Engineering Entrance Exams: A Brief Outline

Engineering Entrance Exams have always been the hot choice for millions of higher secondary students, who dream to pursue attractive careers in Engineering. Most of the National as well as State Level Engineering Entrance Tests like Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) for IITs, NITs, IIITs, GFTIs and Tests for Other State & IIT-JEE affiliated Engineering Colleges in India are held in the months of April / May / June for the academic year starting from July / August of the following year.
But from 2019 onwards, JEE (Main) will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The test will be conducted in two attempts as JEE (Main) I & JEE (Main) II in CBT mode.

The Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India has entrusted the responsibility of conducting Joint Entrance Examination (JEE-Main) to the NTA. This Examination was being conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) till 2018.
The National Testing Agency (NTA) is only an examination conducting body. After declaration of result, the data will be handed over to Centralised Seat Allocation Board (CSAB)/JoSAA or the concerned State Government/Institute for Seat Allocation Process and admission procedure.
Usually, the syllabus of the entrance tests is based on the NCERT courses outline of class XI and XII. The motto of almost all the entrance tests is to assess the fundamental concepts of Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics, and their varied applications; but the questions being asked now a day are a bit tricky. However in some specific entrance tests, questions are also asked on Mental Ability Test (MAT), English Proficiency, Logical Reasoning/ General Aptitude and Drawing etc.
In 2013, by the direction of The HRD Ministry, Govt. of India the JEE has been divided into two phases: JEE (Main) – A common entrance test for admission to undergraduate degree programs in India's Government as well as Private Engineering / Science Institutions/ Colleges/ Universities and the screening test for the IITs. JEE Main is applicable for admission to NITs, IIITs and CFTIs participating though Central Seat Allocation Board subject to the condition. JEE (Advanced) is conducted for the admission into the very coveted IITs after JEE (Main).
Test Pattern of National Level Engineering Entrance Exams:
JEE (Main): There are two papers in JEE (Main): Paper-1 for B. E. / B. Tech and Paper-2 for B. Arch / B. Planning. Paper-1 (B.E. / B. Tech) will be conducted in “Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode only. Paper-1 contains 90 questions; out of which 30 questions from each in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. There will be four options for each question, out of which one answer is to be selected. Each correct answer carries 4 marks where as 1 mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer. Maximum mark is 360. Duration of the test is 3 hrs. The medium of Question Paper shall be in English, Hindi and Gujarati. The option of question paper language should be exercised while filling up the Application Form and it cannot be changed at a later stage.
JEE (Advanced): It is consists of two objective type papers i.e., Paper-1 & Paper-2. Each paper contains 54 questions from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics with three separate sections i.e., Section-1, 2, 3. Questions are varies from section to section. Each subject contains 18 questions. Max. Mark is 183 for each paper but marking scheme varies from question to question. There is also negative marking in some sections of this paper. Duration of each paper is 3 hrs. As per the decision of Joint Admission Board (JAB), the JEE (Advanced) exam being conducted online from 2018. The medium of Question Paper shall be in English only.

VITEEE: Vellore Institute of Technology Engineering Entrance Exam (VITEEE) question paper consists of 4 parts – Part-I: Physics, Part-II: Chemistry, Part-III: Mathematics/Biology and Part-IV: English. Each part has 40 questions and English has 5 questions, with each question carrying 1 mark. Each question is followed by 4 alternative answers. The candidate will have to choose the correct answer. Each correct answer carries 1 mark. No negative marks for wrong answers. Maximum Mark is 125. Duration of the test is 2.5 hrs. Mode of Entrance Examination is CBT only. The exam will be conducted as 3 sessions per day. The Question paper will be in English language only.

BITS-Pilani: Birla Institute of Technology & Science Admission Test (BITSAT) paper consists of 4 parts. Part-I: Physics contains 40 questions; Part-II: Chemistry contains 40 questions; Part-III contains two sub-sections: (a) English Proficiency-15 questions & (b) Logical Reasoning-10 questions and Part-IV: Mathematics / Biology contains 45 questions. There are 150 questions in all. All questions are of objective type (multiple choice questions). Each question has four choices out of which only one is correct answer. Each correct answer fetches 3 marks, while each incorrect answer has a penalty of -1mark. No marks are awarded for questions not attempted. Duration of test is 3 hrs. Maximum Mark is 450. BITSAT is a Computer based online test.
JEE (Main) 2019 Entrance Exam
ALL INDIA EXAMination

