The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India and Central Board of Secondary education (CBSE), New Delhi introduced the national level common entrance exam called Joint Entrance Examination (JEE).
JEE will be conducted by the JEE Apex Board for admission to Undergraduate Engineering Programmes in NITs, IIITs and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions. The Joint Entrance Exam will be conducted in two parts, JEE Mains and JEE Advanced. JEE (Main) replaces the AIEEE entrance exam and JEE (Advanced) replaced the IIT-JEE entrance exam from 2013.
The aim of the common entrance test has been mooted to reduce stress on students., who have to appear for multiple entrance examinations and to give greater relevance to the school education, especially the class 12 board examinations.
The JEE Main entrance exam is conducted for admission to engineering courses across the country in NITs, IIITs, Deemed Universities and Other centrally Funded technical Institutions.
The JEE Main entrance exam will be conducted in two modes, viz offline and online (Computer Based Test). The JEE (Main) test pattern contains three papers.
Paper I of earlier AIEEE, will have one objective type question paper. The paper will consist of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. The duration of the paper will be 3 (Three) Hours.
The Paper II for admissions to B.Arch/B.Planning courses at NITs, IIITs, DTU, Delhi and other CFTIs will have one Question Paper consisting of Mathematics, Aptitude Test and Drawing Test as per past practice of AIEEE
The duration of the paper will be 3 (Three) Hours. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi conducts Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Main in Pen & Paper Based and Computer Based examination.