Basic Information About the IITs and their Joint Entrance Exam The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are the most prestigious institutes in India that offer engineering and technological education of internationally recognized standard of excellence. The IITs offer courses at their Mumbai, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, Roorkee campuses and also at the Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi and Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad. From the year 2008 onwards, eight new IITs have been set up across the country by the Union HRD Ministry. These new IITs are located in the states of Rajasthan (Jodhpur), Bihar (Patna), Andhra Pradesh (Hyderabad), Himachal Pradesh (Mandi), Orissa (Bhubaneshwar), Madhya Pradesh (Indore), Gujarat (Gandhinagar) and Punjab (Rupnagar), which has increased the total number of IITs to 15.
Students coming out of the IITs are known to have acquired professional excellence in life. Be it a matter of getting admissions for further studies in most prestigious Universities abroad, or getting employment in any reputed organisations in the world, IITians are always in top demand.
Every year, the IITs conduct a Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) to select candidates for the 4-year B.Tech, B.Pharm, 5-year B.Arch, Integrated M.Sc. and M.Tech courses.
At present, the IIT JEE is a single – stage objective type examination consisting of two papers of three hours duration each to test comprehension & analytical ability of candidates. Both papers, Paper-1 and Paper-2 will each have three separate sections on Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics. All questions will be of Objective Type, designed to test aptitude, comprehension and analytical ability of the candidates
As the above selection pattern gives a substantial importance to the Std. XII Board marks, it is very essential that every student prepares well not only for the proposed JEE, but for Std. XII also.
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