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JEE Advanced  for IIT admission on June 2

Dr.S Rajookrishnan

Nov 01,2012: Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced)-2013 for admission to several  Bachelor’s Degree Programmes in a number of engineering, technological and science disciplines, Integrated M. Sc. courses in pure and applied sciences, Integrated M. Tech. courses in a few disciplines, Dual-Degree M. Tech. programmes, wherein both B. Tech. and M. Tech. degrees are awarded, offered by Indian Institutes of Technologies at Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Delhi, Gandhinagar, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Mandi, Mumbai, Patna, Ropar, Roorkee and Varanasiand ISM Dhanbad, will be held on 2ndJune, 2013(Sunday).

JEE (Advanced)-2013 will be jointly conducted by IITs at Bombay, Delhi,Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras andRoorkee which will be referred to as the Zonal IITs at major cities and towns of India as per the list given Zone wise, in Appendix 3 of the Brochure given at http://www.jee.iitd.ac.in/.

The JEE (Advanced) - 2013 examination will have two papers, each of 3 hours durationwith each question paper consisting of three separate sections, namely, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Paper 1 will be held from 9 am to 12 noon (IST) andPaper 2 from 2 pm to 5 pm (IST). The schedule will remain unaltered even if the above day is declared a public holiday.

The question papers will be bilingual (in English and Hindi). The questions will be of objective type, designed to test comprehension, reasoning and analytical ability of candidates. In some sections, incorrect answers will be awarded negative marks. Details syllabus is given in the Brochure.

The answers are to be marked on a separate, 2-sheet carbonless paper.  Candidate must not separate or disturb the alignment of the upper and lower sheets at any stage during the examination. The upper sheet is specially designed machine readable sheet of paper (ORS-Optical Response Sheet). While answering each of the questions the candidate is expected to darken the bubble(s) against correct answer(s) only on the upper sheet using black ball point pen. The darkening on the upper sheet should be done in such a manner that the impression is seen on the lower sheet. Responses recorded on the upper sheet only will be taken as final. The candidate can take away the lower sheet with the permission of the invigilator(s) at the end of the examination. 

A blind candidate can request for the services of amanuensis (Scribe). For this, the candidate must submit a separate request letter to the Chairman of respective Zonal IIT while registering for JEE (Advanced) - 2013 with a copy of the PD certificate obtained from the district medical board. The format of the letter is given in Appendix-2 of the Brochure. Amanuensis of class XI students of Commerce/ Humanities without Mathematics will be provided by the Presiding Officer. One hour extra time will be allowed to such candidates.

Eligibility to attend JEE (Advanced): Only the top 1,50,000candidates (including all categories)who qualify in Paper - I of  JEE (Main) - 2013 to be conducted by JEE Apex Board during April, 2013 are eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced)-2013. Details of JEE (Main)-2013 are available at http://www.jeemain.nic.in.So, those who wish to write JEE (Advanced) - 2013 must write Paper - I of JEE (Main) - 2013 in the month of April 2013.

The distribution of top 1,50,000candidates across various categories will be as follows. (i) Top 75750 (50.5 %) fromCommon Merit List (ii) Top 40500 (27%) Other Backward Classes Non creamy layer OBC (NCL) candidates (iii) Top 22500 (15 %)  Scheduled Caste (SC)candidates (iv) Top 11250 (7.5 %) Scheduled Tribe (ST)candidates. Three percent of the total candidates in each category are reserved for PD candidates as per Government of India norms.

Admission to IITs and ISM Dhanbad will be based only on category wise All India Rank (AIR) in JEE (Advanced)-2013, subject to the condition that such candidates are in the top 20 percentile of  successful candidates of their Boards in respective categories.For candidates who passed their Board examination for the first time in 2012, the eligibility criteria for admission to any of the IITs or ISM Dhanbad will be 60% marks (55% marks for SC/ST/PD) in their 12th Standard or equivalent qualifying examination. In case a Board does not provide the information regarding the cut-off for top 20 percentile of successful candidates, the candidate will have to produce a certificate from the concerned Board stating that he/she falls within the top 20 percentile. If the candidate fails to do so, then the CBSE percentile will be used as the criteria for deciding minimum percentage of marks in the qualifying examination.

In case the percentile score is not available from any testing agency, the CBSE cut-off score for top 20 percentile for the student’s category will be used. If any Board awards only letter grades without providing an equivalent percentage of marks on the grade sheet, the candidate should obtain a certificate from the Board specifying the equivalent marks, and submit it at the time of counselling. In case such a certificate is not provided the decision taken by the Joint Implementation Committee (JIC) of JEE (Advanced) - 2013 will be final. 

A candidate can attempt JEE (Advanced) only two times in consecutive years. Those who had attempted IIT JEE 2012 for the first time (having passed QE in 2012) can appear in JEE (Advanced) - 2013, by qualifying in Paper - I of JEE (Main) - 2013.

