About Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)

JEE stands for the Joint Entrance Examination which is a national-level entrance exam for admission in the field of engineering. Various colleges that accept the result of this exam are IIIT, NIT, IIT, and Government engineering colleges. The exam includes 2 sub-exams namely JEE Mains and JEE Advanced.

IIT JEE History

The first test was conducted in the year 1960. Earlier it was called the Common Entrance Exam (CEE) and was later renamed as JEE.

The year-2010 a proposition was made to replace the JEE which was declined by many universities. Later on, the Joint Admission Board (JAB) made some changes to the exam.

New Admission Norms for IITs

From the year- 2013 the exam was divided into 2 steps JEE Mains and Advanced for the 13 IITS and the Bachelor’s program of ISM Dhanbad. The eligibility criteria for the IITs, NITs, and CFTIs is students should score 75% marks in the 12th examination or should be in the top 20 percentile in the respective board. Though, SC/ST candidates are expected to score at least 65% marks.

What is the frequency of JEE Exam?

JEE is conducted twice a year in two sections:

  • JEE Mains: January and April
  • JEE Advanced: May
  • A candidate can appear twice for JEE Mains. The maximum number of attempts made is 3.
  • From 2019, there will be a total of six attempts.

What is National Testing Agency?

The Ministry of Human Resources Development of the Government of India declared the formation of the National Testing Agency (NTA) in 2018. The NTA is a foremost self-governing, autonomous, and self-supporting test association that aims for honest, competent, and adequate testing. NTA is also accountable for organizing international standard tests to assess applicants’ skills.

Since 2019, it is the liability of the Department of Higher Education, MHRD, and the Government of India (GOI), to conduct JEE (Main) with NTA.

NTA has formulated a chain of test centers over India. The candidates can exercise the “Computer Based Test (CBT)” exam mode. Veteran, fitted, and expert Nodal officers with other staff in the center support and prompt registrants to clarify their difficulties and resolve difficulties in order to grow accustomed to the CBT exam model.

Why normalization?

  • Different sets of question papers are prepared for different sessions. Thus the level of toughness won’t be the same for each candidate.
  • A certain set of questions can be tougher than the others creating a disbalance.
  • The candidate who has strived the more difficult examination is anticipated to get less/lower scores than those who have strived the more lenient one.

“Normalization procedure based on Percentile Score” is modified to defeat a situation like the one discussed earlier. It will consequently guarantee that candidates are neither profited nor disadvantaged. The toughness level of the examination or question papers recognizes the candidate’s actual quality.

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Code of Conduct for Candidates

  • In the exam center, candidates maintain the decorum of the center.
  • No discussion should be held in the exam center.
  • If a candidate executes improper activity or mimic, his/her candidature can be removed instantly. And he/she is suspended permanently or for a demanding period from practicing exam depending on the quality of the offense.
  • Use of any paper or book is strictly prohibited in the center and also the use of electronic watches equipped with computer equipment, paper pieces, mobile devices, pager, or any other appliance. Only the Admit Card & Geometry Box for paper-2 can be taken in the exam center.
  • The candidature of a candidate removes from the current examination if he breaks any of the above requirements. Also, he/she will turn for future examination(s) along with the seizing of the material.

NTA’s ruling on unfair practices will be obligatory and there will be no agreement.

IIT JEE Syllabus 2021-2022

Following is the syllabus for Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics for JEE.

S.No. Syllabus S.No. Syllabus
1 General: Units and dimensions 1 Mechanics
2 Thermal physics 2 Electricity and Magnetism
3 Electromagnetic Induction 3 Optics
4 Wave Nature of light 4 Modern Physics
5 Electronic Devices 5 Communication Systems


Algebra of complex numbers, addition, multiplication, conjugation, polar representation, properties of modulus and principal argument, triangle inequality, cube roots of unity, geometric interpretations.

Quadratic equations with real coefficients, relations between roots and coefficients, formation of quadratic equations with given roots, symmetric functions of roots.

Arithmetic, geometric and harmonic progressions, arithmetic, geometric and harmonic means, sums of finite arithmetic and geometric progressions infinite geometric series, sums of squares and cubes of the first n natural numbers

Logarithms and their properties Sequence & Series Arithmetic & geometric progression insertion of arithmetic, geometric means between two given numbers, Relation between A.M & G.M . Sum up to n terms of special series: Sn, Sn2, Sn3. Arithmetic? geometric progression!

Mathematical Induction Principle of Mathematics Induction & its simple applications.

Permutations and combinations, Binomial theorem for a positive integral index, properties of binomial coefficients.

Matrices as a rectangular array of real numbers, equality of matrices, addition, multiplication by a scalar and product of matrices, transpose of a matrix, Determinant of a square matrix of order up to three, the inverse of a square matrix of order up to three, properties of these matrix operations diagonal, symmetric and skew-symmetric matrices and their properties, solutions of simultaneous linear equations in two or three variables. Addition and multiplication rules of probability, conditional probability, Bayes Theorem, independence of events, computation of probability of events using permutations and combinations.

Statistics Measure of Dispersion. Calculation of mean, median, mode of grouped & ungrouped data calculation of standard deviation, variance, and mean deviation for grouped & ungrouped data.

Trigonometry: Trigonometric identities & functions, their periodicity, and graphs, addition and subtraction formulae, formulae involving multiple and sub-multiple angles, general solution of trigonometric equations. Relations between sides and angles of a triangle, sine rule, cosine rule, half-angle formula and the area of a triangle, inverse trigonometric functions (principal value only).

Analytical Geometry Two dimensions: Cartesian coordinates, the distance between two points, section formulae, a shift of origin. Equation of a straight line in various forms, angle between two lines, the distance of a point from a line. Lines through the point of intersection of two given lines, equation of the bisector of the angle between two lines, concurrency of lines, centroid, orthocentre, incentre, and circumcentre of a triangle

Equation of a circle in various forms, equations of tangent, normal, and chord. Parametric equations of a circle, the intersection of a circle with a straight line or a circle, equation of a circle through the points of intersection of two circles, and those of a circle and a straight line. Equations of a parabola, ellipse, and hyperbola in standard form, their foci, directrices and eccentricity, parametric equations, equations of tangent and normal. Locus Problems.

Three dimensions: Direction cosines and direction ratios, equation of a straight line in space, equation of a plane, a distance of a point from a plane.

Differential Calculus Real valued functions of a real variable, into, onto, and one-to-one functions, sum, difference, product and quotient of two functions, composite functions, absolute value, polynomial, rational, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions.

Integral Calculus Integration as the inverse process of differentiation, indefinite integrals of standard functions, definite integrals and their properties, application of the Fundamental Theorem of Integral Calculus.

Vectors Addition of vectors, scalar multiplication, scalar products, dot and cross products, scalar triple products, and their geometrical interpretations.

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