JEE Main 2017 

CBSE will be conducting the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2017 on April 02, 2017. The application form for the exam will be available on December 01, 2016. The proposed last date to submit the form is January 02, 2017. To submit the application form, it is a mandatory to possess an AADHAAR card. Hence, candidates should ensure that they have it. The information brochure for the exam will also be released on December 01, 2016. The exam will be held in both online mode and offline modes for admissions to the NITs, IIITs, and CFTIs and to qualify for the JEE Advanced 2017. Engineering aspirants may check eligibility criteria, application process, important dates, participating institutes, syllabus, exam pattern, participating institutes, and more information on JEE Main 2017 from the article below.

JEE Main 2017 Important Dates: Candidates can track the important deadlines for the JEE Main exam like the application dates, exam schedule, result, answer key and more with the help of the important dates given below. Check the crucial dates for the exam below to avoid missing the deadlines.

S. NO. Event Dates
1. Availability of JEE Main Application Form December 01, 2016
2. Last Date for JEE Main Application Form January 02, 2017
3. last date to submit the fee January 03, 2017
4. Download of Admit Card for JEE Main March 2nd Week, 2017
5. Offline JEE Main 2017 Exam April 02, 2017
6. Computer Based Exam of JEE Main April 8 & 9, 2017
7. JEE Main Answer Key Last Week of April 2017
8. OMR Response Sheet availability Last Week of April 2017
9. JEE Main Result April 27, 2017
10. Rank List Last Week of April 2017
11. Counselling through JOSAA 2017 July 2017

What’s New in JEE Main 2017?

  • The Aadhaar Card is compulsory for every applicant. The Aadhaar number, name, date of birth & gender entered by students will be validated with the UIDAI’s data. The data in the Aadhaar Card must match the details of their name, date of birth & gender as per school records. Candidates must ensure the details match.
  • Candidates from J&K, Assam, Meghalaya do not need Aadhaar Card for applying. They will be required to submit their Passport Number/Bank Account Number/Voter ID Card/Ration Card Number etc.
  • CBSE has set up various facilitation centres to assist candidates in acquiring Aadhaar Card.
  • There will be no weightage for the class XII or equivalent marks in the preparation of the JEE Main 2017 Ranks.
  • For admissions to NITs, IIITs and other Central Institutes, the Eligibility Criteria has been changed. The details are as follows:
    General /OBC Category: Candidates must have secured at least 75% in their class XII OR must have come in the top 20 percentile in their respective school boards.
    SC/ST Category: Candidates must have secured 65% in their Class XII or equivalent.

Note: To appear for JEE Main 2017, the eligibility criteria will be the same as last year.

JEE Main 2017 Salient Features:

Exam Name: Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Main 2017)
Conducted by: JEE Apex Body. The exam will be conducted through CBSE

About JEE Main 2017: It is the national entrance exam conducted by CBSE for the admissions to the undergraduate Engineering Programmes at the NITs, other CFTIs, State funded Institutes and other participating institutes. For admissions to the IITs, candidates have to appear for the JEE Advanced 2017 after qualifying in JEE Main 2017.

1 JEE Main Application Process Online system with uploading of photograph, thumb impression and signature. Aadhaar Card details mandatory for every applicant.
2 JEE  Main Admit Card To be downloaded through login
3 No of Attempts A maximum of three attempts
4 Exam Mode Online and Offline
5 Exam Centres Offline  – four citiesOnline – one city
6 Choice Medium of Exam Paper Hindi or English. Candidates from Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli can also opt for Gujarati
7 JEE  Main Question Papers Will be announced by CBSE after exam for all sets separately for the offline and online exams
8 Answer Key for JEE Main Will be available soon after the exam. CBSE will give a time frame to object to the same.
9 JEE Main Result Will be declared online. Candidates must log in to check the details, know their scores and ranks
10 JEE Advanced 2017 Cutoffs The cutoffs will be announced along with the result of JEE Main. Candidates who score equal to or above will be eligible to appear for JEE Advanced 2017
11 Counselling Common Counselling through JOSSA 2017

JEE Main 2017 Participating Institutes: Admissions to 31 National Institutes of Technology, 20 IIITs and 18 Other-Government Funded Technical Institutes are through JEE Main 2017 Scores/ Rank. JEE Main Paper I is for the engineering and technology courses whereas Paper II is for the architecture courses offered by the NITs, IIITs and other GFTIs. The list of the JEE Main 2017 Participating Institutes can be checked by clicking on the given link above.

