JEE Main 2017 Entrance Exam Notification and Imp Dates

JEE Main 2017 Entrance Exam  Notification and Imp Dates

JEE Main 2017 Overview

JEE Main 2017, the third Joint Entrance Examination(Main) will be conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) under the ministry of human resource development, GOI.

The JEE Main 2017 will be conducted the JEE Apex Board for admission to undergraduate Engineering Programs in NITs, IIITs and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions etc.

For admission to NITs, Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs) like IIITs etc. and other participating Institutions, the merit/rank list shall be prepared based on 40% weightage to school Boards marks in class 12th or equivalent examination and 60% weightage to JEE (Main). The weightage to school Board/Equivalent examination marks shall be considered only after normalization.

The State of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Nagaland & Odisha have joined JEE (Main) system; therefore, the candidates seeking admission to the institutions in these states, which were earlier admitting based on their State level examination, are also advised to fill the JEE (Main) 2017 application form online.

The JEE (Main) will also be an eligibility test for the JEE (Advanced), which the candidates has to take if he/she is aspiring for admission to the undergraduate programmes offered by the IITs/ISM Dhanbad.

The candidates are advised to see the JEE (Advanced) website for information related to JEE (Advanced)

The Detailed Information Bulletin containing details of Exam, Syllabus, Eligibility Criteria to Appear, Exam Fee, Cities of Examination, State Code of Eligibility, Age Relaxation, Eligibility for admission, Reservation Policies and Important Dates will be available on JEE (Main) Website on 01st December 2016
The aspiring candidates are requested to download the information bulletin from above mentioned website only and read the same carefully before applying. The eligibility criteria for JEE (Main) & JEE (Advanced) are different
Candidates are requested to read the information bulletin carefully and ensure their eligibility as per the criteria laid down for JEE (Main) and JEE (Advanced)

All the Indian citizen candidates should possess AADHAAR card issued by UIDAI with their correct details. 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 candidate will not be able to fill the application form of 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 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.
The aspiring candidates have to apply online only through JEE (Main) website The online application process will start from 01st December 2016 onwards. The last date for application is 02nd January 2017 and fee can be paid upto 03rd January 2017

JEE Main Important Dates 2017

Release of CBSE JEE (MAIN) 2017 Notification: 18th November 2016
Availability of JEE Main Application Form: 01st December 2016 onwards
Last Date to Submit JEE Main Application Form: 02nd January 2017
Last Date for Application is 02nd January 2017 and Fee can be paid upto 03rd January 2017
Download JEE Main Admit Card 2017 (expected): March 2017
Date of Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Main 2017 Offline Exam: 02nd April 2017
Date of Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Main 2017 Online Exam: 08th & 09th April 2017
Publishing of Official JEE Main Answer Keys (expected) – One week after exam
Declaration of JEE Main 2017 Result: 27th April 2017


Eligibility for Appearing in Examination 

Date of Birth

General Candidates – Born on or after 01st October 1991

Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)/Person with Disabilities (PwD) candidates – Born on of before 01st October 1986

Note: Date of birth as recorded in the Secondary Education Board/University certificate will only be considered

  1. Year of Appearance in Qualifying Examination (QE)

Only those candidates who have passed their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2014 or 2015: or those who are appearing the their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2015 are eligible to appear in JEE (Main) – 2016

Candidates who passed Class 12th/Qualifying examination in 2013 or before as well as those who will appear in such examination in 2016 or later are not eligible to appear in JEE (Main) 2016

The candidates who appeared in class 12th/equivalent qualifying Examinations in 2013, did not pass in 2013, but passed in 2014 are also not eligible to appear in JEE (Main) 2016

The candidates willing to appear for improvement examination of class 12th in 2016 have to appear in all the 4/5 subjects as per the scheme of study of the concerned board

Further, they may also note that in the percentile system, the total marks (of all five subjects) obtained/shown on the mark-sheet of a particular year are required in JEE (Main) and also in JEE (Advanced)

The marks from two different years (i.e. marks for 3 subjects from year 2015 and marks for other 2 subjects from 2016) mark-sheets cannot be considered for percentile calculation

Number of Attempts

The number of attempts which a candidate can avail at JEE (Main) shall be limited to 03 (three)

Number of Attempts and Age Limit for the States of Maharashtra and Odisha

Since the States of Maharashtra and Odisha have joined JEE (Main) system. The age limit; for admission to institutions in these states which where earlier admitting candidates based on their State level examinations, will be as per their past practice only

The number of attempts in such cases will also remain same as per their past practice. This will, however, be obviously not applicable for admission to IITs/NITs/IITs/CFTIs

JEE Main Examination Fee

The fee can be remitted in the following ways:

  1. a) By Debit / Credit Card
  2. b) Though E-challangenerated after successful submission of online application form. The fee through E-challan may be deposited in any branch of Syndicate /Canara/ICICI/HDFC Bank

Online Application Form Submission

Online application has to be submitted through JEE (Main) 2016 website

The aspiring candidates should furnish all the details and upload scanned image of his/her photograph, signature and upload scanned image of his/her photograph, signature and left hand thumb impression while filling up the “Online” Application

Candidates are required to take print out of the computer generated acknowledgement slip after successful submission of data and payment of fee and keep the same in the safe custody for any future reference

Important Note: The entire application process is online, including uploading of photograph and signature and payment of fee the candidates are required NOT to send any document to JEE (Main) Secretarial
Seven (7) Steps to be followed to apply online

Step 1: Download the information bulletin and read it carefully to ensure your eligibility

Step 2: Read the contents of Online Format and instructions for applying online given in the Information Bulletin and keep the entire Information ready

Step 3: Keep the Scanned Images of your Photograph, Signature and Left Hand Thumb Impression ready in JPG format only

Step 4: Fill in the Online Application Form

Step 5: Upload Scanned Images of Photograph, Signature and Left Hand Thumb Impression

Step 6: Pay Examination Fee by Debit/Credit card or e-challan (generated after submission of details in online application form)

Step 7: Download Acknowledgement Slip and keep the same in safe custody for future reference

Note: The candidates should mention only his/her own Mobile No. and E-Mail ID while submitting the On-Line Application, as all the communications will be sent to the candidates on their registered Mobile Number and E-Mail ID only

For information about JEE (Advanced), the candidates are advised to visit JEE (Advanced) website

November 22, 2016

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