It has been decided to hold a Joint Entrance Examination from the year 2013 for
admission to the undergraduate programmes in Engineering in two parts, JEE-MAIN
and JEE-ADVANCED. Only the top 150000 candidates (including all categories)
based on performance in JEE MAIN will qualify to appear in the JEE ADVANCED
examination. Admissions to IITs will be based only on category-wise All India
Rank (AIR) in JEE ADVANCED, subject to condition that such candidates are in the
top 20 percentile categories. Admission to NITs will be based on 40 % weightage
for performance in Class XII board marks (normalized) and the remainder 60 %
weightage would be given to performance in JEE Main and a combined All India
Rank (AIR) would be decided accordingly. The policy could also be adopted by
other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs) and participating
Institutions. In case any State opts to admit students in the engineering
Colleges affiliated to state Universities where States require separate merit
list to be provided based on relative weightages adopted by the states, then the
merit list shall be prepared with such relative weightages as may be indicated
by States. The examination will be conducted in the Regional Languages of the
State(s) on the requests of such State(s).
Eligibility Criteria and List of Qualifying Examinations for JEE(Main) Exam 2013
The minimum academic qualification for appearing in JEE(MAIN) 2013 is that the
candidate must have passed in final examination of 10+2 (Class XII) or its
equivalent referred to as the qualifying examination (see below). Those
appearing in 10+2 (Class XII) final or equivalent examination in 2013 may also
appear in JEE(MAIN) 2013 provisionally.
However, admission criteria in the concerned institution/university will be
followed as prescribed by concerned university/institution and as per the
guidelines & criteria prescribed by AICTE.
The candidates who are seeking admission in NITs, IIITs or CFTIs must ensure
their eligibility for the admission in NITs, IIITs and CFTIs..
The candidates who are aspirants only for IITs and ISM Dhanbad must ensure their
eligibility for admission in IITs and ISM Dhanbad.
The candidates who are aspirants for NITs, IIITs, CFTIs , IITs and ISM Dhanbad
must ensure their eligibility for admission in NITs, IIITs, CFTIs, IITs and ISM
LIST OF QUALIFYING EXAMINATIONS
i) The +2 level examination in the 10+2 pattern of examination of any recognized
Central/State Board of Secondary Examination, such as Central Board of Secondary
Education, New Delhi, and Council for Indian School Certificate Examination, New
(ii) Intermediate or two-year Pre-University Examination conducted by a
(iii) Final Examination of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the
National Defence Academy.
(iv) Any Public School/Board/University Examination in India or in foreign
countries recognized by the Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to
(v) H.S.C. Vocational Examination.
(vi) A pass grade in the Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the
National Open School with a minimum of five subjects.
(vii) 3 or 4-year diploma recognized by AICTE or a State Board of Technical
Improvement of Marks/Results
If a candidate wants to improve his performance in Board’s Exam, he/she can do
so but for consideration of that year’s result he/she has to appear in all the
subjects and not the partial.
Pattern of Examination
Subject combination for each paper and type of questions in each paper are given
in the table below: