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JEE Main Registration Fee and Process of Payment

JEE had always remained among the most desired examinations for aspirants trying to enter top engineering colleges by cracking the examination with good ranks. JEE main examination is being conducted twice a year usually falling in the month of January and April but 2020 has been a tough year so far also resulting in postponement of several examinations including the JEE Main April session which was due happening in the month of April to 1st week of September. There are several strides to follow before taking up the JEE main examination, application filling persists as a major process. JEE Main Application form filling is an assortment of the various procedures where JEE Main registration fee payment for the examination tops the list. JEE main examination which was dated for the month of April has been postponed and 1st of September to 6th of September. Candidates who had failed to take up the examination in January or candidates accommodating to take up the exam again are also enabled to appear for the exam. 

JEE Main Registration

The prerequisites for filling JEE Main Application Form are as follows

  • Academic details (mark sheet, transfer certificate, etc.) of class 10th and 12th.
  • Adhaar card is most advised as the enrolment number of the adhaar card is enough.
  • Candidates are instructed to have scanned images of passport/voter ID/any valid government ID.
  • A valid and currently functioning email ID and phone number are a must.

JEE Main due happening in the month of April had further been postponed to September. Important dates to keep note of for JEE main examination taking place in the month of September are:

  • Application correction window: Any correction in the application such as personal details, academic details, scanned images can be corrected and rectified during the time period dated between 04th July 2020 to 15th July 2020.
  • Admit card: JEE Main Admit cards of candidates applied for July session are expected to be released during the 3rd week of August.
  • Dates of examination: New dates for the JEE main examination are announced to be from 01st of September to 06th of September.
  • Results of the examination: The recently updated dates for JEE Advanced are scheduled on 27th September. Hence, the results of JEE main are expected during the 3rd week of September.
Events Respective Dates
Application correction window 04th July to 20th July 2020
Release of admit card 3rd week of August
New examination dates From the 01st of September to 06th of September.
Results of the examination  3rd week of September 

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JEE Main Registration Fee in detail for Examination Centers in India 

JEE Main Registration fee details for the exam centers in India are as follows.

For general/OBC/EWS categories 

  • For a male candidate taking up only one paper such as BE/B.Tech or B.Arch or B.Planning, the payable amount is INR 650 whereas it is reduced to INR 325 for girls applying the form.
  • JEE Main registration fee for a male taking up more than one paper such as BE/B.Tech and B.Arch or BE/B Tech and B.Planning or BE/B.Tech, B.Arch and B.Planning or B.Arch and B.Planning is INR 1300 and for a girl registering for the same is INR 650.

For candidates falling under SC/ST/PWD/Transgender categories

  • The registration fee for both female and male candidates taking up anyone paper such as BE/B. Tech or B.Arch or B.Planning is INR 325.
  • A candidate registering to take up more than one paper such as BE/B.Tech and B.Arch or BE/B.Tech and B.Arch or BE/B.Tech, B.Arch and B.Planning or B.Arch and B.Planning has to pay INR 650.

Check out JEE Main Eligibility Criteria before filling the application form

JEE Main Registration Fee in Detail for Centers in Countries Except for India

JEE Main Registration fee details for centers in countries except for India is mentioned in the section below

For General/OBC/EWS categories 

  • The JEE Main registration fee for a male candidate taking up any one exam from BE/B.Tech or B.Arch or B.Planning is INR 3000, whereas for a girl candidate it is reduced up to INR 1500.
  • For a male candidate applying to write more than one paper such as BE/B.Tech and B.Arch or B.Arch and B.Planning or BE, B.Arch and B.Planning, the registration fee is INR6000, the fee for a girl applying for the same is INR 3000.

For SC/ST/PWD/Transgender

  • The JEE Main registration fee for both male and female candidates taking up more than one paper is fixed to INR 1500.
  • For a candidate(male and female) taking up more for than one paper is INR 3000/.

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JEE Main Registration Fee – Summed Up

Centre opted by the candidate Number of Papers Appearing  Amount payable by the candidate
In India Candidates of General, General-EWS, OBC and Male Candidates of SC, ST, PWD, transgender & girls
Single paper 650 INR 325 INR
B.E./B.Tech and B. Arch or B.E./B.Tech and B. Planning or B.E./B.Tech, B. Arch and B.Planning or B.Arch and B.Planning 1300 INR 650 INR
Abroad  Single paper 3000 INR 1500 INR
B.E./B.Tech and B. Arch or B.E./B.Tech and B. Planning or B.E./B.Tech, B. Arch and B.Planning or B.Arch and B.Planning 6000 INR 3000 INR

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JEE Main Registration Fee – Steps to follow before proceeding with the payment process: 

Step 1: Before starting with the payment process, candidates are advised to fill in their contact details, personal details and choose a password for themselves.

Step 2: Personal details that are needed to be filled by candidates are state code, nationality, annual income and occupation of parents, eligibility, preferred exam center, medium of question paper, etc.

Step 3: Uploading of scanned images of candidate’s recent passport-sized photo and signature.

Step 4: Start with the payment process.

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JEE Main Registration Fee – Mode of payment

  • A candidate applying for the exam can pay the registration fee online since there’s no way possible to make use of offline mode.
  • A candidate can benefit from the online payment method and pay their registration fee by using a credit card/debit card/Paytm/UPI.
  • The registration fee for the year 2020 has been increased a bit.
  • The national testing agency has formulated slight changes in the payment mode by the addition of Paytm.

JEE Main – Common Service Centres (CSCs):

For aspirants from very remote area with no proper facilities at home and for those who are not so well-bred with the online process of filling, can take-up the helping centres set up by the ministry of electronics and Information Technology(Government of India

Candidates can take up the help of such centres with few varying accordingly, such as:

  • For a candidate preparing an email, uploading of scanned images, submission of the application form and taking a printout till the fee payment costs INR 55/+GST.
  • Candidates who strive to upload only scanned images will have to pay INR 10/+GST.
  • INR 0.5/+GST is the cost for candidates who use online payment services.
  • Downloading of admit card/ answer key/ OMR answer sheet will be charged INR 10/+GST.
  • Changes for Taking a printout of per page will be INR 5/+GST.

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Candidates are advised to select their preferred payment gateway for the payment of Registration fee among:

  1. SBI MOPS (debit card, credit card, net banking)
  2. Syndicate bank payment gateway (debit card, credit card, net banking)
  3. HDFC bank payment gateway (debit card, credit card, net banking)
  4. Paytm payment gateway.

JEE Main Registration Fee – Applied charges for transaction

There are certain charges levied while making payments online. Let us see the details for that.

Debit Card:

  • For candidates choosing ICICI bank as their payment gateway, he/she will be charged with 0% till INR 2000. In case, if the payment is above INR 2000, the candidate will be charged with 0.5% with inclusion of GST.
  • Candidates opting HDFC bank as their payment gateway, there would be no payment charges for the transaction below or above INR 2000/.
  • Syndicate bank detects no charge for transaction.
  • For a candidate choosing paytm mode, there would be no charge for below INR 2000/. Whereas, 0.8% with inclusion of GST will be charged for payments above INR 2000/.

Credit Card:

  • For candidates who have chosen ICICI, HDFC, syndicate bank or paytm in domestic, the charge would be 0.40% of fee + GST while state bank of India charges 0.80% of fee with added GST of minimum INR 11/.
  • For candidates preferring International cards, 2.35 % of transaction is being charged by ICICI and syndicate banks, no charge has been detected by HDFC bank, 3.50 % of fee + GST is being charged by SBI while 1.5% of fee with inclusion of GST by paytm.

Unified Payment Interface: 

  • For payment of JEE Main Registration fee INR 2000 using ICICI bank, the charge is 0% whereas 5% of fee would be charged for payments above INR 2000/.
  • No charge would be detected when the payment is done using a card of HDFC bank.
  • For payment of fee INR 2000 done using paytm, 0% change would be detected while 0.65% + GST would be detected for payments above INR 2000.

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How to track the status of online payment?

  • Once the candidate is done filling all the required details and payment details, he/she can go forward by clicking on the ‘payment’ option.
  • A confirmation text to the registered mobile number is expected if the payment is successful.
  • All the candidates are advised to download and take a print out of the confirmation page for future references.
  • In case, if the payment status has not been confirmed, the candidate will have to pay the fee again. However, the previously detected amount would be transacted to the respective account in the due date of next 7 days.

Junctures to remember before proceeding with the online payment of JEE Main Registration fee:

  • The validity of the debit/credit card is mandatory for the candidates to keep note of.
  • Candidates are advised to be ready with their cards used for registration before starting the process.
  • All requested details are crucial and compulsory for candidates to fill. 
  • When the payment is done using net banking, candidates are solicited to check their balance and keep all the credentials ready.

Variation in the Registration Fee: Fee would vary accordingly based on:

  • Number of papers opted by the candidate.
  • Social category the candidate belonging to.
  • Gender/sex of the candidate.
  • Exam centres preferred(India/overseas)

Payment can be done by the candidate just while applying or later by logging in with the application details.

Top IITs in India: Courses Offered, NIRF Ranking and JEE Main Cut off

The Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) which are among the most reputable and prestigious institutes in the world need no introductions. Every year the trained talent they churn out has led to legions of success stories making every aspiring engineer their goal college as IIT. To get through IIT is not cakewalks as thousands of candidates apply for the limited seats every year and only the picked students among the lot get to live their dream. To be a part of IITs in India, candidates need to crack Joint Entrance Examination, both JEE Main and JEE Advanced.

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There are a total of 23 IITs in India offering 11,279 seats for an undergraduate degree. This article offers a full list of IITs in India consisting of their MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development) – NIRF 2020 ranking, B. Tech courses, seats they offer and admission process, and cut off also their fees structure.

IITs in India – NIRF Rankings

Among the top 200 Engineering colleges in India, 9 IITs hold the positions in top 10. IIT Madras secures the 1st rank. Let us see the rankings of the top 10 IITs in India.

NIRF Rankings Institute Name
1 Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
2 Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
3 Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
4 Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
5 Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
6 Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
7 Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati
8 Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad
10 Indian Institute of Technology, Indore
11 Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi

Why Choose IITs in India?

IITs in India boast themselves off of national importance. They were set up as a catalyst to kickstart the industrial revolution in India by producing an epitome of engineering talent in the country.

  • Out of 10 top engineering colleges in India, as per the NIRF Rankings, 9 positions are held by IITs in India.
  • IITs in India compete with the world’s most renowned engineering colleges such as Stanford and MIT.
  • Graduating from IITs in India will fetch you the highest salary packages.
  • Also, it opens a plethora of job opportunities not only in India but worldwide.

Advantage of Pursuing B.Tech from IITs in India

There are a number of advantages of studying B.Tech from IITs in India.

  • It is a perfect alternative to colleges abroad.
  • It is very affordable compared to other private institutes.
  • M.Tech students get monthly stipends for studying.
  • Development of interpersonal skills.
  • Students develop a sense of entrepreneurship.
  • IITs are well known for their best faculty. Most of the teachers are PhD holders from the top universities.
  • Top IITs in India have the placement rate of more than 90%.

Admission Process in IITs in India through JEE Main

  • To get admission for the Top IITs Colleges in India candidates first need to clear JEE Main exam.
  • After clearing JEE Main candidates need to opt for JEE Advanced.
  • Shortlisting candidates will appear for the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) 2019 which has been set up by the Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) to manage and regulate the joint seat allocation for admissions to 107 institutes including 23 IITs.

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List of IITs in India

Let us read in detail about the 23 Top IITs in India for Engineering.

IIT Madras (Chennai)

  • IIT Madras offers various B.Tech courses through JEE Main Score such as Aerospace Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical & Material Engineering, Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering
  • This year, students from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in IIT Madras, bagged the highest salary package of INR 133.05 LPA followed by the Department of Electrical Engineering.
NIRF Ranking 1
Seats Intake For the academic year 2017-18, the total number of seats available for B. Tech and integrated B. Tech courses is 838
Cut off 2019 Closing rank after round 7
Computer science and Engineering – 188
Electrical Engineering – 722
Mechanical Engineering – 2032
Chemical Engineering –
Aerospace Engineering – 3612.
Course Fees INR 70,954/year.

IIT Delhi

  • IIT Delhi offers various B.Tech courses through JEE Main Score such as Chemical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics & Computing, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Textile Engineering.
  • Some of the major recruiters of IIT Delhi were Microsoft, Mastercard, Uber, Denso Japan, etc.
NIRF Ranking 2
Seats Intake IIT Delhi offers a total of 851 seats for B. Tech and integrated courses.
Cut off 2019 Closing rank after round 7
Computer Science and Engineering – 93
Mechanical Engineering – 1222
Chemical Engineering – 1940
Electrical Engineering – 469
Civil Engineering – 3429
Textile Engineering – 6549
Course Fees INR 2.19 lakhs/ year.

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IIT Bombay

  • IIT Bombay offers various B.Tech courses through JEE Main Score such as Aerospace Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical & Material Engineering, Engineering Physics
  • In the last placement drive, students of IIT Bombay received 156 international offers from USA, Japan, UAE, etc.
NIRF Ranking 3
Seats Intake 729 for all the B. Tech streams.
Cut off 2019 Closing rank after round 7
Computer Science and Engineering – 63
Mechanical Engineering – 999
Chemical Engineering – 1739
Electrical Engineering – 296
Civil Engineering – 3005
Course Fees INR 2.11 lakhs/year

IIT Kanpur

  • IIT Kanpur offers various B.Tech courses through JEE Main Score such as Aerospace Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering.
  • IIT Kanpur has set up a special department for providing loans and scholarships to students who are not eligible for government scholarships.
NIRF Ranking 4
Seats Intake 827 seats for 4-year B. Tech course.
Cut off 2019 Closing rank after round 7
Computer Science and Engineering – 217
Mechanical Engineering – 2108
Chemical Engineering – 3430
Electrical Engineering – 994
Civil Engineering – 4681.
Course Fees INR 2.07 lakhs/year.

