About JEE

JEE – Joint Entrance Examination is one of the national level engineering entrance examinations conducted every year for admission in UG engineering degree program. This is a two staged entrance exams; JEE Main Exam & JEE Advanced Exam. Admission to NITs, IIITs & centrally funded institutions are provided to the eligible candidates who become successful in JEE Main. Topped 2, 20,000 rankers in JEE Main are eligible to write JEE Advanced exam. Those who come in merit cum rank list of JEE advanced are eligible for the admission in IITs and Indian School of Mines Dhanbad. Successful candidates are offered admission in different engineering branch & in dual degree program.

Note: Paper-2 is for admission in B.Arch and B.Planning (offline only).

Eligibility Criteria to write JEE Main

To appear in eligibility criteria to appear in JEE Main 2017 Exam are given below.

  • Age:- Only those candidates whose date of birth falls on or after October 01, 1992 are eligible. However, in the case of Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disabilities (PwD) candidates, upper age limit is relaxed by 5 years
  • Education:- Passed their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2015 or 2016; or those who are appearing in their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2017 are eligible to appear in JEE (Main) – 2017.
  • Number of Attempts:- A candidate can attempt JEE (Main) a maximum of three times and that too, in consecutive years.

Exam Pattern of JEE Main

JEE Main exam consists of 90 objective type questions & each question having 4 marks. 30 Questions from each subject Physics, Mathematics & Chemistry are asked.

Subject Number of questions Marks per question Duration
Physics 30 4 Total composite time of 3 Hours (180 Min)
Chemistry 30 4
Mathematics 30 4
Total 90 360

Eligibility Criteria to write JEE Advanced

The Eligibility Criteria to appear in JEE Advanced is given below

  • Age Limit:- The candidate should have been born on or after 1st October, 1992 if belonging to the GEN or OBC-NCL category and on or after 1st October, 1987 if belonging to the SC, ST or PwD category. [Date of birth as recorded in the Secondary Education Board/University certificate will only be considered.]
  • Academic Qualification:- Passed in final examination of Class 12th or equivalent qualifying examination. Those appearing in these examinations in 2017 can also appear in JEE (Advanced) – 2017 provisionally.
  • JEE Main performance cum Merit Rank:- All the candidates aspiring to take admission in the undergraduate programmes at IITs and ISM Dhanbad (Now IIT) for the year 2017 will have to appear in the Paper 1 (B. E./B. Tech.) of JEE (Main)-2017. Based on the performance in Paper 1 (B. E./B. Tech.) of JEE (Main)-2017, top 2,20,000 candidates (including all categories) will be eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced)-2017.
  • Number of Attempts:- A candidate can attempt JEE (Advanced) a maximum of two times and that too, in consecutive years.
  • Earlier admission at IITs/ISM:- The candidate should NOT have been admitted OR even accepted the seat by paying seat acceptance fee at any of the IITs or ISM in the past. The candidates whose admission at IITs or ISM was cancelled are also NOT eligible. However, candidates who have been admitted to a preparatory course in any of the IITs in 2016 can appear in JEE (Advanced) 2017.
  • Number of Subjects in the Qualifying Examination: – Candidates must have taken at least five subjects i.e. (1-Language, 2-Physics, 3-Mathematics, 4-Any one of the (subjects—Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Technical & Vocational Subjects), 5-Any other subject) in class 12th / qualifying examination in order to be eligible for writing JEE (Advanced) – 2017.

Exam Pattern of JEE Advanced

The JEE (Advanced) consists of two objective type papers i.e., Paper-1 & Paper-2. Each Paper consists of three parts – Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics with 3 separate sections i.e., Section-1, 2 & 3. Each paper contains total 60 questions consisting of 20 questions in each subject. The maximum marks are 264 comprising of 88 marks for each subject in Paper-1 and 240 marks comprising of 80 marks for each subject in Paper-2. Duration of each paper is 3 hours.

JEE (Advanced): Paper-1 MM: 88 x 3 = 264

Sections Type of Questions No. of Questions Full Marks Negative Marks Duration
1 Single Digit Integer 8 4 x 8 = 32 0 3 hrs.
(9:00-12:00)
2 One or More than One Correct Option 10 4 x 10 = 40 -2
3 Match the Following 2 2 x (2*4) = 16 -1
  MCQs 20

JEE (Advanced): Paper-2 MM: 80 x 3 = 240

Section Type of Questions No. of Questions Full Marks Negative Marks Duration
1 Single Digit Integer 8 4 x 8 = 32 0 3 hrs.
(14:00-17:00)
2 One or More than One Correct Option 8 4 x 8 = 32 -2
3 Paragraph Type 4 4 x 4 = 16 -2
MCQs 20 80
  • The question papers will consist of objective type (multiple choice) and numerical answer type questions designed to test comprehension, reasoning and analytical ability of candidates.
  • In some Sections, incorrect answers will be awarded negative marks.
  • The question paper will be in either English or Hindi. Candidates must exercise the choice of question paper language while registering forJEE Advanced. Change of question paper language will not be entertained after the registration.

Some Interesting Facts about JEE

  • In 2012, CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) announced this common examination that replaced the AIEEE and IIT-JEE.
  • Indian School of Mines Dhanbad got final status if IIT on 6 Sep 2016.
  • In September 2013, the IIT Council approved the decision of the Joint Admission Board to continue with the two-phase JEE pattern (“Main” followed by “Advanced”) for IITs and ISM in 2014.
  • Joint Seat Allocation Authority 2015 (JoSAA 2015) conducted the joint admission process for a total of 18 IITs, ISM Dhanbad, 32 NITs, 18 IIITs and 19 other Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs).
  • 13.5 Lakh students appeared for JEE Advanced in 2014 out of which 27,152 qualified of which 14,269 i.e. 52.55% qualified from 11 Indian cities.
  • In 2015, Satvat Jagwani from Satna, Madhya Pradesh scored 469 to top the exam. According to the IIT-Bombay, 26,456 candidates qualified for admission to IITs and ISM.
  • In 2017, JEE Main will be conducted on 02 Apr 2017 (offline mode) and 08 Apr 2017, 09 Apr 2017 (online mode).
  • In 2017, JEE Advanced exam to be held on May 21, 2017.

Number of applicants in JEE Main by year

The number of applicants taking the JEE Main has varied over the years, as shown below:

Number of candidates appearing in JEE Main
Year Approximate number of candidates appearing in JEE Main
2017 1,020,000
2016 1,194,938
2015 1,300,000
2014 1,350,000
2013 1,400,000
2012 1,120,000
2011 1,080,000
2010 1,040,000