About the IITs
The Indian Institute of Technologies or fondly called the IITs are the premier institutions for anyone aiming high in the science and engineering career. Known to have one of the best faculties and a high standard of teaching around the world, the IITs have made their mark on the world map. The admissions to the Undergraduate Programmes at these institutions for all Indian and Foreign nationals are made through the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) conducted by the IITs every year.
The admissions for the Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi and the Indian School of Mines University, Dhanbad, are also made through the JEE. All the IITs and other institutions are known for providing quality education in science and technology and for research in important areas. The environment at these institutions is highly conducive for-
All of the above help to prepare the students admitted to these institutions for successful professional and social lives. Today, alumni of the IITs occupy key positions in industry and academia in India and abroad.
Each institute has well-equipped modern laboratories, state-of-the-art computer network, and well stocked technical library. Teaching methods rely on direct personal contact between the teachers and the students, and the use of traditional and modern instructional techniques. Students live in a pleasant and intellectually stimulating environment with people having similar goals and aspirations, which is an exciting and unique experience.
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. These institutions offer courses leading to Bachelor’s degree in a number of engineering, technological, and scientific disciplines.
Availability of IIT-JEE forms
The application availability for IIT-JEE begins around the third to fourth week of November and available till the last week of December. Dates vary for every year. Advertisements are published in leading national dailies before 1 week of availability.
The forms cost Rs. 1000 for General Category students and Rs. 500 for SC/ST/PD candidates.
Forms can also be submitted online by visiting the respective site of the candidate's regional IIT and then registering.
IIT-JEE Application Format
The IIT-JEE application looks like the sample of two images shown below-
Be careful while filling up the Application form. Scribbling, over writing and folding of the Application form is strictly prohibited. The bubbles in the ORS form should be filled up with an HB Pencil only and the Boxes are to be filled in Black Ball point pen.
Before sending the form by Speed Post, make sure that the signatures are provided in the appropriate places and that you keep a few Xerox copies of the Application form and this might be required sometime during the process of admission.
IIT-JEE Exam Date
The admit card is dispatched for all the candidates around the 2nd week of March and the exam is held on the 2nd week of April every year.
IIT-JEE Exam Format
The question pattern of the IIT-JEE exams as many is tough but in reality it is not. It is just that it is conceptual based and requires a lot of knowledge of the absolute basics and application of them in a question.
The Exam is of 6 hours with two papers. Both papers consist of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry in a serial order. Both papers have a gap of 2 hours between them and each paper is of 3 hours duration. While the pattern of the exam for IIT-JEE question changes regularly, the basic level of questions remains the same. For the past few years, IIT is being conducted as an MCQ exam but the next year might have Subjective questions. So it completely depends.
The answer sheet for the JEE paper looks something close to the image below-
The bubbles in the ORS sheet are to be filled with HB pencil only. You can practice taking these exams from some Engineering institute as it is very important to be acclimatised to the format or a lot of time will be wasted and you will loose valuable time in the exam due to confusion.
Nothing except water bottles and pen, pencil, eraser and sharpener is allowed in the exam center. You must be reporting at the exam center 30 minutes before the exam but preferably reaching the exam center 45 minutes before the exam is better.
IIT-JEE Result Announcement
IIT results are declared around the last week of May. The counseling for the candidates clearing IIT happens 2 weeks later. The results are announced in websites of the respective IITs given below. Admission to the new IITs which include Bhubaneshwar, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Patna, Punjab and Rajasthan will be done by the 7 IITs below.