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IIT JEE 2010

Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Examination - IIT JEE 2010

Important Dates

Date of Exam: April 11, 2010 (Sunday): 09.00-12.00 hrs Paper-1
14.00-17.00 hrs Paper-2

Reservation of Seats


1. 15% for SC and 7.5% for ST candidates with relaxed qualifying norms. Some SC/ST candidates, who do not qualify in JEE-2010, may be offered admission to the Preparatory Course of one-year duration provided.

(i) seats are available,
(ii) Candidates satisfy minimum norms, and
(iii) Candidates have not undergone the Preparatory Course earlier. Candidates successfully completing the Preparatory Course will be offered direct admission to the first year in the academic year 2010-11.

2. For OBC Candidates belonging to non-creamy layer, 18% Seate are reserved in each programme in the older IITs (Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Khanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, Roorkee), IT - BHU, Varanasi and ISMU, Dhanbad, and 27% seats are researved in each program in the new IITs (Bhubaneswar, Gandhinager, Hyderabad, Patna, punjab and Rajesthan) candidates belonging to this category are admitted on the basis of a relaxed criterion

Qualifying Examination

Candidates applying for JEE-2010 should have either completed or should be appearing in 2010 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.

Important Notes

  1. Those candidates who will be appearing in the qualifying examination in 2010 or later are not eligible to apply for JEE-2010.
  2. All provisional admissions to candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination in the year 2010 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, 2010. 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.
  3. 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-2010 regarding the eligibility of any applicant shall be final.
  4. For more clarification in respect of number of attempts and year of passing the qualifying examinations, please refer to FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions).

Age Requirements

For GE and OBC categories, only those candidates whose date of birth falls on or after October 01, 1985, are eligible to appear in JEE-2010. For SC, ST, and PD categories, candidates who were born on or after October 01, 1980, 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.
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