JEE  Main Entrance- 2016

About JEE Main:

Admission criteria to Undergraduate Engineering Programs at NITs, IIITs, Other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions, Institutions funded by participating State Governments, and other Institutions shall include the performance in the class 12/equivalent qualifying Examination and in the Joint Entrance Examination, JEE (Main). The Paper-1 (B. E./B. Tech.) of JEE (Main) will also be an eligibility test for the JEE (Advanced), which the candidate has to take if he/she is aspiring for admission to the undergraduate programmes offered by the IITs.

The States of Gujarat, Nagaland, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Uttarakhand and 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 in the JEE (Main) - 2016 application form online. 
Eligibility Criteria for JEE Main Exam 2016
Date of Birth
  • General Candidates: Born or after October 01, 1991

  • Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe(ST)/Person with Disabilities (PwD) candidates : Born or after October 01, 1986

*Note- Date of birth as recorded in the Secondary Education Board/University certificate will only be considered.
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 in their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2016 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 2017 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 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 year’s (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).

# No. of Attempts and Age Limit for the States of Maharashtra and Odisha –

Since the State of Odisha have joined JEE (Main) system, the age limit, for admission to institutions in the state of Odisha which were earlier admitting candidates based on their Sate 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/IIITs/CFTIs.

How to Apply for JEE Main
The detailed information bulletin containing details of examination, syllabus, eligibility criteria to appear, examination fee, cities of examination, State code of eligibility, age relaxation, process of normalization of marks, eligibility for admission, reservation policies and important dates will be available on JEE (Main) website on 1st December 2015. The aspiring candidates are requested to download the information bulletin from above mentioned website only and read the same carefully before applying. Fax: 0120-2427772, Tel. 7042399520, 7042399521, 7042399524, 7042399526, 7042399527, 7042399528, 7042399529 E-mail : Website :
The aspiring candidates have to apply online only through JEE (Main) website The online application process will start from 1st December, 2015 onwards. The last date for application is 31st December, 2015. The eligibility criteria for JEE (Main) & JEE (Advanced) are different. The candidates are requested to read the information bulletin carefully and themselves ensure their eligibility as per the criteria laid down for JEE (Main) as well as JEE (Advanced).
Important Note: As for this year and for the first time, the entire application process is online, including uploading of photograph & signature and payment of fees; the candidates are required not to send any document to JEE (Main) Secretariat.
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 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.
Note - The candidate should mention only his/her own or parents’ mobile no. and email 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.
Paper Pattern for JEE Main
Paper 1 (B.E./B. Tech.) Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics Objective type with equal weightage to Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics Pen and Paper based Exam OR Computer based Exam
Paper 2 (B. Arch. / B. Planning) Mathematics – Part I Aptitude Test – Part II & Drawing Test–Part III Objective type Objective type Questions to test drawing aptitude Only Pen and Paper based Exam
Requirement of papers for different courses is given in the table below.
All other undergraduate courses (B.E./B. Tech.) Paper –1
B.ARCH/B. PLANNING (At Institutions other than IITs) Paper –2
a. Offline examination (Pen and Paper Based Examination)
Date of Examination Paper Timings Duration
03.04.2016 (Sunday) Paper 1 (B.E./B. Tech.) 0930-1230 Hours(IST) 3 Hours
03.04.2016 (Sunday) Paper 2 (B. Arch./ B. Planning) 1400-1700 Hours(IST) 3 Hours

b. Online examination (Computer Based Examination) for Paper 1 (B.E./B. Tech.) Only

Dates of Examination Paper Timings Duration
During 09.04.2016 (Saturday) & 10.04.2016 (Sunday) Paper 1 (B.E./B. Tech.) 1 st shift 0930-1230 Hours (IST) 2 nd shift (*) 1400-1700 Hours (IST) *If required 3 Hours


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