JEE Main’s

JEE Main 2016 Overview

JEE Main 2016, the third Joint Entrance Examination(Main) will be conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) under the ministry of human resource development, GOI. The JEE Main 2016 will be conducted the JEE Apex Board for admission to undergraduate Engineering Programs in NITs, IIITs and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions etc.

For admission to NITs, Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs) like IIITs etc. and other participating Institutions, the merit/rank list shall be prepared based on 40% weightage to school Boards marks in class 12th or equivalent examination and 60% weightage to JEE (Main). The weightage to school Board/Equivalent examination marks shall be considered only after normalization

The State of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Nagaland & 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 the JEE (Main) 2016 application form online.

The JEE (Main) will also be an eligibility test for the JEE (Advanced), which the candidates has to take if he/she is aspiring for admission to the undergraduate programmes offered by the IITs/ISM Dhanbad.

Schedule of JEE Main 2016 Examination

JEE (Main)-2016 Detailed Notification: 19th December 2015

The Online Application Process will start from 01st December 2015 onwards

Last Date for Online Submission of Applications: 31st December 2015

Availability of JEE Main Admit Card: 01st week of March 2016 onwards

Date of Exam JEE (Main) 2016

Paper I (B.E/B.Tech) [Offline Exam]: 03rd April 2016 [Sunday, Timing 09:30-12:30 Hrs. (IST)]

Paper I (B.E/B.Tech) [Online Exam]: 09th & 10th April 2016 (Sat. & Sunday, Timing 01st Shift 09:30-12:30 Hrs. (IST) and 02nd Shift (*) 14:00-17:00 Hrs. (IST)]

Paper II (B.Arch/B.Planning) [Offline Exam]: 03rd April 2016 [Sunday, Timing 14:00-1700 Hrs. (IST)]

Eligibility for Appearing in Examination 

Date of Birth

General Candidates – Born on or after 01st October 1991

Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)/Person with Disabilities (PwD) candidates – Born on of before 01st October 1986

Note: Date of birth as recorded in the Secondary Education Board/University certificate will only be considered

B. 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 the their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2015 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 2016 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 4/5 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 years (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)

Number of Attempts and Age Limit for the States of Maharashtra and Odisha

Since the States of Maharashtra and Odisha have joined JEE (Main) system. The age limit; for admission to institutions in these states which where earlier admitting candidates based on their State 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/IITs/CFTIs

JEE Main Examination Fee

The fee can be remitted in the following ways:

a) By Debit / Credit Card

b) Though E-challan generated after successful submission of online application form. The fee through E-challan may be deposited in any branch of Syndicate /Canara/ICICI/HDFC Bank

Online Application Form Submission

Online application has to be submitted through JEE (Main) 2016 website www.jeemain.nic.in

The aspiring candidates should furnish all the details and upload scanned image of his/her photograph, signature and upload scanned image of his/her photograph, signature and left hand thumb impression while filling up the “Online” Application

Candidates are required to take print out of the computer generated acknowledgement slip after successful submission of data and payment of fee and keep the same in the safe custody for any future reference

Important Note: The entire application process is online, including uploading of photograph and signature and payment of fee the candidates are required NOT to send any document to JEE (Main) Secretarial
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 Left Hand 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 for future reference

Note: The candidates should mention only his/her own Mobile No. and E-Mail 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

For information about JEE (Advanced), the candidates are advised to visit JEE (Advanced) website www.jeeadv.iitb.ac.in