Registrations for the new Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) will begin from November 8 onwards, and the entire process will be completed online. JEE officials have announced that the registration forms will be available on the official site till December 15.

This exam is being conducted by the JEE Apex Board for admission to undergraduate engineering programmes in NITs, IIITs and other centrally-funded technical institutions. Admission to these institutions will be done on the basis of a merit list based on 40% weightage to Std XII board marks and 60% weightage to JEE (main). The weightage to school board marks shall be considered only after normalization.

The JEE (main) will also be an eligibility test for the JEE (advanced), which the candidate has to take if aspiring for admission to the undergraduate programmes offered by the IITs.Maharashtra has decided to participate in the JEE from 2014. Hence, for the next year, admission to state colleges will be done through the older format of MHT-CET.

JEE (main) will consist of paper-I and paper-II. While the first paper is for all those who want to pursue engineering, the latter is for students who wish to study architecture or planning at non-IIT institutes. Paper-I will test the candidates in physics, chemistry and mathematics in the objective format. This paper can be given either online or offline (pen & paper mode). Paper-II is available only in the offline format.

Paper-I (offline) and paper-II will be held next year on April 7. The online exam for paper-I will be held from April 8-25 and candidates will be required to make their slot/date selection through online mode between February 1-15. If an online test candidate does not make this selection then a randomly selected slot will be assigned, based on the availability.

Source: Times of India