Admission to the undergraduate programmes in July/August 2012
Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) 2012, for admission to the Under Graduate Courses at the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) at Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Delhi, Gandhinagar, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Mandi, Mumbai, Patna, Ropar and Roorkee; the Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University (IT-BHU), Varanasi and Indian School of Mines (ISM), Dhanbad, the IIT-JEE 2012, will be held on April 8, 2012 (Sunday). The process of online application will start on 31st October, 2011. Details will be available at the IIT websites. Online application facility will be available till December 10, 2011.
The Examination will have two papers, with Paper 1 to be held from 9 am to 12 noon (IST) and Paper 2 from 2 pm to 5 pm (IST). The schedule will remain unaltered even if the above date is declared a public holiday. Each of the two 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 answer for each question is to be marked on a separate, specially designed, machine-gradable sheet of paper (ORS-Optical Response Sheet), by darkening the bubble(s) against correct answer(s) using black ball point pen only. In some sections, incorrect answers may be awarded negative marks. The list of Examination centres and the subject wise syllabus for the JEE are available at the link ‘Examination Cities’ and ‘Syllabus’links respectively of http://jee.iitm.ac.in
Eligibility: Applicant of the General (GE) and Other Backward Classes (OBC) category must have been born on or after October 1, 1987. Those born earlier are not eligible to appear in IIT-JEE 2012. Those belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), and those with Physical Disability (PD) must have been born on or after October 1, 1982. SC/ST/PD candidates born before October 1, 1982 are not eligible to appear in IIT-JEE 2012.
Applicant must have either passed any one of the Qualifying Examination listed below, for the first time, on or after October 1, 2010 or should be appearing for the first time in 2012. Those who are going to appear in the Qualifying Examination later than September 30, 2012 are not eligible to appear in IIT-JEE 2012.
(i) The final examination of the 10+2 system, conducted by any recognized Central/State Board, such as Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi; Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi; etc.
(ii) Intermediate or 2-year Pre-University examination conducted by a recognized Board/ University.
(iii) Final examination of the 2-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy.
(iv) General Certificate Education (GCE) examination (London / Cambridge / Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level.
(v) High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University or International Baccalaureate Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva.
(vi) H.S.C. vocational examination.
(vii) Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling with a minimum of five subjects.
(viii) A Diploma recognized by AICTE or a state board of technical education of at least 3 year duration.
(ix) Any Public School/Board/University examination in India or in any foreign country recognized as equivalent to the 10+2 system by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
In case the relevant Qualifying examination is not a public examination, the candidate must have passed at least one public (Board or Pre-University) examination at an earlier level.
The year of passing the Qualifying Examination will be determined based on the examination he/she passed at the earliest, out of the qualifying examinations listed here. In case the applicant passed more than one Qualifying Examination or attempted successfully same Qualifying Examination more than once, the year of the first successful QE/attempt will be used to determine the eligibility for IIT-JEE 2012.
Applicants belonging to General (GE) and OBC categories must secure at least 60% marks in aggregate in Qualifying Examination. SC, ST and PD candidates must secure at least 55% marks in aggregate in Qualifying Examination.
The percentage of marks awarded by the Board will be treated as final. If the Board does not award the percentage of marks, it will be calculated based on the marks obtained in all subjects listed in the mark sheet. If any Board awards only letter grades without providing an equivalent percentage of marks on the grade sheet, the candidate should obtain a certificate from the Board specifying the equivalent marks, and submit it at the time of counselling / admission. In case such a certificate is not provided the decision taken by the Joint Implementation Committee (JIC) of IIT-JEE 2012 will be final.
The maximum number of attempts that a candidate can make for JEE is two, in consecutive years irrespective of whether or not he/she passed Qualifying Examination. Those who have attempted JEE in 2010 or earlier are not eligible to appear in IIT-JEE 2012. Candidates who have taken admission (irrespective of whether or not they continued in any of the programmes) or accepted the admission by paying the registration fee at any of the IITs, IT-BHU Varanasi or ISM Dhanbad, are not eligible to appear in IIT-JEE 2012.
If a candidate is expecting the results of the Qualifying Examination in 2012, his/her admission will only be provisional until he/she submits the relevant documents. The admission will be cancelled if the documents are not submitted in original to the concerned institute on or before September 30, 2012.
Reservation: As per Government of India rules candidates belonging to certain categories including SC/ST/OBC/PD categories are admitted to seats reserved for them based on relaxed criteria. Benefit of reservation shall be given only to those classes/castes/tribes which are in the respective central list published by the Government of India. Details are available at the link ‘Reservation of seats’ at http://jee.iitm.ac.in/
In case the seats reserved for SC/ST/PD candidates are not filled, a limited number of candidates are admitted to a Preparatory Course of one-year duration on the basis of a further relaxation of admission criteria. Admission is given to the candidates in the preparatory course provided (i) the seats reserved for the respective category are vacant (ii) candidates satisfy minimum norms, and (iii) candidates have not undergone the Preparatory Course earlier. On successful completion of the course, the students will be offered a direct admission to the undergraduate programmes in July/August 2013, against the unfilled reserved seats for IIT-JEE 2012.
Application: Application may be submitted Online or Offline. The process of online application will start on 31st October, 2011. Details will be available at the IIT websites. Online application facility will be available till December 10, 2011.
Application can be submitted Offline using the prescribed Optical Machine Readable (OMR) Application Form which can be obtained by payment of the prescribed fee in cash at identified bank branches from 11th November, 2011. The cost of OMR Application form, including processing charges of 200/- will be 1800/- for GE/OBC Male candidates, 1000/- for SC/ST/PD Male candidates and 200/- for all Female candidates. The list of branches that provide this facility is available at the link ‘How to Apply- Offline’ at http://jee.iitm.ac.in/ Sale of offline application from bank branches will close on December 5, 2011 (Monday).
The last date for receipt completed IIT-JEE 2012 Application Form is December 15, 2011 (Thursday).