Joint Entrance Exam Main [JEE Main]


Exam Date : 3rd April 2017 To 10th April 2017
Result Date : 27th April 2017


Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Main) 2017:

JEE Main!

The mere mention of the name brings out chills to the mind of some, while for some others, it is a whiff of opportunity.

In 2012, the government-run Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) that earlier conducted the AIEEE, announced this common examination that replaced the AIEEE and IIT JEE.

JEE Main is an Objective Based Engineering Entrance Examination conducted for admission in various engineering colleges and courses all over the country.

JEE is regarded internationally as one of the most challenging engineering admission tests to date.

It is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

The JEE Examination consists of two parts:

  • JEE Main
  • JEE Advanced

Those candidates who have cleared the JEE Main examination are eligible to appear for the JEE Advanced examination.

This is a National Level Examination and is conducted every year in the month of April. Every year more than 12,00,000 students appear for JEE examinations.

The Application Form for JEE Main exam is available on the Official Website.

Participating Colleges for JEE Main:

The Institutes participating in JEE Main include:

  • National Institutes of Technology (NITs)

  • Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs)

  • Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs)

  • ISM (Indian School of Mines), Dhanbad

JEE Main is considered as one of the marking scales for admissions to Engineering courses in various colleges in all the states of India except for Jammu & Kashmir, Assam and Meghalaya.

The applicants who have passed or are appearing for their Class XII examination from the states of J&K, Assam & Meghalaya need to enter the passport number, ration card number, bank account number or any other valid Govt. identity number, provided, they should select the city of examination in these states only.

JEE Main Summary:

Exam Name

Joint Entrance Examination

Commonly known as

JEE Main

Exam Standards

National Level

Conducting Body


Course Offered

Multiple streams in Engineering

Latest News regarding JEE:

The latest updates to JEE Main and JEE Advanced as per The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India are:

  • JEE Main 2017 results today: How to check them
    - Hindustan Times

    Results of JEE Main 2017 will be released on

    Candidates can check their JEE (Main) Paper 1 score and rank at and find out if they are eligible for JEE (Advanced).

    This year, Class 12 marks will not be considered while computing the JEE Main 2017 ranks. However, as per the new eligibility criteria, candidates will now require a minimum of 75% in their Class 12 (65% for SC/ST) or be in the top 20 percentile of their states to be eligible for the admissions to the NITs, GFTIs and the IIITs. These institutes will receive common counselling through The Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA).

    Candidates will get marks for Paper 1 and status of candidates qualifying for JEE Advanced. The rank will comprise All India Rank (AIR) and All India category rank.
    Score or rank card will be not be sent personally to candidates.

  • JEE Mains 2017 exam results likely today: A step-by-step guide to check your result
    - Live Mint

    The CBSE likely will declare the results of Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Main) 2017, JEE Main 2017, on Thursday. Here is a step-by-step guide to check your result

    Merit among candidates will be decided as per higher marks in mathematics and physics and ratio of positive and negative marks. A candidate with a higher absolute value of the ratio will be given better rank.

    The results to be published on Thursday and will include the JEE Main Paper 1 score and rank and also the list of top 2, 20,000 candidates eligible for JEE Advanced.

    Earlier, the Ministry of Human Resource Development notified two changes in the JEE pattern for 2017, as per the information available on the CBSE website:

    First, there shall be no weightage for the 12th class marks in calculating the ranks in the JEE (Main) examination.

    Second, for the candidates to qualify for the admission in the IITs/NITs/IIITs and such other CFTIs whose admissions are based on the JEE Advanced/JEE Main ranks, they 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.

  • IIT JEE Main 2017: CBSE to declare results today at
    - The Indian Express

    JEE Main Results 2017: The entrance exam is held for admission in Indian Institute of Technology and National Institute of Technology.

    Like last year, the results of the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) mains 2017 will be released today, that is April 27, at afternoon. Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will release the results on the official website –  This year, the number of candidates appeared for the exams have increased with respect to last year. The exam was held on April 2, 8 and 9, 2017.

    While most students found maths section tricky, experts said the paper to be of moderate difficulty.

    Those who clear JEE Main 2017 will sit for JEE Advanced 2017 to be conducted by IIT Madras. The Admit Cards will be released soon.

    The Union Ministry of Human Resource (HRD Ministry) has decided that Class 12 marks will not be a factor for determining rankings in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) for admissions to engineering undergraduate courses from next year.

  • JEE Main Result 2017 to be declared today; check and
    - ZEE NEWS

    The results of Joint Entrance Examination (Main) 2017, JEE Main 2017 will be released on Thursday.

    The CBSE on April 18 released the Joint Entrance Examination (Main) 2017 scanned images of OMR answer sheets of the candidates with their recorded responses and answer keys.

  • JEE Main 2017: Analysis of Paper I

    The JEE Main exam, which is the nation's biggest engineering entrance exam was successfully conducted by the CBSE in online and offline mode on April 2.

    "The exam was easy and direct. I solved the questions very quickly and most of the questions were asked from the syllabus. Chemistry and Physics questions were directly asked from NCERT book, but Mathematics section was a bit lengthy," says a student.

    "The exam was of moderate level. I would not say too difficult also, but I would say some part of Mathematics questions were too lengthy to solve and it took a lot of time. I failed to give much of time to Physics and Chemistry," says another student.

  • JEE (Main): Students find paper tricky
    - The Hindu

    Students who appeared for the Joint Entrance Examination (main) on Sunday found some portions of the paper were lengthy and tricky.

    Rachana Rajeev Vaidya, II PU student of Deeksha Centre for Learning PU College, said, “I lost time in maths as it was lengthy. The chemistry and physics papers were comparatively easier.” she said.

