Only Gujarat state agrees to join the two-part Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) that the ministry of HRD had declared for engineering admissions. The first part would be JEE-Main, and the second one would be JEE-Advanced and the tentative dates for these tests would be April 7 and June 2, 2013.
IITs, NITs, IIITs that comes directly under the central government would be part of JEE .However, it is unlikely to see participation from too many states to the common test. Maharashtra might take part in the 2014 test.
IIT-Delhi will conduct next year’s JEE though it was IIT-Kharagpur’s turn to conduct the same. IIT-K felt the necessity for IIT-Delhi to conduct the test as the nature of the test has changed and it would be convenient for IIT-Delhi to co-ordinate and implement the changes as it is centrally located.
Government has set up 18-member JEE Apex Board (JAB) comprising directors form some of the IITs, NITs, chairperson, CBSE, state representatives and others. JAB would coordinate with Council of Boards of Secondary Education and also act as the final authority on matters of policies, rules, regulations for the JEE.