JEE Main (Joint Entrance Exam Main)

JEE Main 2017: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will be the conducting authority of Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2017. The national level entrance examination will be held on April 2, 2017 (online mode) and April 8 and April 9, 2017 (offline mode) for all eligible and interested applicants. JEE Main 2017 registrations are now closed. The application form of JEE Main 2017 was available from December 1, 2016 and the deadline to submit the form was extended till January 16, 2017 by CBSE. Payment of the application fees could be done till January 18, 2017. CBSE also introduced Aadhaar Card number as a mandatory criteria to be fulfilled during the registration process. Without the Aadhaar Card number, the application form of JEE Main 2017 was not accepted. JEE Main 2017 Paper II, which is conducted for B.Arch and B.Planning will be held in offline mode on April 2, 2017. The admission committee will be announcing the results on April 27, 2017. Counselling will commence tentatively in the month of July and will be conducted by Joint Allocation Authority (JoSAA). Check the full article to know more about the admit card, exam pattern, result, counselling and more of JEE Main 2017.
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The entrance examination of JEE Main is the first stage for admissions into the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and is also a gateway for all of the NITs, IIITs and GFTIs. Over 12 lakh applicants register themselves for JEE Main each year for the national level engineering exam. All of the applicants have to be successfully registered to progress forward in the admission procedure.

Important: The correction facility of JEE Main 2017 application form was available till February 3, 2017. The applicants are advised to make all of their corrections and editing before the final date as no corrections will be accepted after the last date. 

Latest:  The acknowledgement page of JEE Main 2017 is now available for download. The applicants will be able to access the acknowledgement page by logging in using their application number, password and submitting the security pin. The application status of the applicants will be known from the acknowledgement page.

Salient Features of JEE Main 2017
S.No
Features
Specifications
1
Exam Name
Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2017
2
Conducting Authority
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
3
Exam Level
National Level
4
Category of Examination
Undergraduate (UG)
5
Mode of Exam
Online and Offline
6
Duration of Examination
3 hours
7
Paper I
B.Tech / B.E.
8
Paper II
B.Arch / B.Planning
9
Announcement of Official Notification
November 18, 2017
10
Number of JEE Main 2017 applicants
12-13 Lakh
11
Purpose of Examination
Qualifying examination for admissions into NITs, IITs and GFTI.
Qualifying Test for JEE Advanced which provides admissions into IITs.
12
Type of Questions
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
13
Total Number of Questions
360 Questions
14
Total Number of Questions in Paper I
90 Questions (30 Questions each in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics)
15
Marking Scheme
4 marks will be allotted for each correct response.
For each incorrect response, 1 mark will be deducted.
16
Selection Process
Admission through JoSAA counselling on the basis of the applicants All India Rank
What is New in JEE Main 2017?
  • CBSE has made Aadhaar Card number a mandatory field to be filled in the application form by the applicants. If the applicant is not enrolled then he/she must register themselves for a Aadhaar Card.
  • The applicants belonging to the states of Assam, Jammu & Kashmir and Meghalaya are exempted from the mandatory Aadhaar Card number. These applicants can fill the application form of JEE Main 2017 by using passport number, bank account, ration card number or any other valid government identity number.
  • For the Aadhaar Facilitation Centre, click here
  • Check the Aadhaar Enrollment Centre, click here
  • The normalized scores of 12th standard marks will not be used to calculate the All India Ranks of JEE Main 2017. In the ratio of 60:40, the scores of JEE Main and normalized marks of 12thstandard were being used till the session of 2016-17.
  • According to the official announcement of MHRD, the applicants should have secured at least 75% marks or be in the top 20 percentile in 12th standard examination conducted by the respective boards. For the applicants belonging to the SC/ST Category, the eligibility criteria is 65%.
  • Only the top 2,20,000 applicants from JEE Main 2017 will be eligible to appear for JEE Advanced 2017. Upto the year 2015, only the top 1,50,000 qualifying applicants of JEE Main were eligible to take JEE Advanced (the second stage of JEE), however from the year 2016 onwards, the examination would filter top 2 lakh applicants from JEE Main for appearing in JEE Advanced (which provides admissions into IITs).

