JEE Main 2017: Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility

JEE Main 2017 exam is the most sought exam among the students of India. The JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) is a two tier examination (Main & Advanced) regulated by CBSE Board. Candidates can get admissions in B.Tech/B.Arch programmes offered by NITs, IIITs and other engineering institutions through JEE Main exam while IITs offer these courses through JEE Advanced exam. JEE Main exam is also considered as a qualifying exam to appear JEE Advanced exam. Candidates can check here the authentic and detailed information of JEE Main 2017 including application form, exam pattern, eligibility and syllabus.

Events Dates (tentative)
Official notification release November, 2016
Application form release first week of December, 2016
Application form correction window one week in the second half of January, 2017
Release of Admit Card first week of March, 2017
JEE Main offline exam (Pen and Paper Based exam) first week of April, 2017
JEE Main online exam (Computer Based exam) second week of April, 2017
Result declaration last week of April, 2017
Counselling schedule first week of July, 2017

Actual JEE Main 2017 exam dates will be updated here by official announcement.

JEE Main 2017 Application Form

Candidates are required to fill the JEE Main 2017 Application Form only through online process. No other modes will be entertained to fill and submit the application form. Candidates can fill and submit the application form through official portal of JEE Main 2017. The application form may be released from the first week of December, 2016. Candidate can submit only one application form as more than one application form filling will lead to rejection. There is no need to send the printed application form to the CBSE Board.

Application Fee:

The application fee payment can be made through two modes online mode (debit/credit card) oroffline mode (e-challan of Syndicate/Canara/ICICI/HDFC Bank). Once application fee paid will not be refunded under any circumstances. The application fee criteria of JEE Main exam is mentioned below:

Papers Pen & Paper Based Test Online mode
Appearing General/OBCs (Boys) SC/ST/PWD/All Girls General/OBCs SC/ST/PWD/Girls
For examination centres opted in India
Paper 1 or 2 1000 500 500 250
Paper 1 and 2 both 1800 900 1300 650
For examination centres opted in foreign country
Paper 1 or 2 2500 1250 2500 1250
Paper 1 and 2 both 3800 1900 3800 1900

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates are suggested to check the JEE Main 2017 eligibility criteria before applying:

  • Candidate’s date of birth should fall on or after 01 October, 1992 for general candidates and 01, October 1987 for SC, ST and PwD candidates.
  • Candidates must have passed 12th or equivalent exam in 2015 or 2016 are eligible to apply.
  • Candidates appearing 12th or equivalent exam are also eligible to apply.
  • Candidates must have completed their class 12th with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
  • Candidates who have passed 12th or equivalent exam in 2014 are not eligible to apply.
  • Aspirants should have minimum five subjects in 12th/qualifying examination.
  • A candidate can attempt for this exam for only three times.
  • Diploma (3 years) holders are also eligible to apply.
  • Candidates appearing qualifying examination in 2017 may also eligible to appear.

You can check detailed JEE Main 2017 eligibility criteria here.

Form Correction Details

If the candidate has made mistakes while filling the application form, they may get a chance by authority to make corrections in the application form. Applicants can correct their entries during the correction period that will be announced for one week in the second half of January, 2017 (Tentatively). Candidates must be very careful during correction process as that will be the last chance to correct the application form. Any further corrections in application form after closing the correction period will not be entertained.

Exam Pattern

The JEE Main 2017 exam pattern will be composed of two papers i.e. paper 1 (for engineering) and paper 2 (for architecture). The Paper 1 will consist of total 90 objective type questions from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects. The Paper 2 will comprise in total 82 questions out of which 30 questions from mathematics, 50 questions from aptitude test and 2 questions of drawing test.

For Paper 1:

Subjects Questions Marks
Chemistry 30 120
Physics 30 120
Mathematics 30 120
Total 90 360

For Paper 2:

Subjects Questions Marks
Mathematics 30 120
Aptitude test 50 200
Drawing 2 70
Total 82 390

You can also check JEE Main 2017 exam pattern here.

Preparation Tips

Candidates may check the JEE Main preparation tips for scoring well in the exam. Every year a large number of candidates appear to this exam. First of all, candidates should prepare for this exam as per officially prescribed syllabus. Candidates should gather the best study materials for preparation. Also including previous years question papers in study material will get them familiar with the exam pattern and questions weightage.

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