Overview: 1. Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) from 2019 onwards. The Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India has entrusted the responsibility of conducting Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) (Main) to the NTA. This Examination was being conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) till 2018.
2. The National Testing Agency (NTA) is only an examination conducting body. After declaration of result, the data is handed over to CENTRALISED SEAT ALLOCATION BOARD (CSAB)/JoSAA or the concerned State government/institute for Seat Allocation Process and admission procedure.
3. JEE (Main) is applicable for admission to NITs, IIITs and CFTIs participating though Central Seat Allocation Board subject to the condition that the candidate should have secured at least 75% marks in the 12th class examination, or be in the top 20 percentile in the 12th class examination conducted by the respective Boards. For SC/ST candidates the qualifying marks would be 65% in the 12th class examination. The Paper-1 (B. E./B. Tech.) of JEE (Main) will also be an eligibility test for the JEE (Advanced), which the candidate has to take if he/she is aspiring for admission to the undergraduate programmes offered by the IITs.
4. Candidates have to apply for JEE (Main) January - 2019 “Online” ONLY. Only one application is to be submitted by a candidate. Submission of Online Application Form may be done by accessing NTA website -www.jeemain.nic.in only. The candidates should select four cities of examination as per their choice of Paper-1 or Paper-2 or both Paper-1 & Paper-2 of JEE (Main) – 2019.
Important Dates of JEE (Main) 2019
The following is the schedule of examinations to be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) till May 2019:


Events

JEE (Main) - I (Computer Based Test)

JEE (Main) - II (Computer Based Test)

Online Registration Start Dates

1st September 2018

8th February 2018

Online Registration End Dates

30th September 2018

7th March 2019

Downloading of Admit Cards

17th December 2018

18th March 2019

Dates of Examination

6th to 20th January 2019

6th to 20th April 2019

Date of Announcing Results

31st January 2019

30th April 2019

Conducted By

National Testing Agency (NTA)
https://www.nta.ac.in/

NOTE: NTA is also establishing a countrywide network of Test Practice Centers (TPCs) for students of rural areas so that everyone will have an opportunity to practice before the exam. From 1st September, 2018 on every Saturday & Sunday, various schools/engineering colleges with computer are being started practicing of tests for any student can avail the facility free of charge. The practice tests will help the candidates to familiarize themselves with logging into the system and how to use computer at the time of actual test. The TPCs will have a downloaded Computer Based Test (CBT) which will be similar to the actual test to be conducted on the exam day.
Eligibility Criteria

Schedule of Exam
Schedule of Paper 1 (B. E./B. Tech.) Computer Based Test (CBT) mode


Date of Exam

Paper

Subjects

Timings of Examination

Duration

JEE (Main)-I: 6th to 20th January 2019
JEE (Main)-II: 6th to 20th April 2019

Paper 1 (B.E./B. Tech.)

Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics

1st shift: 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
2nd shift: 2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.

3 Hours

Examination Structure
JEE (Main) – 2019 shall have two papers, Paper-1 (B. E./B. Tech.) and Paper-2 (B. Arch./B. Planning). Paper-1 (B.E. /B. Tech.) will be conducted in “Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode only. The medium of Question Paper shall be in English, Hindi and Gujarati. The option of question paper language should be exercised while filling up the Application Form and it cannot be changed at a later stage.
Subject combinations, type of questions, mode of examination and mark distribution is given below:


Type of Questions

Subjects

Number of Questions

Full Marks

Negative Marks

Objective Type - Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) with equal weight-age to Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry

Physics

30

+4 x 30 = 120

-1

Chemistry

30

+4 x 30 = 120

-1

Mathematics

30

+4 x 30 = 120

-1

CBT mode only

Total

90

120 x 3 = 360

 

JEE (Advanced) Entrance Exam 2019
ALL INDIA EXAMINATION

1.

Online Registration for JEE (Advanced) 2019 begins

Waiting

2.

Online registration for JEE (Advanced) 2019 closes

Waiting

3.

Last date for fee payment of registered candidates

Waiting

4.

Admit card available for downloading

Waiting

5.

JEE (Advanced) 2019 examination

19h May 2019

6.

Copy of candidate responses to be sent to the candidates

Waiting

7.

Online display of answer keys

Waiting

8.

Feedback and comments on answer keys from the candidates

Waiting

9.

Online declaration of results of JEE (advanced )2019

Waiting

10.

Online registration for Architecture Aptitude Test

Waiting

11.

Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT)

Waiting

12.

Declaration of results of AAT

Waiting

13.