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IIT Kharagpur

  • IIT Kharagpur offers various B.Tech courses through JEE Main Score such as Aerospace Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering, Industrial and System Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Mining Engineering, Ocean Engineering and Naval Architecture.
  • In 2020 placements, IIT Kharagpur experienced a 50% increase in international offers.
NIRF Ranking 5
Seats Intake IIT Kharagpur has total of 1341 seats for different branches of Engineering
Cut off 2019 Closing rank after round 7
Computer Science and Engineering – 283
Mechanical Engineering – 2259
Chemical Engineering – 3516
Electrical Engineering – 1417
Civil Engineering – 4955
Course Fees INR 79,070/year.

IIT Roorkee

  • IIT Roorkee offers various B.Tech courses through JEE Main Score such as Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electronics and Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Metallurgical & Materials Engineering.
  • IIT Roorkee secured a position in top 600 institutes in the world as per The Times Higher Education Rankings.
NIRF Ranking 6
Seats Intake Total seats offered by the college for B. Tech courses as well as integrated programs are 1080.
Cut off 2019 Closing rank after round 7
Computer Science and Engineering – 412
Mechanical Engineering – 2748
Chemical Engineering – 4384
Electrical Engineering – 1856
Civil Engineering – 5261.
Course Fees INR 2.13 lakhs/year.

IIT Guwahati

  • IIT Guwahati offers various B.Tech courses through JEE Main Score such as Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics Communication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Biosciences and Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Chemical Science Technology, Mathematics And Computing.
  • Eligible students in IIT Guwahati can avail a number of Institute and other scholarships, Assistantships, etc.
NIRF Ranking 7
Seats Intake They offer a total of 702 seats for B. Tech programs.
Cut off 2019 After 7 rounds the cut off for General category in
Computer science and engineering – 588
Electrical Engineering – 2028
Mechanical Engineering – 3417
Course Fees INR 2.15 lakhs/year.

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IIT Hyderabad

  • IIT Hyderabad offers various B.Tech courses through JEE Main Score such as Artificial Intelligence, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Engineering Science, Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering, Mathematics and Computing, Mechanical Engineering.
  • IIT Hyderabad grew in terms of placement package, reaching INR 60.41 lac per annum.
NIRF Ranking 8
Seats Intake For the academic year 2017 the total number of seats available in IIT Hyderabad for B. Tech program is 285.
Cut off 2019 After 7 rounds the cut off for General category in
Computer science and engineering – 616
Artificial Intelligence – 657
Mathematics and Computing – 694
Electrical Engineering – 1868
Mechanical Engineering – 3609
Course Fees INR 2.17 lakhs/year.

IIT Indore

  • IIT Indore offers various B.Tech courses through JEE Main Score such as Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Metallurgy Engineering and Materials Science.
  • Candidates with family income of less than 5 lakh are entitled to a remission of 1/3rd tuition fees. Families, with income of less than 1 lakh, receive full grants.
NIRF Ranking 10
Seats Intake IIT Indore offers 252 seats for admission to B. Tech program in 5 disciplines.
Cut off 2019 After 7 rounds the cut off for General category in
Computer science and engineering was – 1067
Electrical Engineering – 3635
Mechanical Engineering 5279
Civil Engineering – 7971
Metallurgy and Materials Engineering – 9795.
Course Fees INR 2.2lakhs/year.

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IIT Varanasi

  • IIT Varanasi offers various B.Tech courses through JEE Main Score such as Ceramic Engineering and Technology, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Pharmaceutical Engineering and Technology.
  • The top recruiters in IIT Varanasi for 2019 were Goldman Sachs, Uber, Google, Microsoft, and Cisco.
NIRF Ranking 11
Seats Intake BHU Varanasi offers 795 seats for admission to B. Tech for 10 different disciplines.
Cut off 2019 After 7 rounds the cut off for General category in
Computer Engineering – 796
Electrical Engineering – 3026
Mechanical Engineering – 4268
Chemical Engineering – 6421
Metallurgical Engineering – 8169
Course Fees INR 2.17akhs/year.

IIT Dhanbad

  • IIT Dhanbad offers various B.Tech courses through JEE Main Score such as Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Engineering Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Mineral and Metallurgical Engineering, Mining Machinery Engineering, Petroleum Engineering
  • IIT Dhanbad has earned the status of “Center of Advanced Studies”.
NIRF Ranking 12
Seats Intake There are 912 seats for admission to B. Tech and Integrated B. Tech courses in IIT Dhanbad.
Cut off 2019 After 7 rounds the cut off for General category in
Computer science and Engineering – 2856
Electrical Engineering – 5873
Mechanical Engineering – 6740
Chemical Engineering – 8743
Civil Engineering – 8895.
Course Fees INR 2.23 lakhs/year.

IIT Bhubaneswar

  • IIT Bhubaneswar offers various B.Tech courses through JEE Main Score such as Civil Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Metallurgical & Materials Engineering.
  • In the last placement drive, approximately, 90% of the students got placed.
NIRF Ranking 22
Seats Intake The institute has 581 students in all the B. Tech programs.
Cut off 2019 After 7 rounds the cut off for General category in
Computer science and Engineering was – 2088
Electrical Engineering – 4915
Mechanical Engineering – 6183
Electronics and Communication Engineering – 3691
Civil Engineering – 9269.
Course Fees INR 1.98 lakhs/year.

IIT Gandhinagar

  • IIT Gandhinagar offers various B.Tech courses through JEE Main Score such as Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering,, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering.
  • Under the MCM (Merit-cum-Means) scholarship scheme available, economically weak students have to pay INR 1000 per semester.
NIRF Ranking 24
Seats Intake IIT Gandhinagar offers a total 194 courses for B. Tech program.
Cut off 2019 After 7 rounds the cut off for General category in
Computer science and Engineering – 1548,
Electrical Engineering – 3299
Mechanical Engineering – 4476
Chemical Engineering – 6671
Civil Engineering – 8122.
Course Fees INR 2.57 lakhs/year.

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IIT Ropar

  • IIT Ropar offers various B.Tech courses through JEE Main Score such as Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computing, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical & Materials Engineering.
  • The placement rate of IIT Ropar is 91%.
NIRF Ranking 25
Seats Intake Total 297 seats are offered in all the B. Tech courses.
Cut off 2019 After 7 rounds the cut off for General category in
Computer science and Engineering – 2049
Electrical Engineering – 5057
Mechanical Engineering – 6838
Chemical Engineering – 8692
Civil Engineering – 9826.
Course Fees INR 2.27 lakhs/year.

IIT Patna

  • IIT Patna offers various B.Tech courses through JEE Main Score such as Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Metallurgical & Materials Engineering.
  • IIT Faculty has the best faculty of 126 members. Most of them were Ph.D holders.
NIRF Ranking 26
Seats Intake Around 300 seats are available in the various specializations of an engineering program in IIT Patna.
Cut off 2019 After 7 rounds the cut off for General category in
Computer science and Engineering – 2617
Electrical Engineering – 5995
Mechanical Engineering – 7872
Chemical Engineering – 10497
Civil Engineering – 10163
Course Fees INR 2. 14 lakhs/year.

IIT Mandi

  • IIT Mandi offers various B.Tech courses through JEE Main Score such as Civil Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Data Science and Engineering
  • 45 companies took part in the 2019 placement drive of IIT Mandi.
NIRF Ranking 31
Seats Intake IIT Mandi offers 150 seats for admission to 6 B. Tech courses.
Cut off 2019 After round 7 the cut off in General category for
Computer Science and Engineering – 2693
Electrical Engineering – 5366
Mechanical Engineering – 7222
Civil Engineering – 9388,
Engineering Physics – 9139
Course Fees INR 2.08 lakhs/year

IIT Jodhpur

  • IIT Jodhpur offers various B.Tech courses through JEE Main Score such as Bioengineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
  • Most of the faculty members in IIT Jodhpur are Phd holders.
NIRF Ranking 53
Seats Intake IIT Jodhpur offers a total of 352 seats for all the B. Tech programs.
Cut off 2019 After round 7 the cut off in the General category for
Computer Science and Engineering was – 3110
Electrical Engineering – 6135
Mechanical Engineering – 7783
Biotechnology – 12522
Course Fees INR 1.41 lakhs/year.

IIT Tirupati

  • IIT Tirupati offers various B.Tech courses through JEE Main Score such as Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
  • For B.Tech placement, top recruiters were TCS, Versa Networks, Fincare, etc.
NIRF Ranking N/A
Seats Intake IIT Tirupati offers a total of 180 seats for various programs of B. Tech.
Cut off 2019 After round 7 the cut off in the General category
Electrical Engineering – 6966
Mechanical Engineering – 9179
Chemical Engineering – 11424
Civil Engineering – 11814
Course Fees INR 71,868/year.

IIT Bhilai

  • IIT Bhilai offers various B.Tech courses through JEE Main Score such as Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence
  • Bosch, Samsung, Amazon are the top recruiters for IIT Bhilai.
NIRF Ranking N/A
Seats Intake 126 seats are offered by IIT Bhilai for 4 various B. Tech programs.
Cut off 2019 After round 7 the cut off in the General category
Computer Science and Engineering – 5146
Electrical Engineering – 8424
Mechanical Engineering – 9835
Course Fees INR 2.24 lakhs/year.


  • IIT Goa offers various B.Tech courses through JEE Main Score such as Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics and Computing.
NIRF Ranking N/A
Seats Intake There are a total of 90 seats in all with reservations in different categories in B. Tech programs.
Cut off 2019 In General category after round 7 cut off for
Computer Science and Engineering – 3865
Electrical Engineering – 7048
Mechanical Engineering – 9473
Course Fees INR 2.1 lakhs/year.

IIT Jammu

  • IIT Jammu offers various B.Tech courses through JEE Main Score such as Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering
  • There are a lot of scholarships available for SC/ST/OBC students.
NIRF Ranking N/A
Seats Intake 154 seats are offered by IIT Jammu for several B. Tech courses.
Cut off 2019 The closing rank after round 7 in the General category for
Computer Science and Engineering – 5536
Electrical Engineering – 8916
Mechanical Engineering – 10404
Civil Engineering – 12391
Course Fees INR 1.12 lakh/year.

IIT Dharwad

  • IIT Dharwad offers various B.Tech courses through JEE Main Score such as Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering.
  • Students can earn a salary package ranging from 12 lacs – 22 lacs per annum.
NIRF Ranking N/A
Seats Intake IIT Dharwad offers a total of 126 seats for 3 different B. Tech programs.
Cut off 2019 In General category after round 7 cut off for
Computer Science and Engineering – 4689
Electrical Engineering – 7714
Mechanical Engineering – 10341
Course Fees INR 2.2 lakhs/year.

IIT Palakkad

  • IIT Palakkad offers various B.Tech courses through JEE Main Score such as Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering.
  • In 2019, 57 B.tech students placed in top reputed companies with the highest package of .INR 16.75 lakhs per annum
NIRF Ranking N/A
Seats Intake IIT Dharwad offers a total of 260 seats for 4 different B. Tech programs.
Cut off 2019 In General category after round 7 cut off for
Electrical Engineering – 7925
Mechanical Engineering – 9885
Civil Engineering – 11394
Course Fees INR 2.08 lakhs/year

Getting admission in IITs in India is really worth 2 years of working hard. Higher salary packages and global recognition are just two of the many reasons for studying in IITs in India. Your pathway of getting into IITs will become easy if you pull your socks and nail JEE Main and JEE Advanced.

JEE Main B.Planning – Scope and Career

A student can go for two things after giving JEE Main. One is to go for JEE Advanced if you are amongst the top-ranking students who are qualified to appear. Another option is to apply for colleges and universities who take in admissions based on JEE Main Results in programmes like B.Tech, B.E, B.Sc, B.Arch and B.Planning Course.

There are a lot many Top Engineering and Architectural Colleges that students can choose after JEE Main. Courses like B.Tech, B.E, and B.Arch are only a few examples students can choose to apply for after JEE Main. From the numerous courses our country has to offer, B.Planning Course is one of the least opted courses by students after JEE Main.

But NTA has created a separate paper in JEE Main (Paper 3) for this course specifically. Does it mean that the scope for Bachelor of Planning is increasing? Does it mean more and more students want to go with this course? Let us talk about the scope and career after choosing B.Planning Course.

What is a B.Planning course?

B.Planning is short for Bachelor of Planning. It is a 4 years undergraduate program. It is a full-time program. It is a subject related to Architecture and Civil engineering. It involves professional planning, development and management. After the course you can seek jobs as a city planner, building planner, area planner etc.

Course Structure for B.Planning Course

Number of Semesters 8
Exam type Per semester
Eligibility 10+2 with Maths
Fees/Semester 1-2 lakh
Entrance exams accepted JEE Main, NATA, UPSEE, JUEE, TANCET
Average Starting Salary INR 3-4 lakh
Job Positions Urban/Regional Planner, Town planner, interior designer, project manager
Further education Masters and PhD
Course Duration 4 years

The course is divided into 8 semesters with subjects like Fundamentals of Urban and Regional Planning, Basic Architectural Design, Planning and Design Lab-I, Elements of Economics, Demography and urbanisation, Computer-Aided Design in Planning etc., over the course of 4 years. The course fee depends on the college and generally it ranges between 1 lakh to 2 lakhs.

Scope of JEE Main B.Planning Course In Future

The B.Planning course offers a lot of scope in aspects of education and career. One can study up to PhD level in planning. Students can even go and study abroad in countries like the UK and USA for the same. In India there are many colleges and universities that offer Masters Courses after graduating in B.Planning Course. As for career options there are plenty of positions in private as well as government sectors. Students can even get placements for international companies.

Top Colleges Accepting JEE Main Scores for B.Planning Course

  • Jawaharlal Nehru Technology University, Hyderabad (A.P)
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts Univ. (JNAFAU)
  • Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab
  • Nirma University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
  • Amity University, Haryana
  • School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada (A.P.)
  • School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi
  • Indian Institute for Technology, Chennai
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

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Master of Planning Through JEE Main

M.Planning and various specialisations in M.Tech are offered by multiple planning schools and universities. Students can opt for Dual Degree courses which includes a Masters Course from their desired college once they clear the JEE Main Cut Off for that college. Some universities and institutions also offer specialisation programs for the same urban planning, regional planning, housing and infrastructure management, etc. Their main aim is to impart education and training to town and country planning. The course is of 4 semesters.

