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Written By Sambasivarao on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 | Tuesday, August 14, 2012

IIT  Introduction

IITs’ are the Premier Engineering Institutes in India for Engineering and Technology and are the most sought after institutions for all Engineering aspirants. They are also highly acclaimed institutes internationally among all the Engineering colleges in India.

For approximately 9500 seats in all the IITs’ in 2011, there were nearly 4.5 lakh aspirants who took the IIT-JEE. Every year a minimum of 40,000 to 50,000 additional students are writing this examination as compared to the previous year.  Such is the popularity of these Institutes. IITians are greatly successful in many spheres across the globe.

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are institutions of national importance established through an Act of Parliament for fostering excellence in education. There are fifteen IITs at present, located in Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Delhi, Gandhinagar, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Mandi, Mumbai, Patna, Ropar and Roorkee. Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University (IT-BHU), Varanasi and Indian School of Mines (ISM), Dhanbad, are amongst the oldest institutions in India and are known for their immense contributions towards society at large and for science and technology in particular.

These institutions offer courses leading to Bachelor’s degree in a number of engineering, technological and scientific disciplines. Integrated M.Sc. courses in pure and applied sciences and Integrated M.Tech. courses in a few disciplines are also offered by some of these Institutions. In addition, some IITs offer Dual-Degree M.Tech. programmes, wherein both B.Tech. and M.Tech. degrees are awarded.

Credit-based academic programmes offer flexibility to students to progress at their own pace. A minimum level of performance is necessary for satisfactory progress. The medium of instruction is English.

Admission to the Undergraduate Programmes at these institutions for all Indian and Foreign nationals is made through a Joint Entrance Examination, IIT-JEE (formerly known as JEE).

Admission to other institutes based on IIT-JEE 2012 ranks

Candidates should note that the institutes listed below will admit students based on the IIT-JEE 2012 ranks. They are advised to apply separately to these institutes and visit the respective website for more details.
  • Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology, Rae Bareli
  • Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER)
  • Indian Maritime University

Type of Examination

There will be two question papers, each of three hours duration. Both the question papers will consist of three separate sections on Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. The questions will be of objective type, designed to test comprehension, reasoning and analytical ability of candidates.

The answers for each of the questions are to be marked on a separate, specially designed, machine-gradable sheet of paper (ORS – Optical Response Sheet). In some sections, incorrect answers may be awarded negative marks.

Eligibility for IIT-JEE 2012
Candidates must make sure that they satisfy all the eligibility conditions given below for appearing in IIT-JEE 2012:
    Date of Birth
    • General (GE) and Other Backward Classes (OBC) category candidates must have been born on or after October 1, 1987.
    • Candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), and those with Physical Disability (PD) must have been born on or after October 1, 1982.
    Year of Passing Qualifying Examination (QE)
    To appear in IIT-JEE 2012, a candidate must have either passed the QE for the first time, on or after October 1, 2010 or appearing for the first time in 2012. Those who are going to appear in the QE later than September 30, 2012 are not eligible to appear in IIT-JEE 2012.
    Minimum Percentage of Marks in QE
    Candidates belonging to GE and OBC categories must secure at least 60% marks in aggregate in QE. SC, ST and PD candidates must secure at least 55% marks in aggregate in QE.
    Number of JEE Attempts
    A candidate can attempt JEE maximum two times in consecutive years irrespective of whether or not he/she passed QE. Those who have attempted JEE in 2010 or earlier are NOT ELIGIBLE to appear in IIT-JEE 2012.
    Important Points
      1. The offer of admission is subject to verification of original certificates/ documents at the time of admission. If any candidate is found ineligible at a later date even after admission to an Institute, his/her admission will be cancelled.
      1. The decision of the Joint Admission Board of IIT-JEE 2012 regarding the eligibility of any applicant shall be final.
Number of Programmes available:
There are 36 branches of 4 year B.Tech programme and another 85 courses are available like 4 year B.S, 4 year B.Pharm, 4 year B.Design, 5year M.Pharm dual degree, 5 year M.Sc., Tech integrated, 5 year  M.Tech integrated and 5 year B.Tech/M.Tech dual degree.

Reservation of Seats
SC/ST Candidates
For the SC and ST categories, 15% and 7.5% seats, respectively, are reserved in every programme in all IITs, IT-BHU Varanasi and ISM Dhanbad.
OBC Candidates
For the purpose of reservation of seats in IIT-JEE 2012, a candidate will be considered as OBC only if he/she belongs to the non-creamy layer of this category.
For candidates belonging to OBC (non creamy layer), 27% of the seats are reserved in all IITs, IT-BHU Varanasi and ISM Dhanbad.
Physically Disabled (PD)
In each institute 3% of seats in every category are reserved for PD candidates. For any category of disability (viz., locomotor, visual, dyslexia, speech, and/or hearing) benefit would be given to those who have at least 40% physical impairment.

Preferential Allotment of Seats for DS Candidates

Two seats are available for preferential allotment in each institute for children of defence/paramilitary personnel killed or permanently disabled in action during war or peace-time operations.

Results OF IIT-JEE 2012

The answer paper of IIT-JEE 2012 is a machine-gradable Optical Response Sheet (ORS). These sheets are graded and scrutinized with extreme care after the examination.
Candidates will get to know their All India Ranks (AIR) / Category ranks through IIT-JEE 2012 websites / SMS / IVRS on or after May 18, 2012.
Candidates can view the answer keys of IIT-JEE 2012 on JEE websites from May 7, 2012.
Only those candidates who attempted both Paper 1 and Paper 2 will be considered for the ranking. Marks in Physics in IIT-JEE 2012 will be equal to marks in Physics section of Paper 1 plus marks in Physics section of Paper 2. Similar procedure will be followed for Chemistry and Mathematics. The sum of the marks obtained in the individual subjects in IIT-JEE 2012 will be the aggregate marks for the candidate.
Detailed procedure for ranking, tie-break and cut-off marks determination is given in APPENDIX-11.(Refer website).


Rank Lists
Rank lists, as given below, will be prepared based on the aggregate marks obtained in IIT-JEE 2012.
  • A common rank list made up of candidates who score at least 10% in each subject and 35% in aggregate will be prepared.
  • Separate rank 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 rank 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 rank lists.
PD Rank Lists
  • A common rank list will be prepared for PD candidates. To be in the PD rank list, candidates must score at least 5% in each subject and 17.5% in aggregate.
Syllabus:  Syllabus for IIT – JEE normally consists of Stds XI and XII portions of NCERT Syllabus.

Author: Prof. K K.Anand, BE (Hons) 
Chemical Engineering and BE (Hons) Computer Science - BITS Pilani, MS (USA).

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