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Know all about JEE Main here. Grasp latest updates on JEE Main from this page.JEE Main is the abbreviation of Joint Entrance Examination is an All India Level Entrance Test conducted by CBSE every year to evaluate the students who want to pursue BE, BTech at NITs, IIITs and CFTIs.Check out JEE main Exam Official Notification, Vacancy Details, Syllabus, Exam Pattern instantly on this page.

JEE Mains May Be Conducted Twice A Year From 2018:

With the introduction of National Testing Agency (NTA), Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) - national level engineering entrance exam - might be conducted twice a year to give an opportunity to the students to bring out their best performance, Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development (HRD) Upendra Kushwaha informed Lok Sabha, on December 18, 2017. Currently both the NEET and JEE exams - along with several other exams- are organised by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). From 2018, NTA will conduct those entrance exams.

JEE Main 2018 Application Form Released:

JEE (Joint Entrance Exam) Main 2018 Application has  been started from 1st December, 2017. JEE aspirants, can start registering for the JEE MAIN 2018 exam scheduled to be held on 8th April 2018 (paper based Exam) and 15th, 16th April 2018 (computer based Exam). Online registration form will be open till 1 January 2018.

Fill your JEE Main 2018 Application Form
Check the official JEE Main 2018 notification

About Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) :

Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Main is the national level undergraduate engineering entrance exam conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education for admission to BTech/BE programmes in 33 NITs and 18 IIITs. It also acts as the first stage or preliminary exam for admission to 23 IITs including ISM Dhanbad.  A total of 1186454 candidates applied for Paper I examination. The result and JEE main cutoff have been declared and the candidates can know if they are amongst the 2,20,000 top candidates of JEE Main who are eligible to appear for JEE Advanced.  JEE Main 2017 result for paper 1 was announced on April 27. The JEE Main Official Answer Key 2017 will be available from April 18 along with the recorded responses of the candidates.

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JEE Main Application Details

  • Candidates are advised to register in the official link which is provided above.
  • After Registration, they have to fill their personal, educational and communication details.
  • The last step of filling the application form, candidates have to pay the application fee online.

JEE Main Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidates (General Category) who are 25 years or less on October 1 of the admission year are eligible to appear in JEE Main. 
  • However, in case of Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disabilities (PwD) candidates, upper age limit is relaxed by 5 years, i.e. SC, ST and PwD candidates with 30 years of age on or after October 1 of the admission year are eligible to apply for JEE Main.
  • Only those candidates, who have passed their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying examination in the preceding year of the admission and a year before the preceding year or those who are appearing in their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying examination in the same admission year of JEE Main are eligible to appear in the engineering entrance test. 
  • The number of attempts, which a candidate can avail at JEE Main shall be limited to three.
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New Eligibility Criteria of JEE Main

  • Candidates who are in possession of Aadhaar shall enter Aadhaar number, name, date of birth & gender in the online application for JEE Main for the purpose of his/her identity and authentication.

Aadhaar Card Enrolment Centres:

In order to facilitate such applicants who are not having Aadhaar, the CBSE has specially set up facilitation centres in each city of examination for the purpose of Aadhaar enrolment. The applicants can approach such facilitation centres who will not charge any amount from any applicant for Aadhaar enrolment. These applicants who have enrolled for Aadhaar and have not received Aadhaar should enter 28 digits Aadhaar Enrolment ID printed on the Aadhaar enrolment slip at the time of filling online application form for JEE Main.

Aadhaar Enrolment Registration Number - In case Aadhaar enrolment facility is not available at the facilitation centres, the applicants should submit a request for Aadhaar enrolment. The facilitation centre will issue a registration number to such applicants. This registration number should be entered by the applicants at the time of filling online application form for JEE Main.