Specializations at Masters Level

  • Urban Planning
  • Regional Planning
  • Transportation Planning
  • Environmental Planning
  • Housing
  • City Planning
  • Infrastructure Planning

Colleges and Universities for Masters of Planning

Universities Courses offered
School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi
  • Master of Planning (Housing)
  • Master of Planning (Transport Planning)
  • Master of Planning (Urban Planning
  • Master of Planning (Regional Planning)
  • Master of Planning (Environmental Planning)
School of Architecture & Planning, Anna University, Chennai Master of Town and Country Planning
Institute of Development Studies, University of Mysore, Mysore Master of Urban and Regional Planning
Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT), Ahmedabad
  • Masters in Environmental Planning
  • Masters in Urban and Regional Planning
  • Masters in Housing
  • Masters in Urban Transport Planning and Management
  • Masters in infrastructure planning
  • Master of Planning (industrial Area planning and Management
  • Masters Of Rural Planning and Management
Guru Ramdas School of Planning, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar (Punjab) Master in planning infrastructure
I.I.T. Roorkee Master in urban and Rural planning
Bengal Engineering College, Shibpur University, Kolkata (West Bengal) Master of town and regional planning
Jawaharlal Nehru Technology University, Hyderabad (A.P) Master of Urban and Regional Planning
Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts Univ. (JNAFAU) Master of Urban and Regional Planning
Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal Master of Urban Planning and Development
Sardar VallabhBhai National Institute of Technology, Surat (Gujarat) Master of Town and Regional Planning
Arvindbhai Patel Institute of Environmental Design, Bhaikaka Centre for Human Settlement, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Surat Master of Urban Planning
College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) Master of Planning (Housing)
Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur (Rajasthan) Master of Planning
School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal (M.P.) Master of Planning
School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada (A.P.) Master of Urban and Regional Planning
Master of Environmental Planning
Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram University of Science and Technology, Murthal, Sonepat, (Haryana) Master of Urban and Rural Planning
Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi (MESRA), Jharkhand Master of Urban Planning
The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara (Gujarat) Master of Urban and Regional Planning
Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab Master of Planning
National Institute of Technology, Calicut, Kerala Master of Planning
Guwahati College of Architecture and Planning Master of Urban and Regional Planning
Hindu College of Design, Architecture and Planning (HICDAP), Sonepat Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning
Amity University, Haryana Master of Urban and Regional Planning
Indubhai Parekh School of Architecture and Planning, Rajkot Master of Urban and Regional Planning
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (West Bengal) Master of City Planning, Master of Regional Planning

One can also go for further studies after masters at Ph.D. level. But the courses and programs for the same are available outside India.

Career Opportunities after JEE Main B.Planning Course

There are many career opportunities for B.Planning graduates. They work as planners and work in town and country planning. They can get jobs in Public Sector, Private sector, Real Estate firms and International Companies too. The salary for the job roles is good too. It can range from 1lakh to 5 lakhs depending on the experience and role of an individual. During the course students can even take up internships and work on professional projects.

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What is the work of Planners?

  • Develops projects based on budget, time, available resources
  • Create Vision For Community
  • Design Safer and Sustainable settlements
  • Research, design and develop programs
  • Ensures balance between land and community requirements.

Job Opportunities after B.Planning Course

As mentioned above, there’s ton of opportunities for students with a B.Planning course degree. Of course, there’s a little hardship faced during the beginning stages of the career but once established, there’s good stability in life. Let us check some various profiles that students can look for after graduation in B.Planning course.

Town Planner

As per Times of India article, India needs 3 lakh town planners by 2031. This is because of an increase in the number of urban towns and cities. Town planning involves the management of water, waste and building. Town planners plan a town or city as per the people need in a spacious and useful way. One can become a town planner by pursuing a B.Planning course and a master’s degree in planning. A town planning professional can get a salary up to 60,000 per month which can increase gradually based on experience.

Urban or Regional Planner

Urban planning involves technical development and political welfare of localities and its people. There are numerous opportunities for B.Planning graduates across the globe. Urban planners can get jobs in local and state government, private sector, real estate and even NGOs. The jobs roles include as Urban Planner, Regional Planner, Planning Advisor and Urban Designer. An Urban / Regional Planner can up to 4 lakh per annum or even more depending on the job and the company. One can also be an independent contractor.

Planning Manager or Project Manager

In this role, you can act as a project and design planner. A planner in this field ensures that the Architect projects are completed within the time frame with budgeting constraints and sufficient staff. They require organisational skills, multitasking skills and problem-solving skills. A student can specialize in Urban Planning and Project Management. Industries like information, construction, and the government offer such positions. The salary of a project manager on average is USD 1,182k / per year depending on the company.

Other Job Opportunities

Other opportunities include Interior Designer, Design Architect Projects, and Real Estate consultant. A student can also go abroad to pursue higher education which can be up to PhD or work with international companies in various positions. Given below are some foreign universities which can be a great boost to your Planning career.

Top Foreign Universities for B.Planning Course

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of North Carolina
  • Harvard University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Michigan

Prominent Recruiters for B.Planning Graduates

  • Some of the top recruiters for B.Planning graduates come from both public and private sectors and even NGOs.
  • Some of them are town and country planning organizations, Municipal Corporations like MCD, KMC, BMC, etc.
  • Other Public-Private ventures include the National Capital Region Planning Board, Metro Transport Corporations, Schools of Planning.
  • There are a few private organisations which offer planning services to clients all over the world. Few of them are Tata Energy Research Institute, Ernest & Young, and Wilbur Smith Associates. One can also work as a Chartered Planner after receiving a proper licence.

Why Choose JEE Main for entering into B.Planning Course?

JEE Main B.Planning Exam (Paper 3) is the gateway to enter the league of top planners of the country. JEE Main Paper 3 scores are accepted in various colleges and universities (given below). Moreover, the kind of facilities provided in IITs is at par with Schools of Planning and Architecture of India. Once qualified from JEE Main, a candidate can go for JEE Advanced and then for the Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT). This opens the opportunity to candidates for IITs, Schools of Planning and other top-tier colleges for B.Planning courses.

However, students mostly prefer the NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture). One thing that they do not consider is that JEE Main or AAT can be an additional opportunity. The difficulty level of JEE Main B.Planning Exam (Paper 3) is comparatively easy. The exam can be taken by Commerce students as well, who have chosen Mathematics as an additional subject at 10+2 level. So, let us talk about eligibility criteria in JEE Main for Paper 3 or B.Planning Exam.

Eligibility for JEE Main B.Planning Exam (Paper 3)

Given below is the minimum eligibility criteria for B.Planning Exam of JEE Main-

  • 10+2 Qualified with Mathematics
  • 50% minimum score at Higher Secondary Level
  • IITs and SPA Delhi require at least 75% aggregate or top 20 percentile scores in respective board
  • Mathematics should be the main subject at 10+2 level
  • All Other Eligibility Criteria of JEE Main such as the number of attempts, age limit and accepted boards also apply.

Syllabus for JEE Main 2020 B.Planning

Given below is the brief syllabus of JEE Main B.Planning Exam (Paper 3). The sections in Paper 3 are – Mathematics, Aptitude and Planning. Planning as a subject has limited learning in 11th and 12th. Therefore, it is suggested to use the best books for JEE Main exam and utilise the exam tips and tricks to get the best score.

Mathematics (Same as JEE Main B.Tech/B.Arch)

  • Sets, Relations and Functions
  • Complex Number and Quadratic Equation
  • Matrices and Determinants
  • Permutations and Combination
  • Mathematical Induction
  • Binomial Theorem
  • Sequences & series
  • Limit, Continuity and Differentiability
  • Integral Calculus
  • Differential Equations
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Three Dimensional Geometry
  • Vector Algebra
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Trigonometry
  • Mathematical Reasoning

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Aptitude (Same as JEE Main B.Arch)

  • Awareness Of Persons, places, building, materials
  • Objects and texture related to Architecture and building environment
  • Visualising three- dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawings
  • Visualising different sides of three-dimensional objects
  • Analytical Reasoning Mental Ability (Visual, numerical, and Verbal)

Planning (Only for Paper 3)

  • Generation of Plans
  • General Knowledge about planned cities
  • Social Sciences, History of planned cities etc
  • Critical and Analytical Skills

Exam Pattern for JEE Main 2020 B.Planning

Given below is the JEE Main B.Planning Exam Pattern in brief. JEE Main B.Planning (Paper 3) is the paper with highest marks i.e. 400. In contrast to JEE Main B.Arch Paper, this exam does not have a Drawing section with pen and paper mode.

Mode of Exam Computer Based Test (Online Mode)
Duration 3 hours
Number of Questions 100
Total Marks 400
Subjects Mathematics – 20 + 5 (Numerical value)
Aptitude Test – 50
Planning Based – 25
Marking scheme +4 for correct answers, -1 for negative answers (No negative marking for numerical value questions)
Language English, Hindi, Gujarati

*NTA has also issued sample questions for the section on planning that students can solve. Students can check the JEE Main January 2020 and other old Question Papers to get an idea of JEE Main B.Planning Exam Pattern in detail.

As we discussed in this article, B.Planning Course can kickstart your career once you build up experience in the field of planning. The requirement of knowledgeable executives is very high due to the increasing demand. The Government of India started off its Smart City Plan with the help of multiple city planners only! But for that, you’ll need an outstanding JEE Main Rank. Work hard, practice JEE Main Mock Tests as much as you can. All the best!

NIT Warangal: Admission through JEE Main, Fees, Cut Off, and More

The National Institute of Technology, Warangal (NITW), the very first institute among the 31 NITs was set up in 1959. It was known as Regional Engineering College (REC) at the time of its inception. However, in 2002, it was renamed as NIT Warangal. An act was passed in 2007 and this autonomous institute was declared as an ‘Institute of National Importance’. The Institute has been evolving since the beginning of its journey. With committed faculty and staff, NITW has been proving itself on the grounds of technical excellence. As per its mission, the institute has been successfully ‘generating a specialized cadre of engineers’ and ‘attaining international standards in teaching, research and consultancy with global linkages’.

NIT Warangal is one of the top engineering institutes of the country. Among the 31 esteemed NITs in India, NIT Warangal ranks 4th following NIT Trichy, NIT Rourkela and NIT Surathkal.

Ranking Organisation Rank
National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), Engineering 2020 19th out of 150
National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), Universities 2020 46th
The Outlook 2019 Survey 21st out of 150
The Week 2019 11th (score of 371)

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Courses Offered at NIT Warangal

At NIT Warangal, elaborate courses are offered in various streams.

  • To start with, they have B.Tech courses in eight specializations. The admissions to these courses are carried out on the basis of JEE Main ranks & scores only.
  • 29 postgraduate courses are offered as well. For M.Tech, candidates have to qualify the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE). MCA students have to clear the NIT MCA Common Entrance Test (NIMCET).
  • CAT, XAT and CMAT scores considered for the admissions to the MBA program. Thereafter, selected candidates undergo group discussion and personal interview sessions for the final selection.
  • M.Sc and M.Sc (Tech) Students are admitted on the basis of the marks scored in Joint Admission Test for M.Sc (JAM). All postgraduate courses are for 2 years.
  • PhD degree applications are invited twice every year in July and December. Doctorate courses are for a standard 3 years.

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B.Tech Courses at NIT Warangal

The following B.Tech specializations are offered in NIT Warangal-

  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Science Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Metallurgical and Material Engineering

These eight flagship programs follow a 4-year full-time curriculum. Admission to these courses is done by participating in JoSAA Counselling after the JEE Main Results are declared. Every year has two semesters each, 8 semesters in total. In the first 2 semesters, students of all branches of engineering have a common curriculum to follow. Syllabus for the specialized courses is taken up from the third semester. Students also have a wide range of elective courses to choose from. Project work is assigned in the last two semesters, wherein graduates are judged on the knowledge they have acquired over the years.

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Admission to B.Tech Courses at NIT Warangal Through JEE Main

Admission to all the NITs and for the NIT Warangal is based on the Joint Entrance Exam i.e. JEE Main only. Ranks and NTA Scores secured in JEE Main Result are considered for admission to NIT Warangal. The competition is pretty tough, so make sure all the required tips and tricks for JEE Main are in-hand.

Counselling Authority Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA)
Admission Process JoSAA Counselling
Admission Criteria JEE Main Scores
Minimum Aggregate in 10+2 (or equivalent) 75% for General Category, 65% for SC/ST and other reserved categories
Home State Quota 50% reservation
Official Website https://www.nitw.ac.in/

NIT Warangal

The candidates are required to qualify their Class 12 Boards examination with at least 75% marks. For SC/ST and other reserved category students, the qualifying marks required is a minimum of 65% in their Class 12 exam. The responsible authority for admissions to NIT Warangal and all other NITs is the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA), set up by MHRD.

Admission of foreign nationals or Indian citizens living abroad is under the control of the Direct Admission of Students Abroad (DASA). According to the Admission Policy, 50% seats in NITW and all other NITs are reserved for students of the home state and the remaining 50% are filled on the basis of All India Ranks of students from other states. A total of 1004 seats are available in their B.Tech courses.

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JEE Main Cut Off Ranks for NIT Warangal B.Tech Courses

The Joint Seat Allocation Authority or JoSAA decides on the opening and closing ranks in JEE Main Cut Off required to get admitted into NIT Warangal. There are 7 rounds of selection. The cut-offs vary for the reserved and unreserved category candidates, the categories being divided as General, General PwD, SC, SC PwD, ST, ST PwD, OBC, OBC PwD, EWS. The table below shows the cut-off for the year 2019.