JEE Main Important Dates 2017


The important dates of JEE Main 2017 have been officially announced by CBSE for the admission events. The applicants will be able to refer to the dates listed below in the table to know when the important events of the engineering entrance examination will be held. All of the admission events have to be completed before the final date allotted by the conducting authority.

JEE Main Important Dates 2017
S.No
Admission Events of JEE Main 2017
Important Dates
1
Start of Online Registrations
December 1, 2016
2
Final Date for Submission of Application Form
January 16, 2017
3
Last Date for Payment of Application Fees through  credit card/debit card or e-challan
January 18, 2017 (11:59PM)
4
Release Of Admit Card
2nd week of March (Tentative)
5
Offline JEE Main 2017 Examination (Paper I)
April 2, 2017 (9:30AM to 12:30PM)
6
Offline JEE Main 2017 Examination (Paper II)
April 2, 2017 (2PM to 5PM)
7
Online JEE Main 2017 Examination
April 8 & April 9, 2017 (9:30PM to 12:30PM and 2PM to 5PM)
8
Display of Answer Key and OMR Sheets
April 18 – April 22, 2017
9
Acceptance of Challenge of Answer Keys
Upto April 22, 2017 (5PM)
10
Announcement of Result
April 27, 2017
11
Declaration of All India Ranks
April 27, 2017
12
Availability of JEE Main 2017 Rank Card
After declaration of AIRs
For more details, read JEE Main Important Dates 2017

JEE Main 2017 Exam Schedule


JEE Main 2017 Offline Exam (April 2, 2017)
S.No
Schedule
Timings for Paper I
Timings for Paper II
1
Entry in the Exam Centre
7:00 AM
1:00 PM
2
Entry in Exam Hall
9:00 AM
1:30 PM
3
Distribution of Test Booklet
9:20 AM
1:50 PM
4
Seal of the Test Booklet to be Broken/Opened
9:25 AM
1:55 PM
5
Last Entry in the Examination Hall
9:30 AM
2:00 PM
6
Commencement of Test
9:30 AM
2:00 PM
7
Conclusion of Test
12:30 PM
5:00 PM
JEE Main 2017 Online Exam (April 8 and April 9, 2017)
S.No
Schedule
Timings for Paper I
Timings for Paper II
1
Entry in the Exam Centre
7:00 AM
1:00 PM
2
Entry in Exam Hall
9:00 AM
1:30 PM
3
Last Entry in the Examination Hall
9:30 AM
2:00 PM
4
Commencement of Test
9:30 AM
2:00 PM
5
Conclusion of Test
12:30 PM
5:00 PM


JEE Main Eligibility Criteria 2017


The eligibility crirteria of JEE Main 2017 are some criteria that the applicants will have to meet in order to be eligible for admission. If these applicants are not able to satisfy the criteria then he/she will not be allowed to participate in the entrance examination of JEE Main 2017. The applicants are advised to read the full eligibility criteria before registering themselves.
  • Age: The applicants should have been born on or after October 1, 1992 (or be 25 years old) to be eligible for admission. The age criteria has been relaxed for the SC/ST/PwD categories by 5 years. The applicants of these categories should have been born on or after October 1, 1987 (or be 30 years of age).
  • Academic Requirements: Should have qualified 12th standard (or equivalent) qualifying examination in the year 2015 or 2016. The applicants who are appearing for the 12th standard qualifying examination in the year 2017 are also eligible.
  • Qualifying Marks: The General Category applicants should have scored atleast 75% marks or be in the top 20 percentile in the qualifying examination of 12th standard. SC/ST applicants need to secure 65% marks.
  • Number of Subjects in Qualifying Examination: The applicants need to have taken atleast five subjects in the 12th standard qualifying examination. If the applicant has qualified with only 4 subjects then he/she will not be considered eligible.
  • Aadhaar Card Number: A new eligibility criteria has been added by CBSE from the session of 2017-18. All applicants need to have registered Aadhaar Card Number to be able to fill the application form.
  • Number of Attempts: The applicants will be able to attempt JEE Main 3 times.
Read JEE Main Eligibility Criteria 2017 for full information.

