Joint Entrance Examination (IIT JEE) 2012

The Last date for receipt of form 15 December 2011 and the Entrance Date 08 April 2012
Candidates must make sure that they satisfy all the eligibility conditions given below for appearing in IIT-JEE 2012:

Date of Birth
General (GE) and Other Backward Classes (OBC) category candidates must have been born on or after October 1, 1987. Those born earlier are not eligible to appear in IIT-JEE 2012.

Candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), and those with Physical Disability (PD) must have been born on or after October 1, 1982. SC/ST/PD candidates born before October 1, 1982 are not eligible to appear in IIT-JEE 2012.

The date of birth as recorded in the high school/ first Board/ Pre-University certificate will be accepted. If the certificate does not mention the date of birth, a candidate must submit along with the application, an authenticated document indicating the date of birth.

Year of Passing Qualifying Examination (QE)

To appear in IIT-JEE 2012, a candidate must have either passed the QE for the first time, on or after October 1, 2010 or appearing for the first time in 2012. Those who are going to appear in the QE later than September 30, 2012 are not eligible to appear in IIT-JEE 2012.

The year of passing the QE will be determined based on the examination he/she passed the earliest out of the qualifying examinations listed below. In case the applicant passed more than one QE or attempted successfully same QE more than once, the year of the first successful QE/attempt will be used to determine the eligibility for IIT-JEE 2012.
Minimum Percentage of Marks in QE
Candidates belonging to GE and OBC categories must secure at least 60% marks in aggregate in QE. SC, ST and PD candidates must secure at least 55% marks in aggregate in QE.

Number of JEE Attempts
A candidate can attempt JEE maximum two times in consecutive years irrespective of whether or not he/she passed QE. Those who have attempted JEE in 2010 or earlier are NOT ELIGIBLE to appear in IIT-JEE 2012.

How To Apply:
Offline Application Process
A candidate can register Offline using the prescribed Optical Machine Readable (OMR) Application Form which can be obtained by cash purchase from bank branches given below with effect from 11 November, 2011.
OMR Application form cost including processing charges of 200/-

Form for GE/OBC Male candidates: Rs. 1800/-

Form for SC/ST/PD Male candidates: Rs.1000/-

Form for All Female candidates: Rs. 200/-

For List of Bank Branches

Online Application process will start on 31st October, 2011


Test Centers:
IIT Bombay Zone Examination Centres

GOA: Panaji

GUJARAT: Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara


MAHARASHTRA: Akola, Aurangabad, Kolhapur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Ratnagiri, Solapur, Thane

RAJASTHAN: Ajmer, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur

IIT Delhi Zone Examination Centres:

DELHI: Delhi (East), Delhi (West), Delhi (North), Delhi (South), Delhi (Central)

HARYANA: Ballabgarh, Faridabad, Gurgaon


MADHYA PRADESH: Indore, Ujjain

RAJASTHAN: Alwar, Sikar, Udaipur

UTTAR PRADESH: Aligarh, Mathura

UAE: Dubai

IIT Guwahati Zone Examination Centres:


ASSAM: Dibrugarh, Goalpara, Guwahati, Silchar, Jorhat, Tezpur

BIHAR: Bhagalpur, Gaya, Katihar, Muzaffarpur, Patna




IIT Kanpur Zone Examination Centres:

MADHYA PRADESH: Bhopal, Gwalior, Jabalpur

UTTARAKHAND: Nainital, Pantnagar

UTTAR PRADESH: Agra, Allahabad, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur,
Lucknow, Raibareilly

IIT Kharagpur Zone Examination Centres:


ANDHRA PRADESH: Visakhapatnam

CHATTISGARH: Bhilai, Bilaspur, Raipur

JHARKHAND: Bokaro, Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Ranchi

ORISSA: Balasore, Berhampur, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Rourkela, Sambalpur

SIKKIM: Gangtok

TRIPURA: Agartala

WEST BENGAL: Asansol, Burdwan, Belur, Durgapur, Kharagpur, Kolkata (North), Kolkata (Salt Lake), Kolkata (South), Malda

IIT Madras Zone Examination Centres:

ANDHRA PRADESH: Guntur, Hyderabad, Kurnool, Nellore, Tirupathi, Vijayawada, Warangal

KARNATAKA: Bangalore, Mangalore, Mysore

KERALA: Kochi, Kozhikode, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur

PUDUCHERRY: Puducherry

TAMIL NADU: Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Salem, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli

IIT Roorkee Zone Examination Centres:

CHANDIGARH: Chandigarh

HARYANA: Ambala, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Rohtak, Sonipat, Yamuna Nagar

HIMACHAL PRADESH: Mandi, Palampur, Shimla

PUNJAB: Amritsar, Bathinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Patiala

UTTARAKHAND: Dehradun, Roorkee

UTTAR PRADESH: Bareilly, Gautam Budh Nagar (Noida), Ghaziabad, Meerut, Moradabad, Saharanpur, Varanasi

Type of Examination
There will be two question papers, each of three hours duration. Both the question papers will consist of three separate sections on Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. The questions will be of objective type, designed to test comprehension, reasoning and analytical ability of candidates.

The answers for each of the questions are to be marked on a separate, specially designed, machine-gradable sheet of paper (ORS – Optical Response Sheet). While answering each of the questions the candidate is expected to darken the bubble(s) against correct answer(s) using black ball point pen only. In some sections, incorrect answers may be awarded negative marks.

Schedule of IIT-JEE 2012:
The examination will be held on Sunday, April 8, 2012 as per the schedule given below:
Paper 1: 09.00 to 12.00 hrs (IST)
Paper 2: 14.00 to 17.00 hrs (IST)

The schedule will remain unaltered even if the above date is declared a public holiday.

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