IIT JEE FAQs - Answering General Questions about IIT JEE Exam

IIT JEE Frequently Asked Questions.

IIT JEE is one of the toughest entrance exams in the world. Known as the combination of JEE Main and JEE Advanced, it's an entrance exam for admission in top engineering colleges like IITs and NITs. Here we are answering frequently asked questions about IIT JEE regarding admission, qualification, eligibility, difference between JEE Main and Advanced, etc.

What is IIT JEE?

IIT JEE is the joint entrance exam for admission in undergraduate courses in top engineering colleges of India. IIT JEE is a 2-stage exam, JEE Main and JEE Advanced. JEE Main is conducted by NTA for admission in NITs, IIITs and other state/ central engineering colleges. JEE Advanced is conducted by the IIT examination body for admission in IITs. JEE Main is the qualifying exam for JEE Advanced.

Is JEE and IIT the same?

JEE and IIT are not the same but interconnected to each other. IITs (Indian Institute of Technology) are the top engineering colleges in the country whereas JEE is an entrance exam for getting admission in these IITs. IIT JEE is generally called as the entrance exam for admission in top engineering colleges.

What is IIT JEE Main and Advance?

IIT JEE Main is conducted by NTA for admission to undergraduate engineering programs at NITs, IIITs and other centrally/ state funded technical institutions. IIT JEE Advanced is conducted for admission into various undergraduate programmes across all Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).

What is the difference between JEE Main and Advanced?

Given below are the major differences between JEE Main and Advanced.

  • JEE Main is for admission in NITs, IIITs and other centrally/ state funded technical institutions whereas JEE Advanced is for admission in IITs.
  • A candidate can attempt JEE Main 3 times and JEE Advanced 2 times.
  • JEE Main is conducted twice a year while JEE Advanced is conducted only once a year.
  • JEE Main is conducted on multiple days in two shifts. JEE Advanced is conducted on a single day.
  • JEE Main for B.tech. course consists of only one paper whereas JEE Advanced consists of two papers.
  • The number of questions and marks distribution is not fixed in JEE Advanced whereas there are a total of 75 questions in JEE Main with total marks of 300.
  • JEE Main exam is memory based and tests your understanding, speed and accuracy. Whereas JEE Advanced requires in-depth understanding of concepts.

Are AIEEE and JEE the same?

AIEEE and JEE are not exactly the same. JEE Main can be considered as refurnished AIEEE with lots of changes in exam pattern. IIT JEE was known as JEE Pre and Mains in the past, and now it's called JEE Advanced.

Is JEE Main enough for IIT?

No, JEE Main is the qualifying exam for JEE Advanced, which a candidate has to clear (with AIR in top 2,50,000) in order to appear for JEE Advanced. A candidate needs to clear JEE Advanced exam to get admission in IIT.

How hard is IIT JEE?

There is no denying that IIT JEE is a tough exam to crack. But if it's hard, it's probably worth it. Difficulty of an exam is determined by the level of your preparation. The ideal way of preparing for JEE Main and JEE Advanced is to just focus on working well with the concepts and the art of applying them wherever required.

How can I get admission in IIT?

The procedure to get admission in IIT.

  • Start preparing for IIT JEE as early as possible (foundation after 8th class, 2 years preparation after class 11).
  • Study hard with consistency.
  • Apply for JEE Main when application form is available. Make sure you fulfill all the eligibility criteria.
  • Clear JEE Main with a good rank (AIR in top 2,50,000) and qualify for JEE Advanced.
  • Crack the JEE Advanced exam and get admission in an IIT.

What is the qualification for IIT?

The qualification for IITs is that a candidate should either be in category-wise top 20 percentile in class XII or must have scored at least 75% aggregate marks for general and OBC-NCL or 65% aggregate marks for SC, ST and PwD candidates.

How many seats are there in IITs in india?

There are close to 12,000 seats overall in 23 IITs in the country. These also include supernumerary seats for female candidates as well.

What is the eligibility for the IIT entrance exam?

The eligibility criteria for IIT entrance exam (JEE Advanced).

  • The candidate should be among the top 2,50,000 candidates (all categories included) in JEE Main.
  • A candidate can attempt JEE Advanced a maximum of two times and that too in consecutive years.
  • The candidate should have appeared/ passed the Class XII (or equivalent) examination.
  • The candidate should have scored at least 75% aggregate marks for general and OBC-NCL (or 65% aggregate marks for SC, ST and PwD) candidates OR be in category-wise top 20 percentile in class XII.

Why is the IIT JEE exam important?

IIT JEE exam is important because it gives you the opportunity to study in the most prestigious engineering institutes in the country i.e. IITs. After cracking the IIT JEE exam, you will study with some of the brilliant minds sharing valuable knowledge and experience with each other.

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