Category Male Female
Home State Other State Andhra Pradesh Home State Other State Andhra Pradesh
OBC 10718 9954 10098 12307 9515
EWS 5317 4035 4692 3949 4737
General 35625 29290 29567 27626 22421
SC 5716 5178 5371 4858 4365
ST 1224 2086 1014 3530

Chemical Engineering

Category Male Female
Home State Other State Andhra Pradesh Home State Other State Andhra Pradesh
OBC 6755 5779 5896 8686 8857
EWS 2913 4083 2804
General 20785 17063 17063 27770 19542 21807
SC 3641 3930 3930 3852 2989 3177
ST 874 1446 1446

Computer Science and Engineering

Category Male Female
Home State Other State Andhra Pradesh Home State Other State Andhra Pradesh
OBC 1116 660 741 2338 1112 1895
EWS 400 272 855 765 450
General 2977 1980 2328 4632 3840
SC 667 251 316 681 865
ST 217 129 297 345 206

Mechanical Engineering

Category Male Female
Home State Other State Andhra Pradesh Home State Other State Andhra Pradesh
OBC 3115 2964 3262 7116 7006 7069
EWS 1506 1350 1358 2409 2668
General 11356 9243 10680 18474 17255 18004
SC 1921 1109 1393 3435 2937
ST 821 689 714 691 2944

Civil Engineering

Category Male Female
Home State Other State Andhra Pradesh Home State Other State Andhra Pradesh
OBC 5088 4937 5097 5882 8924
EWS 2423 2176 3751 2611 2865
General 17503 15698 17010 17428 21463
SC 2308 2188 2319 2798 3093
ST 676 650 896 1121

Electronics and Communication Engineering

Category Male Female
Home State Other State Andhra Pradesh Home State Other State Andhra Pradesh
OBC 1682 1815 1852 3285 3175 3335
EWS 856 684 688 1150 1020
General 5176 4755 5518 8838 8224 8540
SC 1018 816 1029 1711 443
ST 425 474 353 517

Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Category Male Female
Home State Other State Andhra Pradesh Home State Other State Andhra Pradesh
OBC 8187 7755 8212 10828 11219
EWS 3714 3290 3368 4183 4498
General 25745 22735 23071 23966 29612
SC 4996 2995 4384 4502
ST 824 1893 2174 3050 3343

Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Category Male Female
Home State Other State Andhra Pradesh Home State Other State Andhra Pradesh
OBC 2573 2480 2848 4127 4509 4593
EWS 1224 952 979 1856 1515
General 8929 7090 7381 11835 10389 10653
SC 1428 1380 1457 1806 2750
ST 445 766 910 753 637

The opening ranks denote the ones in round 1 of selection and the closing ranks denote those in the 7th round. Students with their ranks within these ranges are selected. These tabulated cut-offs are unbiased of gender and for those who belong to states other than Telangana.

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Faculty at NIT Warangal

NIT Warangal boasts of its faculty very vividly. On average, the members of the faculty are aged 40. Along with teaching, the faculty is also involved in Research and Development. Most of the teachers in the college Phd holders. Teachers are involved in teaching students with more clarity.

Facilities at NIT Warangal

  • Campus Networking Centre: CNC provides Internet and Intranet facilities to all users in the Institute. Centre has high-end computational servers on which accounts are given to the faculty and students. NIT has an Extensive fiber optic network over the whole campus.
  • Central Computer Centre: The Centre has 190+ client machines and has a capacity to include 400+ machines. Client systems are of both desktop and workstation genre.
  • Central Library: The central library has over 1, 79,797 lakh paper-based books. 2000-online journals are available at NIT
  • Engineering Unit There is a separate engineering unit for different courses and specialization is given to each one them
  • Vehicle Section For professors and students coming regularly on their own vehicles have a separate section for getting it parked.
  • Bank and ATMs: A bank is located beside the entrance gate of the college. The SBI branch located here also has an attached ATM for its college students.
  • Health Centre It is a full-fledged unit with at least one doctor visiting every day and two part-time doctors assisted by supporting staff.
  • Guest House When parents visit their children, they can stay in the guesthouses provided by the college.

B.Tech Course Fees at NIT Warangal

Considering the facilities provided, fees for NIT Warangal is comparatively low from other participating colleges of JEE Main. As per the fee structure on the official website, B.Tech students have to pay INR 62,500 per year as their tuition fees, as per the academic year 2019-20. In the second and third year, they have to also pay INR 500 each and INR 1500 in the fourth year as ‘other fees’ along with their tuition fees. Apart from this, students taking in-campus residential facilities have to pay additional charges. The fees have to be paid for the 2nd semester of each year.

Type Amount (INR)
Tuition Fees 62,500
Other Fees (2nd and 3rd year) 500
Other Fees (4th year) 1,500
  • SC, ST and PwD students do not have to pay any tuition fees. Only other fees have to be paid by them.
  • Similar criteria are followed for students with annual family income below 1 lac.
  • Students with family income from 1 to 5 lac per annum have to pay tuition fees of INR 20,833.

Students can also check a detailed B.Tech, M.Tech and PhD Course Fee Structure from this official document.

Scholarships at NIT Warangal

NIT Warangal also looks after the financial well being of its students. Merit-based scholarships are given to the students who have shown high performance every year.

  • At the end of 3 years of the B.Tech course, the institute sponsors their exemplary students for Summer Internship programmes in institutes of repute across the globe.
  • Reserved category students, specifically speaking of SC and ST, are given relaxations on payment of tuition fees, subject to their eligibility.
  • State governments of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh also render financial assistance to the students of NITW.
  • On a national level, the Government of India and MHRD also provide scholarships to candidates whose family income is low. Students can opt for only one scholarship scheme at a time.
  • No backlog students are eligible for scholarships; everyone has to qualify for their upcoming semesters.

NIT Warangal offers Endowment Awards as Gold Medal Winners and Cash Prize Winners to top-performing students of the college. Along with this, NITW also offers admissions to students via Siemens Scholarships which has to be applied separately.

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Placements at NIT Warangal

NIT Warangal has a history of producing praiseworthy engineering graduates who have been recruited by the corporate giants for the most challenging job profiles. From Day 1, students are prepared to face the real world as it waits to test them.

  • The Training and Placement Section (TAPS) has been designed to guide and help the graduates to choose the company right for their desired career path.
  • It is in charge of organizing campus placements, making sure that every deserving graduate is hired.
  • TAPS helps the departments to put into effect any feedback that comes from the visiting companies and make developments in the curriculum.
  • It cultivates and maintains industry-institute relations through industrial visits, in-plant training, internships and many more activities.

Around 140-160 companies approach NITW every year to recruit the best brains. Some of the reputed recruiting partners include – Amazon, Capgemini, Accenture, Deloitte, Dell EMC, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, JP Morgan Chase and Co., Intel Co. and more.

Some company-sponsored competitions are also organized where the winners are directly hired for the sponsoring companies. For instance, Barclays India Hiring Challenge for 2020 Graduates, TCS Global Coding Contest Code-Vita, Google India Women Tech-Makers Program 2019 and similar competitions.

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Placement Statistics for the Academic Year 2018-19

Given below is a table that shows the placement statistics for the academic year 2018-19.

B.Tech Courses Average Package (In Lakh Per Annum) Highest Package (In Lakh Per Annum) Students Placed (In %)
Biotechnology 6.81 11 65.85
Chemical Engineering 7.4 24 89.41
Civil Engineering 6.29 17.3 81.63
Computer Science And Engineering (CSE) 18.55 45 99.14
Electrical Engineering (EE) 7.97 30 86.4
Electronics And Communication Engineering (ECE) 10.67 43 85.48
Mechanical Engineering (ME) 7.15 24 83.3
Metallurgical And Material Engineering (MME) 7.18 11 64.29

NIT Warangal Placement Statistics 2018-19

As evident from the table above, the Computer Science Engineering batch had the best performance with 99.14% of students placed. It’s also the best in terms of their overall package. The median salary of B.Tech graduates from NIT Warangal is 9 lacs p.a. Considering ROI-wise, this is a great start for graduates as the fees for NIT Warangal is close to 2.5 lacs for full time, 4-year course.

As evident from the data above, NIT Warangal promises a great career ahead for their students. The JEE Main Cut Off for NIT Warangal goes as high as 29,000. This means that out of the 11 lac JEE Main candidates, you have to be in the top 30,000 at least. To be in the top scorers, make sure you practice all the sections properly and utilise previous year question papers of JEE Main.

It is clear that NIT Warangal comes pretty close to competing with the likes of IITs. Students do not prefer NIT Warangal due to low placements in certain branches. But according to the placement reports, companies offer suitable packages to more than 90% of students. Depending on their preferences, students deny the offers to further studies or other plans.

NIT Rourkela: Admissions via JEE Main, Eligibility, Cut Off and more

National Institute of Technology Rourkela (NITR) or popularly called NIT Rourkela is situated in, as the name suggests, in Rourkela which is the third-largest city in Odisha, India. Over the years, National Institutes of Technology (NITs) with their mission of achieving excellence in the field of science and technology have accomplished the status of Institute of National Importance (INI) by the National Institutes of Technology, Science Education and Research Act, 2007. NIT Rourkela offers more than 25 Bachelor and Masters Courses to students through JEE Main exam.

  • NIT Rourkela is considered one of the top engineering institutes in India with NIRF (National Institutional Ranking Framework) ranking it on 16th position in the list of Engineering Institutes 2020.
  • It always arrives among the creamy layer of the NITs and even surpassing the status of many tier-2 IITs (Indian Institutes of Technology).
  • Going by its campus area, it is one of the largest campuses in India as it’s built on humongous 650 acres land with lush gardens, scenic beauty of union of Rourkela hills and gigantic swimming pool which becomes NIT Rourkela’s one of the biggest attractions for the students.

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NIT Rourkela: Highlights

Particulars Details
Admission Process JoSAA Counselling
Type of Programs Offered UG, PG, Research (PhD), Part-time
Admission Criteria JEE Main Exam + 12th Marks
Application Mode Online Only (JoSAA Counselling)
Official Website www.nitrkl.ac.in

NIT Rourkela: Admissions via JEE Main

  1. All the 31 NITs take admissions on the basis of JEE Main NTA Scores of candidates.
  2. Usually, the JEE Main Cut Off for NITs go as high as 30,000. But NIT Rourkela is a top-tier college with the best faculty, campus and placement.
  3. A student with a rank of 4,000 in JEE Main would have to bear great aggregates in 10th boards and 12th boards to even the competition for getting a seat in NIT Rourkela.

The JEE Main Cut Off for NIT Rourkela are given below in this article. The high cut-offs mean that the candidates need to be prepared with all of JEE Main Syllabus. NTA has also launched an application for practising JEE Main Mock Tests, which can help with the preparation for JEE Main.

NIT Rourkela

NIT Rourkela: B.Tech Courses Offered

Given below is the list of B.Tech Courses offered at NIT Rourkela via JEE Main Scores-

  1. Single Degree Courses (4-year)-
    • B.Tech Biomedical Engineering
    • B.Tech Biotechnology Engineering
    • B.Tech Ceramic Engineering
    • B.Tech Chemical Engineering
    • B.Tech Civil Engineering
    • B.Tech Computer Science and Engineering
    • B.Tech Electrical Engineering
    • B.Tech Electronics and Communication Engineering
    • B.Tech Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering
    • B.Tech Food Processing Engineering
    • B.Tech Industrial Design
    • B.Tech Mechanical Engineering
    • B.Tech Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
    • B.Tech Mining Engineering
  2. Dual Degree Courses (5-year)-
    • B.Sc + M.Sc Physics
    • B.Sc + M.Sc Mathematics
    • B.Tech + M.Tech Chemical Engineering
    • B.Tech + M.Tech Mining Engineering
    • B.Tech + M.Tech Metallurgical & Materials Science
    • B.Sc + M.Sc Chemistry
    • B.Sc + M.Sc Life Sciences
    • B.Tech + M.Tech Industrial Ceramics & Ceramic Engineering

NIT Rourkela: Steps for B.Tech Admissions via JEE Main (JoSAA Counselling)

  • Registration – NIT Rourkela mandates a valid score in JEE Main for admission. After the JEE Main Results, candidates need to register themselves on JoSAA official portal to take part in counselling for NIT Rourkela seats.
  • Choice filling – Students have to fill their choices regarding the colleges and branches they are interested in, according to their order of preferences.
  • Seat Allotment and Announcement of the Rank List – JoSAA then displays Mock Allotment results so that students can re-order or alter their choices and preferences after which they will be locked. Then a series of actual Seat Allotment rounds are conducted where students are called upon for the verification and validation processes on the merit basis with respect to their JEE Main Rank.
  • Admission Process – After a series of verification of documents procedure and payment of the fees, the student has to report at the institute where the admission will be confirmed.

NIT Rourkela Cut Off For B.Tech Courses

The admission procedure is based on the performance of the student in Joint Entrance Examination – JEE Main. Thus, the cut-off list released by NIT-R after every round will show the minimum JEE Main AIR required by the candidate to get admission into the Institute. There are a total of 7 JoSAA Counselling rounds during which the final admission lists will display the opening and the closing ranks of candidates who have been offered admission from NIT Rourkela.

NIT Rourkela Cut Off For Top Courses – 2019 vs 2018

The following table shows the JEE Main cut off (closing ranks) after the final round of JoSAA Counselling in 2019 and 2018, which can help in assessing the approximate ranks that can get admission into NIT Rourkela in 2020.

Course Name 2019 Closing Rank  2018 Closing Rank 
B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering 4115 3576
B.Tech Electrical Engineering 9875 9001
B.Tech Electronics and Communication Engineering 5674 5494
B.Tech Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering 12339 11996
B.Tech Mechanical Engineering 11825 9094
B.Sc + M.Sc Physics 16651
B.Sc + M.Sc Mathematics 24013
B.Tech + M.Tech Chemical Engineering 18067

Check JEE Main Cut Off for Top NITsAs NIT Rourkela is one of the most renowned NITs with its excellence in academics and well- developed infrastructure, the competition and demand for this institute is of great value. Thus, the JEE Main cut-offs for NIT Rourkela is very high and only the cream layer of the brightest of the students are able to secure a seat in this prestigious institute. In fact, many times almost all the seats get filled immediately after the first cut off is displayed which highlights the cut-throat competition among the aspirants.

JEE Main Cut off lists vary for the categories. A further reservation that divides the candidates into two halves is their place of residence – Home State Quota (residence in the same state as that of the Institute) and Other State Quota.

Comparison of 2019 and 2018 Cut Offs

JEE Main Cut Off For Top B.Tech Courses in NIT Rourkela
B.Tech Computer Science from NIT Rourkela is the most sought course by students

Do not get confused, the one with lower numbers is the better and most wanted course in NIT Rourkela. As visible, CSE and Electronics is much more competitive than other courses. With a rank of 3,000 to 4,000, a candidate is much more likely to get into an IIT as well!