Seat Allotment

Waiting

Candidates who have been admitted to a preparatory course in any of the IITs for the first time in 2017 can appear in JEE (Advanced) 2018.
Exam Structure of JEE (Advanced) 2018 (As per 2018 updated by official website IIT)
The pattern of JEE (Advanced) given here is not the actual pattern of JEE (Advanced) 2018. It is on the basis of exact Exam pattern of JEE-Advanced 2017. The pattern for JEE-Advanced 2018 may be changed.
JEE-Advanced exam consists of two papers, i.e., Paper 1 and Paper 2, each of three hours duration and will be held as per the following schedule:  


Item

Day

Date

Time

Paper-1

Sunday

20th May 2018

09:00 - 12:00 IST

Paper-2

Sunday

20th May 2018

14:00 - 17:00 IST

Both the papers are compulsory.

Total Time:                   3 Hrs. (9:00 – 12:00)
Total Questions:           18 x 3 = 54
Max. Marks:                  61 x 3 = 183

Questions and Marks distribution for each Subject: (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics)


Section

Question
Type

Question Numbering

Number of Questions

Max. Marks

Marking Scheme

Full Marks

Partial Marks

Zero Marks

Negative
Marks

1

One or More Correct Option(s)

01 – 7

7

4 × 7 = 28

+4

+1

0

-2

2

Single Digit Integer (0-9)

08 – 12

5

3 × 5 = 15

+3

-

0

-

3

Single Correct Option
[Matching Type] 

13 – 18

6

3 × 6 = 18

+3

-

0

-1

 

 

 

18

61

 

 

 

 

 

JEE (Advance) -2018: Paper – 2
Total Time: 3 Hrs. (14:00 – 17:00)
Total Questions: 18 * 3 = 54
Max. Marks: 61*3 = 183

Questions and Marks distribution for each Subject: (Physics, Chemistry, Maths)


Section

Type of Questions

Question Number

Number of Questions

Max. Marks

Marking Scheme

Full Marks

Partial Marks

Zero Marks

Negative
Marks

1

Single Correct Option

01 – 7

7

3 × 7 = 21

+3

-

0

-1

2

One or More Correct Option(s)

08 – 14

7

4 × 7 = 28

+4

+1

0

-2

3

Comprehension (Paragraph Type)

15 – 18

4

3 × 4 = 12

+3

-

0

-

 

 

 

18

61

 

 

 


 


For More Information: Log on to website: www.jeeadv.ac.in
VITEEE Entrance Exam
ALL INDIA EXAMINATION

1.

Application process begins (Tentative):

From November, 2018

2.

Last date to edit application form:

Last week of February, 2019

3.

Last date to submit online application:

Waiting

4.

Exam Dates:

Waiting

5.

Declaration of Result:

End of April, 2019

1.

Candidates must have been born on or after July 1, 1997.

2.

Candidates must score an aggregate of 60 per cent in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/Biology in their class 12 (or equivalent) exams.

3.

The average marks for PCB or PCM should be at least 50 per cent for SC, ST and North East candidates.

4


NIOS students and those who studied in regular, full time and formal educational institutions are eligible to apply.

Parts

Type of Questions

No. of Questions

Full Marks

Duration

Part-I

Physics

40 

1 x 40 = 40

2.30 Hrs.
(3 Sessions per day)*

Part-II

Chemistry

40 

1 x 40 = 40

Part-III

Mathematics/Biology

40 

1 x 40 = 40

Part-IV

English

5

1 x 5 = 5

 

MCQs

Total – 125

125

 


The duration of the Entrance Examination will be of 2 hours and 30 minutes. The exam will be conducted as three session per day.
*Exam Timings (IST):

All Questions will be of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ). Question paper consists of four parts as given below-

Candidates can attempt the combination of PCME or PCBE as -

Selection of VITEEE question paper 
Candidates are requested to give utmost attention during VITEEE Question paper selection (PCME / PCBE)

More Information, Log on to website:    http://www.vit.ac.in/
BITS Admission Test (BITSAT)

1.

Commencement of Application Form for BITSAT-2019 :

Third week of December 2018

2.

Last date to Apply  for BITSAT 2019:

Third week of March 2019

3.

Availability of application correction window:

Second week of March 2019

4.

Test centre allotment & announcement to candidates:

Third week of March 2019

5.

Start date for slot booking:

Fourth week of March 2019

6.

BITSAT Online tests :

Third to last week of to May 2019

7.

Apply for admission with 12th marks and Preferences :

From first week of May to third week of June 2019

8

Admit list and Wait list announcement :

Third week of June 2019