Admission Procedure

Joint Entrance Examination (Main)

Admission to NITs participating through Central Seat Allocation Board will be based on All India Rank subject to the condition that the candidate should have secured at least 75% marks in the 12th class examination, or be in the top 20 percentile in the 12th class examination conducted by the respective Boards. For SC / ST candidates the qualifying marks would be 65% in the 12th class examination. Subject combinations required in the qualifying examination for admission to B.Tech. Course in NITs shall be as under


Required Criteria based on Class 12th / Equivalent qualifying Examination


Passed 10+2 examination with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the Chemistry / Biotechnology / Biology / Technical Vocational subject.

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Joint Seat Allocation Authority

The Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) has been set up by the Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) to manage and regulate the joint seat allocation for admissions to IITs, ISM, NITs, IIITs and Other-Government Funded Technical Institutes (Other-GFTIs). Admission to all the academic programs offered by these Institutes will be made through a single platform.

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Direct Admission Of Students Abroad (DASA)

The admission to Foreign Nationals / Persons of Indian Origin / Non -Resident Indians / Overseas Citizen of India to undergraduate programs in premier Technical Institutions is being offered under DASA scheme of MHRD from the academic session 2001-02 onwards.

Applicant must have passed the qualifying examination, i.e. Senior Secondary (10+2) or equivalent from any system of education as recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (


Applicant should have completed successfully Mathematics, Physics and one of the subjects from (Chemistry, Bio-technology, Computer Science, Biology) in 11th and / or 12, as applicable in the respective boards


Applicant must have secured a minimum of at least 60% aggregate marks (average of all subjects of qualifying examination taken together) or 6.50 CGPA (on a 10 point scale) or equivalent in the qualifying examination. In case, CGPA on a different scale is awarded OR if only grades are awarded, percentage / CGPA equivalence provided by the principal examination authorities will only be considered. Applicants should have a minimum total valid score of 1440 in SAT Subject Tests (Subjects: Mathematics Level 2, Physics and Chemistry).

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Residential Requirement

Applicants must be Foreign Nationals / Persons of Indian Origin / Overseas Citizen of India who have completed the qualifying examination in any country (including India)


Indian Nationals studying abroad.

In case of Indian Nationals, they must have completed the 11th and 12th standard or equivalent from outside India.

Reservation for Children of Indian Workers in Gulf Countries (CIWG)

As per AICTE notification New Delhi of 21st January, 2004 issued vide Gazette notification No: F-37-3 / legal / 2004 dated: 21st January, 2004, published to indicate the provisions of All India Council for Technical Education (admission under supernumerary quota for foreign nationals (FN) / persons of Indian Origin (PIOs / Children of Indian Workers in the Gulf Countries (CIWG), in AICTE approved Institutions) regulations, 2004 under which 15% seats in all the Institutions / University Departments, approved by AICTE, offering technical courses leading to Diploma, Degree and Post graduate degree in Engineering and Technology, Architecture and Town Planning, Pharmacy, Applied Arts, MBA and MCA, Hotel Management and Catering Technology, shall be allowed on supernumerary basis from amongst foreign nationals (foreign nationals (FN) / persons of Indian Origin (PIOs / Children of Indian Workers in the Gulf Countries (CIWG), over and above the approved intake, provided that 1/3rd of the 15% shall be reserved across different disciplines in the educational Institutions for the children of Indian workers in the Gulf Countries.

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