JEE Main Cut Off For Least Opted B.Tech Courses in NIT Rourkela
B.Tech Food Processing is least opted and has low competition than others

As visible above, B.Tech courses least opted in NIT Rourkela has a cut off as high as 34000. This means out of 10 lac candidates, you have to be in top 30,000 to get the least opted courses of NIT Rourkela!

JEE Main Cut Off For Dual Degree Courses in NIT Rourkela
Dual Degree Courses offer better industry exposure

There’s no doubt that a dual degree course is much more beneficial in terms of the right exposure to respective industry. The learning is improved and students take up internships in their core learning field. The cut off for most courses have decreased (higher closing rank) in 2019. This means the competition for Dual Degree B.Tech Courses in NIT Rourkela is much less now.

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NIT Rourkela: Academics Amid COVID-19

The education sector has been affected very hard due to the COVID-19. However, NIT Rourkela has managed to begin their academic calendar for students of previous batches on time. NITR has also been conducting online exams for final year B.Tech students.

  • NIT Rourkela has developed and provided free hand sanitizers in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic. The college staff and faculty has worked on these social initiative to curb the spread of coronavirus.
  • College Authorities have also organised various webinars on COVID-19. Students have taken part in these webinars to improve the awareness of the COVID-19 and how the future in COVID era could be for education.
  • The Biotechnology & Engineering Department conducted a webinar on COVID-19 showing a biotechnologist’s perspective on the whole chaos due to COVID-19.
  • Lectures are being conducted for students through video conferencing portals such as Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx etc. The central library portal is also updated with latest e-books. Students are being urged to utilise NPTEL Portal handled by IIT Chennai for free online lectures on engineering and other courses.

NIT Rourkela Cut Off 2019: Course-Wise B.Tech Cut Offs

Given below are tables showing cut off of 2019 and 2018 of the popular NIT Rourkela courses according to rank allotted to different reserved and unreserved categories of the last round cut-offs.

Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering

Category NIT 2019 Cut Off 2018 Cut Off
General 12339 11996
OBC 4277 4485
SC 2712 2858
ST 1161 1571
EWS 1580 11996
PWD 492 646

Chemical Engineering

Category 2019 Cut Off 2018 Cut Off
General 18067 16143
OBC 6181 5736
SC 3729 2875
ST 1505 985
EWS 2650 16143
PWD 313

Computer Science & Engineering

Category 2019 Cut Off 2018 Cut Off
General 4115 3576
OBC 1181 1173
SC 512 306
ST 286 118
EWS 482 3576
PWD 56

Electrical Engineering

Category 2019 Cut Off 2018 Cut Off
General 9875 9001
OBC 3459 2821
SC 1489 1285
ST 611 596
EWS 1147 9001
PWD 285 233

Electronics and Communication Engineering

Category 2019 Cut Off 2018 Cut Off
General 5674 5494
OBC 1788 1682
SC 1019 776
ST 538
EWS 618 5494
PWD 27

Mechanical Engineering

Category 2019 Cut Off 2018 Cut Off
General 11825 9094
OBC 3591 2866
SC 1655 1230
ST 596 282
EWS 1425 9094
PWD 389 213

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NIT Rourkela: Details on other courses

Given below are a few details on Dual degree courses, integrated course and architecture course of NIT Rourkela. These seats in these courses are also allotted by JoSAA based on a candidate’s JEE Main Score/Rank.

Dual Degree Programmes at NIT Rourkela

  • Duration of the course – 5 years
  • Fees – INR 1.58 Lakhs/year
  • Mandatory Exam – JEE Main, with counselling done by JoSAA.
  • Eligibility Criteria – 10+2 or equivalent qualifying exam with 75% + JEE Main
  • Course Type – Full time, Regular
1 B.Tech + M.Tech in Chemical Engineering
2 B.Tech + M.Tech in Industrial Ceramic
3 B.Tech + M.Tech in Metallurgical and Material Engineering
4 B.Tech + M.Tech in Mining Engineering

5-years Integrated Programmes at NIT Rourkela

  • Duration of the course– 5 years
  • Mandatory Exam – JEE Main or similar National Level test
  • Total Fees/ Year– ₹ 1.58 Lakhs
  • Course Type– Full time Regular
1 Integrated B.Sc + M.Sc in Chemistry
2 Integrated B.Sc + M.Sc in Life Sciences
3 Integrated B.Sc + M.Sc in Mathematics
4 Integrated B.Sc + M.Sc in Physics

Architecture Course at NIT Rourkela

  • B. Arch – Bachelor in Architecture
  • Duration – 5 years
  • Mandatory Exam – NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture); JEE Main Paper 2, JEE Advanced, Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT)

Various Facilities at NIT Rourkela

The NITR campus has various facilities for students, staff and faculty members. Due to its large campus of 650 acres, it has abundant facilities to improve the campus life and leisure activities. Given below are some of the important facilities of NIT Rourkela-

  • Central Library – This library is called Biju Patnaik Central Library (BPCL) which is functioning since 1965. The library is functional online as well and provides a large collection of books. It has been automated with RFID technology to make it easy for students to issue, return and renew books.
  • Halls of Residence – The institute has 11 hostels, which includes 7 boys hostels, 2 girls hostels and 2 hostels to married students (research scholars). The hostels are smartly designed to provide apt natural lighting for studies and have abundance of flora around.
  • Sports Stadiums – The college houses a football-hockey stadium named Dilip Tirckey Stadium. Other sports facilities include a cricket stadium, two tennis courts, a basketball court, gymnasium, and indoor courts for badminton, table tennis etc. Instructors for sports activities are also available to support and guide students.
  • Swimming Pool – Although this should count in sports activities, but the swimming pool at NIT Rourkela is fully upgraded to host event on international level. This swimming pool has eight lanes with a size of 50m x 25m. Women’s swimming pool is also available at women’s hostel with a size of 25m x 12m. Both the swimming pools are floodlit to provide ample lighting.
  • Other facilities – There are tons of other facilities within the large campus. College has fully equipped canteens, shopping centre, health centre, post office, bank branches and ATMs, guest houses and security facilities.

Faculty at NIT Rourkela

NIT Rourkela has a total of 338 faculty members. This includes both regular and contractual faculty members. Almost 95% of the faculty members at NIT Rourkela are PhDs in their respective fields. Due to a large number of courses provided by NIT Rourkela, faculty members and PhD scholars of the institute receive grants and funding for their research on various projects.

  • 4 faculty members of NIT Rourkela have won highly reputed awards from international organisations.
  • The faculty-to-student ratio of the college has been 1:12. This shows that NIT Rourkela has enough teaching faculty to focus individually on each student.
  • The high quality education and standard at NIT Rourkela has engaged bright students as well as faculty members. This has contributed to a regular growth of the college as per industry standard.

NIT Rourkela Fees Structure

Given below is the fee structure for B.Tech, B.Arch and Dual Degree B.Tech course at NIT Rourkela for the academic year 2019-2020. Students can find the complete fee structure on the official website as well.

Type 1st semester (INR) 2nd to 8th semester (INR)
Admission fee(one time) 2500 0
Tuition fee** 62500 62500
Other fees (Exam. Library Electricity .etc) 5000 5000
Student Activity fee 2000 2000
Medical fees 2000 2000
Hostel Seat Rent 5000 5000
Caution money (one time Refundable) 10000 0
Institute Emergency Fund (one time fee) 12500 0
Hall Establishment Fee 5000 5000
Mess Dues (approx.) 17500 17500
Total 1,24,000 99,000


  • Tuition Fees for SC/ST/PwD students and those students whose annual family income is less than INR 1 lac is completely exempt.
  • Tuition Fees for students whose annual family income is between 1 lac to 5 lac is INR 20,833 i.e 2/3rd reimbursed.
  • For hostel and mess facility, relevant scholarships and financial assistance can be availed by students from weak financial backgrounds.
  • Tuition Fee for Integrated M.Sc students is INR 7500. All other heads are same as B.Tech.
  • First year fee is adjusted from the JoSAA Seat Booking Charges category-wise.

NIT Rourkela Scholarships

NIT Rourkela provides financial assistance to the students of higher learning from a lower economic status and also to the brightest students of various programmes. The commendable undergraduate students have the option of availing for a couple of scholarships which are offered by different entities:

  1. Post-Matric Scholarships (PMS) given by Odisha Government (only for SC/ST students)
  2. Merit Scholarships are given by Odisha Government (for all students)
  3. Top Class Scholarships (TCS) given by Tata Consultancy Service (for all the students)
  4. National Talent Scholarship (NTS) given by Government of India
  5. TCS scholarship for Computer Science and Engineering students
  6. Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) Scholarship
  7. Indian Oil Scholarship
  8. Balmer Lawrie & Co. Ltd. (BL) Scholarship
  9. OP Jindal Engineering and Management Scholarship (OPJEMS)

NIT Rourkela Placements

NIT Rourkela has a well-funded and full-fledged placement committee called ‘The Training and Placement Department’. It works efficiently with the student body from all the departments.

  • The department keeps track of the immediate needs and requirements of the students including interviews, group discussions, internships, research opportunities etc.
  • This cell helps the graduating students in preparing thoroughly for the placement drives and making them trained as per the current market demands ensuring that the students have a great career ahead.
  • The graduates from NIT Rourkela are recruited by not just Indian Companies but also Foreign Institutions and they perform exceptionally well everywhere.
  • Some companies even make Pre-Placement Offers (PPO) to the interning students according to their performance.
  • The placement rate of NIT Rourkela is as high as 80-90% (sometimes even 100%) and the average package is about INR 8 LPA, with over 200 companies recruiting directly from the institute.
  • The median salary for students placed from NIT Rourkela is close to INR 6 LPA. The highest packages are bagged by the students from the Computer Science and Engineering branch.

Top Recruiters at NIT Rourkela Placements

Amazon TATA
BHEL (Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited) Microsoft
Dell Ford
Texas Larsen & Toubro Limited
M&M Texas Instruments
Bajaj Honda
ABB (ASEA Brown Boveri) Axis Bank
Wipro Deloitte
Coca-Cola Hero
Fiat Indian Oil
Essar Infosys
Intel IBM (International Business Machines)
Airtel Bharat Petroleum
Mahindra Nokia
Jio PepsiCo
Reliance Industries Limited Suzuki

The students of NITR have got placements in the following major sectors and industries-

  • Research and Development (R&D) Organizations
  • Banking and Finance Sector
  • Information Technology (IT) Services
  • Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG)
  • Consulting and Analytics Firms
  • Business and Administration
  • Trading, Sales and Marketing, and many more

International Students at NIT Rourkela

Every year hundreds of students from other countries like Singapore, Malaysia, Maldives, Saudi Arabia etc., flock towards the prestigious NIT Rourkela to experience the quality education provided by the institute. This even adds the diversity of the campus with students from different cultures and languages coming together in this melting point of NIT-R. The students from foreign countries can apply for the courses through various programmes organized by student and governmental bodies like:

  1. DASA (Direct Admission of Students from Abroad)
  2. MEA (Ministry of External Affairs)
  3. ICCR (Indian Council for Cultural Relations)

This data given here will help you understand the level of competition to get admission into a good NIT Rourkela Bachelor Course through JEE Main. It is obviously up to you which field you want to get into and what branch you’d like to opt for. The highest closing rank in JEE Main for NIT Rourkela was in the Chemical Engineering Branch which goes as high as 18,000 for the general category. To get this rank, the students must utilise the tips and tricks for JEE Main wisely. There are some android apps for JEE Main which aspirants can use to excel their score in JEE Main. All the best!

How Can You Make A Career Without JEE Main?

After Class 12th board exams, IIT-JEE Main is the next big hurdle that most of you want to cross. The dream of completing your B.Tech in Engineering from an IIT has mesmerized you since forever. Even your parents have wanted to see you holding that IIT degree. Hours of dedicated study, sleepless nights, and lots of effort have been put to make this dream come true. And when you finally get that perfect qualifying score, your happiness knows no bounds.

What to do if a bright and confident aspirant does not make it into an IIT? Lose hope and sit back contemplating the purpose of life? Absolutely not! If not one of the 23 IITs, a student can surely get admissions in one of the 31 NITs or 25 IIITs or 28 GFTIs (Government Funded Technical Institutes). The yardstick for applying to NITs and IIITs are the same, 75% in aggregate in Class 12 examination. Standard of education in these institutes is on a par with an IIT.

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A degree from, say, NIT or IIIT will not slacken your capability. Employers look for logical, persistent, divergent thinking, talented candidates. Many private institutes have seen placements going as high as 30 lacs per annum. Scorecard is considered just for namesake. Being a non-IITian in no event makes you less worthy. It does not deprive you of a hotshot career. Yes, you read that right! Still don’t believe us? Try reading some real-life examples below!

The Non-IITians of India 

Satya Nadella, the present CEO of the tech giant Microsoft, attended Manipal Institute of Technology (then part of Mangalore University) and not any IIT. He completed his B.Tech in Electrical Engineering and then travelled to the US to study for a Masters in Computer Science. Before holding the post of CEO, he was the Executive Vice President of Microsoft’s cloud and enterprise group, that was responsible for developing and running the company’s computing platforms, developer tools, and cloud computing services.

The first female of Indian origin to go to Space, Kalpana Chawla had failed the IIT-JEE exam. She pursued a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Punjab Engineering College and then obtained a Masters of Science degree in the same from the University of Texas in the US. She joined NASA and later, flew on the Space Shuttle Columbia. In the second mission, unfortunately, she lost her life in the tragic event known as the ‘Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster’.

‘Father of the Pentium Chip’, Vinod Dham was a graduate from Delhi College of Engineering with a Bachelors of Engineering in Electrical Engineering. He also failed the JEE Exam. Later, he moved to the US to study for a Masters in Physics (Solid State). Dham is known for the development of the world-famous Pentium processor of the Intel Company. He is also an entrepreneur and a venture capitalist.

Indra Nooyi (Chairperson of PepsiCo), Shiv Nadar (Founder and Chairman of HCL), Venkatraman Ramakrishnan (Nobel Prize winner for Chemistry in 2009) and many others have made it big in spite of not being from an IIT. It all depends on the perspective.

