The Indian Institutes of Technology (popularly known as IITs) are institutions of national importance established through an Act of Parliament for fostering excellence ineducation. There are fifteen IITs at present, located in Bhubaneswar, Bombay (Mumbai), Delhi, Gandhinagar, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras (Chennai), Mandi, Patna, Punjab, Rajasthan and Roorkee. Over the years IITs have created world class educational platforms dynamically sustained through internationally recognized research based on excellent infrastructural facilities. The faculty and alumni of IITs continue making huge impact in all sectors of society, both in India and abroad. Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University (IT-BHU), Varanasi and Indian School of Mines University (ISM), Dhanbad, are the oldest institutions in India and are known for their immense contributions towards society at large and for science and technology in particular.
The primary objectives behind such institutions are to:
Build a solid foundation of scientific and technical knowledge and thus to prepare competent and motivated engineers and scientists.
Create environment for freedom of thought, cultivate vision, encourage growth, develop personality and selfdiscipline for pursuit of excellence.
Kindle entrepreneurial streak. All of the above help to prepare the students admitted to these institutions for successful professional and social lives. Today, alumni of these institutions 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. M.Sc. Integrated courses in pure and applied sciences and M.Tech. Integrated courses in a few disciplines are also offered by some of these Institutions. In addition, some IITs offer Dual-Degree M.Tech. programmes. The admissions to the Undergraduate Programmes at these institutions for all Indian and Foreign nationals are made through the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE).
The details of the pattern and the dates of examination, eligibility criterion and how to apply for JEE 2012 are outlined below:
Schedule of JEE-2012
The examination will be held on Sunday, the April 8, 2012 as per the schedule given below:
Paper-I: 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon (IST)
Paper-II: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM (IST)
The schedule will remain unaltered even if the above date is declared a public holiday.
Type of Examination
There will be two question papers, each of three hours duration. Both the question papers will consist of three separate sections on Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. Questions in these papers will be of objective type. The answers for each of the questions are to be recorded on a separate specially designed machine-gradable sheet of paper (ORS – Optical Response Sheet). While answering each of the questions the candidate is expected to darken the bubble against correct answer(s) using hard black (HB) pencils only. In some sections, incorrect answers may be awarded negative marks.
Choice of Language of Question Paper
A candidate can opt for question papers either in English or in Hindi. This option should be exercised while filling the application form. It cannot be changed at any later stage.
Choice of Font of Question Paper
Candidates with poor vision can ask for question paper with enlarged font. They must send a request letter addressed to the Chairman, JEE of the respective zones along with the application form.
Cities/Towns of JEE-2012 centres
JEE-2012 will be conducted in major cities and towns of India as well as in Dubai. While applying, candidates should choose any two towns/cities in the same zone. Efforts will be made to allot candidate’s first or second choice. However, in some exceptional circumstances, a different city in the same zone may be allotted. Requests for a change of centre within a city, will not be entertained. However, under exceptional circumstances, a change of city within the zone or outside the zone may be permitted with a request letter. The letter should clearly indicate the Registration Number with valid reasons for the change and should be received on or before March 28, 2012 along with a draft of Rs. 500/- (Rs. 250/- for SC/ST/ PD candidates) drawn in favour of “Chairman, JEE” of the concerned IIT. The application should be sent to the IIT from where the candidate received the admit card. In this regard, the decision of the Chairman, JEE-2012 will be final.
Use of Calculating and Communication aids
Use of electronic devices like mobile phone, calculator, I-Pod etc. is NOT PERMITTED in JEE-2012. Materials like Log table, book, notebook, etc. should not be brought into the examination hall.