Indian government approve changes in IIT-JEE exams

Exams to be conducted in two parts: JEE-Main and JEE-Advanced.

New Delhi/February 27
The central government today said that the government has approved changes in IIT-JEE exams which will be held in two parts, JEE-Main and JEE-Advanced.
A spokesperson of Human Resource Development ministry said that the Council of Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), after discussions with various stakeholders, including the IITs, has decided to hold the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) in two parts — JEE-Main and JEE-Advanced, for admission to the under-graduate programs in engineering from the 2013-14 academic year.
The spokesperson further stated that the top 150,000 candidates (including all categories) based on performance in JEE-Main will qualify to appear in the JEE-Advanced. Admissions to IITs will be based only on category-wise All India Rank (AIR) in JEE-Advanced, subject to the condition that such candidates are in the top 20 percentile of successful candidates in class XII examination conducted by their Boards in applicable categories.
The IIT-JEE Main exam will be held on April 7 while computer based exam will be held from April 8 to April 25.