As per the newly agreed arrangements made on June 27, 2012 between HRD ministry and IIT Council, all aspirants will appear JEE Main examinations (old name ISEET Main Examination). Of the students appear for JEE Main Examination, only top 1.5 lakhs students will be eligible for JEE Advanced Tests (old name ISEET Advanced Test). There will be a gap between the JEE Main Test and JEE Advanced Test. All 1.5 lakhs students will be given all India rank. The JEE Advanced Test (old name ISEET Advanced Test) will be conducted by IITs.
For IITs, in addition to the JEE Advanced Test rank, students must be in the top 20 percentile of their respective board examinations (Central or State). For example the qualifying percentage for a student appeared in CBSE board will be 78% (Highest score being 98%). With the new arrangements, the class 12 Board marks will not be considered for admission to IITs.
The JEE Main will be conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education ( CBSE) with coordination from IITs. However, the JEE Advanced shall be conducted by IITs. Admission to the National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) will be based on the JEE Main score, whereas IITs shall take candidates considering the ranks obtained by the candidate in JEE Advanced.
JEE 2013 Exam Date
The JEE Main will be considered for admissions into engineering institutes including IITs, IIITs, NITs and other deemed universities and state level engineering institutions from 2013. The examination is expected to be conducted during April-May 2013. The exact dates will be announced in due course.