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IITs were created to train scientists and engineers, with the aim of developing a skilled workforce to support the economic and social development of Country.

The National Institutes of Technology (NITs) are autonomous public institutes of higher education in India. They are governed by the National Institutes of Technology Act, 2007, which declared them as institutions of national importance alongside Indian Institutes of Technology. These institutes of national importance receive special recognition from the Government of India.

Admissions into various Engineering and Architecture courses in IITs, NITs and CFTIs are filled by Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)-Mains (for admissions into NITs and CFTIs), Advanced (for admissions into IITs) organised by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), introduced in the year 2002. The examination, originally called sometimes AIEEE, was renamed as Joint Entrance Examination (Main) in April 2017.

Candidates are ranked on an all-India basis and on state basis. Thus, they get an All India Rank (AIR) and a State Rank (SR).


Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) is an autonomous engineering and technology oriented institute of higher education established after independence in 1947 and declared by the Parliament of India as Institutes of National Importance.


IIIT-JEE will conduct in two phases.


For admissions into B.E /B.Tech and B.Arch Courses in NITs and CFTIs.

JEE (Main) shall have two papers, Paper-1 (B.E. /B. Tech.) and Paper-2 (B. Arch./B. Planning.). Candidates may take Paper-1 (B.E. /B. Tech.), or Paper-2 (B. Arch./B. Planning.), or both as per the course(s) they are seeking admission to.

Subject combinations for each paper, type of questions in each paper and mode of examination available is given in the table below.


THE PAPER – 1 (B.E. /B. Tech.)
JEE (Main) will be conducted in two separate modes i.e. Offline (Pen and Paper Based Examination) mode and Online (Computer Based Examination) mode.

THE PAPER – 2 (B. Arch. /B. Planning.)
JEE (Main) will be conducted only in Pen and Paper based examination mode.


For admissions into B.E /B.Tech and B.Arch in IITs.

The performance of a candidate in this examination will form the basis for admission to the Bachelor’s, Integrated Master’s and Dual Degree programs (entry at the 10+2 level) in all the IITs.

The decisions of the JAB 2017 will be final in all matters related to JEE (Advanced) 2017 and admission to IITs. The examination consists of two papers (Paper 1 and Paper 2) of three hour duration each. Both the papers are compulsory.

Each question paper will consist of three separate sections, viz., Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.


B. Arch. Program is available at IIT Kharagpur and IIT Roorkee only. Candidates desirous of joining the B. Arch. (Architecture) program will have to PASS in the Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT). Only those candidates who have qualified in JEE (Advanced) 2018 are eligible to appear in AAT 2018.

Candidates must register online at the JEE (Advanced) 2018 online portal for AAT.




Date of Birth Born on or after October 01, 1993 are eligible.

Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disabilities (PwD) candidates upper age limit is relaxed by 5 years, i.e. SC, ST and PwD candidates who are born on or after October 01, 1988 are eligible.

Date of birth as recorded in the Secondary Education Board/University certificate will only be considered.

Year of Appearance in Qualifying Examination (QE) : Only those candidates who have passed their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2015 or 2016 (or) Those who are appearing in their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2018 are eligible to appear in JEE (Main).

Number of subjects in the Qualifying Examination (QE) : Candidates must have taken at least five subjects in class 12th/qualifying examination in order to be eligible for writing JEE (Main) – 2018. The candidates who have taken four subjects are not permitted to write JEE (Main) 2018 and if such candidates appear in JEE (Main) 2018 by furnishing wrong information, their rank/result will not be declared.

Number of Attempts : The number of attempts which a candidate can avail at JEE (Main) shall be limited to 03 (three).




Criterion 1Performance in JEE (Main) 2018 : Candidates should be among the top 2,20,000 (including all categories) by scoring positive marks in Paper-1 of JEE (Main) 2018.

The percentages of various categories are : 27% for OBC-NCL, 15% for SC, 7.5% for ST and the remaining 50.5% is OPEN for all. Within each of these four categories, 3% horizontal reservation is available for PwD (including Dyslexic) candidates.

Criterion 2 – Age limit : Candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1993. Five years relaxation is given to SC, ST and PwD candidates, i.e., these candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1988.

Criterion 3 – Number of attempts : A candidate can attempt JEE (Advanced) a maximum of two times in consecutive years. Therefore, candidates who appeared in JEE (Advanced) 2016 for the first time are also eligible.

Criterion 4 – Appearance in Class XII (or equivalent) examination : A candidate should have appeared for the Class XII (or equivalent) examination for the first time in either 2017 or 2018. However, candidates whose Class XII (or equivalent) examination Board results for the academic year 2015-16 were declared after June 2016 are eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2018.