The Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Advanced for the upcoming session is scheduled to be held on May 24, 2015. The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) - Bombay has released the dates on the official website. The examination in two papers will be held for a duration of three hours each. According to the schedule, Paper I will be held between 9 am and 12 pm and Paper II will take place between 2 pm and 5pm.
Recently, the Union ministry of human resource development and the IIT council had released a notification for a change in the eligibility criteria for IIT- JEE advanced. Aspirants can now apply to the entrance test on acquiring 75 per cent marks in their Class 12 board examination.
Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) is an all India common entrance examination conducted to provide admissions to candidates in various engineering courses. The entrance examination is conducted in two parts, JEE-Main and JEE-Advanced. Candidates who clear IIT-JEE main examination are eligible to appear for IIT-JEE advance, which provides an entry to IITs. The new relaxation allows more students to participate in the examination and increase their chances of admission to pioneer engineering colleges.
In the year, 2014, almost 13 lakh candidates appeared for the examination out of which 88 per cent cracked the examination in the first attempt. Out of this number, 12 per cent students passed the examination in their second attempt. Aspirants can appear for JEE Advance examination for a maximum of two consecutive years and not more than that.