There is no separate entrance exam for getting admission into NIT engineering courses. Candidates have to clear the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE Main) to gain admission into NIT courses. The details for JEE Main are given below:


  • The candidate must have cleared the final examination of class XII or its equivalent referred to as the qualifying examination.
  • Candidates appearing for class XII final or equivalent examination in 2014 may also appear in JEE Mains 2014 examination provisionally.
  • Only candidates passing the class XII exam in 2012/ 2013 or 2014 are eligible.
  • Candidates’ date of birth should be on or after October 1, 1989 (5 years relaxation for SC/ST/PwD i.e 1984)


The syllabus for this exam is based on the common syllabi of all the state boards in India and CBSE. Candidates can choose to appear for the exam in English or Hindi.


JEE (Main) Pattern:

JEE consists of two papers: Paper I & Paper II, and the duration for each paper is three hours. Paper I is meant for B.E & B.Tech courses, and Paper II is meant for B.Arch courses. Candidates can opt for one or both the papers.

Paper I consists of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry sections- the questions in each of the sections are multiple choice objective questions and each question has equal weightage. One fourth of the maximum marks allotted to the question are negatively marked in case of an incorrect answer. For Paper I, candidates can opt for Computer Based Test to give the paper online.

Paper II has Mathematics, Drawing and Aptitude sections. There are multiple choice objective questions for Mathematics and Drawing sections, and in the Aptitude section, candidates have to answer questions based on drawing. The number of questions in the papers and the maximum marks vary every year.

How to Apply

Online Application: The registration form is available online on the official website, and candidates have to apply online for JEE.

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Paper I April 6, 2014 from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm

Paper II April 6, 2014 from 2 pm to 5 pm.

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