Competitive Exams Info

What is JEE ?

The government has decided to do away with multiple engineering entrance exams in the country and hold one single entrance for all major colleges from year 2013. The new exam is known as Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) and is conducted in two parts – JEE Main & JEE Advanced. Admissions into all IITs is given only on the basis of performance in JEE Advanced while Merit list for admissions into NITs, IIITs and other CFTIs is prepared only on the basis of performance in JEE Main. Many states have also opted to take admission in their state colleges through this exam.

What is the Eligibility Criteria ?

The candidate should have age between 17 to 25 years (30 years for SC/ST).The number of attempts allowed for JEE Main and JEE Advanced are 3 and 2 respectively. The aspirants must have passed/appeared in XIIth Board or its equivalent with atleast 75% marks (65% marks for SC-PH/STPH/OBC-PH) or be in the top 20 percentile in 12th class examination conducted by the respective Boards.

JEE Main

Scheme of JEE (Main)

It will be computer based (CBT) and conducted in online mode. Also, JEE (Main) will happen twice in a year January and April and exam will be held on multiple dates. Aspirants may appear for one or both as per their choice. The best score of both the attempts shall be considered in the final merit preparation for admission. No offline / manual / hand – written examination now onwards in JEE Main.

What is the Examination Pattern?

It is a 3 hr. test having objective type & integer type question with equal weightage to Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics. Students wanting admission in B. Arch. courses will have to also appear in a 3 hr. aptitude test also. There is provision for negative marking.

JEE Advanced

The exam is held in last week of May every year. A candidate must rank in top 2,45,000 in JEE Mains to be eligible for JEE Advanced.

What is the Examination Pattern?

There will be 2 papers each of 3 hr. duration, consisting of separate sections in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics. Questions will be of objective type, designed to test comprehension & analytical ability. Examination will be conducted in fully computer based test mode.

What is BITSAT?

BITSAT is a Computer based online test for Admissions to Integrated First Degree Programmes of BITS Pilani Campuses in Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad.

What is the Eligibility Criteria ?

Aspirants should have obtained a minimum of aggregate 75% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects (if he/she has taken Mathematics in BITSAT) or a minimum of aggregate 75% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects (if he/she has taken Biology in BITSAT) subjects in 12th examination, with at least 60% marks in each of the Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics / Biology subjects.

What is the Examination Pattern ?

BITSAT is a three hour long exam where the question paper is divided into four sections containing multiple choice questions from subjects like Physics, Chemistry, English Proficiency, Logical Reasoning as well as Mathematics/Biology(For B.Pharma Candidates).

What is NEET ?

The Medical Council of India & Dental Council of India have notified that the CBSE will conduct the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for admission to MBBS & BDS courses. Presently, India has nearly 479 medical colleges, offering a total of over 60000 MBBS seats. There are around 300 Dental Colleges offering 25000 seats for BDS. 15 % Admissions in all colleges, except for AIIMS, will be done through NEET.

What is the Eligibility Criteria ?

Nearly same as AIIMS.

What is Examination Pattern ?
There will be Single paper consisting total number of 180 questions comprising of Physics (45 Questions) , Chemistry (45 Questions), Botany (45 Questions) & Zoology (45 Questions). The paper will be of objective type of 3 hrs. duration. The paper will be in English & Hindi medium.

When is NEET conducted?

First week of May.

How will be the NEET rank used ?

A candidate will get his/her national as well as state level rank in this exam. A student can use national rank to take
admission in 15% of total seats in any of the NEET affiliated government and private MBBS & Dental colleges in India. A student can use state rank to take admission in any of the affiliated colleges in M.Pfrom where he/she has done class 11th & 12th or holds a domicile.

Note : It is likely that admissions in all AIIMS Colleges will be through NEET from 2020