Two ­ Tier Admission Process

The Joint Entrance Examination for admission to the undergraduate programmes in engineering is conducted in two parts:

  1. 1. JEE ­ Main
  2. 2. JEE ­ Advanced


This two tier common test for IITs (Indian Institutes of Technology), NITs (National Institutes of Technology) and IIITs (Indian Institutes of Information Technology) has replaced earlier IIT­JEE and AIEEE from 2013. A composite score is calculated from JEE­Main performance and your class XII (or equivalent exam) marks This score is considered for initial screening.

Weightage to Class XII Board Marks

Now, weightage is also given for the XII board or equivalent marks, though the percentage of weightage varies with the types of Institutes. The board marks are normalized on percentile basis through an appropriate formula.

Admission Process for IITs

For initial screening, a composite score is calculated with 40% weightage to class XII Board or equivalent marks and the remaining 60% weightage to JEE Main performance. Based on this composite score, a fixed number of candidates (1,50,000 candidates) are considered eligible for admission. These short­listed candidates are then ranked in the order of merit entirely based on their performance in the JEE Advanced examination. It is essential for you to gfet 75% marks or figure in the top 20 percentile bracket of your respective Class XII Boards, whichever is lower.

Admission Process for Other Institutes

If you are aspiring to get admission to NITs and other institutes only, then you need to give only JEE Main exam. There is 40% weightage for performance in Class XII Board marks normalized on percentile basis and 60% weightage for performance in JEE Main


The Central Board of Secondary Education is about to commence the JEE main 2015 examination to be conducted on April 04, 10 and 11, 2014. The online registrations for the same have already commenced from November 07, 2014. Candidates who are applying for the JEE Main 2015 examination , must know the pattern of the examination as it would help the students to prepare well for the exam.

Mode of Examination:

The Paper­1 (B.E./B. Tech.) (Described below) of JEE Main will be conducted in two separate modes i.e. Offline (Pen and Paper­Based Examination) mode and Online (Computer­Based Examination) mode. The Paper­2 (B. Arch./B. Planning.) of JEE Main will be conducted only in Pen and Paper based examination mode. A candidate will be opting for either the Pen and Paper Based mode or for the Computer­Based examination modes for Paper­1 (B. E./B. Tech.) only.

Type of the examination:

JEE Main 2015 shall have two papers, Paper­1 (B.E / B.Tech) and Paper­2 (B.Arch / B.Planning).

Candidates may take Paper­1 (B.E /B.Tech), or Paper­2 (B.Arch / B.Planning), or both as per the courses, they are seeking admission for.

Paper Pattern:

The paper would be of 3 hour duration and there would be two papers.

  1. Paper I would contain Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
  2. Paper II would contain PCM, Drawing and Aptitude Test.
    • Total Exam Duration – 3 hours
    • Paper 1 Sections – Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics
    • Paper 2 Sections –Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics & Drawing and Aptitude Test
    • Total Questions – 90
    • Maximum Marks – 360
    • Marks for correct answer – (+4)
    • Marks for negative answer – (­1)
    • Zero marks will be deducted for no answer
  3. Paper – 1 B.E/B.Tech, JEE Main 2015 Subjects Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics
  4. Paper – 2 B. Arch/B. Planning
    • Part 1 – MathematicsPart
    • 2 – Aptitude TestPart
    • 3 – Drawing Test


JEE Advanced 2015 Exam Pattern is useful for all the JEE Advanced aspirants to get an idea about the kind of questions to expect, number of questions, duration of exam, syllabus and more. Candidates should base their JEE Advanced preparation on the lines of the JEE Advanced 2015 Paper Pattern. Given below are the salient features of JEE Advanced 2015 Exam Pattern. JEE Advanced 2015 will be held on May 24, 2015.

For any doubts and questions related to the exam pattern, preparation and other related queries, students can call the JEE Advanced 2015 Exam Helpline @ 011­40360360.

JEE Advanced 2015 Exam Pattern:

JEE Advanced 2015 Exam Pattern will cover two question papers that will feature in the examination­ Paper 1 and Paper 2.

JEE Advanced 2015 Question Papers will be available in two languages – English and Hindi

Each question paper will consist of three separate sections viz., Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

The JEE Advanced 2015 Question Papers will consist of objective type (multiple choice) and numerical answer type questions designed to test comprehension, reasoning and analytical ability of candidates.

Some sections carry negative marking in the JEE Advanced 2015 Question Papers.

The answers are to be marked on the first page of Optical Response Sheets (ORS). The two pages of ORS shall have the same layout.

Candidates should use BLACK BALL POINT pen for darkening the bubbles.

The first page of ORS shall be machine readable and is designed to leave impressions in the second page.

The second page of ORS will be handed over to candidates at the end of examination, which shall have the impressions of the answers as marked by them in the first page of ORS.