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Career Option Other Than Engineering

One must understand that engineering is not the only course one can pursue after graduating from Science stream. Tons of other courses can set you towards a great career path. The scope and average income in these courses are sometimes even higher than what engineering offers. Candidates can get admission to these courses with 10+2 aggregate. Let us take a look at various courses other than engineering-

Courses Details
B.Tech in Aeronautical Engineering This is not a core engineering course. The scope of education spans from aircraft, satellites, spacecraft etc. Vast job opportunities in the public and private sector are present due to low competition. 
Diploma in Nautical Science This one year course on Nautical Science can help you get admission in Indian Naval Institute work in the field of Naval Science, Port Operations, Weather Forecasting etc.
Bachelor of Design (Product) This course is for you if you are interested in art. Product Designing is not just limited to designing an outfit or dress. It could be about designing software or hardware or any particular industry product. Average packages for freshers range from 4 to 6 lacs!
Bachelors of Business Administration (BBA) This course is something which is mostly considered by Commerce graduates. But there are no such criteria which limit this to Commerce students only. Product Managers, Business Analysts, Human Resource Managers are few posts which can be bagged by a BBA degree holder.
Bachelor of Fashion Technology This course might seem not as lucrative due to the low starting salaries. But once the experience in this particular industry grows, there is a good appraisal. A job Fashion Technology requires knowledge of good designing software.
Ethical Hacking This course is generally pursued by students of B.E/B.Tech in Computer Science or related fields. Ethical Hackers are required in top government agencies and private organisations to think outside the box and find flaws in security systems. This course does require programming knowledge but is not specific to only software engineers. Even a commerce graduate can become an Ethical Hacker with the right knowledge.
Bachelor of Science (Honors) A B.Sc Honors course can be pursued in various domains such as Physics, Chemistry, Economics, Maths, Forensic Sciences and even Computer Science. Depending on the domain, graduates have opportunities in the respective field. For example, a B.Sc in Economics graduate can easily make a career in Data Analytics or Data Science.
Merchant Navy As the name suggests, Merchant Navy is a field for administration of international trade via Sea routes, ports etc. A merchant navy officer is responsible for managing various activities which could range from administrative roles at a large cargo ship to an international trade port. The only downside of this job is less to no contact for several days with your family.
Diploma in Aviation Aviation is still a growing field in India. Due to low per capita income of the country multiple aviation companies have fallen into bankruptcy. But the jobs in the aviation field are growing at a large pace. With expansion of airports in the country, the aviation industry is growing. Commercial Pilots are required for airlines and cargo planes. They also need a separate licence to fly an airplane.

Do consider the courses mentioned above. Maybe you are interested in such courses and are completely unaware of this. But it’s never too late! Students often have a large gap after their 12th graduation to take an admission into a college course. You still have time to consider what is the right career path for you. Consult a career counsellor or take an online test which can help you find what is the right path for you!

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Alternative Exams of JEE Main

There are various government and private universities that conduct entrance tests for admission to their respective engineering colleges. We are discussing some of these exams below.

State-level Entrance Tests

Some states in India have devised their own engineering entrance exams. Apart from giving weightage to JEE Main score, a considerable number of state universities judge students based on the marks secured in the state engineering entrance exams. To keep more and more options open, it is advisable to appear for these tests as well.

Exam Name Courses Offered Eligibility
Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MHT-CET) Engineering and Pharmacy courses Candidates should have cleared Class 12 examinations with minimum 45% marks (reserved category students should have at least 40% marks) with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English as compulsory subjects.
Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) Medical, Dental and Engineering Candidates must have passed the higher secondary examination, i.e. 10+2 or equivalent with a minimum of 45% aggregate marks (40% mark for SC, ST and OBC category). Physics and Mathematics have to be their compulsory papers in 10+2 level.
West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination (WBJEE) Engineering and Medical Eligible candidates in the general category should have minimum 60% marks and reserved category students should have at least 55% to get admissions in Jadavpur University, or otherwise, a minimum 45% marks (40% for reserved category students) for admissions in other colleges. Exams are held in offline mode.
Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination (UPSEE) Engineering and Other Professional Courses Students should secure at least 45% marks (40% marks for reserved category) in the qualifying examination of 10+2 with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with Chemistry or Biotechnology or Biology or Technical Vocational subject to apply for admissions to B. Tech courses.

The list of state-level engineering entrance tests is quite long. Only a few of them have been noted here. Qualifying in these exams gets you into most government colleges, so fees are pretty affordable. That is a bonus point!

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Private Universities Entrance Tests

Reputed private universities across India also conduct engineering entrance tests for admissions to the first year in their colleges. Some of them are as follows.

Exams Courses Offered Eligibility Salary Package
BITS Admissions Test (BITSAT) Engineering and Architecture Candidates are eligible to give this test only if they have cleared 10+2 or will be appearing for Class 12 Boards Examination with PCM as their subjects. At least 60% in each of the three subjects and a minimum of 75% in aggregate has to be secured by the students. 1.3 Crore p.a (highest salary paid by Google)
Vellore Institute of Technology Engineering Entrance Examination (VITEEE) Engineering Students must have at least 60% aggregate marks in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or Biology in Class 12. Boards appearing candidates in the current year can also apply. 41 lacs p.a
Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Entrance Exam (KIITEE) Engineering Candidates who have passed 10+2 examination or will be appearing for Class 12 Boards can apply for B.Tech courses. A minimum of 60% marks in PCM taken together is a must for the students who have cleared 10+2. 39 lakhs p.a
SRM Joint Engineering Entrance Exam (SRMJEEE) Engineering Students eligible to apply for B.Tech programs must have passed in their Higher Secondary Examination with PCM as major subjects. Minimum of 60% aggregate in PCM is required for applying for Kattankulathur, Ramapuram, Vadapalani campuses and at least 55% aggregate in the majors is necessary to apply for NCR-Delhi campuses. 41 lakhs p.a

You surely wouldn’t want to miss out on applying for these exams as well.

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Or… Begin Something From Scratch!

If you have decided to take up engineering as your career and have innovative, mind-boggling ideas which can survive in the competitive world, then channelize your strength and follow your passion. It will lead you to success for sure. In the present day scenario, unemployment rates are pretty high and very often people are laid off. In such conditions be your own boss. Start your own venture. The Government of India is enabling young entrepreneurs to get the right funds for a startup. With Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in almost every sector, Venture Capitalists can also fund your business. There’s a lot to learn of course, but the good part is, aspirants have ample time to learn! You can be a saviour of yours and many others’ dreams.

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure“

-Paulo Coelho.

Working hard for fulfilling your dreams is the only mantra. There is no shortcut to success. You have to make your efforts count and if you fail, giving up is not an option. Learn from your mistakes, stand up and fight again. Success is what you will get eventually. All the best for your future!

JEE Main Slot Booking 2020- Check Exam Date and Time

NTA has scraped the slot booking process. As per the new system, NTA will conduct the JEE Main slot booking process at their own convenience. Candidates will not have the leisure to select their slot. Meanwhile, BITSAT and VITEEE Exams will still continue with their slot booking process. The NTA (National Testing Agency) will be allotting the date, shift, and timing. They will randomly allocate the slots for registered candidates. NTA will conduct the allotment using computer software on a random basis. The allotment will begin after the closure of application date. As per the situation, allotment shall begin a few days before the release of JEE Main Admit Cards, but is only revealed in the same.

The slot booking for JEE Main comprising of date and shift booking is an important aspect of all students appearing for JEE Main 2020. However, as per reports, the JEE Main has brought about few changes. The authority will conduct the examination in two shifts and 8 sessions. Furthermore, they will conduct JEE Main in two sessions (i.e. in January and April).

The date and time shift for both Paper I and Paper II will be on JEE Main Admit Card. Admit cards will be available 15 days prior to the exam. Many students expected to have the advantage of slot booking but NTA due to logistics and other reasons seems to have revoked the facility.


JEE Main 2020 Eligibility Criteria: Age, Qualifying Marks & Number of Attempts

Latest Update on JEE Main Eligibility Criteria 2020-

Now, candidates with Class XII passing certificate will also be able to apply for JEE Main. NITs and CFTIs have relaxed the criterion of 75% minimum aggregate percentage (top 20 percentile rule) in 10+2 due to partial cancellation of 12th CBSE boards and other equivalent exams amid COVID-19 pandemic. Thus, the weightage of 12th class percentage is completely scrapped for JEE Main and for admission to central government colleges. Read More

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NTA officially released the JEE Main Eligibility Criteria 2020 in its brochure. Candidates must meet the basic JEE Main eligibility criteria before planning to apply for the test, the most fundamental condition being qualifying class 12. Failure to meet the eligibility criteria can lead to rejection of the candidature at any stage of the admission process by the authorities.

JEE Main eligibility criteria consist of various conditions such as educational qualification, age limit, nationality, mandatory subjects in Class 12th or equivalent, 12the percentage required for JEE Main 2020. NTA will conduct the JEE Main 2020 September session from 1st September – 6th September 2020. Check Exam Dates

Detailed JEE Main 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Before proceeding to fill the Application Form of JEE Main 2020, the candidates must refer to the following parameters of JEE Main eligibility criteria.

JEE Main Eligibility Criteria

Year of Qualifying Exam

  • Candidates must have passed class 12 or any equivalent exams in 2018 or 2019.
  • The candidates’ who will be taking class 12 or equivalent qualifying exams in 2020 are also eligible to apply for JEE Main.

Age Limit Criteria

  • Though there is no age limit now in JEE Main, the candidate must, however, have passed 10+2 or equivalent exam in 2018 or 2019.
  • The students who are appearing 10+2 or equivalent exams in 2020 can also apply.
  • IITs have a separate age limit for admissions. This might affect your JEE Advanced 2020 eligibility criteria.

Number of Attempts

  • The aspirants can participate in the entrance exam for 3 consecutive years.
  • Since 2019, NTA allows the aspirants to appear for JEE Main exam twice a year. The candidate may appear in both the attempts.
  • Both attempts for one academic year is a single attempt for that year.

Aggregate Marks in Qualifying Examination

Note: This rule is now scrapped for JEE Main Eligibility 12th Percentage. Please check the updates above.

  • General Category – 75% marks in aggregate.
  • SC/ST/PWD Category – 65% marks in aggregate.
  • Candidates below the aggregate as given above will be considered ineligible.

Combination of Subject(s) for Admission in NITs, IIITs and GFTIs

As per the JEE Main 2020 eligibility criteria, all the candidates taking the exam must have opted for 5 main subjects in the qualifying examination. If any candidate has less than 5 subjects, he/she will be considered ineligible. Compulsory subjects for the candidates taking the exam include:

  • Paper 1 – B.Tech/B.E.
    • Physics
    • Mathematics
    • Last, anyone of subjects including Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology or Technical Vocational Subject
  • Paper 2 – B.Arch.
    • Physics
    • Chemistry
    • And, Mathematics
  • Paper 3 – B.Planning
    • Mathematics

Major Changes in the JEE Main Eligibility Criteria 2020

Let us discuss some important changes in JEE Main 2020 Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must possess valid ID – Indian candidates need to present their Aadhar Card or other valid IDs to sit for the entrance exam. Similarly, foreign candidates must present a valid passport.
  • Guidelines for Jammu & Kashmir, Meghalaya, and Assam Applicants – The candidates who are taking the exam from these states will have to provide some important details such as Passport Number, Ration Card, Bank Account Number or any other Govt. The candidates need to fill the ID Number while filling the JEE Main 2020 Application Form. Also, they need to select cities in these States as examination centers.
  • Removal of Class 12th marks weightage – No weightage will be given to the marks obtained in class XII at the time of calculating AIR for JEE Main 2020.
  • Admission to IITs/ NITs/ IIITs and CFTIs – Minimum of 75% marks in class 12th, or rank under top 20 percentile in class 12th class exam conducted by the respective board to get selected for admissions in these government institutes. However, for the SC/ST category candidates, the qualifying marks are 65% marks.

Eligibility for Admission to NITs/IIITs/CFTIs Participating via CSAB

CSAB conducts admission counselling for the NITs, IIITs, CFTIs. Admission via CSAB will be based on the All India Ranks of candidates.

  • Candidates have to either score at least 75% marks in 10+2 exams or are in Top 20 Percentile in 10+2 conducted by the respective boards.
  • Candidates belonging to the SC/ST category have to score at least 65% in 10+2 exams.

Note: CSAB has relaxed this rule for admission to NITs and other CFTIs. Please check the latest update.


Admission to NITs, IITs, CFTIs, SFIs or State Engineering Colleges

Authority Institute Program Eligibility Criteria
Central Seat Allocation Authority B.E/B.Tech/ B.Plan NITS, IIITs, CFTIs B.E/B.Tech/ B.Plan 75% marks in the 12thorIn the top 20% percentile in class 12th

(For SC/ST- 65% in 12th final exam)

Council of Architecture Institutes other than NITs, IIITs, CFTIs B.Arch 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics along with 50% aggregate in the qualifying exam.


JEE Main 2020 Reservation

A few of the total seats are reserved for candidates belonging to OBC, SC, ST, and PwD category. The percentage of seats reserved for each category is given below in the graph:

JEE Main Category Wise Reservation

The allocation of seats is done as follows:

Category  Percentage
Scheduled Caste (SC) 15
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 8
Non-Creamy Layer – Other Backward Classes (OBC-NCL) 27
People with Disability (PwD) 3

With the passing of Lok Sabha Bill in 2019, the constitution now allows a 10% reservation for the EWS category everywhere which implies that JEE Main 2020 reservation criteria will also provide 10% EWS Reservation. The remaining seats after all other reservations will be unreserved.

State Code of Eligibility

The state from which a candidate has passed the qualifying examination is considered the state code of eligibility. So, the candidate is given the quota under that particular state as a first preference during the allocation of seats in JEE Main Counselling. Some points to remember while selecting state code of eligibility are-

  • State, where the candidate passed the qualifying examination, is the state code of eligibility and not the state of residence.
  • Secondly, if a candidate is appearing for Improvement examinations, then the state code of eligibility shall be the state where the candidate passed Class XII examination.
  • Next, in case of Indian Nationals passing Class XII examination from Nepal/Bhutan, permanent address as per passport will decide the state code of eligibility.
  • Lastly, in case a candidate passed/appeared in Class XII exams of NIOS, he should select a state code of eligibility where the study center is located.

