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What is IIT-JEE?

By Dr. IITian
2020-01-21

     IIT stands for Indian Institutes of Technology was started in 1951. In its initial years (1951-1954), students were allowed on the basis of their academic results followed by an Interview in various centers across the country. It is an autonomous public academic institute with 23 campuses all over India. The IITs is a successful visionary venture of India’s first Prime Minister, Nehru. The functioning of all the IITs is governed by the Institutes of Technology Act, 1961 where the Indian president is the most powerful dignitary within the management of IIT, serving as the ex-officio visitor. Another government dignitary, the Union HRD Minister is the ex-officio Chairperson of the IIT Council.

     Ranked best when it comes to engineering colleges in India, the Indian Institutes of Technology are a dream come true for science stream students. Students initiating of the IITs are known to possess acquired professional excellence in life. Either, getting admissions for further studies in most prestigious Universities abroad, or getting a job in any reputed company within the world, IITians are always given first priorities.

     Every year, the IITs conduct a Joint entrance exam (JEE) to pick candidates for the 4-year B.Tech, B.Pharm, 5-year B.Arch, Integrated M.Sc., and M.Tech courses, or getting employment in any reputed organizations within the world, IITians are always demanded.

     In 2015, media publication house Outlook India’s top engineering colleges had 7 IITs within the count. The 23 IIT campuses in India are located within the following cities:

  • Mumbai, Maharashtra

  • Dhanbad, Jharkhand

  • Mandi, Himachal Pradesh

  • Roorkee, Uttarakhand

  • Jammu, J & K

  • Delhi, Delhi

  • Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

  • Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh

  • Patna, Bihar

  • Guwahati, Assam

  • Kharagpur, West Bengal

  • Bhuvaneshwar, Orissa

  • Hyderabad, Telangana

  • Dharwad, Karnataka

  • Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh

  • Madras, Tamil Nadu

  • Panjim, Goa


     The present count of IIT alumnus has crossed the two lac bar among which here is listing the foremost popular ones you'll be able to recognize right now:

  • Sundar Pichai (Chief executive officer at Alphabet)

  • N. R. Narayana Murthy (co-founder and former chairman of Infosys)

  • Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal (Founders of Flipkart)

  • Ajit Gupta71(founder, president, and CEO of Aryaka)

  • Vic Gundotra (former Senior vice chairman at Google)

  • Krishan Kant (former Vice-President of India)

  • Nandan Nilekani (Co-founder of Infosys, Chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India)

  • Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of Delhi

  • Jairam Ramesh, Former Minister

     The IITs receive significant funding from foreign governments (USSR, USA, Germany) or world organizations like UNESCO. They also receive funding from the govt and also the private sector.

     

     Upcoming Exam Dates for IIT-JEE:

     JEE Mains 2020 January Session entrance test will be held from 6th to 9th January 2020. The April Session exam will be conducted from 3rd April till 9th April 2020.

 

     The Pattern of IIT JEE Exam:

      Nowadays, the IIT JEE is a single-stage objective type examination consisting of two papers of three hours duration each to check comprehension & analytical ability of candidates. Both Paper-1 and Paper-2 will each have three separate sections on Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics. All questions are going to be of Objective Type, designed to check aptitude, comprehension and analytical ability of the candidates.

     

      Eligibility for IIT JEE:

  • Candidates appearing in (10+2) or equivalent qualifying examination, must secure a minimum of 60%(55% for SC/ST and PD) marks in aggregate in their respective Board Examination.

  • A student can have only two attempts to write down the JEE in the year during 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 won't be permitted to seem for JEE in the future.

  • Candidates should be less than 25 years in age, with five-year relaxation for SC, ST.

  • Candidates can attempt the exam at most two times in two consecutive years.

     

      The selection process for IIT-JEE:

  • One exam for admission to IITs, NITs, and IIITs

  • The new JEE will incorporate 2 Tests viz. Main Test and Advanced Test which will test problem-solving ability in basic science subjects - Physics, Chemistry, and Maths. Both Tests are going to be of 3 hours duration each.

  • Only the topmost 1,50,000 candidates, based on their performance in JEE (Mains) will qualify to appear within the JEE (Advanced) exam, which will rank the aspirants for admissions to IITs, provided the applicants are among the highest 20% high scorers of their respective boards at school XIIth examination.

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