SCHEDULE & PATTERN of JEE-2009
The date and the schedule of JEE-2009:
April 12, 2009 (Sunday)
Paper- 1: 09.00 AM – 12.00 NOON (IST)
Paper- 2 : 02.00 PM – 05.00 PM (IST)
The schedule will remain unaltered even if the above date is declared a public holiday.
There will be two question papers, each of three hours duration. Both the question papers would consist of three separate sections on Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. Questions in these papers will be of objective type, which are to be answered on a specially designed machine-gradable sheet (ORS – Optical Response Sheet) using HB pencils only. Incorrect answers will be awarded negative marks.
Language and Font of Question Papers
Candidates can opt for Question Papers either in English or in Hindi. This option should be exercised while filling the application form. It cannot be changed at any later stage.
Visually impaired candidates, on request, will be provided with question papers with 20% enlarged font.
Use of log tables and any electronic calculating aids are NOT permitted in JEE-2009.
Aptitude Test for B.Arch. and B.Des.
Candidates called for counselling and desirous of joining the B.Arch. and B.Des. courses will be required to qualify in an Aptitude Test to be conducted at each counselling institute on June 11 and June 15, 2009. The test will consist of one paper of three hours duration – from 10:00 to 13:00 hrs. Candidates who fail to qualify in the Aptitude Test will not be eligible for admission to either B.Arch. or B.Des. courses. Question papers for aptitude test for B.Arch and B.Des will be in English only. The candidate should write the test only once, either on June 11 or June 15, 2009.
RESERVATION OF SEATS
For OBC candidates belonging to Non-creamy layer, 18% of total number of seats are reserved in each of the older IITs (Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee), IT-BHU, Varanasi and ISMU, Dhanbad and 27% of total number of seats are reserved in each of the new IITs (Bhubaneswar, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Patna, Punjab and Rajasthan. Candidates belonging to this category are admitted on the basis of a relaxed criterion as given in the page for ranking.
OBC candidates belonging to Non-creamy layer will be required to produce the original certificate issued on or after January 1, 2009 by a competent authority in the prescribed format. The certificates must be produced at the time of counselling, failing which they will be treated as belonging to the General (GE) category.
For candidates belonging to the SC and ST categories, respectively 15% and 7.5% of the total number of seats are reserved in each IIT, IT-BHU, Varanasi and ISMU, Dhanbad. Candidates belonging to these categories are admitted on the basis of a relaxed criterion as given in the page for ranking. In case all the reserved seats are not filled, a limited number of candidates are admitted to a Preparatory Course of one-year duration on the basis of a further relaxation in JEE performance. This course attempts to prepare the students in Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. On successful completion of the course, the students will be offered direct admission to the undergraduate programmes in July 2010 against the unfilled SC/ST seats of JEE-2009.
SC and ST candidates will be required to produce the original caste/tribe certificate issued by a competent authority in the prescribed format. The certificates must be produced at the time of counselling, failing which they will not be considered for admission. Seats remaining vacant in these categories shall not be filled by candidates belonging to any other category.
Persons with Physical Disability (PD)
For PD (including leprosy-cured) candidates, who are otherwise fit to pursue the course, and qualify JEE (with relaxed norms as given in the page for ranking), 3% seats are reserved as specified by the Government of India. For any category of disability (viz., locomotor, visual, speech, and/or hearing), benefit would be given to those candidates who have at least 40% permanent physical impairment in relation to a body part / system / extremity / extremities / whole body, etc.
The candidates in this category will be required to be certified by a Medical Board. The Medical Board will decide the following:
whether the candidate qualifies for the benefits under this category, and
if the disability is likely to interfere in his/her studies.
The Medical Board duly constituted for this purpose shall meet at the time of counselling at a few venues (to be announced in the counselling letter) between June 9 to 11, 2009. Candidates, who are not certified by the Medical Board as belonging to the PD category, will not be counselled under this category. The decision of the Medical Board shall be final.