JEE Main Application Form 2017


The application form of JEE Main 2017 was available in online mode for all eligible applicants from December 1, 2016 till January 16, 2017. The applicants were required to register themselves to be eligible for the entrance examination of JEE Main 2017. No other mode of application was accepted. The date to pay the application fee was extended till January 18, 2017. While filling the application form, the applicants had to make sure that the scanned copies of their photograph , signature and left hand thumb impression as per the required specifications have to be uploaded. All of the information submitted had to be as per the documents possessed by the applicants.  Since the application process has ended, the following steps can be checked by the applicants for reference.

Steps to fill JEE Main 2017 Application Form

Step 1 – Registration: The applicants will have to register themselves. A password will have to be created for future purpose.
Step 2 – Filling of Information: Next, the applicants will have to enter their exam related, personal, academic, communication and other details.
Step 3 – Uploading of Images: The scanned copies of the applicant’s photograph, signature and left hand thumb impression has to be uploaded properly.
Step 4 – Payment of Application Fees: The application fees has to be paid by online method or e-challan.
Step 5 – Print out of Application Form: The applicants will have to download the acknowledgement page for future use.

Application Fees of JEE Main 2017


The applicants had to pay the application fees through online mode i.e., credit card/debit card/E-Wallet (SBI buddy/Paytm) or through challan generated by cash in the Syndicate Bank/Canara Bank/ICICI Bank/HDFC Bank.

JEE Main 2017 Application Fees
S.No
Paper (s) Appearing
Pen and Paper Based Exam
Computer Based Examination (Paper 1 (B.E./B.Tech) only)

General/OBC
SC/ST/PWD
General/OBC
SC/ST/PWD
For Exam Centres in India
1
JEE Main Paper I (B.E./B.Tech) or JEE Main Paper II (B. Arch/B.Planning) only
Rs. 1000 (Boys)
Rs. 500 (Girls)
Rs. 500 (Boys)
Rs. 500 (Girls)
Rs. 500 (Boys)
Rs. 250 (Girls)
Rs. 250 (Boys)
Rs. 250 (Girls)
2
Both JEE Main Paper I (B.E./B.Tech) and JEE Main Paper II (B. Arch/B.Planning)
Rs. 1800 (Boys)
Rs. 900 (Girls)
Rs. 900 (Boys)
Rs. 900 (Boys)
Rs. 1300 (Boys)
Rs. 650 (Girls)
Rs. 650 (Boys)
Rs. 650 (Girls)
For Exam Centres in Foreign Country
1
JEE Main Paper I (B.E./B.Tech) or JEE Main Paper II (B. Arch/B.Planning) only
Rs. 2500 (Boys)
Rs. 1250 (Girls)
Rs. 1250 (Boys)
Rs. 1250 (Girls)
Rs. 2500 (Boys)
Rs. 1250 (Girls)
Rs. 1250 (Boys)
Rs. 1250 (Girls)
2
Both JEE Main Paper I (B.E./B.Tech) and JEE Main Paper II (B. Arch/B.Planning)
Rs. 3800 (Boys)
Rs. 1900 (Girls)
Rs. 1900 (Boys)
Rs. 1900 (Girls)
Rs. 3800 (Boys)
Rs. 1900 (Girls)
Rs. 1900 (Boys)
Rs. 1900 (Girls)
Correction Facility of JEE Main 2017

The registered applicants will be able to correct their application form of JEE Main 2017 from January 25 till February 3, 2017. The applicants will have to login using their application number, password and security pin. All necessary corrections and editing can be done by the applicants and if applicable, payment of additional fees may also have to be done. The applicants will not be allowed to change their mode of examination from online to offline.

To know the entire application procedure, read JEE Main Application Form 2017.

JEE Main Admit Card 2017


The applicants will be able to access the admit card of JEE Main 2017 tentatively by the 2nd week of March 2017. Only those applicants who have successfully submitted the application form and are eligible will be issued the admit card. The application number and password has to be entered by the applicant to download the admit card. The name of the applicant, date of birth, gender, paper, city, test centre, state code of eligibility and more will be present in the admit card of JEE Main 2017. The admit card is to be kept safe by the applicants as it will be needed to enter the examination centre. If the applicants find any discrepancy in their admit card, then they are requested to contact the authorities.

