JEE Main 2017 Entrance Exam  Notification and Imp Dates

JEE Main 2017 Entrance Exam Notification

Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main is conducted by CBSE. Applicants who want to get admission into engineering (B.E/B.Tech) Courses will have to appear in the paper-1 and those who want to get admission into Architecture (B.Arch/B.Planning) Courses will have to appear in the Paper-2.

Every year many applicants appear for this national level exam to get admission in 31 NITs, 18 IIITs and 18 GFTIs, these are the participating institutions of JEE Main. Complete details about JEE Main 2017 are given below

JEE Main 2017

In pursuance of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, Notification, the 5th Joint Entrance Examination (Main) - 2017 will be conducted on 02nd April 2017 (Sunday) by the JEE Apex Board for admission to Undergraduate Engineering Programmes in NITs, IIITs and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions etc.

Exam Name: Joint Entrance Exam (Main)

Conducting Authority: Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)

Paper I - B Tech/BE

Paper II - B Arch/B Planning

JEE Main 2017 Eligibility Criteria

Date of Birth

Only those candidates whose date of birth falls on or after 01st Oct. 1992 are eligible. However, in the case of SC/ST & PwD candidates, upper age limit is relaxed by 5 years, i.e. SC, ST and PwD candidates who are born on or after 01st Oct. 1987 are eligible

Year of Appearance in Qualifying Exam (QE):

Only those candidates who have passed their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying exam in 2015 or 2016; or those who are appearing in their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying exam in 2017 are eligible to appear in JEE (Main)-2017
Candidates who passed Class 12th/Qualifying Exam in 2014 or before as well as those who will appear in such exam in 2018 or later are not eligible to appear in JEE (Main)-2017

No. of Subjects in the Qualifying Exam (QE):
Candidates must have taken at least five subjects in class 12th/ qualifying exam in order to be eligible for writing JEE (Main) - 2017. The candidates who have taken four subjects are not permitted to write JEE (Main) 2017 and if such candidates appear in JEE (Main) 2017 by furnishing wrong information, their rank/result will not be declared

No. of Attempts:
The number of attempts, which a candidate can avail at JEE (Main) shall be limited to 03 (three). Candidates are also advised to note and verify for themselves the eligibility for appearing in JEE (Advanced)-2017 As well as eligibility for admission to various institutes
Candidates seeking admission to the institutions in the states of Gujarat Madhya Pradesh Nagaland and Odisha, which were earlier admitting based on their State Level Exam, are also advised to verify their eligibility as per criteria laid down

No. of Attempts & Age Limit for the States of Madhya Pradesh/Odisha:
Since the States of Madhya Pradesh, Nagaland & Odisha have joined JEE (Main) System from 2014
Age Limit, for admission to institutions in these states which were earlier admitting candidates based on their State Level Exams, 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

Score & Result for JEE (Main)-2017

The score and rank of Paper-I of JEE (Main) – 2017 for all candidates will be declared by 27th April 2017. This score shall comprise the actual marks obtained in Paper-I of JEE (Main)-2017 along with the status of those who qualify for appearing in JEE (Advanced)-2017 provided and subject to other conditions of eligibility being met
The rank shall comprise All India rank and All India category rank

Eligibility for NITs, IIITs & CFTIs participating through Seat Allocation Board:

Admission to NITs, IIITs & CFTIs participating though Central Seat Allocation Board will be based on All India Rank as explained above in section 2.10 subject to the condition that the candidate should have secured at least 75% marks in the 12th class exam or be in the top 20% in the 12th class exam conducted by the respective Boards
For SC/ST candidates the qualifying marks would be 65% in the 12th class exam


For B.E. /B Tech - Required Criteria based on Class 12th / Equivalent qualifying Exam; passed 10+2 Exam with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/Technical Vocational subjects
B.Arch./B.Planning - Passed 10+2 Examination with Mathematics

Reservation of Seats

As per Govt. of India rules candidates belonging to certain categories are admitted to seats reserved for them based on relaxed criteria. These categories are:
I. OBC if they belong to Non Creamy Layer (NCL)
IV. PwD with 40% or more disability
Benefit of reservation for admission to NITs/IIITs and CFTIs shall be given only to those classes/castes/tribes which are in the respective central list published by the Govt of India
For admission to State Engineering colleges who have opted for admission through JEE (Main)-2017, the reservation rules of that state shall apply

