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The past decade has witnessed sweeping changes in the field of professional education in India and also in the domain of Entrance exams. The rules for admission to the elite colleges in Engineering, Pure Sciences, Architecture, Design and Medicine have been changing almost every year in the past decade. However, the Union Govt. under PM Narendra Modi has ushered in a stable Entrance exams regime from 2018. Since 2019 is an election year, we expect no major changes in the rules in 2019 which will be same as that prevalent for 2018. The 2019 scenario for admission to premier colleges is as follows :


  • Admission to 23 IITs on basis of JEE ADVANCED exam & 75% XII Aggregate eligibility
  • Admission to 3 BITS on basis of JEE MAINS (NEETI) & 75% XII PCM eligibility
  • Admission to 30 NITs & 10 IIITs on basis of JEE MAINS (NEETI) & 75% XII Aggr. elig.
  • Admission to DA-IICT,VIT-Vellore, MANIPAL etc. on basis of JEE MAINS(NEETI)
  • Admission to MH-colleges on basis of JEE MAINS (NEETI) & 50% XII PCM eligibility


  • Admission to IISERs, CMI, ISI, NISER on basis of JEE ADVANCED


  • Admission to AIIMS and JIPMER, Puducherry on basis of their own Entrance exams
  • Admission to all the remaining 400 Medical colleges on basis of NEET

NB: There is zero weightage to XII Boards marks for admission to Engg. and Medical college. All Entrance exams in India from 2019 shall be conducted by an independent Testing agency set up by the Union Govt. of India in 2018 called National Testing Service (NTS).

The JEE MAINS or NEETI is expected to be conducted ONLINE for multiple times in a year. Students shall have the option to attempt the Test more than once in a year with best score considered. The syllabus of JEE MAINS (NEETI) is the combined syllabus of Std.11 & 12 of CBSE Boards, has multiple-choice questions pattern with negative marking scheme. All other State CETs and Private colleges CETs are cancelled from 2019 onwards. About 20 lac students are expected to appear for JEE MAINS (NEETI) and about 10 lac students are expected to appear for NEET from 2019 onwards.

About 2.2 lac students are expected to be selected from the first stage JEE MAINS (NEETI) and shall qualify for the JEE ADVANCED exam. About 30000 All India Ranks shall be declared from the JEE ADVANCED exam who shall be eligible to apply to the IITs.

There are 11000 IIT seats, 16000 NIT seats and 1800 BITS-PILANI seats. Out of the 18 lac seats available in the 3300 Engineering colleges in India, hardly 60,000 seats are in A-grade colleges.

The Teaching styles, Study Material and Testing + Assignment patterns in the 2-years coaching programs must be orchestrated to suit the new scenario. The IITian’s Prashikshan Kendra has taken due cognizance of these recent yet profound changes and have incorporated the necessary changes in its long-term classroom programs meticulously to meet the aspirations of students and parents like you in this dynamic age of competitive exams.


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