    Rahul S, another class 12 student, said the mathematics section was tricky.

  • Police Nab Fake JEE Examinee
    - OdishaTV

    Bhubaneswar: A fake examinee appearing JEE Main at Buxi Jagabandhu English Medium (BJEM) School here was arrested yesterday. He was identified as Sundar Mohan Singh, a resident of Rangamatia in Mayurbhanj district.

    Police also nabbed one of his associate, Rajesh Bhol, from Dumduma in the Capital city. Sundar was appearing the examination on behalf of a candidate, Babul Chapeyer.

    Sundar was arrested after the chairman of BJEM School informed the Badagada police about the illegitimacy.

    He was booked under Orissa Conduct of Examinations Act, 1988.

  • JEE Main 2017: Over 10.2 Lakh Students To Appear Today
    - NDTV

    Over 10.2 lakh students will appear for the Joint Entrance Examination Mains (JEE Main) at 1,781 centres across the country for admission in engineering colleges, including the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).

    For the candidates to qualify for IITs/NITs/IIITs and such other CFTIs whose admissions are based on the JEE Advanced/JEE Main ranks, they should secure at least 75 percent marks in class 12 exams, or be in the top 20 percentile.

    JEE Main 2017 results are expected to be declared on April 27. JEE Advanced 2017 will be conducted by IIT Madras.

  • Students cry foul as state CET tweaks quota eligibility
    - Times Of India

    AURANGABAD: The state CET cell's decision to change the eligibility criteria for claiming the 15% all India quota for engineering seats for the academic year 2017-18 has not gone down well with the students and parents among other stakeholders, who have termed it as a whimsical stand that would have an adverse impact on students.

    Advocacy group Sajag Nagrik Manch has filed a written complaint with the State Higher and Technical Education department alleging that the government authorities were treating students like Guinea Pigs.

    "Till June 2015, the eligibility criteria for admissions to 15% under the all India quota seats in private unaided institutions was on the basis of the score of paper I of JEE Main. Last year, it was decided that the criteria for these admissions will be MH-CET score and not JEE score. So, assuming that the same would be followed this year, many students decided not to attempt JEE Main and started preparing MH-CET. But, the state CET cell has decided to accept JEE scores this year, " he said.

    Velankar said that the state CET cell informed them about the change in decision hardly a week before closing the applications for JEE Main. "While the application process for JEE ended on January 2, the state CET cell silently issued the controversial circular on December 23 last year," he said, adding that the majority of students are still in dark about the eligibility criteria.

  • JEE (Main): Change in exam centres.
    - Mathrubhumi

    A few centres for the Computer Based (online) JEE (Main) - 2017 Examination scheduled to be held on the 08th and 9th of April 2017 have been changed. The new address of the examination centres is given on the Official Website of JEE (Main).

    All such candidates are informed for change/rectification of centre address through SMS/E-mail, stated CBSE in a release here on Sunday. These candidates can download their revised Admit Cards from the Official Website of JEE (Main). i.e. on 21/03/2017.

  • JEE (Main): Remove discrepancy in uploaded images.
    - Mathrubhumi

    The CBSE has activated the facility to remove the discrepancy in the uploaded image in the online application form for Joint Entrance Examination (Main).

  • The Admit Card to JEE Main 2017 will be available on the Official Website by the 14th of March 2017.
  • Biometric Attendance System: Aadhaar based Biometric machines will be set up at all the JEE Main 2017 Test Centres and the expenses would be borne by CBSE themselves.
  • "From 2018, the admission in all Engineering and Architecture colleges for undergraduate courses will be done through a single entrance examination, said the Ministry of Human Resource Development on Friday."
    - The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) to The Indian Express.
  • The CBSE Pre-Examination Psychological Counselling will begin on the 9th of February and will go on until the 29th of April.
    The candidates or parents who wish to get in touch with the councillors can call on the Toll-Free number 24x7 till April 29 from February 9.
    Any call in relation with Stress or Anxiety will be forwarded to specially trained staff from CBSE themselves.
    Toll-Free Number: 1800 11 8004
    Online counselling can also be availed on
  • The last date for corrections to JEE Main has closed by the 4th of February
    No further correction requests will be entertained.
  • The Last date for the corrections on JEE Main 2017 Application Form will end by 03 Jan.
    Hereafter, an additional fee needs to be paid in case of any corrections, which would have to be paid from Credit/Debit Cards/e-challan or Cash.
    The last date to pay this pay is 4th February.
  • CBSE has decided to let a total of 20,000 more candidates who clear JEE Main 2017 to apply for JEE Advanced 2017.
    This gets a total of 2,20,000 Eligible candidates for JEE Advanced.
  • All the boards have assured to send the top 20 percentile cut off marks by June 10, 2017.
    The aggregate marks for SC, ST and PWD should be at least 65 percent.
  • "The JEE (Main) ranks, which the CBSE has agreed to share with us, will be a better benchmark. With the government approving the move, youngsters will have to appear for the JEE (Main) in 2017 to be eligible for the January 2018 course at INA."
    - A senior official of the Indian National Academy to The Economic Times.

