The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are the most prestigious institutes in India that offer engineering and technological education of internationally recognized standard of excellence. The IITs offer courses at their Mumbai, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, Roorkee campuses and also at the Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi and Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad. From the year 2008 onwards, eight new IITs have been set up across the country by the Union HRD Ministry. These new IITs are located in the states of Rajasthan (Jodhpur), Bihar (Patna), Andhra Pradesh (Hyderabad), Himachal Pradesh (Mandi), Orissa (Bhubaneshwar), Madhya Pradesh (Indore), Gujarat (Gandhinagar) and Punjab (Rupnagar), which has increased the total number of IITs to 23.

Students coming out of the IITs are known to have acquired professional excellence in life. Be it a matter of getting admissions for further studies in most prestigious Universities abroad, or getting employment in any reputed organisations in the world, IITians are always in top demand.


Every year, JEE - Main is conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) & JEE - Advanced is organized by one of the seven zonal IITs (IIT Roorkee, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Delhi, IIT Kanpur, IIT Bombay, IIT Madras, and IIT Guwahati) under the guidance of the Joint Admission Board (JAB) on a round-robin rotation pattern for the qualifying candidates of the JEE-Main (exempted for Foreign Candidates). to select candidates for the 4-year B.Tech, B.Pharm, 5-year B.Arch, Integrated M.Sc. and M.Tech courses.

All About IIT - JEE Exam

At present, the IIT - JEE is a double - stage examination JEE - MAIN & JEE - ADVANCED. The JEE - Main exam has a total of 90 questions from all three subjects. The exam has 30 questions each from Physics Chemistry and Mathematics. Out of 30 questions, 20 are multiple choice questions and 10 are questions with numerical value answers.

The JEE - Advanced exam consists of two papers: Paper 1 and Paper 2. Both papers are conducted in a Computer-Based Test (CBT) mode. The JEE - Advanced Exam includes multiple-choice questions (MCQs) as well as numerical-based questions.

Only the Top 2,20,000 candidates (including all categories) based on performance in JEE (Mains) will qualify to appear in the JEE (Advanced) examination, which will rank candidates for admissions to IITs, provided the candidates are among the top 20% high scorers of their respective boards in class XII examination.

Candidates appearing in (10+2) or equivalent qualifying examination, must secure at least 75% (65% for SC/ST and PD) marks in aggregate in their respective Board Examination.

A student can have only two attempts to write the JEE in the year in which he or she passes the XII standard examination and/or in the following year.

Candidates who join any of the IITs, IIT BHU Varanasi, and ISM, Dhanbad through JEE will not be permitted to appear for JEE in future.