Every year lakhs of students appear for the Joint Entrance Examination or JEE conducted by the CBSE for admissions into various engineering colleges of the country. Since the year 2012, JEE has replaced AIEEE. JEE is conducted in two stages named JEE-Mains and JEE-Advanced. Students qualifying the JEE-Main examination are eligible for admissions to the various National Institutes of Technology, Indian Institutes of Information Technology and other institutes funded by the Central government. They also become eligible to appear for the JEE-Advanced examination for admission to the IITs, the ultimate dream destination for every student. About 2 lakh students qualify the JEE-Main examination every year.

The application forms of JEE-Mains for Btech admission 2017 were released on December 2016 and the last date of submission was January 2017. JEE-Main examination is conducted in both online and offline modes. JEE Main offline examination would be conducted on 2nd April this year while the online examination would be conducted on 8th and 9th April.

Pattern of JEE-Mains- The first paper for admissions to B.E/B.Tech consists of objective type questions from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Exam duration is of three hours.  4 marks are awarded for each correct answer while 1 mark is deducted for every wrong response. Those applying for B.Arch/B.Planning would have to appear for Paper II which consists of Mathematics test, Aptitude test and Drawing test.

Students qualifying the JEE-Main examination would be eligible to sit for the JEE-Advanced examination to be held on 21st May this year. This year the top 2,20,000 candidates from the JEE-Mains would be allowed to appear in the JEE-Advanced.

Pattern of JEE-Advanced- The JEE-Advanced examination consists of two examination sessions designated as Paper I and Paper II. In the year 2016, each paper carried 186 marks which added up to 372 marks for the examination.

Final result of JEE-Advanced is expected to be released by the third week of June.

Private Institutes like St Andrews Institute of Technology and Management, Gurgaon would conduct their own entrance examination for Btech admission 2017 but JEE score would also be considered at the time of counseling. Other reputed private universities such as VIT, Vellore and Manipal University also conduct their own entrance examinations for admission to various B.Tech programs.

Over the years, the number of engineering seats in the country has seen a dramatic increase which has made btech admission in India simpler.

Admission into IITs

Most of the students looking for btech admission in India aim to get into one of the IITs. The Indian Institutes of Technology represent the cream of India’s best minds in the world of technology. Last year the number of seats in 23 IITs including ISM Dhanbad was 10,575. A candidate needs to clear both the JEE-Mains and JEE-Advanced in order to get admission into an IIT. Merely qualifying the JEE-Advanced examination is not enough to get into an IIT because it is the rank which ultimately decides the fate of the candidate. In the year 2016, 36,566 candidates qualified for entry into IITs although the number of seats stood at 10,575.