Joint Entrance Examination Mains (JEE Mains) 2017 Complete Info
Joint entrance examination or JEE Mains is one of the most sought after examination by the students after class 12th. The students who have keen interest in engineering or architecture are the ones who eagerly wait for this examination. The governing body for JEE Mains is central board of secondary education (CBSE) that makes all the conduct of examination possible effectively. Students from all over India and various horizons every year take this examination to get themselves into some of the prestigious institutions linked through this. These include nearly 31 NIT’s, 18 IIT’s and almost 18 GFTI’s. To get a complete insight about the JEE Mains 2017, have a look towards the detailed information given under following sections.

Key Dates to Remember

S.No Event Date
1 Availability of application form for JEE Mains (2017) 1 December 2016 Apply Now
2 Last date of availability of online application form 2 January 2017
3 Scheduled time for correction of application form Can be done by End of January 2017
4 Release date for admit card First week in March 2017
5 Offline examination (Both Paper I and II)  2nd April 2017
6 Online Examination (Paper I only) 8th and 9th April, 2017
7 Release of official answer key End of April 2017
8 Declaration of result for JEE Mains 2017 and eligible entrants for advanced 2017 27 April 2017
9 Schedule for counseling First week of July 2017

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Eligibility Criteria

Students are requires to go through the following eligibility notions before applying for the examination.
Age Specifications: Students of general category applying must be born on or after October 1992 only. Whereas it’s 1 October 1987 for students coming under SC, ST and PWD categories. Besides, the date of birth as prescribed on the secondary school certificate will only be considered.

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Educational Qualifications:

There is no minimum criteria for 12th percentage for appearing in JEE Main 2017 exam.Only those students, who have passed their class 12th exam or any other equivalent examination in 2015 or 2016; or those students who are presently in class 12th or under any other equivalent examination in 2017, can successfully apply for Joint Entrance Examination Main 2017.
There is a provision for only three attempts for the students to get the JEE Mans 2017 clear.

There shall be no weightage for the 12th class marks in calculating the ranks in the JEE (Main) examination,For the candidates to qualify for the admission in the IITs/NITs/IIITs and such other CFTIs whose admissions are based on the JEE (Advanced)/JEE(Main) ranks, they should have secured at least 75% marks in the 12th class examination, or be in the top 20 percentile in the 12th class examination conducted by the respective Boards. For SC/ST students the qualifying marks would be 65% in the 12th class examination.
Students must have studied five subjects in class 12th or equivalent examination.

Application Fee and Mode of Payment

Here is a tabular representation for candidates to have a clear view regarding application fee and payment mode:

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

This is the fee structure that each student has to select accordingly and pay. Apart from this the options available for payment include, net banking, credit/debit card or by e-challan. The students wishing to pay through e-challan must make it in any of the three banks designated by the authorities i.e. Syndicate, Canara, ICICI or HDFC Bank.

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Reservation

The category wise reservation of seats is as stated below:
Category Reservation of Seats

  • OBC 27%
  • SC 15%
  • ST 7.5%
  • PwD(40% or more) 3%

Besides the general reservation, there is 5% reservation for women in every college. NIT’s also possess 50% each of home state and other state quota. Furthermore there are also quotas available for defense personnel, local and non-local candidates. Apart from all this it is required that candidates must possess necessary documents or certificates that are necessary to claim reservation at the time of counseling.

Pattern

Here are the details for pattern and subject wise marks for both the papers.

Paper I

Courses: This is held for engineering courses i.e. B.E./B.Tech.
Number: The total numbers of questions are 90 MCQ’s.
Subjects: The paper will comprise of questions from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
Language: Students can select their language preference either Hindi or English while filling the application form itself.
Mode: It will be both online and offline.
Time: 3 hours but for Pwd it is 4 hours.
Marking Criteria: 4 marks will be awarded for each correct answer.
Negative Marking: 1 mark for each wrong answer.
Below is demarcation of subject wise questions and marks:

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

Paper II

Courses: This is held for architectural courses.
Number: There are a total of 82 MCQ questions.
Subjects: The paper will comprise of questions from Mathematics, Aptitude and Drawing.
Language: Students can select their language preference either Hindi or English while filling the application form itself.
Mode: It will be held only in offline mode.
Time: 3 hours but for Pwd it is 4 hours.
Marking Criteria: 4 marks will be awarded for each correct answer.
Negative Marking: 1 mark for each wrong answer.
Below is demarcation of subject wise questions and marks:

Subjects Questions Marks
Mathematics 30 120
Aptitude test 50 200
Drawing 2 70
Total 82 390
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These are all the pivotal points to be considered for JEE Mains 2017.

Previous Year Papers

2016 Paper 1

IIT JEE Mains 2016 SET E
IIT JEE Mains 2016 SET F
IIT JEE Mains 2016 SET G
IIT JEE Mains 2016 SET H

2015 Paper 1

IIT JEE MAINS 2015 SET A
IIT JEE MAINS 2015 SET B
IIT JEE MAINS 2015 SET C
IIT JEE MAINS 2015 SET D

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