JEE Advanced 2015 Question Pattern:

There is not any fixed exam pattern for JEE Advanced 2015. Following is the exam pattern of JEE Advanced 2014 and candidates can get an idea from it: Paper Paper 1 Paper 2 Subjects Physics Chemistry Mathematics Physics Chemistry Mathematics


Chemistry is one such subject which can assure you guaranteed marks in IIT JEE if you have prepared well. Most of the topics in chemistry are not very much twisted and get tested directly. For example most of the students do not pay much attention to topics like:­ s, p, d blocks, transition elements, surface chemistry, coordination compounds, gaseous state, nuclear chemistry, chemical equilibrium and stereo­chemistry. These topics are not only easy but do get questions in IIT JEE Chemistry papers every year and hence are very scoring but still students do neglect them. Scoring in Chemistry is more about planning than about application and understanding of concepts.

Certain topics like organic chemistry are pretty much like mathematics and physics as far as IIT JEE is concerned as it relies on testing of concepts and questions are always framed considering multiple concepts together. Unlike organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry is directly opposite as all questions asked are always direct and do not need much application. Topics like stoichiometry are always difficult to handle and need lot of in depth knowledge about reactions and mole concept.

It is very much advisable to solve past 10 years(Minimum) IIT JEE papers for chemistry. Most of the questions are repeated in an indirect manner. This is true for inorganic and organic chemistry than physical chemistry because in physical chemistry lot of concept testing is involved. When you solve problems from past years IIT JEE papers of Chemistry, you would see a pattern in which questions / concepts are tested. In fact with a proper planning you can make chemistry as the most scoring subject out of all three in IIT JEE.

Physical Chemistry

Physical Chemistry is the branch of chemistry which is quite like mathematics and physics in developing underlying principles of chemistry. It observes and explains the physical and chemical properties of matter. Physical chemistry at IIT JEE level starts from basics of mole concept, quantities at atomic level and covers energy, thermodynamics and kinetics which forms the basis of how reactions occur. Various topics covered in physical chemistry such as stoichiometry, chemical equilibrium, concentration of solutions, atomic structure, thermodynamics or chemical energetic form the backbone of chemistry at IIT JEE level and higher chemistry at graduate and post graduate level.

Physical chemistry has at least 30­ - 40% weight­age in the IIT JEE chemistry paper and hence it is most important of the trio – physical, organic and inorganic chemistry.

Topics covered under IIT JEE physical chemistry are:­

Basic Concepts
  1. Mole Concept
  2. Redox Reactions
  3. Stoichiometry
  4. Gaseous and Liquid states
  5. Atomic structure
  6. Chemical Bonding
  7. Chemical Energetics
  8. Chemical Equilibrium
  9. Ionic Equilibrium
  10. Electrochemistry
  11. Chemical Kinetics
  12. Solid State
  13. States of Matter
  14. Solutions & collegative properties
  15. Surface Chemistry
  16. Organic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry is the branch of chemistry which deals mostly with the objects in life. Though, it is not quite mathematical in nature, but the basics of Thermodynamics and Kinetics are still the underlying principles. It observes and explains the chemistry in life. Although Organic Chemistry in itself is quite vast but at IIT JEE level it deals with General Organic Chemistry. It starts with the concept of Hybridization, IUPAC Nomenclature, Isomerism, Resonance, Hyperconjugation, etc. Stereoisomerism is a critical part which becomes a bottleneck for most of the students. These concepts are used in almost every reaction mechanisms which are a part of topics like Hydrocarbons, Halides, Alcohols & Phenols, Aldehydes & Ketones, Carboxylic acids and derivatives. Named Reactions are like drivers direction for students and maximum come from the chapter of Aldehydes & Ketones, which is no less than a climax of a movie.

Organic chemistry has at least 30 - ­40% weight­age in the IIT JEE chemistry paper. It is the most critical part of chemistry where scoring is important to occupy a high berth in AIR of IIT JEE.

Topics covered under IIT JEE Organic chemistry are:­

Basic Concepts
  1. Nomenclature
  2. Isomerism
  3. Reaction Mechanism
  4. Saturated hydrocarbons
  5. Alkenes and alkynes
  6. Reactions of benzene
  7. Aromatic compounds
  8. Alkyl halides
  9. Alcohols and ethers
  10. Aldehydes and Ketones

Carboxylic acid and their derivatives Amines Carbohydrates, amino acids and peptides. Uses of some important polymers.

Inorganic Chemistry

Inorganic Chemistry is the branch of chemistry which deals with the chemical changes in most primitive manner. It is not mathematical in nature and deals in elemental form of nature. The Mendeleev's Periodic Table becomes the basis of study as we divide the elements according to their groups and then study them. These groups are regrouped as s-block, p­block, d­block and f­block elements. In these p­block is not the bulkiest but also the most important part. The order of importance is followed by s­block elements. The chapter of Coordination Compounds is also important from the scoring point of view. The other chapters of Analytical Chemistry and Extraction of Elements also fetch few questions which are direct in nature.