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JEE MAIN 2017, Exam: Exam Date, Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Cut-off Marks, Results, Counselling.

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(Important changes made by the Ministry of HRD in the JEE Main 2017, Exam.)

(New States which have joined the JEE Mains from 2017).

JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) is a national level, common entrance exam for engineering. The exam is conducted in two stages namely JEE (Main) and JEE (Advanced). Since 2012, the Central Board of Secondary Education conducts this exam every year to select candidates for admission into various private, government and centrally funded engineering institutions.

The JEE (Mains) exams enable students to get admission into the undergraduate engineering programmes of NIT’s (National Institute of technology), IIIT’s (Indian Institute of Information Technology) and CFTI’s (Centrally funded technical institutes). Upon clearing JEE Main, a candidate can either enroll in one of the above mentioned institutes or appear for JEE Advanced to get admission into the eminent colleges of Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). Beside IIT’s, the reputed institutions of IISER (Indian Institution of Science Education and Research), Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology and the Indian Institute of Science also enroll students on the basis of their marks in JEE (Advanced).

Students who are appearing for the JEE Mains 2017, exam should know that the Ministry of Human resource and development has brought significant changes into the aforesaid exam.

As per its directives from this year onwards, candidates 12th class marks will not be given any weightage while determining his/her ranks in the JEE (Mains). Further, it affirms that candidates in order to get admission into the IIT’s, NIT’s, IIIT’s or CFTI’s should have scored 75% of marks in their 12th class examination or they should be within the top 20 percentile of their boards. The SC/ST is given a relaxation of marks and they are required to have scored 65% in their 12th examination.

CBSE has made AADHAR Card issued by UIDAI as mandatory for appearing in the JEE (Mains) exam’s.

The following states of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Nagaland and Odisha have also joined the system of JEE (Mains) Exam, from 2017.


Eligibility for IIT JEE Main Exam

Candidates must fulfill certain criteria to be eligible to appear for JEE Main. These include upper age limit, number of attempts allowed, number of subjects in qualifying exam, etc. Let’s take a look at the details.

Age limit – Only those born on or after October 1, 1992 are eligible to appear for the 2017 exam. However, there is a relaxation of five years on the maximum age limit of Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) candidates and Persons with Disabilities (PwD). This means that a SC/ST/PwD candidate born on or after October 1, 1987 can fill out JEE main application form for the exam to be held in 2017.

Year of passing or appearing in 10+2 – If you are appearing for JEE Main 2017 Exam, you should have passed 10+2 in 2015 or 2016, or is an appearing candidate for 10+2 in 2017 itself with the subjects of PCM.

Students who have passed their 10+2 exam in 2014, are not eligible to appear for the JEE Main 2017 Exam.

Number of Attempts – Candidates are allowed to appear for the JEE main exam for maximum three times only.

Number of Subjects Studied in 10+2 – Just passing 10+2 or equivalent exam is not enough. Candidates must clear the Class XII or equivalent exam with at least five main subjects in order to become eligible to appear for JEE mains. Those who passed the qualifying exam with four subjects are not allowed to take the joint entrance exam. 


IIT JEE Main Exam Admission Process

It is now mandatory to apply for the JEE Main, 2017 exam online. You need to visit the official website of the exam at www.jeemain.nic.in and fill out the JEE main application form, providing the necessary details about your educational qualification, age, choice of institutes, etc. Please note here that you should enter details about yourself as per your details mentioned in your AADHAR card.

By 2nd Jan.2017, application form should be submitted. It is the last date of  the submission of form.

The printed slip of the Application form is not required to be sent to the CBSE.

Application Fee

There are two modes in which the Application Fee is required to be paid –

  • Either by Debit Card or Credit Card.
  • Through the bank e-challan. Such e-challans should be done by the banks of Syndicate/Canara/ ICICI/ HDFC.

Following is the structure of fee-

For Examination Centres opted in India: -

Papers

Pen and Paper Based Mode

Or

Offline mode

Computer Based Mode

Or

Online mode

 

 

 

 

 

General/OBC Male

 

SC/ST/PwD and Female candidates

 

General/OBC Male

 

SC/ST/PwD and Female candidates

 

Paper 1 or 2

1000

500

500

 

250

 

Paper 1 & 2

1800

900

1300

650

For Examination Centres opted outside India: - 

 

Paper

Pen and Paper Based Mode

Or

Offline mode

Computer Based Mode

Or

Online mode

 

General/OBC Male

SC/ST/PwD and Female candidates

General/OBC Male

SC/ST/PwD and Female candidates

Paper 1 or 2

 

2500

1250

2500

1250

Paper 1 & 2

3800

1900

3800

1900

Admit Card

Admit Cards are usually released 3-4 weeks before the exam. To download it from the JEE Main website (www.jeemain.nic.in), you need to provide the name of 10+2 or equivalent exam you passed or have appeared, plus your roll number in the JEE Main exam. Once you receive the admit card, be sure to check it minutely for any errors or typographical mistakes. If you notice any mistake, report it to JEE Main Secretariat and try to get it rectified as soon as possible. You should keep the copy of your admit card for future use. 


