Engineering Section

Engineering Course 1


JEE Main has two papers, Paper-1 and Paper-2. Candidates may opt for either or both of them. Both papers contain multiple choice questions. Paper 1 is for admission to B.E./B.Tech courses and is conducted only online. Paper-2 is for admission in B.Arch and B.Planning courses and is conducted offline only.

JEE Main, unlike JEE Advanced, has a fixed exam structure and is not subject to change every year. Paper-1 is of three hours duration and consists of thirty multiple- choice (single-correct) questions in each of the three subjects (physics, chemistry, and maths). There is negative marking for incorrect answers.

4 marks are awarded for correct answers and 1 mark is deducted for incorrect answers. From 2013 to 2016, the marks obtained in the class XII school board examination used to be accorded a 40% weightage in deciding the JEE Main all India ranks.

From 2017, CBSE made Aadhar card mandatory for students applying for JEE. Students not having the card were asked to register for it before applying for JEE.

From 2019, JEE Main will be conducted two times in a year and it will be conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA).

Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) MAIN will be conducted by the NTA from 2019 onwards. This Examination was being conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) till 2018. 

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.

Engineering Course 2


Candidates should rank among the top candidates in Paper-1 of JEE (Main), broken down per category. For example, for JEE (Advanced) 2019 the top 245,000 were eligible, but only 46.5% of those were open for all, the rest being reserved for special categories.

Candidates should be less than 25 years of age, with five year relaxation for SC, ST, and PwD candidates.

Candidates can attempt examination at most two times in two consecutive years.

Candidates should have qualified the Class XII Board Examination (or equivalent) in the previous year.

Candidates should not have accepted admission in any of the IIT earlier.

In addition, candidates are required to either be within the category-wise top 20 percentile of successful candidates in the Class XII Board Examination, or secure a 75% mark (65% for SC, ST and PwD).

Students who qualify JEE-Main can appear for the JEE-Advanced examination. In 2018, 224,000 students were allowed to appear for JEE-Advanced,a number that had gone up from 220,000 in 2017 and 200,000 in 2016.

JEE Advanced 2019

JEE Advanced 2019 was held on 27 May 2019 (Monday) by IIT Roorkee and was completely online. It was of 372 Marks with each paper comprising of 186 marks.

JEE Advanced 2018

JEE Advanced 2018 was held on 20 May by IIT Kanpur and was completely online. The exam had total of 360 marks with each paper bearing 120 marks.

JEE Advanced 2017

JEE Advanced 2017 was conducted on 21 May 2017 by IIT Madras. The exam consisted of two papers, each having 54 questions with a total of 366 marks

JEE Advanced 2016

In 2016, the JEE Advanced exam was held on May 22, 2016. The exam carried a total of 372 marks with each paper carrying 186 marks. The level of difficulty of questions was increased to a larger extent. Moreover, number of integer type questions (having no negative marking) were reduced. The paper was set up in collaboration of different IITs with the principal organiser being the IIT Guwahati. The Physics paper was set by IIT Madras, Mathematics by IIT Guwahati and the Chemistry portion was jointly set by IIT Bombay and IIT Delhi. These features made this paper the toughest ever JEE Paper even after 2019 JEE Paper. The paper had a huge surprise of partial marking in multiple correct choices where if a student marked some but not all correct answers without marking the wrong ones, he/she would be awarded one mark for each correct option.

JEE Advanced 2015

JEE Advanced 2015 was held on May 24, 2015. The two papers were of 504 marks overall, a sharp increase from the regular trend of about 360 marks. Changes in examination pattern surprised students nationwide. There were no single correct multiple choice questions at all; all of them were multi-correct. The level of negative marking was also increased. According to the statistics released by IIT Bombay, which conducted the exam, 26,456 out of the 1,17,238 candidates who appeared in the test were shortlisted for admission to IITs. 23,407 male candidates qualified, outnumbering 3,049 female candidates.

Engineering Course 3


Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani (shortened BITS Pilani or BITS) is a private institute of higher education and a deemed university under Section 3 of the UGC Act 1956 The institute is one among the 6 Indian 'Institutes of Eminence' recognized by the Government of India in 2018. It is established across 4 campuses and has 15 academic departments. It focuses primarily on higher education in engineering and sciences and on its management programme. Its history, influence, wealth and endowments have made it one of India's most prestigious universities.

The institute was established in its present form in 1964. During this period, the institute's transformation from a regional engineering college to a national university was backed by G.D. Birla. BITS, since then, has expanded to campuses at  Pilani , Goa, Hyderabad and Dubai. BITS alumni have continued to strongly shape the Indian economy and culture. Through its highly successful and widespread alumni network spanning globally across varied fields, BITS Pilani has made a significant impact on corporates, academia, research, entrepreneurship, arts and social activism.

BITS conducts the All-India computerized entrance examination, BITSAT (BITS Admission Test). Admission is purely merit-based, as assessed by the BITSAT examination. The fully residential institute is privately supported.

Engineering Course 4


The MHT-CET or Common Entrance Test is an annual entrance exam conducted by the Government of Maharashtra. It is conducted by the Directorate of Technical Education. The degree courses of the following streams are mainly accounted for in this entrance exam:


Earlier the test scores were also used for admissions to Medical degree courses. After the Supreme Court of India hammered the deduction for NEET for Medical colleges; MHT-CET is scrapped for medical colleges. The test is conducted in online mode for the first time in 2019. The State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra released the syllabus and marking scheme for the Computer Based Test (CBT).

MHT-CET (MHCET) is conducted by Government of Maharashtra, State Common Entrance Test Cell for admission to first year of full-time degree courses of Health Sciences and Technical Education (Engineering and Technology, Pharmacy) in the state of Maharashtra.

One important change from 2019 is MHT-CET 2019 will be conducted as an Online Computer based Test instead of Pen-Paper based examination.