About JEE Main

Admission criteria to Undergraduate Engineering Programs at NITs, IIITs, Other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions, Institutions funded by participating State Governments, and other Institutions shall include the performance in the class 12/equivalent qualifying Examination and in the Joint Entrance Examination, JEE (Main). The Paper-1 (B.E./B. Tech.) of JEE (Main) will also be an eligibility test for the JEE (Advanced), which the candidate has to take if he/she is aspiring for admission to the undergraduate programmes offered by the IITs.


• The minimum academic qualification for appearing in JEE (MAIN) is that the candidate must have passed in final examination of 10+2 (Class XII) or its equivalent referred to as the qualifying examination.

• Those appearing in 10+2 (Class XII) final or equivalent examination in may also appear in JEE (MAIN) provisionally.

• It has been decided to hold a Joint Entrance Examination from the year 2013 for admission to the undergraduate programmes in Engineering in two parts, JEE-MAIN and JEE-Advance.

• Only the top 150000 candidates (including all categories) based on performance in JEE MAIN will qualify to appear in the JEE Advance examination.

• Admissions to IITs will be based only on category-wise All India Rank (AIR) in JEE Advance, subject to condition that such candidates are in the top 20 percentile categories.

• Admission to NITs will be based on 40 % weightage for performance in Class XII board marks (normalized) and the remainder 60 % weightage would be given to performance in JEE Main and a combined All India Rank (AIR) would be decided accordingly.

• The number of attempts which a candidate can avail at JEE (Main) shall be limited to 03 (three) uniformly for all the candidates in consecutive years.

Exam Pattern

Paper Subjects Duration
Paper 1 Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics 3 Hours
Paper 2 Mathematics – Part I Aptitude Test – Part II & Drawing Test – Part III 3 Hours

Important Dates & Details

Exam - April
Result- July

No. of seats

National Institute of Technology (NIT) Total = 30 & Seats = 18248
Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIIT) Total = 5 & Seats = 698
Self Financed Deemed Universities/Universities/ Other educational institutions Total = 23 & Seats = 10316
Other institutions funded by state and central governments Total = 7 & Seats = 1313

For Gujarat State

• SVNIT (Surat) has 702 seats through all India rank of AIEEE.

• DAIICT (Gandhinagar) has 240 seats, through AIEEE only.

• PDPU (Gandhinagar) has 240 seats, through AIEEE only.

• Nirma (Ahmedabad) has 600 seats, through AIEEE only.


Year Seats Student Selected JEE Advanced JEE Mains
2010 9509 13104 ---- 4.62 Lakh
2010 9509 13104 ---- 4.62 Lakh
2011 9627 13196 ---- 4.68 Lakh
2012 9647 19426 ---- 11.2 Lakh
2013 9718 9867 126990 14 Lakh
2014 9718 9889 128789 13.56 Lakh