About IIT JEE
The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs)
The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are a group of autonomous public engineering and management institutes of India. These IITs are governed by the instititutes of Technology Act, 1961 that as declared them as “Institutions of national importance”, and lays down their powers, duties, and framework for governance etc. The Institutes of Technology Act, 1961 lists sixteen institutes located at
|IIT (BHU) Varanasi||2012
(founded in 1919)
|IIT Indore||2009||Indore||Madhya Pradesh||www.iiti.ac.in|
|IIT Mandi||2009||Mandi||Himachal Pradesh||www.iitmandi.ac.in|
(founded in 1847)
(founded in 1961)
|IIT Kanpur||1959||Kanpur||Uttar Pradesh||www.iitk.ac.in|
|IIT Madras||1959||Chennai||Tamil Nadu||www.iitm.ac.in|
|IIT Kharagpur||1951||Kharagpur||West Bengal||www.iitkgp.ac.in|
The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are the most prestigious institutes in India that offer Engineering and technological education of internationally recognized standard of excellence.
Students coming out of the IITs are known to have acquired professional excellence in life. Be it a matter of getting admissions for further studies in most prestigious Universities abroad, or getting employment in any reputed organisations in the world, IIT ians are always in top demand.
The IIT or Indian Institutes of Technology colleges in India are among the top engineering colleges in the world. The IIT Colleges in India were formed with the objective of creating a talented pool of trained scientists and engineers who could contribute towards the economic and social development of the country.
The IIT’s are autonomous engineering institutions that are governed by the rules and regulations laid down by the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) established in 1945. The IIT colleges in India are the most preferred institutes for the study of technology and science. Declared as “institutions of national importance” by the Institutes of Technology Act, 1961 the IIT colleges in India are the dream of every aspiring Indian engineer and scientist.
In order to get admission into any one of the IIT colleges in India you have to pass the IIT-JEE (the Joint Entrance Examination). Every year around 15 Lakh students appear for this entrance examination out of which only 9,500 Students get selected.
Courses offered by the IIT Colleges in India
- B.Tech. 4 Years
- B.Pharm. 4 Years
- B.Des. 4 years
- B.Arch. 5 years
- B.Tech. 4 Years
- M.Tech. Integrated 5 years
- M.Tech. Dual Degree 5 Years
Every year, the IITs conduct a Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) to select candidates for the 4-year B.Tech, B.Pharm, 5-year B.Arch, Integrated M.Sc. and M.Tech courses.
Each IIT is an autonomous institution, linked to the others through a common IIT Council, which oversees their administration. The IITs award degrees starting from B.Tech to PhD.
IIT JEE Pattern
At present, the IIT JEE is a single – stage objective type examination consisting of two papers of three hours duration each to test comprehension & analytical ability of candidates. Both papers, Paper-1 and Paper-2 will each have three separate sections on Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics. All questions will be of Objective Type, designed to test aptitude, comprehension and analytical ability of the candidates.
- Candidates appearing in (10+2) or equivalent qualifying examination, must secure at least 60% (55% for SC/ST and PD) marks in aggregate in their respective Board Examination.
- A student can have only two attempts to write the JEE in the year in which he or she passes the XIIth standard examination and/or in the following year.
- Candidates who join any of the IITs, IT-BHU, Varanasi, and ISM, Dhanbad through JEE will not be permitted to appear for JEE in future.
The eligibility criteria for IIT JEE
The new JEE will consist of 2 Tests, MAIN TEST and ADVANCED TEST.
For seeking admission into any of the top IIT Colleges for the Bachelor Degree Program you have to clear the 10 + 2 Higher Secondary Examination – HSC from any of the recognized boards or universities in India.
You also have to crack the Joint Entrance Examination- JEE that is the entrance test for getting admission into any of the IIT Colleges in India
Only the top 1,50,000 candidates (including all categories) based on performance in JEE (MAINS) will qualify to appear in the JEE (ADVANCED) examination, which will rank candidates for admissions to IITs, provided the candidates are among the top 20% high scores of their respective boards in class XII examination.
The following procedure will be used for selecting the 1,50,000 candidates who will be eligible to appear for JEE (Advanced)-2014 based on their performance in JEE (Main)-2014
- 50.5% of the 1,50,000(75,500 candidates) will be taken from the top rankers of the Common Merit List (CML) of JEE (Main). 27%(40,500), 15%(22,500) and 7.5%(11,250) candidates will be taken from the top rankers of the category rank lists of OBC-NCL, SC and ST, respectively. The candidates figuring in the category rank lists will be those who do not figure in the 75,750 candidates chosen from the CIVIL.
- 3% of the candidates selected within each category will be those belonging to Pad (Persons with Disability) sub-category, who figures in the respective rank lists of JEE (Main).
- Only the candidate’s aggregate marks in JEE (Main) will be considered and no tiebreak mechanism will be implemented at this stage. This will make the list of candidates eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced)-2014 slightly more than 1,50,000 due to bunching of candidates with the same aggregate marks at the bottom of each category.
The Syllabus for IIT JEE
There are only three subjects in the IIT JEE: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. The IIT JEE covers almost all the topics of Std.XI and Std.XII and few more topics of higher level as well as some of even Std.X. (Their weightage in the IIT Exam paper is broadly: Std.X – 5%, Std.XI 45%, Std.XII – 45%, Higher – 5%).
The question pattern of the IIT JEE and Std.XII
The nature of the IIT JEE question papers is totally different from that of the Board. Every question is of a very searching type, and tough in nature, like a riddle. The questions test the student’s academic ability, analytical ability, alertness and approach in various aspects of the subject. Board’s papers of Std. XII are very straightforward like those of Std.X.
Will Coaching for the IIT JEE help the Std.XII studies?
As mentioned above, the syllabus of the IIT JEE also covers the syllabus of Std.XII. Therefore preparation for the IIT JEE will not disturb the Std.XII studies. In fact a well-planned and well-coordinated effort for the IIT JEE will definitely help in the preparation for Std.XII.
When to start preparation for the IIT JEE?
The IIT JEE consists of almost all the topics of Std.XI and Std.XII and a few more topics of a higher level as well as Std.X. The nature of the questions set in the IIT papers is entirely different from that of the Board Exam of Std.X or XII. Every question asked in the IIT papers is of a searching nature and is based on deep fundamental concepts. The problems set in the IIT papers are very difficult, and can be tackled only by those who have a clear understanding of the basic subject concepts and sufficient practice of handling such problems.
Hence, the preparation for the IIT has to be a gradual and well-planned study, properly coordinated with that of Std.XI and XII starting from VIII Grade.
Planning and preparation right from VIII Grade to X Grade makes a solid foundation for the success in XII STD.
Will preparation for IIT JEE also help in preparation for other Entrance Exams?
As is well known, the IIT JEE is one of the most difficult entrance examinations held in the country.
The syllabus of IIT JEE is identical or more to that of the Std.XII CBSE Board Exam.
Therefore, preparing for IIT JEE will not only help students to tackle the IIT JEE successfully, but will also help them to prepare better and more effectively for other All India Level Engineering Entrance Exams and State level Engineering Entrance Exams if any.
Is IIT education costlier?
Education at IITs is comparatively similar to other engineering colleges and also Education loan as well scholarship schemes shall help any aspirant to admit, join and come out successfully.
IIT education shall be a blessing never is a burden for any one.
Entrance coaching is a “me” thing
Can I join? Is it possible for me to crack the entrance?
Yes. You can! Every student shall try and achieve, the much-needed things are: Dream, Goal setting, Plan, Right coaching, and Best course materials and above all, passion. Irrespective of where you are, who you are, what you are – Start now.