The Government has announced the structure of proposed JEE Main / Advanced. This exam is going to replace reputed engineering entrance tests, JEE and AIEEE from 2013. The JEE Main / Advanced will be the single entrance examination for admission to Engineering (BE / B.Tech) and Science Courses across the country including IITs, NITs, IIITs and several other government and private institutions. The Ministry of Human Resource Development has released the exam structure, proposed weightage for Intermediate / 10+2 marks in JEE 2013. The firstever JEE Main / Advanced 2013 is likely to be held in either March or April. IIT Kanpur is working on the further modalities of the test. As pr the sources, CBSE will be entrusted with the responsibility of conducting the ISEET exam.
JEE Main will be more in the lines of SAT. The JEE Main is aimed at reducing the stress levels of students through avoiding multiple examinations. JEE question paper will have two parts. These are JEE Main and JEE Advanced. Each of these papers will be given three hours duration. Both Main and Advance tests will be given on the same day, between 10 am and 5 pm.
1) Structure of JEE Main Exam: This exam will be in objective multiple choice type mode. The exam will test candidate's comprehension, critical thinking and logical reasoning.
2) Structure of JEE Advance Test: This will test candidate's problem-solving ability in basic science subjects. The performance of the candidate in two tests together will indicate his / her scholastic level and aptitude for science and engineering programmes.
Weightage to Intermediate / 10+2 Marks: Important feature of this exam is weightage to Intermediate or 10+2 marks of the students in drawing final rankings. This weightage will not be lesser than 40 percent of the total score of the candidate in JEE. Total or combined weightage for JEE Main and Advance exams will not be more than 60 per cent. However, as per the recommendations of the Ramasami committee the weightage given to Board scores can go up to 100 per cent in due course. The concerned state Governments will decide the specific weight it gives to Board, Main and Advance exam scores based on the formula drawn by the higher examination authorities.