Features of New Pattern of IIT JEE 2012 :
- Now candidate will have to appear in two Joint Entrance Exams which are JEE -"Main" followed by JEE -"Advanced".
- These two exams basically combine the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) and the IIT-JEE. In which "Main" will be equivalent "AIEEE" Exam and "Advanced" Exam will Equivalent to "IIT JEE".
- It is not clarified but there will be a suitable cap between these two exams.
- In JEE "Advanced" category only top 150,000 candidates (including all categories) will be able to appear who have clear their JEE "Main" Exam.
- Admission to IITs will be based on the rank in the JEE "Advanced" exam.
- However, only students who come in among the top 20 percent scorers in their respective board will be considered eligible for the IITs.
- The JEE "Advanced" exam will be held by the IITs, just like the IIT- JEE. It will be conducted by a Joint Admission Board (JAB) and Joint Implementation Committee of the IITs, the same which so far conducted the JEE.
- The JEE "Main" will be conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education ( CBSE), and it will coordinate with the IITs. It will be implemented from 2013.
- Admission to the National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) will be based on the JEE "Main" exam score. A final decision on methodology of admission is pending. A meeting of representatives from the NITs is scheduled for July 4.
- Admission to several deemed universities will also be on the basis of scores in the JEE "Main" exam, which earlier took students on basis of AIEEE scores. A minimum percentage criteria will be fixed for these too.
Comparisons between IIT JEE New and Old Pattern:
|New IIT JEE Pattern||Old IIT JEE Pattern|
|1||Single Stage||Two Stages – Screening & Mains|
|2||Objective type only||1st Stage: Objective2nd Stage: Descriptive|
|3||2 tests of 3 hours each||1st Stage: Single test (3 hours)2nd Stage: 3 subject tests (2 hours each)|
|4||Only 2 attempts allowed||Multiple attempts allowed|
|5||Closer to Class XI and XII in difficulty||Much more difficult that XI and XII|