 921,000 869,000 1,174,000 1,023,000  [19]
2 841,000 635,000
2021 1 652,628 621,033 1,048,012 939,008  [20]
2 619,641 556,248
3 709,611 543,553
4 767,700 481,419
2022 1 872,970 769,604 1,026,799 905,590  [21]
2 622,034 540,242

B.ArchEdit

(From 2021)

Year Phase No. of registered

applicants

No. of appeared

applicants

No. of unique

registered applicants

No. of unique

appeared applicants

Reference(s)
2021 1 59,962 48,836 91,468 62,035  [22][23]
2 74,479 29,004
2022 1 61,534 39,639 77,849 46,336  [24]
2 32,724 14,924

B.PlanningEdit

(From 2021)

Year Phase No. of registered

applicants

No. of appeared

applicants

No. of unique

registered applicants

No. of unique

appeared applicants

Reference(s)
2021 1 25,810 19,352 40,346 24,351  [25][26]
2 32,108 10,551
2022 1 25,820 15,371 33,048 17,817  [27]
2 12,758 4,912

Common Paper (B.Arch/B.Planning)Edit

(Before 2021)

Year Phase No. of registered

applicants

No. of appeared

applicants

No. of unique

registered applicants

No. of unique

appeared applicants

Reference(s)
2019 1 180,052 145,386 275,913 227,907 [28]
2 169,759 144,032
2020 1 145,189 118,732 207,369 147,983  [29]
2 112,139 76,889

CounsellingEdit

Earlier, counselling for the JEE-Main was conducted through the CSAB; but, now, the authorities have made changes in the counselling procedure. The JAB (Joint Admission Board), representing IITs, and the CSAB (Central Seat Allocation Board), making agreements on behalf of the NITs (National Institutes of Technology) and other CFTIs (Centrally Funded Technical Institutes), are now united to conduct counselling (common counselling) for the two exams of the IIT-JEE. The memo for the same was signed on May 2, 2015. These two together are known as the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA).[30]

2011 incidentEdit

In 2011, CBSE postponed the examination by a few hours after the question papers were leaked in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh the night before. Meanwhile, an alternate set of question papers were sent to those examination centres. CBSE announced the postponement 30 minutes before the scheduled start of the examination.[31][32]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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