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  • All Indian nationals residing in India or abroad may seek admission through this examination. Indian students who have studied abroad for at least 5 years, inclusive of 10+2 during the last 8 years, are eligible to apply through the scheme Direct Admission of Students from Abroad (DASA).
  • Foreign nationals can also appear in the IIT-JEE.
    The Age Limit is between 17 and 23 years as on September 30 of the year of examination.
  • The upper age limit is relaxed by 5 years in the case of SC/ST and physically handicapped candidates. There is currently no minimum age requirement.
  • Scheme of the Examination

    • The 3-hour Screening Test consists of objective-type questions to be answered on a machine-gradable answer sheet using HB pencils only. The subjects Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry are given equal weightage.
    • In the Main Examinations, there are conventional questions in separate papers for Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, each of 100 marks and 2 hours duration. It is held in the first week of May. Candidates can opt for question papers in English or Hindi and can answer the Main Examination in either of the following languages - Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu. Candidates should have appeared or be appearing in the 10+2 or equivalent examination and have taken or are taking Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in that language. The choice of language made in the application form cannot be changed at a later stage of the examination.

    Application Procedure 

    Application forms and information brochures can be collected on payment of the requisite amount by bank draft / postal order, payable to IIT-Delhi, at SBI. The bank draft / postal order for the mentioned amount should be addressed to Chairman, Joint Entrance Examination, IIT- Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi - 110016. Two slips of size 5 cm x 10 cm must accompany the postal request, with the candidate's complete draft / postal address including Pin Code. The envelope containing the bank draft / postal order and address slips must be clearly marked with the JEE (year) Application Form.


    • 15% of the seats are reserved for SC candidates and 7.5% for ST candidates.
    • Two seats are available in each Institute for children of defence / paramilitary personnel killed or permanently disabled in action.
    • One seat in each Institute is available for leprosy-cured or physically handicapped candidates (as specified by the Government of India) who are otherwise fit to pursue the course.

    Contact Information

    A computerised service is available at some of the IITs to provide information about results etc. The application number and / or registration number must be given and a procedure followed as advised by the touch-tone phone. Other contact information is as follows:





    Chennai Chairman JEE IIT Chennai- 600036
    Delhi Chairman JEE IIT Delhi, Hauz Khas, NewDelhi- 110016
    Guwahati Chairman JEE IIT Guwahati, Institution of Engineers Building, Paan Bazar, Guwahati-781001
    Kanpur Chairman JEE IIT Kanpur-208016
    Kharagpur Chairman JEE IIT Kharagpur-721302
    Mumbai Chairman JEE IIT Mumbai, Powai, Mumbai-400076


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