The JEE Advanced 2017 is just around the corner and as the JEE Main Results are declared, IIT aspirants are curious to know if they have made the cut to qualify for the JEE Advanced which will be held on May 21. Every year around 15-16 lakhs of students from all over the country appear for the JEE Main but only a handful, 1.5 lakhs to be precise, qualify for the JEE Advanced to try out for the prestigious Institutes of Technology (IITs). The IITs are extremely coveted engineering institutes and are even declared by an Act of parliament as “institutes of national importance”. To get into the IITs, though, you need to clear the JEE Advanced which is highly competitive and one of the toughest entrance exams in the country.
Although many students find the JEE Main to be very tough, the JEE Advanced is a lot tougher. The former is a walk in the park compared to the latter. Unlike the JEE Main, JEE Advanced is not conducted by the CBSE but by the IITs themselves who take turns to set the paper every year. For instance, JEE Advanced 2016 was conducted by IIT-Guwahati and 2017 will be conducted by IIT-Madras. One of the biggest reasons why the JEE Advanced is so tough is because it has no fixed pattern. The exam pattern changes depending upon the conducting IIT.
This year, the exam will be conducted by IIT Madras and we have a lot of students asking us if the paper set by this institute will be tough or of medium difficulty. Well, no one can really say. Some things you just have to wait and see. Meanwhile, let’s prepare for the worst and hope for the best!
The JEE Advanced Exam Pattern set by IIT Madras is laid out below:
- Exam Mode: The IIT JEE Advanced exam will be conducted in both online (Computer Based) and offline (Pen Paper Based) mode.
- Number of Papers: The examination consists of 2 papers. It is mandatory for the candidates to attempt both the papers.
- Number of Sections: There are 3 separate sections in both the papers, namely Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
- Question Paper Type: The question papers will contain objective type that includes MCQ as well as numerical answer type questions as is seen in the previous years papers of JEE Advanced.
- Exam Timings: Total 3 hours will be provided for each paper. Timings for Paper 1 will be 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and for Paper 2, the timings will be 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Language: The candidates can avail the question papers in both English and Hindi medium (as is required to be mentioned at the time of registration).
- Marking Scheme: There is a procedure of negative marking for some of the questions.
The exact pattern and marking scheme has not been announced as yet but the JEE Advanced is just another exam to beat. Always remember that. You have done your part and you are ready for this exam. The JEE Main has come and gone and you need to give yourself a pat in the back that you have successfully cleared it! Now it’s onward to the future!