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IIT and NIT – Notification for New JEE-Main and JEE-Advanced Examinations

We are all aware that IIT-JEE and AIEE examinations for selection of students for IIT and NIT respectively have been scrapped from the year 2013 and a new selection examinations called JEE (Main) and JEE – Advanced will be in place from the year 2013 for selecting students for admission into NIT and IIT.

Click here to read CBSE press release :IIT and NIT Admissions – Two New Pattern of exams – JEE(Main) and JEE (Advanced)

Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, has issued a detailed notification for Admission to Undergraduate Engineering Programmes in IITs, NITs and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions and Broad structure and administrative framework of these examinations on 14.08.2012.

The full text of this Notification is as follows.

F.No.21-6/20 12-TS.I

Department of Higher Education

Ministry of Human Resource Development

New Delhi,

14th August 2012


Sub: Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) 2013 for Admission to Undergraduate Engineering Programmes in IITs, NITs and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions, etc. – Broad structure and administrative framework.

Based on the discussions held amongst the various stakeholders, it has been decided to hold a Joint Entrance Examination from the year 2013 for admission to the undergraduate programmes in engineering in two parts, JEE-MAIN and JEE ADVANCED. Only the top 150.000 candidates (including all categories) based on performance in JEE MAIN will qualify to appear in the JEE Advanced examination. Admissions to IITs will be based only on category-wise All India Rank (AIR) in JEE ADVANCED, subject to condition that such candidates are in the top 20 percentile of successful candidates in class XII examination conducted by their Boards in applicable categories. Admission to NITs will be based on 40% weightage for performance in class XII Board marks normalized on percentile basis and the remainder 60% weightage would be given for performance in JEE Main and a combined All India Rank (AIR) would be decided accordingly. The policy could also be adopted by other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs) and participating Institutions. In case any State opts to admit students in the engineering colleges affiliated to State Universities where States require separate merit list to be provided based on the relative weightages adopted by the States, then the merit list shall be prepared with such relative weightages as may be indicated by States. The examinations will be conducted in the regional language of the State on the express request of the State.

2. For smooth conduct of both JEE- Main and JEE-Advanced from the year 2013, it is proposed to constitute a JEE Apex Board (JAB) as under:-

(I) Prof. Ashok Misra Former Director, IIT Bombay – Honorary Chairperson

(2) Director, IIT Delhi

(3) Director, IIT Madras-Member

(4) Director, IIT Kharagpur -Member

(5) Director, NIT Rourkela -Member

(6) Director, NIT Delhi -Member

(7) Director, NIT Silchar -Member

(R) Director, ABV-IITM. Gwalior -Member

(9) Representative of State Oovt. of GuJarat -Member

(l 0) Representative of State (Juvt. of Maharastra -Member

( 11) Representative of State Govt. of West Bengal -Member

( 12) Representative of State Govt. of Haryana -Member

( 13) One representative of Deemed to be Universities -Member

(14) Chairman, CBSE -Member

(I5) DG, NIC -Member

(16) DG, C-DAC -Member

(I 7) Addl. Secretary / Jt. Secretary, MHRD -Member

(18) Executive Director -Member – Member Secretary

Terms of Reference : The JAB would have a permanent secretariat which would be provided by CBSE. JAB would be assisted by the JEE Interface Group for coordinating with the Council of Boards of Secondary Education (COBSE). The JAB will have the final authority for setting up the policies, rules, regulations for the conduct of JEE-Main. It will also coordinate with JEE Advanced Group (JEE-IIT) and its Chairman. The secretariat will be responsible for serving the Apex Board as well as other Groups created by JAB for the purpose. It will also be responsible for Administration. Finance, Court Cases, RTI etc.

3. There will also be constituted a JEE Interface Group (JIG) to be headed by Convener (Interface) who would be nominated by Chairman, COBSE. The Group may comprise of five members drawn from CBSE, IITs and a senior representative of Indian Statistical Institute (IST) nominated by the Joint Apex Board.

Terms of Reference- The coordination with School Boards. the handling of related issues, and evaluation of the school board performance of students in a normalized manner shall be handled by the Group (JIG). The implementation of arriving at the normalized school performance shall be coordinated by JEE Interface Group.

4. CBSE will provide the administrative and logistic support for the conduct of JEE-MAIN examination across the country. The permanent secretariat of the JAB, housed in the CBSE, will use the existing infrastructure and the manpower being contributed by the present AIEEE unit. with a small number of posts created including that of the Executive Director, based on actual requirement

5. The JAB of the IIT system (JAB-IIT) shall continue to assume responsibiIITy for the conduct of the JEE-Advanced examination.

6. The NIC / C-DAC will help in all information technology related (software) support and back end activities for pre-and-post examination work, including on-line submission of application forms.

7. The transparency processes established by the IIT system presently and in AIEEE-2012 shall be adopted for the JEE-MAIN and JEE-ADVANCED. Those students who have appeared in the Class XII Board examinations in 2012 and wish to improve upon their performance can appear again for the Board examinations in 2013. CBSE and State Boards would make appropriate arrangements to facilitate this through a special dispensation.


(R.D. Sahay)

Joint Secretary to the Government of India

Click here to download Notification F.No.21-6/20 12-TS.I dated14.08.2012 issued by MHRD