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Get set for JEE (Advanced)

education Updated: May 14, 2014 15:10 IST
HT Education Correspondent

The JEE (Advanced) is the next step to securing admission to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). This year’s exam will be held on May 25 for admission to the 16 IITs and the Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad. These Institutes offer courses leading to a bachelor’s degree in a number of engineering, technological and science disciplines.

The JEE (Advanced) 2014 will be conducted by seven zonal IITs (under the directives of the Joint Admission Board) for admission to the undergraduate programmes in all IITs and ISM Dhanbad.

A candidate can attempt JEE (Advanced) a maximum of two times and that too, in consecutive years. Only the top 1.5 lakh candidates (including all categories) based on their scores in Paper 1 of JEE (Main) 2014 will be eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced). The JEE (Main) 2014 was conducted by the CBSE on behalf of the JEE Apex Board last month.

This year’s JEE (Advanced) will be jointly conducted by IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras and IIT Roorkee. These institutes are referred to as the zonal IITs. In JEE (Advanced) 2014, there will be two papers, each of three hours duration. The question papers will be printed separately in English and Hindi. Candidates have to specify their choice of question paper language at the time of online registration for JEE (Advanced) 2014. Each of the question papers will consist of three separate parts in physics, chemistry and mathematics. The questions will be of objective (multiple choice) type, designed to test comprehension, reasoning and analytical ability of candidates. In some sections, incorrect answers may be awarded with negative marks.

Preparation tips
“The JEE (Main) preparation can be helpful to prepare for the JEE (Advanced). Candidates must remember that the class 12 boards, the JEE (Main) and JEE (Advanced) are three different examinations with different ranking systems and rules. Board exams are about learning of concepts and formulas in school. A student who has been regular and serious in school studies, by deep in the concepts and regular practice, can do well in the JEE (Main). However, the JEE (Advanced), needs skills of comprehension, reasoning and analytical ability to solve problems. The JEE (Main) is a single paper of three hours with multiple-choice questions with single correct answers. There is negative marking for every wrong answer. The JEE (Advanced), on the other hand, has a bouquet of various types of problems and there are two papers of three hours each. Each paper (physics, chemistry and maths) comprises some multiple choice questions with single correct answer questions; some multiple choice questions (MCQs) have multiple correct answers; some passage-based questions and each passage consists of two to three MCQs, some numerical-based questions with single digit integer (from 0 to 9) as answer and matrix match type questions. Matrix match type questions may be in one of the papers. Rest of the types listed above may be in both the papers. Some of the questions don’t carry negative marks for wrong answers,” says RL Trikha, director, FIITJEE.

Cut-off details of last year

General category
Minimum: 35% in aggregate i.e. 126 marks
10% in each subject i.e. 12 (each subject)

OBC (non-creamy layer)
Minimum: 31.5% in aggregate i.e. 113.4 marks
9% in each subject i.e. 10.8 marks

Minimum: 17.5% in aggregate i.e. 63 marks
5% in each subject i.e. 6 marks