Indian Institute of Techonlogy (IITs) Joint Entrance Examination (JEE 2008)

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The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are institutions of national importance established through an Act of Parliament.  These Institutes play a leading role in technological manpower development and have research programmes comparable to the best in the world.  The admissions to the Undergraduate Programmes for all Indian and Foreign nationals at these institutions are made through the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE).

Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi is one of the oldest institutions devoted to education in various engineering disciplines.  Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, a deemed university, is the oldest institution of its kind in India.  The admissions to the Undergraduate Programmes at these institutions are also made through JEE.All these institutions are known for providing quality education in science and technology and for research in frontier areas.  The environment at these institutions is highly conducive for

  • Building a solid foundation of knowledge,
  • Development of personality, confidence building, self-discipline and pursuit of excellence,
  • Enhancement of creativity, motivation and drive.

All of the above help to prepare the students admitted to these institutions for successful professional and social lives. Today, alumni of these institutions occupy key positions in industry and academia in India and abroad. Each Institute has well-equipped, modern, laboratories, state-of-the-art computer network and well stocked technical library. Teaching methods rely on direct personal contact between the teacher and the students and the use of traditional and modern instructional techniques. Students live in a pleasant and intellectually stimulating environment with people having similar goals and aspirations leading to an exciting and unique academic experience. Credit-based academic programmes offer flexibility to students to progress at their own pace.  A minimum level of performance is necessary for satisfactory progress.  The medium of instruction is English.  These institutions offer courses leading to Bachelor’s degree in a number of engineering, technological and scientific disciplines.M.Sc. Integrated courses in pure and applied sciences and M.Tech. Integrated courses in a few disciplines are also offered by some of these Institutes.  In addition, some IITs offer Dual Degree M.Tech. programmes wherein both B.Tech. and M.Tech. degrees are awarded at the end of the programme.

Eligibility Criteria

  • A candidate can attempt JEE only twice, in consecutive years.
  • Candidates appearing for should have either passed in 2007 or should be appearing in 2008 in the qualifying examination given in section 7.1
  • Candidates who have accepted admission by paying full fee at any of the IITs, IT-BHU, Varanasi and ISM, Dhanbad through JEE are not eligible to appear in .

Qualifying Examination Candidates applying for should have either completed or should be appearing in 2008 in any one of the following qualifying examinations :

  • The final examination of the 10+2 system, conducted by any recognized Central/State Board, such as Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi; Council for Indian School Certificate Examination, New Delhi; etc.  
  • Intermediate or two-year Pre-University Examination conducted by a recognized Board/ University.
  • Final Examination of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy.
  • General Certificate Education (GCE) Examination (London/Cambridge/Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level.
  • High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University.
  • Any Public School/Board/University Examination in India or in any foreign country recognized by the Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to the 10+2 system.
  • H.S.C. Vocational Examination.
  • Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Open School with a minimum of five subjects.
  • 3 or 4-year Diploma recognized by AICTE or a State Board of Technical Education.

In case the relevant qualifying examination is not a public examination, the candidate must have passed at least one public (Board or Pre-University) examination at an earlier level.

Eligibility Criteria in Qualifying Examination Candidates belonging to the general (GE) category and DS category must secure a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate in their Qualifying Examination. Candidates belonging to SC, ST and PD categories must secure a minimum of 55% in aggregate in the Qualifying Examination.  If any Board awards only letter grades without providing an equivalent percentage of marks on the grade sheet, the candidate should obtain a certificate from the Board specifying equivalent marks, and submit it  at the time of counselling.  In case, such a certificate is not provided by the candidate, the decision of the Joint Implementation Committee regarding his/her eligibility shall be final.

Important Notes (i) Those candidates who will be appearing in the qualifying examination in 2008 or later are not eligible to apply for . (ii) All provisional admissions to candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination in the year 2008 will stand cancelled, if the proof of having passed the Qualifying Examination, as per the eligibility criteria specified in section 7.2, is not submitted to the concerned Institute latest by September 30, 2008. (iii) All admissions are subject to verification of facts from the original certificates/documents of the candidates. If an applicant is found ineligible at a later date even after admission to an Institute, his/her admission will be cancelled. The decision of the Joint Admission Board regarding the eligibility of any applicant shall be final. 

Date of Birth Only those candidates, whose date of birth falls on or after October 01, 1983, are eligible for . However, in the case of SC, ST and PD candidates, upper age limit is relaxed by 5 years, i.e., SC, ST and PD candidates, who were born on or after October 01, 1978, are eligible. Only the date of birth as recorded in the High School/first Board/Pre-University Certificate will be taken as authentic.  Candidates must produce this certificate in original as a proof of their age at the time of counselling , failing which they will be disqualified.

Physical Fitness All qualified candidates will have to submit a Physical Fitness certificate from a Registered Medical Practitioner in the prescribed format that will be made available to them at an appropriate time. They will be admitted only if they are physically fit for pursuing a course of study at the participating Institutes.

Special Requirements for Mining Engineering and Mining Machinery Courses Candidates opting for these courses should make sure that they are free from colour blindness. They will be required to submit a certificate from a Registered Medical Practitioner to this effect at the time of counselling. The standard of visual acuity with or without glasses will be adhered to strictly for candidates seeking admission to Mining Engineering as per DGMS Circular 14 of 1972. Persons with one-eyed vision are not permitted to work underground. Candidates with above limitations are not allowed to opt for admission to Mining Engineering or Mining Machinery Engineering. Women Candidates for Mining Courses Section 46 (1) of the Mines Act, 1952 states that “No woman shall, notwithstanding anything contained in any other law, be employed (a) in any part of a mine which is below ground, (b) in any mine above ground except between the hours 6 a.m. and 7 p.m.”. Women candidates are not admitted to Mining Engineering and Mining Machinery Engineering at ISM Dhanbad, whereas the corresponding programmes at IIT Kharagpur and IT-BHU, Varanasi have no such restriction.

Paper 1 and Paper 2 will each have three seperate sections of Physics, Chemistry and Maths, Both Papers will be of objective type, designed to test comprehension, reasoning and analytical ability of candidates,

Examination Schedule

April 13, 2008 (Sunday)

Paper 1

09.00 Hrs – 12.00 Hrs

April 13, 2008 (Sunday) Paper 2 14.00 Hrs – 17.00 Hrs


Information Brochure contains details regarding application procedure, syllabus of JEE, examination centres, courses of study available at various institutions, counselling, fee structure and other relevant information about JEE-2007.

Important dates regarding Application Material

Sale at designated branches of Banks and at all IITs


Nov. 23, 2007 – Jan. 04, 2008

Postal request for Application Material   Nov. 23, 2007 – Dec.21, 2008
Last date for receipt of Completed Application Form at IITs   Jan. 04, 2008
Commencement of submission of online application   Nov 23, 2007

Further details regarding the sale of application material from designated Banks of different zones of IITs will be published in leading daily newspapers and Employment News/Rozgar Samachar on 10th of November, 2007.

"The Information Provided here is selective and partial Please contact the regional office or university office for more information. we will not be held responsible for accuracy of the data provided here"

  • neha tyagi

    i want to know that how a student not a student of iit can get admission in mtech of iit.please also tell me the syllabus of entrance exam of iit mtech.