From 2013 onward, the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) has been replaced by the Joint Entrance Examination (Main) or JEE (Main) as the common entrance exam for admission to undergraduate engineering program in National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) and other centrally funded technical institutes.
JEE (Main) is conducted by the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Apex Board, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for admission to undergraduate engineering programs such as the Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) and Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.). These courses are offered by the NITs, IIITs, other centrally funded technical institutions, institutions funded by several participating state governments and several other institutions.
The exam will also act as the qualifying examination/eligibility test for JEE Advanced (previously known as IIT-JEE). Only those candidates who aspire to get admission into IITs and who clear the JEE (Main) will be allowed to appear for the JEE (Advanced).
Admission to NITs will be based on 40% weightage for total marks obtained in Class XII board/equivalent exam (normalized) and 60% weightage to performance in JEE Main. A combined All India Rank (AIR) would be decided accordingly. The policy is also adopted by other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions and participating Institutions.
Admission to State engineering colleges, affiliated to state Universities require separate merit list to be provided based on 50% weightage for total marks obtained in Class XII board/equivalent exam (normalized) and 50% weightage to performance in JEE Main.