  • There shall be no weightage for the 12th class marks in calculating the ranks in the JEE (Main) examination.
  • The last day for submitting the application form has been extended to January 16th, 2017.
  • For the candidates to qualify for the admission in the IITs/NITs/IIITs and such other GFTIs whose admissions are based on the JEE (Advanced)/JEE(Main) ranks, they 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 students the qualifying marks would be 65% in the 12th class examination.
  • The applicants who have passed or appearing in Class XII examination from the states of J&K, Assam & Meghalaya need to enter the passport number, ration card number, bank account number or any other valid Govt. identity number provided they should select the city of JEE Main examination in these states only.
  • The board has declared that for the period of 2017 and maybe even further, the payment of Application Form Fees for JEE Main may be done via E-Wallets such as Paytm or SBI Buddy as well.
  • The "Form Correction Process for JEE Main 2017 has started and the candidates who wish to make corrections to their JEE Main 2017 Application Form can get in touch with the Board and get the necessary corrections made so that they can avoid the cancellation of their candidature for JEE Main.

Top Stories on JEE:

The top stories regarding JEE Main and JEE Advanced as per The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India are:

  • "The Indian Institutes of Technology's first-ever entrance test at overseas locations, aimed at picking foreign research students, has proved a damp squib."
    The Telegraph.

    Only 254 candidates took the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) conducted by the IITs and IISc Bangalore early this month across six foreign cities: Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, Dubai, Kathmandu and Singapore.

    Only two students took the test in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, IIT sources said. In India this month, some 9.23 lakh candidates appeared in the test, which determines MTech and PhD admissions.

    In May, the IITs will hold the Joint Entrance Examination Advanced in these six foreign cities - again for the first time - to select overseas students for their BTech courses.

  • The National Testing Service (NTS), a new overarching agency that the government announced in its annual budget this February to conduct all entrance exams for higher education institutions, might hold the JEE Main fully online from the next academic session.

  • “NTS will establish an online testing mechanism which will be able to conduct online tests for at least 1 million students at a time with suitable systems for proctoring, instant display of marks and preparation of the merit list.” 
    - An NTS official said.

  • "The Centre wants the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) to be ready to hand over the task of holding nationwide test for admissions to their undergraduate programmes to the proposed National Testing Agency (NTA)." 
    - Deccan Herald.

  • School education boards across the country have been asked to provide the top 20 percentile cut-off to JEE Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) for Class XII examination Results before June 10 so that admissions to Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and other engineering colleges are not delayed.
    This was decided at a meeting of the Council of Boards of School Education in India (COBSE), which includes all school education boards including CBSE.

  • All the Indian citizen candidates should possess AADHAAR Card issued by UIDAI.
    At the time of filling Application Form of JEE Main – 2017, the candidates will have to enter their AADHAAR number, Name, Date Of Birth & Gender which will be validated with the UIDAI’s data.
    In case, these particulars do not match, the candidates will not be able to fill the Application Form for JEE Main – 2017.
    Therefore, the candidates are advised to ensure that their AADHAAR card has correct details of their name, date of birth & gender as per the school records. If there is some mismatch in these details, the candidates should immediately get it corrected in AADHAAR data or school records, as the case may be.
  • Applicants not yet enrolled for Aadhaar, are hereby required to make application for Aadhaar enrolment in case he/she is entitled to obtain Aadhaar as per Section 3 of Aadhaar Act.
    Such applicant to JEE Main may visit any Aadhaar enrolment centre (list available at to get enrolled for Aadhaar.
  • The roll number of class 12th is not required at the time of calculation/declaration of All India Rank of JEE Main 2017 and the percentage/percentile of marks of class 12th will be verified by the concerned institution at the time of admission, however for information purpose, the candidates may enter their roll number of class 12th/improvement examination of class 12th during the correction in particulars.
    Further, at the time of downloading admit card of JEE Main 2017, the candidates will be given facility to enter/update their roll number of class 12th/improvement examination of class 12th.

Tips to Crack JEE - BONUS Content

Let me be the first to burst the bubble and tell you that "There is no proper preparation method for JEE Main, JEE Advanced or any other exam" for that matter.

It all depends on the candidate's mental capabilities and preparation routines.

For, that the candidate first needs to understand himself. How he/she works, what he/she can adapt to; whether it is a visual aid or audios or a special way in which he/she grasps the contents.

If it is by visual aid, then how; by practising or by references.

It is imperative that you understand how you are able to comprehend the information available to you so that you can actually start your preparation.

The best part about the preparation for JEE Main and JEE Advanced is that by the time you've completed your 12th, you have completed about 60% to 70% of your preparation.

The next step is to bring out your own skills to the game.

There are different ways to prepare for JEE. Such as:

  • Referring old Question Papers to JEE Main and JEE Advanced
  • Video Coachings on Youtube and other Websites for JEE Main and JEE Advanced
  • Going through your 11th and 12th portion again and again and again
  • Enrolling yourself in JEE Coaching Centres, etc.

But, the real question is, "How will I do it?"

Should I stick to question papers, or should I enrol in some Coaching Centre?

Should I undergo Video Coaching session or should I just go through my old notes and do my own preparations for JEE Main and JEE Advanced?

Or is there anything else I could do to ace the test?

The thought itself clouds up your mind.

So, we suggest you find yourself first.

Go berzerker, make short notes if you're good with that. Go for coaching if you need extra help. If you're a quick learner, take the video coaching sessions.

There is no shame in getting help from an extra hand if you feel down. If you're planning to reign over the entire competition, you need all the help you can get.

If you're comfortable in studying for 3 hours a day, push it to an extra 30 minutes of revision. Revising all that you have studied has proven to bring out better results for everyone irrespective of how you study.

Don't ever compare yourself to others and consider yourself lower. They did not walk down your road and they will not be walking it any later as well.

The goal is, "To bring out the best in yourself while making a mark on the History Lines in the process.".

Exam Preparation Materials for JEE Main (GetMyUni JEE Main Preparation Materials)

We, ourselves at GetMyUni were interested in figuring out why JEE Main has been deemed one of the toughest exams to crack till date.

