ISEET Renamed Back To Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)
Initially from the year 2013, a two step common entrance test will replace the old IIT-JEE and AIEEE, Earlier it was known as ISEET, the single common entrance test has been renamed as the Joint Entrance Examination i.e.. JEE. JEE 2013 will be administered as well as organised by CBSE. The states will have the flexibility to join the process for admissions in their engineering colleges and they can judge their own relative weightages to class XII marks and performance in JEE Main and Advanced test.
JEE 2013 is aimed to provide more weightage to class XII exam results. It comprises of two objective type papers-JEE-Main and JEE-Advanced. Both papers will be organised in two separate sessions, on the same day. Almost two rank lists will be prepared, one for all the IIT and one for all other engineering institutes. Students who avail good ranks in IIT can try for the other engineering institutions on the basis of their ranks.
The syllabus of JEE 2013 is equivalent to that prepared for ISEET. Each paper will be organised with the time duration of three hours. The Main test will comprise of objective type questions on comprehension, critical thinking and logical reasoning, The Advance test will have questions on problem-solving ability in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry. Ministry of Human Resource Development has also decided that JEE will be organised two times in a year. Starting 2013, JEE will is set up to be organised only one time during November or December and then in April or May.
Admission for IITs
IITs will screen top 25% candidates who scored more than the cut-off and have the highest percentile as per class XII marks and JEE-Main, for a special JEE-Advanced. 50% weightage will be given to class XII marks and 50% to JEE-Main scores. On the basis of special Advanced result, IIT merit list will be prepared. However, seat and course allotment for all IITs will be organised along in joint counselling.
Admission for Non-IITs
For the NIITs, IIITs and other central government funded engineering colleges, no screening test is there. In such a case, merit list will be formed by allotting 40% weightage on class XII marks, 30% weightage to JEE-Main and 30% weightage to JEE-Advanced.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The candidates who are willing to appear for the JEE 2013, but who have appeared in the Class XII Board examinations in 2012 can appear again to enhance their performance level in the Board examinations in 2013. The CBSE and the State Boards will make the desirable arrangements.