Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Exam (IIT-JEE),organized and conducted by IITs attracts the brightest minds of the nation every year and is attended by lakhs of students who aspire to get admission in Engineering and Technology. Getting admitted into the IITs is often considered the height of accomplishment due to high standards of the examination.IITs were first conceived by then prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru in 1950s as part of his vision to promote the growth of science and technology in India.Today IITs are considered the top most technological institutes in India and enjoy reputation all over the world for their rigorous standards and quality of education.Notable Alumni from these temples of technology include Vinod Khosla,Narayana Murthy,Rajat Gupta to name a few.
The minimum academic qualification for admission through IIT JEE is 10+2 (class XII) Candidates appearing for their final examinations of 10+2 in 2011 are also eligible to apply. The candidate can appear for this test only twice and that too in consecutive years; once in the final year of 12th and then in the next year.
The exam includes objective type questions. There are two question papers, each of three hours duration. Both question papers consist of three separate sections on chemistry, physics and mathematics. The test papers are designed to test comprehension, reasoning and analytical ability of candidates.
The answers are to be recorded on a separate, specially designed, machine-gradable sheet of paper (ORS – Optical Response Sheet). In some sections, incorrect answers may be awarded negative marks. The candidate can opt for question paper in English or Hindi.
IIT JEE is a fiercely competitive entrance examination with limited number of admissions and it is every aspiring student’s dream to tame it
It is now conducted under the name IIT Advanced