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.
The candidates should satisfy at least one of the following two criteria for admission to IITs:
1Must have secured at least 75% aggregate marks in the Class XII (or equivalent) Board examination. The aggregate marks for SC, ST and PwD candidates should be at least 65%.
2Must be within the category-wise top 20 percentile of successful candidates in their respective Class XII (or equivalent) board examination
3The marks scored in the following five subjects will be considered for calculating the aggregate marks and the cut-off marks for fulfilling the top 20 percentile criterion
ELIGIBILITYFollowing five criteria to appear in JEE (Advanced) 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|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|
JEE Main 2017 Exam Pattern - Paper 1
- 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|
JEE Main 2017 Exam Pattern - Paper 2 (B.Arch/B.Planning)
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
|Category||Cut-off Marks (Expected)|
JEE Main Previous Years Cut-Off
|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|
List of IITs in India
|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
Mode of ExaminationThe 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.
|All other undergraduate courses(B.E. /B. Tech.)||Paper –1|
|B.ARCH/B. PLANNING(At Institutions other than IITs)||Paper –2|
SCHEDULE OF EXAMINATION
|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|
|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|