JEE ENTRANCE EXAMINATION

Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) is an all India common engineering entrance examination conducted for admission to various engineering colleges and courses all over the country. The test comprises of two stages - JEE Main and the JEE Advanced. The exams are of the objective pattern. JEE Advanced is regarded internationally as one of the most challenging engineering admission tests.

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 consists of two parts, JEE Main and JEE Advanced. JEE-Main exam is for admission to National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), Centrally Funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs) while the JEE-Advanced is for admission to the elite Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). Only the students selected in JEE Mains are eligible for appearing in JEE Advanced. Over 200,000 students are selected each year.

There are some institutes like the Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs), Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology, and the Indian Institute of Science which use the score obtained in JEE Advanced as the basis for admission. These are not participating institutes of central IIT JEE Advanced counselling of which all IITs are the member. Any student who takes admission to IITs cannot appear for the JEE-Advanced exam in the next year, but the same is not the case with IISc, IISER, RGIPT and other institutes as these institutes only use JEE Advanced score for admission.

JEE ADVANCED

Admission
The candidates should satisfy at least one of the following two criteria for admission to IITs:
i) Physics ii) Chemistry iii) Mathematics iv) Language (if the candidate has taken more than one language, then the language with the higher marks will be considered) v) any subject other than the above four (the subject with the higher marks will be considered).

ELIGIBILITY

Following five criteria to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2017
Performance in JEE (Main) 2017

Candidates should be among the top 2,20,000 (including all categories) by scoring positive marks in Paper-1 of JEE (Main) 2017.

The percentages of various categories are: 27% for OBC-NCL, 15% for SC, 7.5% for ST and the remaining 50.5% is OPEN for all. Within each of these four categories, 3% horizontal reservation is available for PwD (including Dyslexic) candidates. Candidates should be among the top 2,20,000 (including all categories) by scoring positive marks in Paper-1 of JEE (Main) 2017.

The percentages of various categories are: 27% for OBC-NCL, 15% for SC, 7.5% for ST and the remaining 50.5% is OPEN for all. Within each of these four categories, 3% horizontal reservation is available for PwD (including Dyslexic) candidates.

Age limit

Candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1992. Five years relaxation is given to SC, ST and PwD candidates, i.e., these candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1987.

Number of attempts

A candidate can attempt JEE (Advanced) a maximum of two times in consecutive years. Therefore, candidates who appeared in JEE (Advanced) 2016 for the first time are also eligible.

Appearance in Class XII (or equivalent) examination

A candidate should have appeared for the Class XII (or equivalent) examination for the first time in either 2016 or 2017.

However, candidates whose Class XII (or equivalent) examination results for the academic year 2014-15 were declared after June 2015 are eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2017.

Earlier admission at IITs

A candidate should NOT have been admitted in an IIT irrespective of whether or not he/she continued in the program) OR accepted the IIT seat by reporting at a reporting centre in the past. The candidates whose admission at IITs was cancelled are also NOT eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2017.

Candidates who have been admitted to a preparatory course in any of the IITs for the first time in 2016 can appear in JEE (Advanced) 2017. The candidates who have paid seat acceptance fee but not accepted the seat (by not reporting at any reporting centre during joint seat allocation in 2016) are eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2017.

ACADAMIC PROGRAMS IN IITs

Through JEE (Advanced), IITs offer admission into undergraduate courses leading to a Bachelor’s, Integrated Master’s or Bachelor-Master Dual Degree in Engineering, Sciences, Architecture, or Pharmaceutics. Both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees are awarded to candidates enrolled in the dual degree programs upon successful completion of the course curriculum. In a few of the IITs, students enrolled into the 4-year Bachelor’s program have the option to convert to B.Tech. (Honors) and/or B.Tech. with Minors. The types of academic programs offered at IITs and their minimum duration are given below.

Degree Name Duration
B.Tech. Bachelor of Technology 4 Years
B.S. Bachelor of Science 4 Years
B.Pharm. Bachelor of Pharmaceutics 4 Years
B.Arch. Bachelor of Architecture 5 Years
Dual Degree B.Tech.-M.Tech. Dual degree Bachelor of Technology and Master of Technology 5 Years
Dual Degree B.S. - M.S. Dual Degree Bachelor of Science and Master of Science 4 Years
Dual Degree B.Pharm.-M.Pharm Dual Degree Bachelor of Pharmaceutics and Master of Pharmaceutics 5 Years
Integrated Dual Degree M.Pharm. Integrated Dual Degree Master of Pharmaceutics 5 Years
Integrated M.Tech. Integrated Master of Technology 5 Years
Integrated M.Sc. Integrated Master of Science 5 Years
Only those academic programs for which admission is based on JEE (Advanced) examination are shown here. These Institutes also have other academic programs (B.Des., M.Tech., M.Sc., M.Des., Ph.D., etc.) with different admission criteria

JEE Main 2017 Exam Pattern - Paper 1

Mode of Examination: Paper 1 will be held in both online and offline mode. Subject combination: In paper 1 candidates have to attempt questions from the following subjects
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematic
  • Type of Questions: The paper will have 30 Objective type multiple choice questions from each subject.

