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Offline JEE Main 2013 To Be Conducted on 7th April

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JEE Main Date April 7The first nation wide common engineering entrance test, JEE Main, to be considered for admission to NITs, IIITs, DTU and other centrally-funded technical institutions 60 % weightage in the evaluation of merit with 40% weightage being given to class 12 board, shall be conducted in two modes online and offline in the month of April 2013, said a release by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The offline mode exam shall be conducted on April 7 while the computer-based test in the same month later. Paper 2 of JEE (Mains), a pen and paper exam to test the ability of BArch or BPlanning aspirants, will also be held on April 7.

The erstwhile All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE),  was usually held on the fourth Sunday of April to give Class 12 students a breather after their board examinations. However, due to JEE Main being conducted on April 7 and CBSE and state board Class 12 exams finish by March-end, leaving students with just a week to prepare for the test.

The three-hour JEE (Mains) will be an objective-type question paper, consisting of physics, chemistry and mathematics. Paper 2 of JEE (Mains) for admissions to BArch/ BPlanning courses at NITs, IIITs, DTU, Delhi and other CFTIs will test the candidate’s mathematics and aptitude skills and also feature a drawing test. The duration of the test will also be three hours.

Only 1,50,000 of the top rankers in JEE (Mains) will be eligible for the JEE (Advanced) test, earlier known as IIT-JEE, for admission to IITs, IT-BHU and ISM Dhanbad. JEE (Advanced) will be held in early June 2013, in contrast to the IIT-JEE’s usual date in April.

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