NEW DELHI: The first Joint Engineering Examination (main) 2013, known so far as as the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) paper I, will be held in April 2013.

The JEE apex board on JEE main and advanced decided that the JEE (main) for BE/ BTech will be held in two modes — offline and online. The offline exam for JEE (main) will be held on April 7, 2013, and the online exam will be held thereafter in April. The examination (paper II of earlier AIEEE) for admissions to B Arch/ B Planning courses at NITs, IIITs, DTUand other centrally funded technical institutes (CFTIs) will be held on April 7, 2013, in offline mode only.

According to JEE apex board, the merit list for admission to NITs, IIITs, DTU and other CFTIs will be prepared by giving 40% weightage (suitably normalized) to Class XII or other qualifying examination marks and 60% to the performance in JEE (main) examination.

The JEE (main) 2013 will have one three-hour objective-type question paper. The paper will consist of physics, chemistry and mathematics. The paper II will have one question paper consisting of math, aptitude test and drawing test as per past practice of AIEEE. The duration will be three hours.