Total number of Questions and Marks Distribution

Subjects No. of questions Marks per question Total marks
Physics 30 4 120
Chemistry 30 4 120
Mathematics 30 4 120
Total 90 360

JEE Main 2017 Exam Pattern - Paper 2 (B.Arch/B.Planning)

Mode of Examination:The paper 2 of JEE Main 2017 will be held in offline, i.e it will be a pen and paper based test. Subjects and type of questions: Paper 2 will have questions from the following three parts: Part I : Mathematics (Objective type)
Part II : Aptitute Test ( Objective type)
Part III : Drawing Test ( Questions to test drawing aptitude)

Scribe for Persons with Disabilities

Candidates who are persons with 40% or more disability and have applied under the PWD category will be provided Scribe/ Reader on the request of the candidate. Details are as given below:

  • The candidates will get the liberty to have their own scribe or reader. They can also submit a request to the centre superintendent for the same.
  • The centre superintendent will identify the scribe/reader. In case a request is received from the candidates, they would be allowed to meet the scribe a day, before the examination to verify the suitability of the scribe.
  • An extra time of one hour will be given to the candidates with 40% or more disability irrespective of the fact that the candidates are availing the facility of scribe/reader

JEE Main 2017 Cut-Off

The CBSE Board will release the cut-off through online mode only. The cut-off will be the minimum marks required to appear in the JEE Advanced exam. Cut-off marks will be different for different categories. Cut-off marks will depend upon several factors such as exam difficulty level and number of students appeared in the examination. Candidate who score marks more than the cut off marks will be considered qualified in JEE Main 2017. Only qualified candidates will be eligible for admission. In the year 2016, total top two lacs scorers were eligible to appear in the next round (JEE Advanced). Here we have mentioned the expected JEE Main Cut-off 2017:
Category Cut-off Marks (Expected)
General 100
OBC-NCL 70
Scheduled Tribe 48
General 100
General 100

JEE Main Previous Years Cut-Off

Here we have mentioned the previous years cut-off of JEE Main examination. Candidates can refer these marks for getting idea about the expected cut-off for the year 2017.
Category JEE Main 2014 Cut-off JEE Main 2015 Cut-off JEE Main 2016 Cut-off
Common Merit List 115 105 100
Other Backward Class 74 70 70
Scheduled Caste 53 50 52
Scheduled Tribe 47 44 48

List of IITs in India

Institute Name Place Abbreviation
Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University) Varanasi IIT (BHU)
Indian Institute of Technology Bhilai Bhilai IITBhilai
Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar Bhubaneswar IITBBS
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay Mumbai IITB*
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi New Delhi IITD*
Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines) Dhanbad IIT (ISM)
Indian Institute of Technology Dharwad Dharwad IITDharwad
Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar Gandhinagar IITGN
Indian Institute of Technology Goa Goa IITGoa
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati Guwahati IITG*
Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad Hyderabad IITH
Indian Institute of Technology Indore Indore IITI
Indian Institute of Technology Jammu Jammu IITJammu
Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur Jodhpur IITJ
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur Kanpur IITK*
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur Kharagpur IITKgp*
Indian Institute of Technology Madras Chennai IITM*
Indian Institute of Technology Mandi Mandi IITMandi
Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad Palakkad IITPKD
Indian Institute of Technology Patna Patna IITP
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee Roorkee IITR*
Indian Institute of Technology Ropar Ropar IITRPR
Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati Tirupati IITTP

* Zonal IITs which will conduct JEE (Advanced) 2017

JEE MAIN

Mode of Examination
The Paper-1 (B.E./B. Tech.) (described below) of JEE(Main)will be conducted in two separate modes i.e. Offline (Pen and Paper Based Examination) mode and Online (Computer Based Examination) mode. The Paper-2 (B. Arch./B. Planning.) of JEE (Main) will be conducted only in Pen and Paper based examination mode. A candidate will opt for either Pen and Paper Based or Computer Based examination modes for Paper-1 (B. E./B. Tech.) only.
Type of Examination

JEE (Main) – 2017 shall have two papers, Paper-1 (B. E./B. Tech.) and Paper-2 (B. Arch./B. Planning.). Candidates may take Paper-1 (B. E./B. Tech.), or Paper-2 (B. Arch./B. Planning.), or both as per the course(s) they are seeking admission to. Subject combinations for each paper, type of questions in each paper and mode of examination available is given in the table below.

PAPER SUBJECTS TYPE OF QUESTIONS MODE OF EXAM
Paper 1 (B.E./ B. Tech.) Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics Objective type with equal weightage to Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics Pen and Paper based OR Computer based
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

Requirement of papers for different courses is given in the table below.

COURSE PAPERS
All other undergraduate courses(B.E. /B. Tech.) Paper –1
B.ARCH/B. PLANNING(At Institutions other than IITs) Paper –2

SCHEDULE OF EXAMINATION

Offline examination (Pen and Paper Based Examination) for Paper 1 (B. E./B. Tech.)and Paper 2 (B. Arch./B. Planning.)
Date of Examination Paper Subjects Timings Duration
02/04/2017 Paper 1 (B.E./B. Tech.) Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics 0930-1230 Hours(IST) 3 Hours
02/04/2017 Paper 2 (B. Arch./B.Planning.) Mathematics – Part I Aptitude Test – Part II & Drawing Test – Part III 1400-1700 Hours(IST) 3 Hours

Online examination (Computer Based Examination) for Paper 1 (B. E./B. Tech.)Only
Date of Examination Paper Subjects Timings Duration
08/04/2017
(Saturday)
09/04/2017
(Sunday)
Paper 1 (B. E./B. Tech Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics 1st shift 0930-1230 Hours (IST) 2nd shift (**)1400-1700 Hours (IST) **If required 3 Hours
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