So, we started working on it and as of now, we have made a set of questionnaires of our own.

If you're planning on attempting JEE Main anytime soon, these may be of help to you.

We have a good set of questions from Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. These are all MCQ's.

You will have access to questions which are divided in a chapter-wise manner.

If that doesn't suffice for your needs, then you can refer to our Study Materials right below these questions on the same page, which refers to all the major concepts to be dealt with while attempting for JEE Main.

We will also be providing you with a set of questions based on the NCERT Syllabus which will cover all the important topics from each chapter.

Just go to the following link to get a hold of the documents and you can add it to your list of preparation materials as well.

We hope these would be of good use to you and that each candidate who holds these up to achieve good grades in JEE Main.

Who knows, maybe it would prove to be just what you were missing.

Either way, JEE Main is proving itself to be "THE Himayala" for Engineering aspirants and you definitely need all the help you can get.

So, make sure you go through these prep materials and get a good view on the task at hand, JEE Main.

Admission to Govt. Technical Institutes for the year 2017

There are roughly about 24,000+ seats available for aspiring candidates who are looking to get admitted to various NITs', IITs' and GFTIs' all across India.

As per the new rules and Norms set out by CBSE for JEE Main,

  • There will be no weightage given to Class 12 marks in the preparation of the JEE Main 2017 Ranks. The ranks will be directly based on what the student will score in the entrance exam.

  • Candidates will have to score a minimum of 75% (for SC/ST it is 65%) in their class 12th  or be in the top 20 percentile of their respective boards to be considered for admissions to any of the GovtTech Institutes [NITs', IITs' and GFTIs'].

  • Admission to NITs', IIITs' and GFTIs' participating in Central Seat Allocation Board will be based on the All India Rank [AIR] of the individuals/candidates.

Out of which, the IITs' will be doing their intakes based on All India Quota and the intakes to NITs' and GFITs' will be 50% for Home State Quota and 50% for Other State Quota.

Important Points to JEE for the Admission Process and other categories.

  • Perfect Rank for JEE: In India, clearing JEE is considered as the epitome for Engineering Admissions. At one point, the candidates thrive for years to score that perfect rank, which gets them that one college they long to be a part of.
  • Weightage of Marks in JEE Main: From 2013 to 2016, the marks obtained in the class XII school board examination used to be accorded a 40% weightage in calculating the All India Rank (AIR) list for JEE Main. But, no more.
    From 2017 onwards, there shall be no weightage for the 12th class marks in calculating the ranks in the JEE Main examination.
  • For JEE Advanced: The top 2,20,000 candidates from JEE Main 2017 will be deemed eligible to take JEE Advanced 2017. For admissions to the year 2016-17, CBSE filtered out the top 2 lakh candidates eligible for JEE Advanced; the second stage of the entrance exam for admissions to IITs.
  • Prestigious Colleges: Aspiring candidates, the keen ones, who wish to take admissions to NITs, IITs or GFITs should have secured at least 75% aggregates in their class 12 finals.
  • The Perfect Score: Acquiring a solid score and making it in the top 20 percentile for your respective board gains you an automatic glance from the JEE Main Board themselves.
  • For Reservation Candidates: For SC/ST candidates, the minimum aggregate required for JEE Mains is lowered to 65% in their 12th finals.

Aadhar Card: New Norms and Rules (As per CBSE Board)

"The use of Aadhaar for the candidates of JEE (Main) 2017 will result in providing accuracy to the candidates' details. This will also help in ascertaining identities of the candidates at the examination centres in a convenient and hassle free manner.
Aadhaar obviates the need for producing multiple documents to prove one's identity."

"The provisions of the Aadhaar Act and Regulations under the Act have come into effect from 14th September 2016 and notifications to this effect have been published in the Official Gazette.
Section 57 of the Aadhaar Act 2016 permits the use of Aadhaar number for establishing the identity of an individual for any purpose pursuant to any law or any contract to this effect."

CBSE has decided to use Aadhaar Card for the candidates of JEE (Main) 2017, and hereby notifies the following:

  • Candidates, who are in possession of Aadhaar, shall enter Aadhaar number, name, date of birth & gender in the online Application Form for JEE Main 2017 for the purpose of his/her identity and authentication thereof.
  • Candidates not yet enrolled for Aadhaar, are hereby required to make application for Aadhaar enrolment in case he/she is entitled to obtain Aadhaar as per section 3 of Aadhaar Act. Such applicant may visit any Aadhaar enrolment centre (list available at to get enrolled for Aadhaar.
  • In order to facilitate such candidates who are not having Aadhaar, the CBSE has specially set up facilitation centres in each city of examination for the purpose of Aadhaar enrolment. The candidates can approach such facilitation centres who will not charge any amount from any applicant for Aadhaar enrolment. The list of the facilitation centre is available on ( These candidates who have enrolled for Aadhaar and have not received Aadhaar should enter 14 digit Aadhaar Enrolment ID (including slash) printed on the Aadhaar enrolment slip at the time of filling online application form for JEE Main 2017.
  • In case Aadhaar enrolment facility is not available at the facilitation centres, the candidates should submit a request for Aadhaar enrolment. The facilitation centre will issue a registration number to such candidates. This registration number should be entered by the candidates at the time of filling online application form for JEE Main 2017.

Note: The above provisions shall be applicable in all states except J&K, Assam & Meghalaya.

A look back into the History Of The TITAN himself: JEE

The Programme of Action (PoA), 1992 under the National Policy on Education (NPE), 1986 visualised conducting a Common Entrance Examination on an All India basis for admissions to Professional and Technical programmes in the country.