Provision for J&K, Meghalaya and Assam applicants   : The applicants who have passed or appearing in Class XII examination from the states of J&K, Assam & Meghalaya need to enter the passport number, ration card number, bank account number or any other valid Govt. identity number provided they should select the city of examination in these states only.
  • The CBSE officials instructed all Indian candidates should possess Aadhaar card issued by UIDAI. The new eligibility criteria of JEE Main introduced by the exam authority means that applicants will not be able to submit online applications without filling their Aadhar numbers. In case, the applicants do not hold Aadhaar numbers then they will be required to get it first, to apply for the entrance exam.
  • At the time of filling application form of JEE Main, the candidates are required to enter their Aadhaar number, name, date of birth & gender which will be validated with the UIDAI’s data.Candidates should have Aadhaar Card issued by UIDAI, which must enlist the details like candidate's name, date of birth & gender and Aadhaar number, in order to fill the JEE Main application form.
  • Candidates should have Aadhaar Card issued by UIDAI, which must enlist the details like candidate's name, date of birth & gender and Aadhaar number, in order to fill the JEE Main application form.
  • The applicants must ensure that the details provided in the Aadhaar card need to match with that of their school records.
  • In case, the candidates' details in both, the school records and Aadhaar card do not match, then the candidates will get it rectified in either of them.
  • Applicants entitled to Aadhaar Card under "Section 3" of Aadhaar Act are required to register for their Aadhaar card. For this, they may visit Aadhaar Enrollment Centre located in the nearby area.

JEE Main Exam Fees

Papers Appearing Pen and Paper Based Examination  Caste Computer Based Examination  
  General SC /ST General SC / ST

JEE (Main) Paper-1(B.E./B.Tech.)

Or JEE (Main)Paper-2 (B. Arch./B.

Planning) only

1000 (Boys)

500 (Girls)

500 Boys

500 Girls

500 Boys

500 Girls

250 Boys

250 Girls

Both JEE (Main) Paper-1

(B.E./B.Tech.) and JEE (Main) Paper-

2 (B.Arch./ B.Planning)

1800 (Boys)

900 (Girls)

900 Boys

900 Girls

900 Boys

900 Girls

650 Boys

650 Girls



(B.E./B.Tech.)or JEE(Main)Paper-2

(B.Arch./B. Planning)  


2500 boys

1250 Girls


1250 Boys

1250 Girls


2500 Boys

1250 Girls


1250 boys

1250 Girls


Both JEE (Main) Paper-1

(B.E./B.Tech.) and JEE (Main) Paper-

2 (B.Arch./ B.Planning)


3800 boys

1900 Girls


1900 Boys

1900 Girls


3800 Boys

1900 Girls


1900 Boys

1900 Girls


JEE Main Exam Pattern

  • Mode of Exam: Offline & Online
  • Number of Sections: Three

Paper I

JEE Main Section Number of Topics Number of questions Section Score
Physics 17 30 120
Chemistry 20 30 120
Mathematics 17 30 120

Paper II

S.NO Particulars Details
1 Subjects

Part I – Mathematics

Part II – Aptitude Test

Part III – Drawing Test

2 Types of Questions

Part I – Objective Type

Part II – Objective Type

Part III – Questions to test drawing aptitude

3 Mode of Examination Offline
4 Duration 3 hours

JEE Main Counselling Details

  • JEE Main Counselling & Seat Allotment is conducted by the JOSAA.
  • Candidates have to register themselves online to fill their choices of branch and institute.
  • Candidates must be very careful while filling their choices as the seats to a candidate will be allocated according to the order of choices filled by the candidate.
  • After filling their choices for counselling, candidates must lock their choices with utmost care and before the specified deadline.
  • Seat Allocation of a candidate is done on the basis of his/her All India Rank (AIR) in JEE Main and the choices filled in by the candidate during the Counselling Procedure.
  • Seat Allotment for NITs, IIITs and GFTIs will be done in the four rounds of Counselling.

JEE Main Rank List 

  • The rank list of JEE Main 2017 has been released by the Joint Admission Board (JAB) on April 27 along with the result. 
  • The All India Ranks of the applicants will be announced through the rank list. 
  • The normalised scores of the 12th standard examination will not be counted anymore for the decision of the ranking. 
  • The JEE Main Rank List 2017 will display the All India rank of the candidate along with the All India Category rank. 
  • The All India Rank will be used by JoSAA for admissions while the other ranks are for information only.