Qualifying Exams for JEE Main 2020

The aspirants planning to appear JEE Mains must have cleared following to meet the JEE Main Eligibility Criteria:

  • Class 12 or similar exam, taken by a recognized Central or State board like ICSE, CBSE, CISCE, etc.
  • Next, intermediate or Pre-Degree Course exam or Pre-University Course. Moreover, this should be organized by any of the recognized Board/University.
  • H.S.C any vocational exam
  • The final exam of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the NDA.
  • Diploma of at least three years which is recognized by AICTE or SBTE.
  • The Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling with at least five subjects.
  • For admission to IITs, General Certificate Education (GCE) exam (London/ Cambridge/ Sri Lanka) at Advanced level (A).
  • Lastly, association of Indian Universities recognized by School/ Board/ University examination in India or any foreign country recognized as equivalent to the 12th class.

JEE Main 2020 – Eligibility in case of Improvement Examination

The following conditions apply for a candidate appearing in one, two or more than two improvement examination of qualifying examination-

  • Improvement in one/two subjects – This criteria considers Candidate’s previous year’s top 20 percentile. The aggregate will be calculated based on necessary subjects.
  • Improvement in all subjects – Candidate’s better aggregate of both years.

If a candidate is unable to score an aggregate of 75% (or 65%, in case of SC/ST candidates), he/she will be deemed ineligible.

Documents Required for JEE Main 2020

The candidates need to produce the following documents at the time of taking JEE Main 2020 Exam:

  • Identity Card: The candidates need to produce any Proof of Identity. It can be a PAN Card, Driver’s Licence, Voter ID, Aadhaar Card.
  • Photograph and Signature: The application requires Scanned copies of Signature and Photograph. The size of a photograph should be between 10 kb–200 kb. The size of the signature must be between 4 kb–30 kb. The preferred dimensions are 3.5 cm X 4.5 cm and in the format of JPEG/JPG only.
  • Educational Documents: Class 10th Marksheet and Certificate, Class 12th Marksheet is required at the time of JEE Main 2020 Counselling and the JEE Main Application Form.

Note – A major question here was whether Aadhaar is mandatory for JEE Main 2020. Supreme Court ruled that Aadhar is not mandatory for admission in educational institutes. As a result, Aadhar does not fall under the eligibility criteria for candidates. Candidates can apply for JEE using other Identity proofs.

What is JEE Main Eligibility Criteria for Droppers?

The JEE Main 2020 eligibility criteria apply to all the candidates, including droppers.  There could be multiple reasons for a candidate taking a gap after passing class 12th exam. He/She can also be re-appearing for the JEE Main exam. Though the age criteria are removed, the candidates will have to fulfil the other criteria to become eligible.

  • For getting admission to NITs, IIITs and CFTIs, the candidates should achieve a minimum score of 75% or needs to be in top 20 percentile of their respective boards. And, students belonging to SC/ST category get 10% relaxation with the minimum required marks of 65%.
  • Next, the droppers should pass their class 12th examination in 2018 or 2019.
  • JEE Main aspirants can take only three consecutive attempts.
  • At last, the candidates should study at least five subjects in their 12th class or qualifying exam. The mandatory subjects should be Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.


Ques. Is Aadhar Card mandatory for JEE Main 2020?

Ans. No. It is not mandatory, Any identification proof is sufficient for JEE Main Examination.

Ques. How many attempts are allowed for JEE Main?

Ans. Three attempts are allowed for JEE Main Examination.

Ques. What are the parameters for the JEE Main Application?

Ans. You have to qualify in 4 standards –

  • Qualifying examination i.e. 10+2 or equivalent
  • Date of Birth/Age Limit
  • Marks scored in the qualifying exam
  • Number of Attempts
Ques. Is there any age limit for JEE Main Exam?

Ans. No, there is no age limit for JEE Main Exam.

Ques. What is the minimum percentage required to be eligible for JEE Main for a reserved category candidate?

Ans. The candidate from a reserved category must score at least 65% in class 12 to be eligible for JEE Main.

JEE Main Form Correction 2020: Image Correction, Steps to be followed and Fees

JEE Main exam dates are set from 1st September – 6th September 2020. NTA has reopened JEE Main Form Correction window till 31st July 2020. NTA has also provided the option to update exam city preferences. 

Latest Update: The Form Correction Facility has been extended up to 31st July 2020 for NDA (I) and JEE Main.  The authority has requested the candidates appearing for NDA and NA Exam (I) on September 6 to select the option “Yes” in their JEE Main Application form. This will ensure that dates for both do not clash.

Applicant making corrections might have to pay an extra fee for the same other than JEE Main Registration fee. (Check correction in the following article)

JEE Main Form Correction Dates

Here are all important JEE Main Form Correction Dates 2020:

Event JEE Main April Session Dates
Availability of JEE Main Application Form 2020 February 7 – March 12, 2020
Commencement of correction in Uploaded images Open till the release of admit cards
Availability of JEE Main 2020 Application Form Correction Up to 31st July 2020 (reopened)
Payment of extra application form (if applicable) Till 31st July 2020 (11:50 pm)

Details that can be edited through JEE Main Form Correction Window

  • Candidates’ Name (as per class 10th mark-sheet)
  • Paper (change from Paper 1 to Paper 2 or vice versa)
  • Aadhaar Number: Unlike last year, the Aadhaar number can be updated.
  • Date of Birth (as per class 10th mark-sheet)
  • Communication Address
  • Contact Number
  • Photograph and Signature

Image Correction Specification

As per the latest notice, image correction has to be made according to the Annexure-A (given below).

Images To Be Uploaded As Per Annexure-A
Specifications for Photographs and Signature as per Notice of 15th July by NTA

NTA has also issued a notice for candidates belonging to Economically Weaker Section. It advises them to use the JEE Main Form Correction to avail the 10% EWS reservation.

JEE Main Form Correction: Key Points

It often happens that candidates make mistakes while filling the online application form. Either because of inexperience or confusion. Thus, to rectify those mistakes, NTA offers JEE Main Form Correction facility. It helps to edit the details in the online application form.

  • It is a one-time facility for making corrections in some fields of JEE Main Application Form.
  • The JEE Main application form correction window was initially open from March 13 – 16, 2020. The Correction Window has reopened multiple times since the COVID-19 outbreak. The current window is open until 31st July 2020.
  • The organizing body will not consider any request made for corrections after closing this window.
  • JEE Main form correction process is similar to registering for JEE Main 2020 one more time.

How to correct JEE Main Application Form?

Candidates can correct JEE Main 2020 application form by using the steps given below:

  • Firstly, go to the official site of JEE Main 2020 – www.jeemain.nic.in
  • Then, click on “Corrections in JEE Main 2020 Application Form ”
  • After that, log in with your application number and password and enter the security code.

JEE Main Application Form Correction

  • Click on “Manage Form Particulars Correction”

JEE Main Manage Form Correction

  • Read the instructions and make the corrections as required.
  • Lastly, submit the JEE Main Application Form and pay the requisite application fee (if required)

Details that can be edited

Direct Link to Form Correction Window

JEE Main Center Change: Scope of Changing Exam City

With a large number of candidates stuck in a particular city or shifted to hometowns due to the recent country-wide lockdown amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, NTA provided the option to update the exam city preference before the release of JEE Main Admit Cards. This option is generally not available to candidates as the allocation of exam city is completed soon after the registration window closes. Moreover, approximately 9.3 lac students registered for JEE Main 2020 April session. It will be difficult to accumulate a large number of students in a single exam center.

  • Candidates can update exam city preference for all 4 choices till the closing of JEE Main Correction Facility 2020.
  • There is no extra fee required unless the candidate is opting for a foreign city.

JEE Main Form Correction Fee

There could be cases where a candidate is required to pay an additional fee for correction in JEE Main Application Form. Such as candidates want to change their category in JEE Main or want to change the city. Given below are some changes which will cost some fee.

  • An additional fee is required in case candidate changes category from SC/ST/Girls/PwD to General/OBC-NCL
  • Wants to opt for two or more papers, instead of a single paper.
  • Wants to change exam city preference to a foreign city.

Candidates must be aware of fake services that appear like JEE Main Form Correction Facility and fraudulently deduct a large amount of money from bank accounts. Only use the official website to access JEE Main Application Form Correction Facility.

JEE Main Photo Correction and Size Guidelines

Candidates will also be able to make corrections in the photos uploaded in JEE Main 2020 Application Form. Window to make corrections in images will be opened till the JEE Main Admit Card 2020 is released.

The last date to make photo correction in your JEE Main 2020 Application form is not specified. Applicants who may have uploaded wrong images can correct their images during this correction period.

Given below are the steps to make correction(s) in the uploaded images:

  • First, go to the official site of JEE Main 2020.
  • After that, log in using your credentials i.e. Application Number, Password and security code.
  • Then, click on the link “Upload/Change Images” button.
  • Further, select the images with correct specifications and upload them.
  • Finally, Click on “Submit”.
  • After submission, take a print out of the JEE Main Application form for future references.

Must Read: JEE Main Photo Size, Dimension, Format and Other Details

How to check the size of the image?

You can follow the steps given below to make sure the images you are about to upload are as per the specifications.

  • First, right-click on the image you want to upload.
  • Then, click on ‘Properties’
  • Now, a window will appear having properties of the image.
  • So, click on the ‘Details’ tab.
  • And finally, view the dimensions, height, and width of the image.

Can Correction Facility provide a refund?

  • In case a candidate wants to correct the selected category, to a category for which the application fee is less than the one previously selected, there shall be no refund of any application fee.
  • There will be no refund if a candidate who opted for more than one paper, opts for the single paper using a correction window.

JEE Main Application Form Status

After submitting the JEE Main application form, its status can be checked by clicking on the “Status” tab. Any one of the following messages will be displayed on the user’s window-

ReceivedIf the application form is successfully submitted.

UnsuccessfulIf the application form is Incomplete/Rejected/Not Submitted.

Candidates have to successfully remit the application fee before the registration window is closed. Only these candidates shall be able to access the JEE Main Form Correction Facility.

Also Check | JEE Main Preparation Tips

JEE Main Helpline

Any doubt in correcting JEE Main application form can be asked by writing an email to [email protected] by mentioning the Name of the candidate, Registration ID and Mistakes.

JEE (Main) Unit Central Board of Secondary Education

Plot No. 149, Block – H,

Sector – 63, Noida – 201309

Distt- Gautam Budh Nagar (U.P.)

Helpline No.: 7042399520, 7042399521, 7042399525, 7042399526, 7042399529

Computer-Based Exam Helpline No.: 18002669778

Email: [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How do I know my exam timings?
Answer: Exam timings will be mention in your hall ticket.
Q. I could not select my slot for online examination as the center I selected is full. Please let me know what should I do?

Answer: In this case, your center will be decided by the board.

Q. When will be the centres given for the examination?

Answer: The centers will be given after releasing admit card.

Q. I have selected language of my question paper as Hindi by mistake. Can I change the language to English now?

Answer: You don’t need to change the language as the paper will be in both languages Hindi/English. You can write your paper in English or Hindi.

Q. Is an updated Aadhar card necessary during the registration?

Answer: You can apply with your enrollment ID given on your aadhar card.

Q. The Centre for JEE Main online examination for paper 1 is full. Please let me know what should I do?

Answer: The exam centre will be generated automatically.

JEE Main Exam Centres 2020: Check the Complete List of Exam Centres here

Latest Update: Education Minister Mr Ramesh Pokhriyal announced the dates for JEE Main 2020. NTA will conduct the exam from 1st September – 6th September 2020, 2020 in about 3000 JEE Main Exam Centres. NTA has also launched ‘National Test Abhyas’ to practice free mock tests for JEE Main in lieu of unavailability of NTA Test Practice Centres amid COVID-19 pandemic.

The authority has released a complete list of JEE Main 2020 Exam centres. Visit the official site. Then, enter the issued registration number, password and security pin to know the exam slot and venue.

Once you submit the application form, you cannot change your preferences. Your JEE Main Admit card will reflect JEE Main exam centres allotted to you. NTA will issue separate Admit Cards for Paper-I and Paper-II.

Recently, NTA provided the facility to change the JEE Main exam centres preferences. This is due to the COVID-19 pandemic and consequential lockdown. They have re-opened the JEE Main 2020 Application form correction window from 4th July- 20th July 2020. 

Candidates must prepare with the JEE Main Syllabus well in advance to score better in the exam. JEE Main January session paper analysis will also help to get an idea about the difficulty level and type of questions asked. Read on to know more about JEE Main Exam centre, schedule and instructions to be followed at the exam centre.

JEE Main Exam centres 2020 – Key Highlights

  1. NTA has released the list of JEE Main 2020 Exam Centres.
  2. The authority has reduced the exam centres to 233 cities in India and 9 cities abroad.
  3. Candidates can choose the exam centres now that the JEE Mains exam centres 2020 list has been released.
  4. Candidates are allotted any one of the four exam centres chosen by them at the time of registration.
  5. JEE Main Admit Card contains all the information related to the exam centres such as name, address, day and slot.
  6. NTA will allot the JEE Main test centre randomly. There is no slot booking in JEE Main.

Schedule of JEE Main 2020

JEE Main April 2020 First shift Second shift
Date 1st September – 6th September 2020 1st September – 6th September 2020
Timing 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. 3.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.
Duration 3 Hours 3 Hours
Entry in the Examination centre* 7:00 a.m. – Upto 8.00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. – Upto 2.00 p.m.
Entry in the Examination Hall/Room 8:15 a.m. to 8.30 a.m. 2:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Checking of Admit Cards 8:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. 2:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Sitting on the seat in the Examination Hall 8:45 a.m. 2:45 p.m.
Instructions by the Invigilators 8:45 a.m. to 8:55 a.m. 2:45 p.m. to 2:55 p.m.
Test Commences 9:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.
Test Concludes 12:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.

*The authority will not allow any candidate to enter the examination hall after the time of last entry. The time for last entry is 8:30 AM for Paper-1, 1.00 PM for Paper-2 and 2.30 PM for the second shift of Paper-1.