For admission to Engineering and Architecture/Planning programmes, the Government of India saw through to a Resolution dated 18th October 2001 which laid down a 3–Exam Scheme: 

  • The JEE and AIEEE at the National Level.
  • State Level Engineering Entrance Examinations, SLEEE for State Level Institutions – with an option to join AIEEE.

This takes care of the varying admission standards in these programmes and helps in the maintenance of Professional Standards. This also solves any problems of overlapping and reduces the physical, mental and financial burden on the students and their parents which act out due to the numerous entrance examinations to be faced by a candidate.

A new concept was brought out in 2000 in the form of a screening test. This meant that before the main examination, there will be a screening examination from which only about the top 20,000 candidates will be selected for the main examination. This concept was probably introduced to reduce the load from the Main examination.

Another probable reason that crept up was that the JEE authorities and exam conductors wanted to scrutinise the capable students to a greater extent. This was easier now given that only few Answer Sheets were to be corrected and the people in charge of the evaluation had more time to look into the details of the Answers.

All this while the pattern of JEE exam was purely subjective. This means that a detailed description and the working of the problem was asked and the student was expected to answer in a stepwise manner. Marks were not only awarded for the correct answer but also for the working.

This type of Exam Pattern for JEE tested the concepts of the student more thoroughly. The examiner had a very clear idea of what the student had in mind before attempting the question. A subjective paper also provided a better scope for the student to display his knowledge and to prove how strong his fundamentals were.

This system of two different papers was abolished in the year 2006, a mere 6 years since it's introduction.

This was done as a part of some major reforms that were to be introduced in the 2006 edition of the examination.

One problem with the screening system was that the small time gap between the announcement of results and the commencement of the JEE Mains exam. The students who, after attempting the screening paper, devoted their time to the preparation for the Mains paper, cursed the system when they found out that they had not cleared the screening exam.

According to them, they could have devoted this time to the preparation of some other examination. Also, the students who missed clearing the screening cut-off by a mark or two considered themselves extremely unlucky and were broken down. The cumulative effect of all these disadvantages was the abolition of screening system in the beginning of the year 2006.

Probably the biggest change in the history of IIT JEE was that the pattern of the examination was changed from subjective to objective. This was an extremely drastic change and was also criticised by many. The change was said to be a step towards the reduction of the role of coaching institutes in the successful clearing of JEE.

This sudden turn of events in the JEE paper exam pattern caught many students of 2006 batch off guard. Objective questions meant that there was no longer a need of any working, hence only the answer mattered. Most of the questions now had options with them making the derivation of answer a bit easier. Some argued that this system encouraged the students to answer the questions by chance, but actually it was the reverse.

With the introduction of an objective paper in JEE, the concept of negative marking was also introduced. Many questions had a catch, a wrong answered fetched the student negative marks. So, in a way, answering by chance was actually strongly discouraged. This objective pattern is carrying on till date.

The JEE pattern has undergone many changes. Since 2010 candidates are given paper copies of their answers, and cutoffs are announced.

This transparency was achieved after a tenacious legal war waged by IIT Kharagpur professor Rajeev Kumar, who was nominated for the National RTI Award 2010 for his crusade. Since 2013-14, JEE has changed a lot and recently adopted new online admissions and application selection procedures which were not available in recent years.

Last September 2013, the Joint Admission Board’s decision to continue with the two-phase JEE pattern (one would take Main first and Advance later on if eligible) for IITs in 2014, which was approved by the IIT Council. Colleges like Indian Institute of Science and Research (IISER), Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology (RGIPT) and others uses the score of JEE Advanced candidates for admission. These colleges are non-participant institutes of Central IIT JEE Advanced advising of which all IITs and ISM are members.

Though the basic pattern of the examination remains the same, the type of questions and their difficulty keep changing every year. Various types of questions have been tried till now.

The JEE Board refreshes the pattern of the examination every year. This dynamic nature is built to ensure the merit-based selection and genuineness of the JEE Main entrance test. This is also done to oppose the coaching culture widely followed as a means of preparation for this exam. To further clarify the process of admission by merit, JEE Admission Board plans to replenish the exam structure from 2017.

As per the conclusions brought out by the JEE Board (CBSE) during December 2015 - February 2016, JEE Main, from 2017 onwards will comprise a compulsory "Science Aptitude Test" as the first phase of the exam and then the final objective paper as the rank decider. JAB bets that this aptitude test cannot be gamed by coaching institutes and thereby is a true merit process of selection.

And yet, the list of candidates who want to be known significantly in JEE Main increases day by day.

Noted Burns from the Past of JEE:

  • In the year 1997, the fear of any examiner was materialised as the JEE paper leaked in many centres and it had to be rescheduled to another day. A new paper was set up and the exam held freshly, but the "Ghost of 1997" still haunts every IIT, that shoulders the responsibility to conduct the JEE year after year.
  • In 2011, CBSE postponed the JEE examination by 2.5 hours after Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force found the leaked JEE question paper in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh the night before. Meanwhile, an alternate set of question papers were sent to the JEE examination centres. CBSE announced the postponement 30 minutes before the scheduled start of the JEE Main examination.

The IITs': The Bigger Picture to JEE

The first IIT to be established was IIT, Kharagpur in the year 1951.

Later on, as the need for more such premier institutes was felt, IITs were established in Mumbai, Delhi, Madras and Kanpur before the year 1960. The sixth IIT campus at Guwahati was established in 1994 while NIT Roorkee gained the status of an IIT in 2001.

Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, on the 1st of October, 2003 announced plans to create more IITs "by upgrading existing academic institutions that have the necessary promise and potential". Subsequent developments led to the formation of the S K Joshi Committee in November 2003 to guide the selection of the five institutions which would become the five new IITs. Based on the initial recommendations of the Sarkar Committee, it was decided that further IITs should be spread throughout the country.

Thus, in 2008, 5 more IITs were opened; namely Bhubaneshwar, Hyderabad, Jodhpur, Patna and Ropar, and 2 new IITs were built up in Mandi and Indore in the year 2009 along with IIT Gandhinagar, which was already scheduled for the year.

Over the past few years, there have been a number of developments toward establishing new IITs.

In 2012, IIT Varanasi was established despite being found in the year 1919. And in the past few years, we have received a few new institutions as well; IIT Palakkad, IIT Tirupati, IIT (ISM) Dhanbad, IIT Bhilai, IIT Goa, IIT Jammu and IIT Dharwad.

Students who have taken admission tests in IITs and ISM Dhanbad cannot take the JEE Advanced exam next year. But it would not be a case with IISER, RGIPT and other institutes because they only use the JEE Advanced score for the basis of admission and they are not associated with IIT central counselling.

Plans have also been made to open IITs outside India, though not enough progress has been made in this regard.

All the IITs provide on-campus residential facilities to the students, research scholars and faculty. The students live in hostels (sometimes referred to as halls) throughout their stay in the IIT.

Students in all IITs must choose among National Cadet Corps (NCC), National Service Scheme (NSS) and National Sports Organisation (NSO) in their first years. All the IITs have sports grounds for basketball, cricket, football (soccer), hockey, volleyball, lawn tennis, badminton, and athletics; and swimming pools for aquatic events. 

Usually, the hostels' also have their own sports grounds. Moreover, an Inter IIT Sports Meet has organised annually where participants from all 16 IITs contest for the General Championship Trophy in 13 different sports.


JEE MAIN 2017 Important Dates

  • Application Process: The JEE Main 2017 Examination Application Process will start and the Application Forms will be available on the JEE Main Official Website from the 1st of December 2016, until the 16th of January 2017.
  • Payment for the Application: The payment for the examination can be done using either a Credit/Debit card or through an E-Challan provided by JEE to the end of the Application Process. After successfully submitting the application online, the candidates can download Admit Card, which will be available on the website on March 10th 2017. The examination for  JEE Main (paper-based) will commence on April 03rd 2017.
  • Corrections on Application Form: Candidates who wish to make corrections to their Application Forms to JEE Main 2017 can avail the services till the 4th of February.
  • Examination Dates: JEE Main (pen-paper based) will commence on the 3rd of April 2017, however, the JEE Main 2017 Computer Based Test (CBT) will be conducted on the 9th of April 2017 and on the 10th of April 2017. The candidate can check the Official Website of JEE Main 2017 on April 27th, 2017 for their scores. However, the All India Rank (AIR) list for JEE Main 2017 will be released later on the 23rd of  June 2017. 
  • The Release of Answer Keys: The answer keys and OMR sheets for JEE Main will be released on the 18th of April 2017 until the 22nd of April 2017.
  • Error in Scorecard: For the applicants who's JEE Main 2017 scorecard contains marking errors, the JEE Main 2017 examination board will accept the challenge of Answer Keys from the 18th of April 2017 until the 22nd of April 2017.

JEE MAIN 2017 Eligibility

  • Age Limit for JEE Main: The DOB of the candidates will be considered as one of the Eligibility Criteria's set forward for JEE Main 2017 by the Secondary Education Board.
    The candidates classified under General/OBC category will be considered eligible for JEE Main if the candidate was born on or after the 1st of October 1992.
    Similarly, the candidate classified under SC/ST category will be considered eligible for JEE Main if the candidate was born on or after the 1st of October 1987.
  • Qualifying Exam for JEE Main: The Candidates who have passed their 12th class or qualifying exam in 2015 or 2016 are eligible for JEE Main 2017 under the Education Eligibility Criteria, provided they have secured the minimum marks in their qualifying examination with PCM (Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics) as their main subjects.
    Also, the candidates who are currently appearing for their class 12th or qualifying exam in 2017 are also eligible for applying to JEE Main.
    However, the candidates who appeared for the class 12th examination in 2015, but failed to clear are not eligible to apply for the JEE Main 2017 examination.
  • Marks Required for JEE Main: The General/OBC category students should gain a minimum of 40% and the SC/ST category students should gain a minimum of 45% in their class 12th or equivalent qualifying exam to be considered eligible for JEE Main 2017 Examination.
    However, the candidates opting for JEE Main from General/OBC category must score 75% and the candidates from SC/ST category must score 65% accordingly in their class 12 examination to be eligible for admissions to IITs, NITs, IIITs & GFTIs through JEE Main.

JEE MAIN 2017 Application Process

  • Application Form to JEE Main: Since the Application Process for JEE Main 2017 is done online only, Candidates are requested to scan his/her passport size photograph in white background with no borders.
    The image should be clear enough to avoid blurring of the image while printing out the application form of JEE Main 2017. The image should be in colour as well.
    The Candidate should also take a scanned copy of his Signature and Thumbprint in white background, making sure the image is clear enough to avoid blurring later on. They have to be scanned and uploaded in .jpg/.jpeg format only at the end of the JEE Main Application Form.
  • Usage of Photographs in JEE Main Application Form: After filling in the Application Form for JEE Main 2017 with the required details of the candidate according to his/her current official data, candidates will have to upload the scanned images of his/her Passport size photograph, Scanned Signature and Thumbprint at this stage.
    Candidates should keep in mind that once the JEE Main Application Form has been submitted, no changes can be made further.
    The registration will be completed only when the images have been uploaded successfully since these images will be used further for the JEE Main Application Form as well as on the JEE Main Admit Card of the candidate.
  • Payment of Application Fees to JEE Main: After the JEE Main registration is completed, you will be redirected to a secure payment gateway.
    The candidate should pay the JEE Main Application Form fee online or offline to finish the Application Form to JEE Main. 
    The candidate shall pay using Credit/Debit Card or by Net Banking if they are opting to pay the JEE Main Application Form fee online
    The candidates opting to pay offline will be provided with an E-Challan (candidates will have to take a printout and submit it at the mentioned Bank).
    Candidates are advised to take a Printout of the Payment/Acknowledgement slip as a proof of payment of JEE Main Application Form Fees.
  • After successfully completing the payment for the Application Form of JEE Main 2017 the candidates can now log out. 