JEE Main Cutoff and Number of Candidates Qualified for JEE Advanced

S No Category Cut off Number of JEE
1 General 81 109585
2 OBC 49 60299
3 SC 32 33333
4 ST 27 16096
5 PWD 1 2114

JEE Main Participating Institutes

  • JEE Main 2017 is a gateway for applicants into the various prestigious engineering institutes of India.
  • The participating Institutes of JEE Main 2017 include 31 National Institutes of Technology (NITs), 23 Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) and 20 Government Funded Technical Institutions (GFTIs).
  • Some of the states like Haryana, Nagaland, Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha also offer admissions to undergraduate engineering aspirants in their respective colleges on the basis of JEE Main 2017 scores.
  • Some of the reputed private engineering colleges also offer admission based on the JEE scores.

JEE Main Counselling

  • The counselling of JEE Main 2017 is jointly done by Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) 2017.
  • JoSAA 2017 registration for JEE Main 2017 counselling and seat allotment will begin from June 15, while the entire process of counselling and seat allocation will be held in 7 rounds till July 19, 2017.
  • Candidates who have qualified in JEE Main 2017 will be able to participate in the counselling.
  • JEE Main qualified candidates have to register themselves and select their preferred college and course. Online allocation of seats will be done based on the applicants' All India Rank in JEE Main 2017, category, availability of seats and other factors. After the seat allocation is done, the candidates have to report at their allotted institute for document verification and fee payment. 

JEE Main Exam Pattern 

  • JEE Main 2017 was held in offline mode on April 2, 2017, and in online mode on April 8 and April 9, 2017.
  • The examination paper was divided into two parts – Paper I (B.E./B.Tech) and Paper II (B.Arch and B.Planning).
  • Paper II of JEE Main 2017 was conducted only in offline mode.
  • The applicants could opt for one of the papers or for both as per the programmes they want to take admission in. The duration of JEE Main 2017 examination is 3 hours. The JEE Main Exam Pattern 2017 is given below.
S.No Particulars Main Details
1 Subjects Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics
2 Type of Questions Objective
3 Mode of Examination
Online or offline
4 Duration
3 hours
5 No of Questions 90
6 Marking Scheme  4 marks will be allotted 
7 Negative marking 1/4 deducted for wrong answers

Paper II Particulars Details
1 Subjects Part I – Mathematics
Part II – Aptitude Test
Part III – Drawing Test
2 Type of Questions Part I – Objective Type
Part II – Objective Type
Part III – Questions to test drawing aptitude
3 Mode of Examinations Offline
4 Duration 3 hours

Mode of Examination:

The paper 2 of JEE Main 2017 will be held in offline, i.e it will be a pen and paper based test.
Subjects and type of questions: Paper 2 will have questions from the following three parts:
Part I- Mathematics (Objective type)
Part II- Aptitude Test (Objective type)
Part III- Drawing Test (Questions to test drawing aptitude)

Total number of Questions and Marks Distribution -

Subjects No of Questions Marks per Question Total Marks
1 30 4 120
2 50 4 200
3 2 35 70
4 82   390
Features Specifications
Exam Name Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2017
Conducting Authority Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
Exam Level National Level
Category of Examination Undergraduate (UG)
Mode of Exam Online and Offline
Duration of Examination 3 hours
Paper I B.Tech / B.E.
Paper II B.Arch / B.Planning
Announcement of Official Notification November 18, 2016
Number of JEE Main 2017 applicants 1,198,989
Purpose of Examination

Qualifying examination for admissions into NITs, IIITs and GFTI.

Qualifying Test for JEE Advanced which provides admissions into IITs.

Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Total Marks 360
Total Number of Questions in Paper 90 Questions (30 Questions each in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics)
Marking Scheme

4 marks will be allotted for each correct response.

For each incorrect response, 1 mark will be deducted.

JEE Main Exam April 2 (Offline) and April 8 & 9, 2017 (Online)
JEE Main Official Answer Key  April 18, 2017
JEE Main Result & Rank List April 27, 2017
Selection Process Admission through JoSAA counselling on the basis of the applicants All India Rank


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