Click here to Download your JEE Main Admit Card

JEE Main Exam Centres 2020

Aspirants for JEE Main 2020 can choose up to 4 exam centres according to their proximity. After that, NTA allocates the exam centres to candidates on a random basis. Subsequently, students can check the allotted NTA exam centres by entering their credentials at the official site of NTA.

JEE Main Exam Center

How to choose JEE Main Exam centres?

  • Applicants who are applying for JEE Main 2020 can choose the four exam centres in JEE Main 2020 Application Form. NTA will allot the exam center on the basis of the candidate’s preference.
  • If less than 30 students choose to take the test at the particular NTA test centre then they will be allotted the last slot of the last exam date in the same city.
  • At all the JEE Main exam centres, questions in CBT mode will be both English and Hindi medium. While the city for JEE Main Exam centres chosen as Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli, the medium of question paper will be Hindi, English and Gujarati.

How to change JEE Main Exam Centres?

Candidates should choose their exam centre with proper attention at the time of JEE Main application form. Centres once chosen will not be changed under any situation. In some exceptional cases, the decision of the Executive Director will be final.

Note: NTA had expanded the scope of JEE Main Correction Facility for updating exam city preference. Correction Facility was opened from 4th July- 20th July 2020. Subsequently, candidates were allowed to update their exam city preferences in case required. This exception was made due to COVID-19 crisis and lockdown all over India.

JEE Main Centre Locator

State Wise List of JEE Main Exam centres

Number of JEE Main Exam Centers

Candidates can check below complete state-wise list of JEE Main 2020 Exam centres for April 2020 session:

Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar AL01
Naharlagun AL02
Assam Dibrugarh AM01
Guwahati AM02
Jorhat AM03
Silchar (assam) AM04
Tezpur AM05
Andaman & Nicobar Port Blair AN01
Andhra Pradesh Anantapur AP01
Bapatla AP02
Bheemavaram AP03
Chirala AP04
Chittoor AP05
Eluru AP06
Guntur AP07
Kadapa AP08
Kakinada AP09
Kurnool AP10
Nellore AP11
Ongole AP12
Rajahmundry AP13
Srikakulam AP14
Tadepalligudem AP15
Tirupati AP16
Vijayawada AP17
Visakhapatnam AP18
Vizianagaram AP19
Bihar Aurangabad (bihar) BR01
Bhagalpur BR02
Biharsharif BR03
Darbhanga BR04
Gaya BR05
Muzaffarpur BR06
Patna BR07
Purnea BR08
Chhattisgarh Bhilai/Durg CG01
Bilaspur CG02
Raipur CG03
Chandigarh (ut) Chandigarh CH01
Daman & Diu (ut) Daman & Diu DD01
Delhi/New Delhi Delhi DL01
Dadra & Nagar Haveli Dadra Nagar Haveli DN01
Gujarat Ahmedabad GJ01
Anand GJ02
Bhavnagar GJ03
Gandhinagar GJ04
Godhra GJ05
Jamnagar GJ06
Junagarh GJ07
Mehsana GJ08
Patan GJ09
Rajkot GJ10
Surat GJ11
Vadodara GJ12
Valsad GJ13
Goa Panaji/Madgaon GO01
Himachal Pradesh Bilaspur (hp) HP01
Dharamshala HP02
Hamirpur (hp) HP03
Kangra HP04
Palampur HP05
Shimla HP06
Solan HP07
Haryana Ambala HR01
Bahadurgarh HR02
Faridabad HR03
Gurugram HR04
Hisar HR05
Karnal HR06
Kurukshetra HR07
Panipat HR08
Sonepat/Murthal HR09
Jharkhand Bokaro JH01
Dhanbad JH02
Jamshedpur JH03
Ranchi JH04
Jammu & Kashmir Baramulla JK01
Jammu JK02
Samba JK03
Srinagar JK04
Karnataka Bagalkot KK01
Belgaum KK02
Bellary KK03
Bengaluru KK04
Bidar KK05
Devanagere KK06
Dharwad KK07
Gulbarga KK08
Hassan KK09
Hubli KK10
Kolar KK11
Mangaluru KK12
Manipal KK13
Mysore KK14
Shivamogga(Shimoga) KK15
Tumkur KK16
Udupi KK17
Kerala Alappuzha KL01
Angamaly KL02
Chengannur KL03
Ernakulam KL04
Idukki KL05
Kanjirappally KL06
Kannur KL07
Kasaragod KL08
Kollam KL09
Kothamangalam KL10
Kottayam KL11
Kozhikode KL12
Malappuram KL13
Muvattupuzha KL14
Palakkad KL15
Pathanamthitta KL16
Thiruvananthapuram KL17
Thrissur KL18
Lakshadweep (UT) Kavaratti LD01
Meghalaya Shillong MG01
Manipur Imphal MN01
Madhya Pradesh Balaghat MP01
Betul MP02
Bhopal MP03
Chhatarpur MP04
Chhindwara MP05
Gwalior MP06
Indore MP07
Jabalpur MP08
Khargaon MP09
Mandsaur MP10
Rewa MP11
Sagar MP12
Satna MP13
Shahdol MP14
Ujjain MP15
Vidisha MP16
Maharashtra Ahmednagar MR01
Akola MR02
Amravati MR03
Aurangabad (mr) MR04
Beed MR05
Bhandara MR06
Bhusawal MR07
Buldhana MR08
Chandrapur MR09
Dhule MR10
Gadchiroli MR11
Gondia MR12
Jalgaon MR13
Kolhapur MR14
Latur MR15
Mumbai/Mumbai Suburban MR16
Nagpur MR17
Nanded MR18
Nasik MR19
Navi Mumbai MR20
Parbhani MR21
Pune MR22
Raigad MR23
Ratnagiri MR24
Sangli MR25
Satara MR26
Solapur MR27
Thane MR28
Wardha MR29
Washim MR30
Yavatmal MR31
Mizoram Aizawl MZ01
Nagaland Dimapur NL01
Kohima NL02
Odisha Angul OR01
Balasore OR02
Berhampur OR03
Bhubaneswar OR04
Cuttack OR05
Dhenkanal OR06
Jeypore OR07
Rourkela OR08
Sambalpur OR09
Punjab Amritsar PB01
Bathinda PB02
Fathegarh Sahib PB03
Jalandhar PB04
Ludhiana PB05
Mohali PB06
Pathankot PB07
Patiala PB08
Phagwara PB09
Ropar PB10
Sangrur PB11
Puducherry (UT) Puducherry PO01
Rajasthan Ajmer RJ01
Alwar RJ02
Bharatpur RJ03
Bhilwara RJ04
Bikaner RJ05
Jaipur RJ06
Jodhpur RJ07
Kota RJ08
Sikar RJ09
Sriganganagar RJ10
Udaipur RJ11
Sikkim Gangtok SM01
Tripura Agartala TA01
Telangana Hyderabad TL01
Karimnagar TL02
Khammam TL03
Mahabubnagar TL04
Nalgonda TL05
Ranga Reddy TL06
Warangal TL07
Tamil Nadu Chennai TN01
Coimbatore TN02
Cuddalore TN03
Dindigul TN04
Kanchipuram TN05
Kanyakumari TN06
Karur TN07
Madurai TN08
Nagercoil TN09
Namakkal TN10
Salem TN11
Tanjore TN12
Thoothukudi TN13
Tiruchirappalli TN14
Tirunelveli TN15
Tiruvallur TN16
Tiruvannamalai TN17
Vellore TN18
Villupuram TN19
Virudhunagar TN20
Uttarakhand Dehradun UK01
Haldwani UK02
Haridwar UK03
Nainital UK04
Pantnagar UK05
Roorkee UK06
Uttar Pradesh Agra UP01
Aligarh UP02
Allahabad UP03
Bareilly UP04
Bulandshahr UP05
Faizabad UP06
Ghaziabad UP07
Gorakhpur UP08
Greater Noida/Noida UP09
Jhansi UP10
Kanpur UP11
Lucknow UP12
Mathura UP13
Meerut UP14
Moradabad UP15
Muzaffarnagar UP16
Sitapur UP17
Varanasi UP18
West Bengal Asansol WB01
Bardhman WB02
Darjeeling WB03
Durgapur WB04
Haldia WB05
Hooghly WB06
Howrah WB07
Kalyani WB08
Kharagpur WB09
Kolkata WB10
Siliguri WB11

JEE Main Exam Centres outside India

Sri Lanka COLOMBO ZZ02
Qatar DOHA ZZ03
Kuwait RIYADH ZZ07
Singapore SINGAPORE ZZ09

A total of 9 centres are situated outside the country. These centres have a higher application fee of Rs. 6000 for both Indian and Foreign Candidates.

Also Read | JEE Advanced 2020 Exam Centres

JEE Main Exam Centre 2020 Changes

Exam Centres Newly Added Cities Cities Removed
Andhra Pradesh Narasaraopet Bapatla
Proddatur Tadepalligudem
Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar/Naharlagun
Bihar Arrah Aurangabad
Daman and Diu (UT) Diu
Gujarat Himatnagar Gandhinagar
Himachal Pradesh Mandi Dharamshala
Una Palampur
Haryana Yamuna Nagar Bahadurgarh
Jharkhand Hazaribagh
Karnataka Mandya Bagalkot
Kerala Angamaly
Ladakh Leh
Madhya Pradesh Chhatarpur
Maharashtra Beed
Odisha Angul
Punjab Fathegarh Sahib
Rajasthan Bharatpur
Telangana Ranga Reddy
Tamil Nadu Dindigul
Uttar Pradesh Bulandshahr
West Bengal Darjeeling

JEE Main 2020 Exam Centres Statistics

Paper  Number of Centres
B.E./B.Tech 567
B.Arch 345
B.Planning 327

JEE Main Test Practice centres by NTA

Approximately, 4000 test centres have been established by NTA in schools and colleges across the country. This is to spread awareness of the CBT environment to candidates. Consequently, candidates can register for these centres on the official website of NTA completely free. “NTA Student” application can be used to locate the exam centres and the nearest test practice centre offered by NTA.

Test Practice centres also have staff who help motivate the students to clear doubts and solve problems and makes them aware about the computer-based test environment.

For a better understanding of JEE Main: Read JEE Main Preparation Tips

How to Register for Test Practice centres?

Follow the below mentioned steps to register for Test Practice centres.

  • Visit the NTA official website and click on “Student Registration”.
  • Then, enter your Username and password.
  • After logging in, enter personal details, contact information and all the other necessary details.
  • Further, select the preferred test centres from the list of choices available. Candidates need to select any 5 centres in any order of preference.
  • Select any one session from the six sessions available.
  • Lastly, after reviewing the data entered, click on “Confirm Appointment”.
  • After that, your data will be admitted and you will be notified of your confirmed choices.

Documents Allowed at JEE Main 2020 Exam Centres

Candidates will not be allowed to enter the examination hall without the following documents.

  • Printed copy of JEE Main Admit Card downloaded from NTA’s website.
  • Next, one passport size photograph (same as uploaded on the Online Application Form) should be taken for pasting on the specific space in the attendance sheet at Centre during the examination.
  • Anyone of the authorized photo IDs (must be original, valid and non-expired) – PAN card/ Driving License/ Voter ID/ Passport/ Aadhaar Card (With photograph)/E-Aadhaar with photograph/ Ration Card with photograph/ 12th Class Board Admit Card with photograph/ Bank Passbook with Photograph.
  • PwD certificate issued by the authorized medical officer, if claiming the relaxation under PwD category.

Prohibited Items at the exam centres

In the JEE Main Examinations, there are a few things that are absolutely prohibited from the examination centre. They are:

  • Mobile Phones, Earphones, Microphones or Pager.
  • Calculator, Docupen, Slide Rules, Log Tables, Camera or Tape Recorder.
  • Furthermore, to carry/wear any type of watch, including Electronic watches with facilities of a calculator, any metallic item or electronic gadgets, devices in the examination hall.
  • Eatables and Water (Loose or Packed)
  • Instrument/ Geometry Box/ Pencil Box, Handbag or Purse.
  • Any kind of paper, stationary or text material.
  • Lastly, blank sheet of paper is provided at the examination hall for rough work, hence, students are not required to carry it.

Note: NTA will not be responsible for any lost possession of the candidate. Furthermore, if any candidate is found with any of the above mentioned items, his/her candidature will be treated as unfair. As a result, he will not be allowed to sit for the current examination and will be disbarred from sitting in the future examinations. Above all, the found item will be seized.

JEE Main 2020 Exam Day Guidelines

Keep the following things in mind on the day of JEE Main 2020 Examination. They are:

  • Candidates must reach the JEE Main Exam centre two hours prior to the examination. As a result, they will finish the registration formalities, hassle free and well before time.
  • Secondly, candidates must remember that registration desk will close 60 minutes prior to the examination.
  • Candidates cannot enter the examination hall after 8:30 A.M in the first shift and 1:30 P.M in the second shift.
  • You should be at your allotted seat as soon as the examination hall opens.
  • Read the instruction bulletin on the admit card and follow them throughout the examination.
  • Students who will not be reaching on time will miss the general instructions announced in the examination hall. NTA will not be responsible for the delay.

NTA does not provide any transport for the JEE Main Exam centre. Hence, it is advised that the students visit the allotted exam centre a day before the exam to avoid any confusion. Furthermore, candidates are also advised to inform for errors in JEE Main Admit Card to ensure that they are allowed to enter the JEE Main Exam centre by the centre superintendent.

JEE Main Exam Centres – FAQs

Ques. Can I carry my Mobile Phone at the JEE Main Exam centre?

Ans. No, you are not allowed to carry mobile phones or any such electronic devices at the JEE Main Exam centres.

Ques. I have returned to my hometown due to the lockdown. Can I change my exam centre preference?

Ans. Yes, NTA has extended the form correction facility and you can make changes in your exam centre preference.

Ques. How many cities have JEE Main 2020 Exam centres?

Ans. 264 cities have JEE Main 2020 Exam centres.

Ques. What are Test Practice centres in JEE Main exams?

Ans. Test practice centres are set up by NTA for candidates especially in rural areas, to make them aware about the computer-based test so that they become comfortable giving the exam in that mode.