All India Engineering entrance exam - AIEEE FAQs

All India Engineering entrance exam - AIEEE FAQs

Q. What is AIEEE conducted for?

Ans. AIEEE is conducted for entrance into various Engineering and Architectural courses at undergraduate level across the country.

Q . What are the eligibility criteria for AIEEE?

Ans. Students who aspire to be an Engineer have to pass their 10+2 with an aggregate of 50% marks, having Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects, whereas it is 50% marks with Mathematics as a compulsory subject for students who aspire to become an Architect. The other subjects such as Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science etc. may be optional subjects.

Q. What all institutes are associated with AIEEE?

Ans. Mostly all the NITs(National Institute of Technology -approx 30 institutes) and the IITs (Indian Institute of Technology) of the country consider a valid AIEEE score for admission into the institute.50 % of NITs seats are filled by AIEEE eligible candidates of a particular state where NIT is located while rest of the seats are allocated on All India Merit. The seats of IITs are allotted on the basis of All India Merit.

Q. When is the AIEEE conducted?

Ans. AIEEE is conducted mostly on last Sunday of April and the results are declared by last week of May or first week of June.

Q. How are the ranks assigned to the candidates?

Ans. The ranks are assigned on all India basis and State basis, thus called AIR- All India Rank and SR- State Rank. AIR is for the purpose of admissions through Central Counseling Board into IITs, NITs etc. Other ranks are allotted only for information purposes. The other institutes not using central counseling procedure prepare their own ranking list, depending upon the performance in JEE Main and their certain criteria.

Q. What is AIEEE structure?

Ans. It consists of two papers. Paper 1 is for B.E./B.Tech courses and Paper 2 is for B.Arch courses. A candidate can appear for both the papers.

- Paper 1: It has three sections viz., Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. All the sections are given equal weightage.The paper consists of Multiple choice objective- type questions, having four choices for each. The paper has negative marking scheme where negative marks are assigned to every incorrect answer. The incorrect answers are negatively marked as one fourth of the maximum marks allotted per question.However no marks are deducted from the total score if any question is not attempted in the answer sheet.If two or more answers are indicated for a question, it is considered as a wrong answer and negative marking is done. Paper 1 may be conducted in offline (Pen and paper based exam) mode or online (Computer based examination) mode.

- Paper 2: It has three sections viz., Mathematics, Aptitude and Drawing.
Mathematics and Aptitude sections have multiple choice objective-type questions and the Drawing section is associated with image drawings. Paper 2 is conducted only in offline mode.
The candidate can opt to take either one or both the papers.

Q . What is the duration for AIEEE?

Ans. The duration for AIEEE is 3 hours.

Q. How many times a candidate can appear for AIEEE?

Ans. A candidate can appear for the exam for only three times in the consecutive years.

Q. Is an AIEEE appearing candidate allowed to carry calculators into the examination hall?

Ans . No, the candidate is not allowed to carry calculators, electronic devices, logarithmic tables or any other material into the examination hall.

Q . What is the syllabus of AIEEE?

Ans. The AIEEE questions are based on a syllabus common to syllabi of Central Board of Secondary Education and that of all the state boards in India.

Q . Who conducts the counseling of eligible candidates?

Ans. The counseling of the AIEEE eligible candidates is conducted by the Central Counseling Board for admissions to the undergraduate Engineering and Architecture courses in the Institutes.

Q . Is AIEEE same as JEE now?

Ans. AIEEE is now recognized as JEE Main with effective from 2013.It is conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and admissions to all the NITs is done on the basis of merit list of JEE Main exam.

Q. What are the courses offered at various IITs after qualifying AIEEE?

Ans. IITs offer engineering courses such as Computer Science, Electronics and Communication etc. They also provide dual engineering degree in few courses which is a five year dual degree program.

Q. What are the courses offered at various NITs after qualifying AIEEE?

Ans. NITs offer B.Tech courses in various engineering branches such as Computer Science, Electrical, Mechanical, chemical, Civil etc.

Q. How is the admission given into IITs to the eligible candidates after JEE?

Ans . Now also known as Paper-1, JEE (Main) is an eligibility test for JEE (Advanced). Candidate aspiring to take admission to undergraduate courses at IITs has to take JEE Advanced after qualifying JEE (Main).

Q. What all states have changed the eligibility criteria for admissions to the engineering institutes located in that state?

Ans. The candidate seeking admission in the institutes of Gujarat, Nagaland, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Odisha have to appear for JEE Main. Earlier these states were admitting on the basis of their State Level Examinations, but now they have to qualify JEE main.

Q. Can a candidate appear for AIEEE in Hindi language?

Ans. Candidates can opt for AIEEE paper in English or Hindi Language.

Q. After qualifying JEE Main exam, what all institutes are there where a candidate may apply for admission?

Ans. JEE main exam is an entrance exam for admission to NITs, Engineering institutes in a few states like Gujarat, Maharashtra, Odisha, and first level application for IITs. For admission to IITs, the candidate has to appear for JEE Advanced after qualifying JEE Main with a valid score.

Q. Where are the application forms available for JEE Main?

Ans The application forms for JEE Main are available online on

Q. When are the JEE Main online application forms available during the year?

Ans. JEE Main online application forms are mostly available during the month of November.

Q. What are the requirements to fill JEE Main exam application form?

Ans. The candidate should have a digital photograph, scanned copies of signature and thumb impression. Only online application forms are available for JEE Main. After filling in the correct details on the application form, the candidate should retain the hard copy of the application form and confirmation page for further reference or correspondence, if required.

Q. Where are the offline forms available for JEE Main exam?

Ans. Application forms for JEE Main are not available as printed hard copy. Application forms are available only online on the website

Q. Are there any JEE Main application help centers available?

Ans. JEE Main application centers are available on the JEE website in the list of JEE facilitation or help centers. CBSE provides facilitation centers for students to apply online, that guides and helps the student totally free of cost.JEE website is

Q. What is the admission procedure to apply for IITs through JEE?

Ans. Candidates aspiring admission in IITs should appear for JEE Main first. If the candidate scores among top 1,50,000 ranks, and is under top 20% of 10+2 marks, then the candidate may apply for JEE Advanced exam. Then depending upon the JEE Advanced score, the candidate is admitted to IITs.

Q. Do they have same application forms for entrance to IITS and NITs?

Ans. For candidates seeking admission to IITs and NITs, they have same application form for JEE Main exam.

Q. What is the procedure to apply for JEE Main for a student of 10+2?

Ans. The candidate has to apply online to apply for JEE Main exam. The website is

Q. What is the mode of appearing into JEE Main?

Ans. JEE Main exam may be taken as both Online and Offline.

Q. Are practice tests available for appearing into AMIE?

A. The mock tests are available on CBSE and JEE websites and can be easily downloaded. Website for JEE is and website for CBSE is

Q. What is the pattern for AIEEE question papers?

Ans. The AIEEE question paper is categorized into three levels: Easy, Average and Difficult. The cut- off list in most of the exams lies between 60-70%. The easy and average level of questions may ensure the selection, but the difficult questions help the candidate to achieve the merit.
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