IIT JEE Main Exam Pattern (Syllabus)

As earlier mentioned, joint entrance examination has two papers. Candidates willing to get admission into bachelor of engineering (BE) or bachelor of technology (B. Tech.) programs should attend the 1st paper, while those seeking admission in bachelor of architecture (B.Arch.) should appear for the 2nd Paper.

Following are the details of the question Paper 1 and 2

 

Particulars of JEE Main, 2017 Exam, question Paper 1: -

  • It is held for the B. Tech/B.E.
  • Subjects – Physics, Chemistry and Maths.
  • Total number of questions – 90 questions. 30 questions from each subject areas of Physics, Chemistry and Maths.
  • Total marks -360.
  • Duration is 3 hours (for candidates with disability with 40%, time extended is for 4 hours)
  • Marking scheme – 4 marks for correct answer and deduction 1 marks for every incorrect answer.
  • Mode of Exam –Both Pen and Paper based as well as Computer based.

Particulars of JEE Main, 2017 Exam question Paper 2:-

  • It is held for the B.Architecture course.
  • Subjects – Maths, Aptitude and Drawing.
  • Total number of questions – 82 questions.
  • Total marks – 390.
  • Duration is 3 hours (for candidates with disability with 40%, time extended is for 4 hours)
  • Marking scheme – 4 marks for correct answer and deduction 1 marks for every incorrect answer.
  • Mode of Exam – Computer based only.

Following is the distribution of marks –

Subjects No. of questions Marks
Mathematics 30 120
Aptitude 50 200
Drawing 2 70
Total 82 390

IIT JEE Main Exam Important Dates

Exam events

Important Dates

Avail Application Form From

 

1st Dec. 2016

End date to Avail Application Form

 

2nd Jan. 2017.

 

Fee payment last date

 

3rd Jan. 2017

Opening of Correction window

2nd half of Jan.

Get Admit Card from

1st week of March, 2017

Exam Date for JEE Main, 2017 (offline, Pen and Paper based Test)

2nd April,2017.

Exam Date for JEE Main, 2017 (online, Computer based Test)

8th and 9th April, 2017.

Announcement of Result

27th April,2017.

Counselling process

1st week of July, 2017.

JEE Main 2017, Exam Result

It will be announced by the 27th April, 2017. The candidates can check their results online on the official website of the JEE.

JEE Main, Exam, Cut-Off

Although the cut off marks of any given year is determined by various factors, however as per the analysis of the previous year’s trends the cut off marks for JEE Main exam’s for various categories of candidates are as follows-

General: 105- 110

OBC: 70- 75

SC: 50 -55

ST: 44-50

JEE Main, Exam, Counselling

It is likely to begin from the 1st week of July, 2017. It is done by the Joint Seat allocation authority.

FAQ

Q. What is the date of the JEE Main, 2017, Exam?

On 2nd April, 2017 JEE mains exam for pen and paper based and on 8th and 9th April, 2017 for computer based exam will be held.

Q. How many attempts a candidate is given to appear in the JEE Main exams?

Three attempts are given per candidate for the JEE mains exam.

Q. What is the fee for the JEE Main exam for reserved category?

It is Rs.500 for offline mode and Rs. 250 for online mode.

Q. What is the minimum percentage of marks in 12th class is required to appear for the JEE mains exam?

No there is no such minimum percentage of marks required for appearing in the JEE Mains exams, as per the latest guidelines.

Q. If the marks of 12th class will be counted in the final list of rank preparation?

No.

Q. If the diploma holders are also eligible to appear in the exam?

Those candidates holding diploma of three years are eligible.

Q. For how many times the JEE Mains exams is held in a year?

It is held only once in a year.

Q. In which colleges a candidate can be given admission after passing JEE Mains exam?

Candidates passing JEE Mains Exams will be given admission in the colleges of NIT’s, IIIT’s and CFIT’s.