Studying at the IIT is a dream for every engineering aspirant. It is not easy to get admission at the institute and an understanding of the selection process is essential. Here’s some information that can help you get an idea about the process and eventually secure a seat for yourself.
IIT Selection Criteria
There are a total of 16 IITs in different states and cities of India. The selection process adopted by these 16 institutes and ISM, Dhanbad is the same. These 17 institutions have a total of 9,867 seats offered to engineering aspirants.
A student should not be over 25 years of age (for General, OBC/NCL category) and 30 years of age (for SC/ST category) on 1st October of the year of admission. As far as the lower limit is concerned, a student must be above 18 years of age to be eligible.
The first step in the selection process of IITs involves a student’s performance in 12th Board examinations. Students must have secured a minimum of 75% (for General, OBC/NCL category) and 70% (for SC/ST category) in 12th Board examinations or the equivalent.
Clearing the JEE Main
The first entrance examination to clear is the JEE Main. Candidates must clear this entrance exam and secure a position in top one and a half lakh aspirants. Once this criteria has been fulfilled, students can go on to the next step of appearing for the JEE Advanced.
Also Read: How to crack JEE Main
Clearing the JEE Advanced
The last hurdle to cross before a seat can be secured in the IITs or ISM Dhanbad is the JEE Advanced. Performance in the JEE Advanced will be the deciding factor.
Candidates can appear for the JEE Advanced twice. These attempts must be consecutive. This means that if a student has appeared for the JEE Advanced in 2014, the student can still make an attempt in 2015. However, if the first attempt was made in 2013, the student does not hold a chance to appear for the examination this year.
Also Read: JEE Main and JEE Advanced Difference
Based on the performance in JEE Advanced, students are offered a seat in IIT or ISM Dhanbad. There are also some other institutions that offer admission based on the result of the JEE Advanced. These include Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, Rae Bareli (RGIPT), Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Tiruvananthapuram (IIST) and others.
Crossing these stages can help you get a seat in the IITs of your dream. Prepare yourself and you will definitely be able to achieve your dreams.
Best of luck!