Check the process to download JEE Main Admit Card 2017 here.

How to Prepare for JEE Main 2017

The following sections can be referred to by the applicants while preparing for the examination of JEE Main 2017.

JEE Main Exam Pattern 2017


JEE Main 2017 will be held in offline mode on April 2, 2017 and in online mode on April 8 and April 9, 2017. The examination paper will be divided into two parts – Paper I (B.E./B.Tech) and Paper II (B.Arch and B.Planning). Paper II of JEE Main 2017 will be conducted only in offline mode. The applicants can opt for one of the papers or for both as per the programmes they want to take admission in. The duration of JEE Main 2017 examination is 3 hours. The JEE Main Exam Pattern 2017 is given below.

Paper I
S.No
Particulars
Details
1
Subjects
Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics
2
Type of Questions
Objective
3
Mode of Examination
Online or Offline
4
Duration
3 hours
5
Number of Questions
90
6
Marking Scheme
4 marks will be allotted per correct response
7
Negative Marking
¼ marks will be deducted per incorrect response
Paper II
S.No
Particulars
Details
1
Subjects
Part I – Mathematics
Part II – Aptitude Test
Part III – Drawing Test
2
Types of Questions
Part I – Objective Type
Part II – Objective Type
Part III – Questions to test drawing aptitude
3
Mode of Examination
Offline
4
Duration
3 hours
Language Medium of JEE Main 2017
S.No
Exam Centres
Medium of Language
1
All Examination Centre Cities
English and Hindi Medium
2
Examination Centre Cities in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli
English, Hindi and Gujarati
3
Examination Centre Cities in Maharashtra
English, Hindi, Marathi and Urdu

JEE Main Syllabus 2017


Knowing the syllabus of JEE Main 2017 will allow the applicants to prepare well for the examination. The exam will consist of topics from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics for Paper I and Mathematics, Aptitude and Drawing for Paper II. All of the topics will be of 12th class qualifying examination standard. The applicants will have to throughly revise their 12th standard studies and books to prepare for JEE Main 2017. Read the details on JEE Main Syllabus 2017.

JEE Main Sample Paper and Previous Year Question Papers

While preparing for the examination, the applicants are advised to check and solve the sample papers and previous year question papers of JEE Main 2017. Solving these papers will let the applicants have a proper idea regarding the examination pattern and time management. It will also let the applicants put their studies in a practical use. There is a greater possibility of success in cracking the entrance examination by practicing using these sample papers. To download the sample papers and previous year’s question papers of JEE Main 2017, click here

JEE Main Answer Key 2017


The official answer key of JEE Main 2017 of both Paper I and Paper II will be published by CBSE from April 18 to April 22, 2017. The applicants will be able to use the answer key to cross check their answers with the correct responses. This will give the applicants an idea regarding the scores they might secure before the actual release of the official result. Different sets of answer key will be issued for the different days of the examination. The applicants will also be able to challenge the answer key till April 22, 2017. Check JEE Main Answer Key 2017 here

JEE Main Result 2017


CBSE will be announcing the result of JEE Main 2017 on April 27, 2017. All of the applicants who participate in the engineering entrance examination will be able to access their result in online mode. The scores of the applicants will be published in the result of JEE Main 2017. The status of those applicants who have qualified for the second stage examination i.e, JEE Advanced 2017 for IIT admissions, will also be released. The applicants are to note that the results will not be sent to them individually.

Read JEE Main Result 2017 for more details

JEE Main Rank List 2017


The rank list of JEE Main 2017 will be released by the Joint Admission Board (JAB). The All India Ranks of the applicants will be announced through the rank list. The normalized scores of 12thstandard examination will not be counted any more for the decision of the ranking. A new methodology will be used which will soon be announced by the authorities. The State Ranks, Category wise Ranks and Subject wise Ranks will also be published online. The applicants can know the entire list on JEE Main Rank List 2017.

