Colleges where you can use your JEE MAINS SCORE CARD

JEE Main 2016 result has been announced and around 2 lakh students who’ve got through it are now preparing for yet another cutthroat competition i.e. JEE advanced. Over 12 lakh, students appeared for JEE Main and about 2 lakh cleared the first stage. The remaining students have to wait till the centralized counselling procedure begins for admissions to the various central government, state government, and private institutes. The list of colleges participating in the centralized counselling process has been updated on JEE website.

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What after clearing JEE Main?

If you are one of those 2 lakh students who got an edge in JEE main, then be prepared for an even more tougher fight. When you are firmly determined to get into an IIT then JEE main is just a necessary evil. It must be conquered prior to the actual competition. So buckle up your belts and tie your shoe laces for the next big stage right away. Brush up your concepts, solve previous question papers and be confident to come out with flying colours. JEE advanced is scheduled to be held on May 22 and application for the same has already been closed on May 4.

Top institutes other than IITs which accept JEE advanced score are-

  1. Indian school of mines, Dhanbad
  2. Indian institute of space education and research.
  3. Indian institute of science, Bangalore
  4. Indian institute of science and technology, Kerala

Missed the cut-off, Here’s what to do next-

Do not panic if you’ve missed the cut-off by few marks. You still have the possibility to get into a prestigious institute with your score. You will now have to take part in counselling once your class 12th result is out. CBSE will reveal your ‘all India rank’ (AIR) and on its basis you can undergo counselling conducted by ‘Joint seat allocation authority’. It will conduct a centralized counselling for admission to 31 NITs, 18 IIITs and 18 centrally funded technical institutes ( CFTIs). They offer around 24,000 seats. The remaining candidates can go for seats offered by state government institutes. These institutes accept your normalized score, which is the combined score of JEE main and class 12th in the ratio of 60:40.

As paper 1 score is a prerequisite for admission in an engineering course, paper 2 score is the key to getting admission in architecture and planning in various central and state government institutes. For B.arch from IITs, candidates have to appear for Architecture aptitude test conducted by IITs.

State level engineering entrance exams.

Apart from JEE, there are other engineering entrance exams conducted by various states. One can apply separately and take the test for any state. The syllabus is more or less similar to every exam. After the test, selected students can take part in its counselling process. Most of the exams are over now and further procedure will begin as soon as the result is declared by the conducting body. As most of the seats are reserved for domicile candidates so you stand a good chance of getting into a good college in your home state. While applying for the other state exam may also be of little use as only about 15% seats are reserved for non-domicile candidates.

The various state level exams are-

  2. BCECE
  5. UPSEE
  6. KEAM
  7. CG PET
  8. JCECE
  9. WBJEE
  10. Karnataka CET


There are private universities which conduct their own entrance test and it becomes less tedious for students who wish to study at any particular institute. Students need not mess-up with long centralized counselling process instead the institute has their own counselling and admission process.


Top university engineering entrance exams are-

  3. MU OET

Your dreams don’t end with a mere scorecard. When you have the potential, you will excel wherever you study. If you really do not want to compromise with your choice, you should give yourself a second chance to prove your mettle.