ELIGIBILITY FOR JEE-2009
A candidate has to satisfy ALL the eligibility conditions given below:
A candidate can attempt JEE only twice, in consecutive years. Those who have appeared in JEE in 2007 or earlier are not eligible for appearing in JEE-2009.
Candidates appearing in JEE-2009 should have either passed the qualifying examination in 2008 or should be appearing in 2009. They should also satisfy the specific eligibility criteria in the qualifying examination. Candidates who have passed the qualifying examination before October 1, 2007 are not eligible to write JEE-2009.
Candidates should meet the age requirements given below.
Candidates should NOT have accepted admission by paying full fees at any of the IITs, IT-BHU, Varanasi or ISMU, Dhanbad, through earlier JEE.
Candidates applying for JEE-2009 should have either passed after October 1, 2007, or should be appearing in 2009 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 General (GE), Other Backward Classes (OBC) and DS categories must secure at least 60% marks in aggregate in their Qualifying Examination. Candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Physically Disabled (PD) categories must secure at least 55% marks in aggregate in the Qualifying Examination. The percentage of marks awarded by the Board will be treated as final. If the Board does not award the percentage of marks, it will be calculated based on the marks obtained in all subjects listed in the mark sheet. 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 the equivalent marks, and submit it at the time of counselling. In case such a certificate is not provided by the candidate, then the decision of the Joint Implementation Committee of JEE-2009 regarding his/her eligibility shall be final.
Those candidates who will be appearing in the qualifying examination in 2010 or later are not eligible to apply for JEE-2009.
All provisional admissions to candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination in the year 2009 will stand cancelled, if the proof of having passed the Qualifying Examination, as per the eligibility criteria specified above is not submitted to the concerned Institute latest by September 30, 2009. If a Board normally declares the results of the qualifying examination after 30th September of each year, students of such Boards are advised to attempt JEE in the following year.
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 of JEE-2009 regarding the eligibility of any applicant shall be final.
For more clarification in respect of number of attempts and year of passing the qualifying examinations, please refer to FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions).
For GE and OBC categories, only those candidates whose date of birth falls on or after October 01, 1984, are eligible to appear in JEE-2009. For SC, ST, and PD categories, candidates who were born on or after October 01, 1979, are eligible. Date of birth as recorded in the High School/first Board/Pre-University Certificate will be taken as authentic. If the high school certificate does not mention the date of birth, provide a suitable document indicating the date of birth along with the application. Candidates must produce this certificate in original as a proof of their age at the time of counselling, failing which they will be disqualified.
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 do not have any form of 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.
Female 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.”. Female candidates are not admitted to Mining Engineering and Mining Machinery Engineering at ISMU, Dhanbad, whereas the corresponding programmes at IIT Kharagpur and IT-BHU, Varanasi, have no such restriction.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. I appeared in JEE-2007 and JEE-2008. Can I appear in JEE-2009?
Q2. I appeared in JEE-2007, but did not appear in JEE-2008? Can I appear in JEE-2009?
Q3. I qualified in JEE-2008. I took admission in one of the IITs/IT-BHU, Varanasi/ISMU, Dhanbad by paying full fees but did not join the programme. Am I eligible to write JEE-2009?
Q4. I passed 10+2 examination in 2008 and also qualified in JEE-2008. I appeared for counselling for JEE-2008 and was offered admission in one of the IITs/IT-BHU, Varanasi/ISMU, Dhanbad, but did not pay full fees at the institute where I was offered admission and did not join the programme. Am I eligible to write JEE-2009?
Ans: Yes, you are eligible.
Q5. I passed 10+2 examination in 2008 with 50% marks. I took JEE-2008 and did not qualify. I will be appearing for a re-examination in the year 2009 so that I can improve the percentage of aggregate marks to 60% or more. Am I eligible to write JEE-2009 and if so how shall I fill up the application form?
Ans: Yes you are eligible. You should darken the second bubble in Item 12 of the Application Form entitled Qualification.