Those who had attempted IIT-JEE in 2011 or in earlier years,are not eligible to appear for JEE (Advanced) - 2013. Those who had taken admission (irrespective of whether or not they continued in any of the programmes) or accepted the admission by paying the registration fee at anyof the IITs, IT-BHU Varanasi or ISM Dhanbad, are not eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) - 2013.

Registration for JEE (Advanced)-2013: The Scores of JEE (Main) - 2013 will be declared by 7thMay, 2013. The top 1,50,000  candidates who qualify in Paper - I  (including all the categories) are eligible to register for JEE (Advanced) - 2013. These eligible candidates should register online at http://jeeadv.iitd.ac.in/, during 8thMay to 13thMay, 2013. After online registration, candidates must pay the examination fee as applicable through challan generated during registration process at one of the branches of SBI, having core banking solution (CBS), on or before 13thMay, 2013. The examination fee for GE and OBC(NCL) male candidates is Rs.1800/. The fee for SC, ST, PD male candidates is Rs. 900/. There is no fee for female candidates of all categories. Registration will be complete only after the payment is made.

While registering for JEE (Advanced) - 2013, candidate have to provide details like the number of attempt(s) at JEE, Choices of Examination Cities/Towns, Entitlement for DS category etc. While registering, candidates have to select three towns/cities in the same IIT Zone. All correspondencesof applicants have to be addressed to that particular zonal IIT. Efforts will be made to allot centres as per the choice of the candidate. However, in some exceptional circumstances, a different city in the same zone may be allotted. The examination centre allotted to the candidates will not be changed under any circumstances.

Candidates will be having the facility to download their admit card for JEE (Advanced) - 2013 from 14thMay to 31st May, 2013 from the website of their Zonal IIT JEE (Advanced) - 2013 portal. Website addresses of Zonal IITs JEE portals are available in Appendix -7 of the Brochure. The admit card will bear registration number of JEE (Advanced) - 2013, photograph and the personal details of the candidate, along with name and address of the Examination Centre allotted. If the admit card is not available in the Zonal IIT Portal by 15thMay, 2013, candidates can contact immediately the Zonal IIT through Phone/Email/Fax (Details of Zonal IITs are available in Appendix - 7).

Candidate should carefully examine their Admit Card for all the entries made therein. In case of any discrepancy, candidate should inform the Zonal IIT immediately. Candidate must bring the hard copy of the downloaded admit card to the examination centre.  Only those candidates, who carry valid Admit Cards to the examination hall, will be allowed to write the examination.

At the examination hall, the admit card should be presented to the invigilators for verification.  The candidate’s identity will be verified with respect to his/her details on the admit card and the centre verification record. If the identity is in doubt, the candidate will not be allowed to appear in the examination. The authorities may at their discretion permit the candidate to appear for the examination after completing formalities including taking of thumb impression. No extra time will be allowed for these formalities to be completed. 

The original admit card for the JEE (Advanced) - 2013 will be issued to the candidates in the respective examination centre on the day of examination after verifying their candidature. Any impersonation will lead to disqualification in JEE (Advanced) - 2013.

Since the qualified candidates are required to produce the original Admit Card at the time of counselling and admission, it should be carefully preserved till the admission process through JEE (Advanced) - 2013 is completed.

Candidates can view the answer keys of JEE (Advanced) - 2013 on Zonal IIT JEE (Advanced) portal. Candidates will get to know their All India Ranks (AIR) / Category ranks of JEE (Advanced)-2013 through Zonal IIT websites on 23rdJune, 2013.

Only those candidates who attempted both Paper - 1 and Paper - 2 of JEE (Advanced) -2013 will be considered for the ranking. Marks in Physics in JEE (Advanced) - 2013 will be equal to marks in Physics section of Paper-1plus marks in Physics section of Paper-2. Similar procedures will be followed for Chemistry and Mathematics. The sum of the marks obtained in the individual subjects will be the aggregate marks for the candidate. 

Based on the performance in JEE (Advanced) - 2013, a Common Merit List (CML) will be prepared. Candidates must score at least 10% in each subject and 35% in aggregate in order to be in the CML. Separate merit lists will be prepared corresponding to OBC (NCL), SC and ST categories.

Candidates of OBC (NCL) category must score at least 9% in each subject and 31.5% in aggregate in order to be in the OBC merit list. Candidates of SC and ST categories must score at least 5% in each subject and 17.5% in aggregate in order to be in their respective merit lists. Separate PD merit lists will be prepared corresponding to the GE, OBC (NCL), SC and ST categories. To be in these respective merit lists, candidates must score at least 5% in each subject and 17.5% in aggregate.

In case of candidates who have scored the same aggregate marks, higher rank will be given to the person who scored higher marks in Mathematics, followed by marks in Physics. Same rank will be given in case candidates have the same marks in each of the three subjects. More details on the admission process to the institutions and other details related to the Examination are available in the Information Brochure available at http://www.jee.iitd.ac.in/

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