In addition students from the states of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Nagaland & Odisha must fill the JEE Main application form as these states will hold their undergraduate engineering admissions through JEE Main 2017.

JEE Main 2017 Eligibility Criteria

S.No. Particulars Requirements
1. Academic and Subjects Must have passed 10+2 with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/ Technical Vocational subject. B,Arch applicants must have studied Mathematics as a compulsory subject along with 50% marks in total including five Subjects
2. Pass Percentage Required Must have obtained at least 45% marks (40% in case of reserved candidates)
3. Age Limit Candidates born on or after October 1, 1992 are eligible to apply provided their SSC certificate shows the same. SC/ST and PwD candidates must be born on or after October 1, 1987.
4. Year of Passing Candidates must have passed their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2015 or 2016. Candidates who are appearing in their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2017 are also eligible provided their result is declared before June 15, 2017.
5. No of Subjects Candidates must have studied and passed at least five subjects in their class 12th / qualifying examination in order to be eligible

JEE Main 2017 Application FormThe entire JEE Main process of application is online. Therefore candidates need not submit any documents to the authorities. They must upload their photograph, signature as well as their thumb impression along with the application form. Candidates can check the concise steps to fill the application form below.

Registration: Candidates have to register first by giving details of their Name, Email, Mobile etc. They must also choose the username and password for their login ID which must be kept safe for the entire duration of the JEE Main 2017 process till the admission is completed.

Filling in the Application Form: After logging in, candidates must enter their Board Examination Details, JEE Main 2017 Examination Details, personal details, academic qualifications contact details, guardian details.

Some points to note while filling the JEE Main 2017 Application Form:

Year of Passing Class XII or Equivalent:

  • Candidates who are appearing for their class XII exams in 2017 need not enter their Class XII Roll No. They will be required to enter the details while downloading their JEE Main admit card.
  • Candidates appearing for the improvement examination in 2017 must select the year of appearing as 2017.
  • Candidates who have passed class XII in 2015 and have appeared for improvement in five subjects in 2016 must select the year in which their performance is better.

Aadhaar Card Details: Candidates will have to fill their Aadhaar card number and their name, date of birth as well as gender as entered in the Aadhaar card must match the details in the school records. Candidates having a mismatch must get it corrected. Candidates not having an Aadhaar card should get one in order to apply for JEE Main exam.

JEE Main exam centres The choice of the exam centre will be dependent on the mode of exam chosen – online or offline.

Candidates are also required to upload their photograph, signature and left thumb impressions as per the below given specifications

Details File Format File Size Dimensions
Photograph with name and date printed below JPEG format 4 KB 3.5cm x 4.5cm
Signature 1 KB 3.5cm x 1.5cm
Thumb Impression (Left hand)

Note: Candidates who do not have left hand thumb can take and upload their right thumb impression while candidates who do not have both the thumbs can upload the impression of any finger

Fee Payment: Through Credit or Debit Card or Echallan of Syndicate/Canara/ICICI/HDFC bank

Details of Exam Pen & Paper Exam Computer Based Exam
General/OBC SC/ST/PwD General/OBC SC/ST/PwD
For candidates appearing from exam centre in India
JEE (Main) Paper – I (B.E. / B. Tech.) OR JEE (Main) Paper – 2 (B. Arch./ B. Plan) only Boys- Rs 1000 Girls – Rs 500 Boys- Rs 500 Girls – Rs 500 Boys- Rs 500 Girls – Rs 250 Boys- Rs 250 Girls – Rs 250
Both JEE (Main) Paper – I (B.E. /  B. Tech.) And JEE (Main) Paper – 2 (B. Arch./B. Plan) Boys- Rs 1800 Girls – Rs 900 Boys- Rs 900 Girls – Rs 900 Boys- Rs 1300 Girls – Rs 650 Boys- Rs 650 Girls – Rs 650
For Candidates appearing from exam centre in Colombo, Kathmandu, Singapore, Bahrain, Dubai, Muscat, Riyadh and Sharjah
JEE (Main) Paper – I (B.E. / B. Tech.) OR JEE (Main) Paper – 2 (B. Arch./ B. Plan) only Boys- Rs 2500 Girls – Rs 1250 Boys- Rs 1250 Girls – Rs 1250 Boys- Rs 2500 Girls – Rs 1250 Boys- Rs 1250 Girls – Rs 1250
Both JEE (Main) Paper – I (B.E. / B. Tech.) And JEE (Main) Paper – 2 ( B. Arch./B. Plan) Boys- Rs 3800 Girls – Rs 1900 Boys- Rs 1900 Girls – Rs 1900 Boys- Rs 3800 Girls – Rs 1900 Boys- Rs 1900 Girls – Rs 1900

JEE Main 2017 Admit Card:

  • Candidates must log in by entering their application number and date of birth.
  • They can access their admit card and print it.
  • It is advisable to check the details given on the admit card before printing it.
  • The admit card will display the candidate’s information along with the Roll No and the exam schedule as well as the photograph and signature of the candidate.
  • Candidates who are appearing for their Class XII in 2017 or for improvement in 2017 must enter their Class XII Roll No before downloading and printing their admit card.

