Step 1: Appear for the JEE (Main) examination From 2021, you can appear in JEE Main 4 times in a year in February, March, April and May (that too, in 13 languages including English). Also, you can appear in JEE Main in 3 consecutive years from the year of passing your class 12 exam. NTA has not mandated any criteria for age appearing for the JEE Main.
The top performers of JEE Main, around 150,000 of the candidates, will be shortlisted for giving JEE Advanced.
Important Things to Remember:
If you appear in more than one session then your best of scores will be considered for preparation of merit list or ranking. The question paper will contain 90 questions, in which you will have to attempt a total of 75 questions. In the new paper pattern, there will be no negative marking in the 15 Subjective questions.
Step 2: Appear for the JEE (Advanced) examination You can appear for the JEE (Advanced) examination only if your score in the JEE (Main) examination is above the minimum cut-off score for different categories of students officially announced by the NTA.
The JEE (Advanced) examination is conducted by the zonal coordinating IITs under the guidance of the Joint Admission Board (JAB). You can appear for the JEE (Advanced) examination only through CBT (Computer Based Test) mode. You will have only 2 chances to appear for the JEE (Advanced) examination.
The JEE (Advanced) examination consists of two question papers generally. Both papers have questions on Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. The questions are designed to test a candidate’s comprehension, reasoning, and analytical ability. Each paper is of 3 hours duration.
Step 3 : Obtain All India Rank (AIR)
If you have appeared in both Paper I and II of the JEE (Advanced) and have scored a minimum 10% marks in each of Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics (on all questions on a subject in Paper I and II) and 35% marks in aggregate of the three subjects, then only you will be considered for the ranking. These marks criteria varied across various categories of students.
Step 4: Allocation of seats at the different IITs through a common process by the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA)
If you find your name in the All India Rank list, then you will have to participate in the joint seat allocation process conducted by the JoSAA.