Seat Allocation Process & Admission Procedure

Candidates shall be offered admission based on their choices and All India Ranks of JEE (Main)-2017 through a Seat Allocation Process to be announced later. The candidates will be able to make their choices online for branches/programmes and institutes at appropriate time
Candidates are advised to regularly visit the JEE (Main) website for latest information

How to Apply for JEE main 2017

In order to appear in JEE (Main) and JEE (Advanced) 2017, the candidates are required to apply only online as per procedure detailed below
Online Submission of Particulars, uploading of scanned photograph, signature and thumb impression may be made at JEE (Main) website
Candidates should supply all the required details while filling up the online form. On submission of details, a Acknowledgement Page with Application No. shall be generated
Candidates are required to take printout of Acknowledgement Page and keep it for reference. The Acknowledgement Page is not required to be sent to JEE (Main) Secretariat (please refer point no. 10 of Important Instructions on page 3)

Application Fee Payment can be made

The Fee may be paid either by Credit Card/Debit Card/e-wallet (SBI Buddy/Paytm) or through e-challan Generated during the online filling of the application form
In case of e-challan, the payment should be made in the Syndicate/Canara/ICICI/HDFC Bank in cash. Please note that fee submitted by any other mode like money order, demand draft, IPO etc. will be rejected. Application fee once paid will not be refunded (full or partial) under any circumstances
In case the examination fee is paid through credit/debit card, the candidates will need to pay an additional processing charge as following:
Credit Card: 1.20% of the examination fee plus the service tax as applicable
Debit Card: 0.75% + taxes for examination fee up to Rs.2000 and 1% + taxes for exam fee more than Rs.2000/-
SBI Buddy: Rs.20/- per transaction plus the service tax as applicable
Paytm: 1.50% of the examination fee plus the service tax as applicable
Candidates are required to check the status of fee payment at CBSE website
The eligibility criteria for JEE (Main) & JEE (Advanced) are different. The 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
Candidates have to apply online only through JEE (Main) website; the online application process will start from 01st December 2016 onwards
Candidates of JEE (Main)-2017 have to apply online only. There is no printed application form for JEE (Main)
Please ensure that you are filling genuine application form available online at JEE (Main) website (

Scheme of Examination of JEE (Main)-2017

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 Exam , 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, Madhya Pradesh, Nagaland 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 Exam, are also advised to fill in the JEE (Main) - 2017 application form online

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 Exam ) mode and Online (Computer Based Exam) mode. The Paper-2 (B. Arch./B. Planning.) of JEE (Main) will be conducted only in Pen and Paper based exam mode. A candidate will opt for either Pen and Paper Based or Computer Based exam modes for Paper-1 (B. E/B. Tech.) only

Type of Exam

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
All other undergraduate courses (B.E. /B. Tech) Paper-1
B.Arch/B. Planning (At Institutions other than IITs) Paper-2
All Examination Centre Cities English and Hindi Medium
Exam Centre Cities in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli - English, Hindi and Gujarati

Admit Card JEE (Main) - 2017

The Admit Card can be downloaded from JEE (Main) website from 2nd week March 2017 onwards. Candidates are advised to download their admit cards from JEE (Main) website only
Candidates are also advised to regularly see JEE (Main) website for updates. A call centre will also be functional on all working days from 9.00 AM to 5.30 PM for general facilitation. The phone numbers of the call centre are available on the website of JEE (Main)

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
Date of online submission of application form of JEE (Main): 02nd January 2017 extended up to 16.01.2017 (11.59 PM)
Last Date for Application is 02nd January 2017 extended up to 16.01.2017 (11.59 PM) and Fee can be paid upto 03rd January 2017 extended to 17.01.2017 (11.59 PM)
Download JEE Main Admit Card 2017 (expected): 2nd week of March 2017 onwards
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
Declaration of All India Rank JEE (Main) Paper-2: 27th May 2017

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)

(An Autonomous Organisation under the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development Govt. of India, Joint Entrance Examination (Main) Unit, H-149, Sector-63, Noida, Distt., Gautam Budh Nagar-201309 (UP), Website

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