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JEE Main

JEE Main 2017 (Joint Entrance Exam Main), organized by the Central Board of Secondary Education, is the first stage exam for admission to Engineering, Architecture and allied courses offered by a majority of private, government and centrally funded colleges including the IITs and NITs. Candidates who qualify the JEE Main 2017 exam are eligible to appear in second stage of the test which is JEE Advanced for admission to engineering program (B.Tech) offered by IITs. JEE Main online application form is available from 1st December, 2016.


Eligibility Criteria

The JEE Main 2017 Eligibility is mentioned here:

  • Students should have passed or appearing in the 12th or equivalent exam with PCM/PCMB stream.
  • In 12th or equivalent examination, students must have scored minimum 50% marks in PCM/PCMB subjects.
  • Students DOB should fall on or after 1st October, 1992 (for general candidates) and 1st October 1987 (for SC, ST and PwD candidates).
  • Students who have passed intermediate or equivalent exam in or before 2014 are not eligible.
  • Candidates can apply only three times for JEE Main.
  • There shall be no weightage for the 12th class marks in calculating the ranks in the JEE (Main) examination.
  • To qualify for admission in IITs/NITs/IIITs and other CFTIs, students have to secure at least 75% in the 12th class examination, or be in the top 20 percentile in the 12th class examination. For SC/ST students the qualifying marks would be 65% in the 12th class examination.


JEE Main 2017 Application Dates

Tentative dates of JEE Main 2017 Application Form are listed here:

  • Notification release – 18th November 2016
  • Application form begins – 1st December 2016
  • Application form end – 2nd January 2017
  • Correction in application form – Third week of January 2017
  • Admit card release – First week of March 2017
  • Offline exam date – 2nd April 2017
  • Online exam date – 8th and 9th April 2017