JEE MAIN 2017 Application Form Details

Application Form to JEE Main is an Important Document to be filled with the appropriate details of the Candidate.

  • Application Form to each Exam: JEE Main 2017 examination Application Form fee varies for the Computer Based Exam and the Pen Paper Based Exam.
  • Examination Fee: The JEE Main 2017 examination fees for Pen and Paper Based exam (India) ranges from INR 500 to INR 1,800 and the JEE Main 2017 examination fees for Computer Based exam (India) ranges from INR 300 to INR 1400.
    However, do note that this amount varies based on the CategoryGender and the number of Exam Papers the candidate is appearing for in JEE Main.

Similarly, the JEE Main Application Form Fees for candidates from Foreign Country for Paper Based and Computer Based examinations in JEE Main ranges from INR 1,250 to INR 3,800.

JEE MAIN 2017 Admit Card

  • Availing the Admit Card: The Conducting Authority of JEE Main 2017 will release the Admit Card for JEE Main 2017 in the month of March the candidates can visit the Official Website of JEE Main 2017 ( login and download the JEE Main Admit Card.
    Candidates are advised to take a printout of the JEE Main Admit Card as they have to present it to the invigilator on the day of JEE Main.
  • Admit Card to JEE Main: The Admit Card to JEE Main 2017 is the most important document, that must be carried by the candidate while appearing for the JEE Main 2017 examination.
    The JEE main Admit Card contains all the information of the particular candidate like the candidate's name, address, photo, signature, thumbprint and instructions to be followed on the day of JEE Main examination.
    Along with the Admit Card to JEE Main, the Candidates are advised to carry a valid ID Proof and a Photograph during the day of the examination.
  • Candidates are advised to keep their Admit Cards to JEE Main safe until the day of the examination.

JEE MAIN 2017 Exam Pattern

  • No. of Papers in JEE Main: The JEE Main 2017 Examination is a collection of two papers, Paper 01 consists of B.E/B.Tech Programmes whereas Paper 02 consists of B.Arch/B.Planning programmes, Candidates can select their paper of choice, however, do note that the Exam Pattern varies for each paper.
  • Mode of JEE Main Exam: Candidates applying for B.E/B.Tech programmes will have a choice of opting whether an Online based examination or a Paper-pen for JEE Main.
    The JEE Main exam will contain 90 Questions of MCQ type and a maximum of 360 marks, where +4 are added to every correct answer and -1 for every wrong answer.
    With a duration of 3 hours allotted.
    The subjects to be covered for Paper 01 of JEE Main are Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics where each subject carries 30 questions and 120 marks.
    However, the language medium for the JEE Main Question Paper can be opted by the Candidate from a choice of either English, Hindi or other languages based on the location of the exam centre for both Paper 01 and Paper 02.
    However, note that this has to be specified while filling up the JEE Main Application Form, and it cannot be changed at a later stage.
  • Marking Scheme for JEE Main: Candidates applying for B.Arch/B.Planning programmes note that this is an offline exam only. JEE Main will contain 82 Questions of MCQ type and 2 drawing questions carrying 35 marks each and a maximum of 360 marks, where +4 for a correct answer, -1 for every wrong one (drawing marks calculated based on the quality of answer given by the candidate) having a duration of 3 hours.
    The subjects to be covered for Paper 02 of JEE Main are Aptitude, Drawing and Mathematics. Where Mathematics and Aptitude Test carry 30 and 50 questions each respectively.
    Here the former is for a total of 120 marks and the latter is for a total of 200 marks in JEE Main.
    The Drawing section of JEE contains 2 questions where each question carries 35 marks, making a total of 70.

There are a few things that the candidates are advised not to carry inside the JEE Main 2017 Examination Hall:

  • Mobile Phones
  • Calculators
  • Log Table
  • Preparation Books
  • Notebooks

Certain Instructions for candidates with a disability attempting for JEE Main:

  • They should fill in the type and percentages of disability appropriately during the filling up of their JEE Main application for 2017.
  • Candidates with 40% or more disability will be provided with a Scribe/Reader on request from the candidate attempting for JEE Main.
  • Candidate can choose his/her own scribe/reader or can submit a request to the Centre Superintendent for JEE Main.
  • One hour compensatory/extra time will also be allowed to the candidates with 40% or more disability irrespective of the fact that the candidate is availing the facility of a scribe/reader while the JEE Main Exam.

JEE MAIN 2017 Syllabus

  • Paper 1 to JEE Main: The JEE Main 2017 Examination Paper 01 contains important topics covered in class 11th and 12th.
    The JEE Main 2017 examination consists of two sections, Section A having the Theory part with 80% weightage while Section B contains Practical Components with 20% weightage.
    Candidates attempting for JEE Main are advised to prepare well for the topics they have been taught in class 11th and 12th for the Subjects Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
  • Paper 2 to JEE Main: The JEE Main 2017 Examination Paper 02 contains Aptitude Test, where the candidate(s) will be tested for his/her ability to visualise three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawings, Analytical reasoning, Mental Ability and such.