JEE Main Cutoff 2017


The cutoff of JEE Main 2017 will be announced by CBSE which will consist of the closing ranks or minimum scores that all applicants will have to obtain to be eligible for JEE Advanced 2017. If the applicant is not able to meet the cutoff then he/she will not be move forward to the next stage of the admission procedure into the IITs. 

JEE Main Cutoff 2016
S.No
Category
Cut-Off Score
1
General Category
100
2
OBC-NCL
70
3
Scheduled Caste
52
4
Scheduled Tribe
48
Top 10 NIT Colleges Cutoff 2016
S.No
Name of NIT College
Opening Rank
Closing Rank
1
11
28679
2
69
45159
3
35
29806
4
26
90465
5
15
71467
6
4
32588
7
74
252451
8
57
26489
9
264
56366
10
5
29270
Top 5 IIIT Colleges Cutoff 2016
S.No
Name of IIIT College
Opening Rank
Closing Rank
1
70
16198
2
1396
27928
3
89
17860
4
168
25501
5
142
30344
Top 3 GFTI Colleges Cutoff 2016
S.No
Name of GFTI College
Opening Rank
Closing Rank
1
31
51314
2
116
50951
3
360
53965
Check the full JEE Main Cutoff 2017 here.

JEE Main Participating Institutes 2017


JEE Main 2017 acts as a gateway for applicants into the various prestigious engineering institutes of India. The participating institutes of JEE Main 2017 includes 31 National Institutes of Technology (NITs), 20 Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) and 19 Government Funded Technical Institutions (GFTIs). Some of the states like Haryana, Nagaland, Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha also offer admissions to undergraduate engineering aspirants in their respective colleges on the basis of JEE Main 2017 scores. Some of the reputed private engineering colleges also offer admission based on the JEE scores.

Check the entire list on JEE Main Participating Institutes 2017.

JEE Main Counselling 2017


The counselling session of JEE Main 2017 is conducted by Joint Seat Allocation  Authority (JoSAA). Only those applicants who have qualified in JEE Main 2017 will be able to participate in the counselling session. The applicants will have to register themselves and select their preferred college and course. Online allocation of seats will be done based on the applicant’s ranking, category, availability of seats and other factors. After the seat allocation is done, the applicants will have to report at their allotted institute for document verification and fee payment. JoSAA conducts 6 rounds of counselling and the applicants will be allotted into NITs, IIITs and GFTIs.

Documents to be Submitted during Verification;
  • 3 Passport size Photographs
  • JEE Main Admit Card 2017
  • JEE Main Result 2017
  • Proof of Date of Birth
  • Seat Allotment letter
  • Photo Identity Card
  • Proof of Seat Acceptance Fee Payment
  • 12th standard Mark Sheet
  • Category Certificate (if applicable)
The applicants can check the full procedure at JEE Main Counselling 2017.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) of JEE Main 2017

Q1. Can the applicants appear for both the papers of JEE Main 2017
Ans: Yes, the applicants can attempt both the examination papers or are free to select one.

Q2. What action is to be taken, if the applicants has opted Hindi/Gujarati medium for examination and wants to appear in English medium?
Ans: The applicants who have selected Hindi/Gujarati medium will get the question paper which will be bilingual (both in Hindi/English and Gujarati/English). The applicant can attempt any medium during examination.

Q3. Whether the candidates appeared in Paper – 2 are eligible for admission to B.Arch. course in IITs?
Ans: No, the applicants will not be eligible for B.Arch course in IITs. There will be a separate examination procedure for that.

Q4. Can the mode of examination be changed during the correction facility of JEE Main 2017?
Ans: The applicant will be not be able to change their mode of examination from online to offline during the correction facility of JEE Main 2017.

Q5. Is Aadhaar Card Number mandatory?
Ans: The applicants will have to enter their Aadhaar Card number in the application form to be successfully registered. No application form will be accepted without the Aadhaar Card number.

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  1. jee main counselling date: JoSAA Counselling Schedule. JEE Main Counselling & Seat Allotment 2018 is scheduled to start in the month of June 2018. JEE Main 2018 Counselling is held concurrently with JEE Advanced Counselling and is called as JoSAA.

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