About IIT  

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have received worldwide recognition for their standards of excellence and for producing world-class scientists, engineers and technologists. The internationally reputed IITs have indeed ensured India's global recognition. So much so that other universities are planning to replicate the IIT model IITs are located at Chennai, Delhi, Bhubaneswar, Guwahati, Gandhinagar, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Hyderabad, Patna, Punjab, Rajasthan, Mumbai and Roorkee. Indian and foreign nationals who want admission to the degree programmes have to compete in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE). The selection procedure for admission to ISM Dhanbad, IT-BHU Varanasi, IIST, IISER and T.S. Chanakya is also through JEE .
Release of Application Forms for IIT-JEE: In the month of November (tentatively)
Date of Examination: Second Week of April (tentatively)
Eligibility Criteria for Appearing in IIT- JEE:
(A) A candidate can attempt JEE only twice, in consecutive years. Candidates who have passed (10+2) or equivalent qualifying examination and secured 60% or more [55% or more for SC/ST & persons with Physical Disability(PD)] marks in aggregate in their respective board examination are eligible. (B) Those who have appeared in JEE in 2008 or earlier are not eligible for appearing in JEE 2010.

Pattern of Examination: In recent times, IIT-JEE Council has been changing its testing pattern almost every year. This year there will be two question papers of three hours duration, each consisting of separate sections in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Questions in these papers will be of objective type which are to be answered on a specially designed machine-gradable sheet.

Whatever is the testing pattern, basically the ultimate aim of IIT-JEE is to judge the aspirant's subject knowledge and problem-solving skills. Thus, the only requirement of this exam is to have strong basic concepts, good analytical skills, and thorough knowledge of the core concepts and extensive practice.

Only those candidates who attempt both Paper 1 and Paper 2 will be considered for the ranking.  
Marks in each subject like Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry will be obtained by adding the marks secured in that subject part in both paper 1 and paper 2. i.e. Marks in Mathematics will be equal to marks in Mathematics section of Paper 1 + marks in Mathematics section of Paper 2. Similar procedure will be followed for Physics and Chemistry.
Subject-wise cut off- All candidates whose marks are in the top 80% bracket of the total candidates appeared will qualify the cut off requirement for that subject for General/DS category. Candidates meeting the cut off requirements for all the three subjects will be considered for the ranking.
Subject-wise Cut offs for the reserved category candidates: There is some relaxation in the subject-wise cut offs available to reserved category candidates.  
  5. Based on the aggregate marks secured in the Examination, a common merit list with AIR will be prepared without any relaxed criteria. Total number of candidates declared qualified and ranked will be 1.15 times the total number of seats available at the seven IITs, IT-BHU and ISMU.  
Reserved Category Merit Lists- In addition to a common merit list, separate merit lists of candidates belonging to the SC, ST, and PD categories will be prepared by giving some further relaxation in the aggregate cut off determined in 5 above. If a candidate belongs to more than one reserved category, then he/she for the purpose of ranking shall be considered in all the categories in which he/she qualifies.
  7. Total number of candidates declared qualified in any reserved category will not exceed 1.15 times the total seats available in that category.  


Extended Merit List (EML) It is the list of candidates drawn up with some further relaxation in the aggregate cut-off beyond the cut-off of the JEE-2008 common merit list. These EML candidates have not qualified in JEE-2008 and thus are not eligible for admissions to IITs, IT-BHU, and ISMU.
Use of EML - Some of the MHRD/Other Government of India Institutions will use the extended merit list of JEE-2008 for admissions to their institutions in session 2008-09. All the candidates who are declared qualified in the extended merit list should lookout for the advertisement and apply to the following institutes directly for admission or for further details.

Students can view their marks from the IIT websites from August 01 to August 31, 2008.


Some useful links:

    IIT Bombay           : www.iitb.ac.in/jee  

IIT Delhi                : www.iitd.ac.in/jee  

IIT Guwhati           : www.iitg.ac.in/jee  

IIT Kanpur            : www.iitk.ac.in/jee  

IIT Kharagpur       : www.iitkgp.ernet.in/jee  

IIT Madras            : www.iitm.ac.in/jee  

IIT Roorkee          : www.iitr.ac.in/jee  

Institutions using EML of JEE-2008

  1. Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology : http:www.iist.ac.in  
  2. Indian Institute of Science Education and Research  
    a) Mohali               : http:www.iisermohali.ac.in  
    b) Pune                 : http:www.iiserpune.ac.in  
    c) Kolkata              : http:www.iiserkol.ac.in  
    d) Bhopal IISER Bhopal  
  3. Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology Society (RGPIT)  
  4. Indian Institute of Maritime Studies (Merchant Navi)    : http:iims.dgshipping.com