JEE is an All India Level examination for admission to prestigious institutes like IITs, NITs, IIITs, and CFTIs. JEE, considered to be one of the toughest exams consists of JEE Main and JEE Advanced. Every year, lakhs of engineering aspirants sit for JEE to get into the best institutes for engineering.
Some lesser known facts about IIT JEE:
- The first IIT, IIT Kharagpur launched in 1951, but the examination for entrance started in 1955.
- 1961 benchmarks the beginning of the IIT-JEE examination.
- The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) as we now know it was earlier known as Common Entrance Examination (CEE).
- India’s first woman metallurgist graduated from IIT Bombay in 1981.
- In 1998, JEE terminated the English paper as a part of the entrance examination.
- Till 2005, JEE was an amalgamation of subjective and objective questions. From 2006 onward, JEE became an “objective-type test”.
- As per the decision taken by MHRD in 2017, over 800 supernumerary seats have been allotted for female candidates in 23 IITs, and the decision is an attempt to increase female enrollment in IITs from 8 to 20 percent by 2020.
- As per the new guidelines, JEE Main exam would be conducted twice a year. Though, it is upon the aspirants whether they want to take both the attempts or not.
- As per the “Eligibility for appearing in JEE (Main) – 2019” clause, a candidate gets to take JEE Main for three consecutive years.
- NTA has established Test Practice Centers (TPCs) to help candidates become familiarized with taking Computer Based Tests (CBTs). TPCs will provide free mock-tests to JEE Main and JEE Advanced candidates who can register themselves on the NTA website or the NTA app.