JEE Main 2017 Syllabus: The syllabus for JEE Main is prescribed and given by the authorities. Candidates must study the given topics in detail to prepare well for the JEE Main exam. The syllabus is generally a mix of the class XI and XII syllabus of the school boards. Candidates will have to study and prepare accordingly. The Syllabus for JEE Main will be available for Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and students will have to prepare from here accordingly.

JEE Main 2017 Exam Pattern

Medium for all exam centres English and Hindi
Medium for exam centres in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli English, Hindi and Gujarati
Duration of exam 3 hours
Total No of questions 90 with 30 questions for each section
Total No of Marks 360
Sections in Question Paper 3 – Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics
Marking Scheme 4 marks for each correct answer and negative marking of ¼ marks for each incorrect answer

JEE Main 2017 Answer Key: The answer key will be announced by the JEE Board tentatively in April a few days after the exam. The Answer keys will contain the correct answers to the questions asked and will be announced for all sets of the JEE Main question paper as well as for the Computer based exam. Candidates who disagree with the provided answer key can challenge the same by paying Rs 1000 per question through credit/debit card or e-challan. This fee is non-refundable. The challenge must be accompanied with proof. Candidates must apply for this through the provided online application that will be available after the answer key is announced

 JEE Main 2017 Result: The result will be declared on April 27, 2017. Candidates must log in to check their  Result for JEE Main 2017. In addition candidates will also be intimated whether they have qualified to appear for JEE Advanced 2017 along with the criteria as specified.

JEE Main 2017 Rank List: Normalization of class XII marks is no longer to be used for the calculation of the ranks. The Ranks will now be based on the actual JEE Main 2017 scores obtained by the candidates. The rank list will be separately announced in April 2017 tentatively.

JEE Main 2017 Cutoff: The minimum score that is used to screen admissions is the cutoffs. Through the admissions are held through JOASAA , the cutoffs will be differing from institute to institute as well as the courses. Some institutes are more preferred and some disciplines too for eg NIT Warangal, NIT Trichy are top preferred ones as are the disciplines like Computer Science Engineering, Mechanical Engineering etc. The cutoffs for the year 2017 will be available only after the results are announced. Candidates can use the JEE Main 2016 cutoffs to understand the scores that are needed for admissions to preferred institutes.

JEE Main 2017 Counselling: This will be through JOSAA 2017 – the common counselling for the admissions to the IITs, NITs and other participating CFTIs. Admissions to a total of 92 institutes will be through the JOSAA 2017 and these include 22 IITs, ISM, 31 NITs, 20 IIITs and 18 Other-Government Funded Technical Institutes (Other-GFTIs).

State Admissions through JEE Main 2017: The following states will hold their admissions through JEE Main 2017 scores. Candidates must apply separately for the ones they are eligible for.

Universities allowing Admissions through JEE Main 2017: Many leading universities take the JEE Main scored for their admissions. Candidates can also check the details of the course, eligibility, application procedure and explore the options of studying in some of the good universities on the basis of their JEE Main score.

SNo University Admission Criteria
1 DTU, IIIT Delhi, IGDTUW and NSIT Through JAC Delhi 2017 JEE Main 2017
2 IIIT Hyderabad JEE Main 2017
3 Thapar University JEE Main 2017
4 LNMIIT JEE Main 2017
5 Jaypee JEE Main 2017
6 Shiv Nadar JEE Main 2017 qualified and SNUSAT scores
7 Mahindra Ecole Centrale JEE Main 2017 qualified
8 NIIT University JEE Main 2017 or BITSAT or any State Engineering Entrance Examination or NUET

Official Website:

JEE(Main) Unit Central Board of Secondary Education
Plot No. 149, Block – H,
Sector – 63, Noida – 201309
Distt- Gautam Budh Nagar (U.P.)

The above information is based on the data from the previous year. The updated information will be available as soon as CBSE announces it.


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