Q6. I passed 10+2 examination in 2008 with 50% marks. I did not write JEE-2008. I will be appearing for a re-examination in the year 2009 so that I can improve the percentage of aggregate marks to 60% or more. Am I eligible to write JEE-2009 and if so how shall I fill up the application form?
Ans: Yes you are eligible. You should darken the second bubble in Item 12 of the Application Form entitled Qualification.
Q7. I appeared in 10+2 examination in 2007 and got 50% marks. I did not write JEE-2007. I appeared for a re-examination for 10+2 in the year 2008 and obtained aggregate mark which made me eligible to attempt JEE. I took JEE-2008 but could not qualify. Am I eligible to write JEE-2009?
Ans: NO. Candidates who have passed the qualifying examination before October 1, 2007 are not eligible to write JEE-2009.
Q8. I appeared in 10+2 examination in 2007 and got 60% marks. I did not attempt JEE-2007. I took JEE-2008 and did not qualify. Am I eligible to write JEE-2009?
Q9. I appeared in 10+2 examination in 2007 and got 60% marks. I did not attempt JEE-2007 and JEE-2008. Am I eligible to write JEE-2009?
Q10. I appeared in 10+2 examination in 2007 and got less than 60% marks in the aggregate. I wrote JEE-2007 but did not qualify. I took 10+2 examination in 2008 and got more than 60% marks in the aggregate. I took JEE-2008 but did not qualify. Am I eligible to write JEE-2009?
Q11. I appeared in 10+2 examination in 2007 and got less than 60% marks in the aggregate. I wrote JEE-2007 but did not qualify. I took 10+2 examination in 2008 and got more than 60% marks in the aggregate. I did not write JEE-2008. Am I eligible to write JEE-2009?
Q12. I appeared in 10+2 examination in 2007 and failed. I qualified JEE-2007 but my admission was cancelled. I appeared in 10+2 examination again in 2008 and got more than 60% marks in the aggregate. I wrote JEE-2008 but could not qualify. Am I eligible to write JEE-2009?
Q13. My qualifying examination was conducted in 2007. The results were announced after 30th September 2007, and I got 60% marks. I did not attempt JEE-2007. Am I eligible to write JEE-2009 and if so, how shall I fill up the application form?
Ans: Yes, you are eligible irrespective of whether you attempted JEE-2008 or not. You should darken the first bubble in Item 12 of the Application Form entitled Qualification.
Q14. I passed 10+2 exam in 2008 and wrote JEE-2008. I was admitted to the Preparatory Course of an IIT/IT-BHU/ISM in July 2008 and I am due to appear in the Preparatory Exams in 2009. I wish to appear for JEE-2009. Am I eligible?
Ans: Yes, you are eligible to appear since admission to preparatory course does not imply that you have joined any IIT/IT-BHU/ISMU, Dhanbad. However, you will not be eligible to undergo the Preparatory course at any of the above Institutes on the basis of JEE-2009.
Q15. I fall under NRI/PIO/OCI/ foreign national. Does JEE give me any special treatment for admission?
Ans: First of all, you must qualify in JEE-2009. However, for the purpose of course allocation such candidates would be offered admissions in a programme available to other general candidates at their All India Rank (AIR). These seats offered to foreign nationals (also PIO, OCI, NRI) will be treated as supernumerary.
Q16. I am listed in the extended merit list. What does this mean?
Ans: Extended merit list is drawn up after making some relaxation in aggregate marks and is used by other institutions for admission to their programmes. Please visit the link Extended Merit List for knowing the names of the institutions which will be using this merit list. This information will not be provided at JEE websites. Candidates in the extended merit list are not qualified for admission to IITs, IT-BHU, Varanasi and ISMU Dhanbad.
Q17. I will be appearing in the qualifying examination in 2009 but it is unlikely that the results will be declared before 30th September 2009. Should I appear in JEE-2009?
Ans: You are advised to appear in JEE-2010 since if you qualify JEE, you will not be able to meet the admission requirements by the last date ie 30th September 2009.
AVAILABILITY OF COURSES - http://www.iitg.ernet.in/jee/availability.htm