JEE MAIN 2017 Results

  • Availability of Results: The Results of JEE Main 2017 get released late in the month of April 2017. Candidates can go to the official website of JEE Main 2017 ( and check out their Results under the JEE Main Results tab by entering their Roll Number and DOB, candidates are advised to download the score card since it is a mandatory document for the JEE Main Counselling Process.
  • Counselling Process: Candidates can also find out whether they have qualified for the Counselling Process for JEE Main 2017 or not.
    Do note that the students who have obtained qualifying marks in JEE Main 2017 are the only ones eligible for the further counselling process.
  • JEE Advanced: Candidates who have cleared their JEE Mains will be deemed eligible to apply for JEE Advanced.

JEE MAIN 2017 Counselling

Basics about Counselling for JEE Main: The Counselling Process is applicable only to the students who have successfully cleared the JEE Main 2017 examination. The JEE Main Counselling process commences from the first week of July 2017 and is conducted online. The JEE Main Counselling Process is managed by the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JOSAA).

Candidates participating in the JEE Main Counselling Process can apply to all participating colleges except the IIT's and ISM.

Candidates are advised to carry a set of documents mentioned below for the Counselling Process of JEE Main:

  • Provisional Seat Allotment Letter of the JEE Main 2017
  • JEE Main Admit Card
  • JEE Main Scorecard
  • Birth Certificate
  • Class 12 mark sheet
  • A Photo ID (Aadhar card)
  • The printout of Seat Acceptance Payment for JEE Main
  • Category Certificate (If applicable)

Registration to Counselling for JEE Main: The Counselling Process for JEE Main is a brief process where the candidate's documents are verified and the appropriate Universities are chosen. Candidates applicable for counselling will have to log in on the JEE Main 2017 Official Website ( using their Roll number, a JOSAA registration form will appear.
Candidates are advised to read the instructions provided carefully and proceed further. After filling the Application Form for JEE Main Counselling with appropriate information, have a thorough check on the entered details and then confirm your registration.

Seat Allotments through JEE Main: After successfully registering, the candidates are asked to select the Institute Type, Institute Name, and their preferred Academic Programme. 
Candidates are advised to be very careful while choice locking the options, as they cannot be re-changed. Students are allotted to the colleges on the basis of Reservation Norms, Choice Filling and Vacant Seats.
Students will receive an SMS/Email from the JEE Main Board, in regards to the seat allotment letter from JOSAAA a few days after submitting the application, candidates are advised to have the seat allotment letter in hand once they receive it.

Application Fees to Counselling through JEE Main: Candidates will have to pay the Acceptance Fees to confirm the seat allotment, this payment can be done using a Credit/Debit Card or by Net Banking. Candidates should download the fee payment slip for future purposes.
Once all the procedures are done, the candidate will receive a provisional admission letter at the end of the Counselling Process of JEE Main.

Colleges which accept [JEE MAIN]

Sohail B.E (Civil), batch of 2019
17 May 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process:
Rashid Zafar B.Tech (Civil), batch of 2020
16 May 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process:

The eligibility criteria of my course was minimum 60 percent of equivalent or plus two exam with PCM of minimum 60 percent. JEE MAIN marks are also taken into consideration for admission into Cambridge Institute of Technology, Ranchi.

Kumodini B.Tech (Computer), batch of 2018
16 May 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process:

Candidates are given admission into Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University, [DBATU] Lonere according to the marks obtained in the qualifying examination along with the JEE MAIN entrance test score. 

Jagruti B.E (Electrical/Electronics), batch of 2016
15 May 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process:

Candidates are given admission into KK Wagh College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, [KKWCAET] Nasik according to the marks obtained in the qualifying examination along with the JEE MAIN entrance test score. 

Achal B.Tech (Textile), batch of 2020
12 May 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process:
  • At the Technological Institute of Textile and Sciences, the candidate has to have a minimum cutoff in JEE MAIN.
  • The textile branch is a very famous branch at the Technological Institute of Textile and Sciences.


Vibha B.Tech (Biochemical), batch of 2021
11 May 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process:
  • Chandigarh university eligibility criteria are minimum 60 percent in 12th board and 10th.
  • When the admission procedure starts, in first few days Chandigarh University take direct admissions with 10,000 as their seat booking, but this 10,000 is not extra, it will be deducted from your fees.
  • After some direct admissions, they take admissions on merit basis.
  • On the merit basis, one has to qualify to JEE MAIN (MAINS) with a good percentage in 12th.
  • If not JEE MAIN (MAINS) then any other competitive exam has to be written by the student. 


Nanmi B.E (Electrical/Electronics), batch of 2018
11 May 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process:
  • JEE MAIN mains exams is one of the criteria for the admission process in BMS College of Engineering.
  • And the marks scored in JEE MAIN is taken as the cutoff. 
Yeshwanth B.Tech (Mechanical), batch of 2017
11 May 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process:
  • I have written JEE MAIN (MAIN) and NEET
  • The cut-off depends on PSG College of Technology, [PSGCT]  at the time of admission. 
Suvimal B.Tech (Computer), batch of 2017
11 May 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process:
  • The student must write JEE MAIN and must pass the 12th board examinations to get an admission at Bengal Institute of Technology.  
Divyansh B.Tech (Computer), batch of 2020
11 May 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process:
  • I took part in JEE MAIN to get into Bharati Vidyapeeth University College of Engineering.