IIT JEE 2015

IIT JEE 2015As per the latest report from the HRD Minister, the existence two-tire entrance exam (JEE Main & JEE Advanced) will be transformed into a common test called IIT JEE 2015 Examination. Now, all central government-funded engineering schools will select students through a common entrance examination. 

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IIT JEE 2015 Eligibility Criteria

  • Those students who have passed the Class XII examination in 2013 or 2014; or will be appearing for Class XII examination in 2015 can sit for IIT JEE 2015 examination

  • For JEE Main 2015, the date of birth of students should fall on or after October 01, 1989

  • For JEE Advance 2015, students will need 60% marks in their 12th Board while SC/ST/PwD candidates will need 55% to be eligible for JEE Advance 2015 examination. However, students also need to be among the Top 1.5 lakh rank holders in JEE Main to appear for JEE Advance 2015.

Distribution of 1.5 lakh students will be as follow

Top 75,750 students from Common Merit List - (50.5%)

Top 40,500 students from Non-creamy layer of Other Backward Classes (OBC (NCL)) Merit List (27%)

Top 22, 500 students from SC Merit List (15%)

Top 11,250 students from ST Merit List (7.5%)

3% of seats for total candidates in each category are reserved for PwD candidates.

  • The rank secured in JEE Mains 2015 will remain valid for two years. It means that students who rank amongst Top 1.5 lakh students in JEE Mains 2015 will be able to take JEE Advanced 2015 as well as 2016.

  • Date of birth recorded in University or Secondary Education Board certificate will be the only basis of consideration.

  •  In case, of Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disabilities (PwD) candidates, the relaxation of five years is given in the upper age limit. Hence, such candidates are eligible if their date of birth falls on or after October 01, 1984.

  • Maximum number of attempts allowed for JEE Main is three. For JEE Advanced, students can appear for a maximum of two times in consecutive years.

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IIT JEE 2015 Paper Pattern

JEE Main 2015

One paper for B.E. / B.Tech aspirants:  Equal weightage to Physics, Chemistry and Mathermatics; 30 questions are expected from each subject)

One paper for B.Arch/ B.Planning aspirants: Will test Mathematics, Drawing and Aptitude of students

Type of questions: Objective, Multiple-choice questions (MCQs) with four options and a single correct answer

Duration: 3 hours or 180 minutes

Negative Marking: For each incorrect answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted from the total marks scored. No deduction will be made for not answering a question.

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JEE Advanced 2015

Two papers with separate sections on Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics

Duration: 3 hours or 180 minutes each

Will test comprehension, reasoning and analytical ability of questions

To be conducted in offline mode only.

Type of Questions: JEE Advance 2014 had objective-type questions. From IIT JEE 2015, old subjective-type format of IIT JEE was to be implemented. Due to lack of resources, it is difficult to implement. IIT Bombay had suggested a mid-way - Students will not have multiple-choice questions but will not have to write long answers or solve problems step-by-step. They will just have to write the right answers for problems fill in the blanks or write very short or one-word answers. Final decision is yet to come.

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