Jee Main

Joint Entrance Examination JEE 2016 :

The joint Admission Board of IIT released a New Exam procedure for IITs and NITs in the year 2013. The admission to the undergraduate programmes at the IITs and ISMU, Dhanbad, NITs, IITs, DTU, CFTIs will be based on a two tier test, which consist of JEE Main (Formerly known as AIEEE), JEE Advanced (Formerly known as IIT-JEE).

JEE Main for NITs  :

The fist exam is called the JEE Main conducted by CBSE. The JEE Main will be conducted on both online and offline modes on different dates of April, 2016. Visit the exam pattern of JEE main.

Admission for NITs, IIITs, DTU,CFTIs (Previously AIEEE Admissions)

The merit list for admission to NITs, IIITs, DTU, Delhi and other CFTIs will be prepared by giving 40 % weightage (suitably normalized ) to class XII or other qualifying examination marks and 60% to the performance in JEE Main Examination.
Note: JEE Main exam is equivalent to the Previously AIEEE exam.

Gujraat, Maharashtra, Odisha and other States Engineering Admission with JEE Main :

The students from the following states seeking engineering admission are also advised to fill in the JEE Main application form online. The states are Gujarat, Maharashtra, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Nagaland.

JEE Main 2016 Eligibility Criteria :

The minimum academic qualification for appearing in JEE Main 2016 is that the candidate must have passed in final examination of class XII or its equivalent referred to as the qualifying examination.
Those appearing in class XII final or equivalent examination in 2016 may also appear in JEE Main 2016 examination provisionally.
Candidates must have passed 5 subjects in their Class XII. Not Applicable for students who have passed in 2014 or 2015 with four subjects.
Candidates must have studied Physics, Mathematics as compulsory subjects.
They must have studied any one of the subjects as optional subjects (Chemistry, Bio-technology, computer Science, Biology)
Eligibility for Admission to NITs, IIITs and Other Institutions participating through Seat Allocation Board


COURSE Required Criteria based on Class 12th / Equivalent Qualifying Examination
B.E/B.TECH 1-Language, 2-Physics, 3-Mathematics,
4-Any one of (Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Technical
Vocational Subject), 5- Any other subject.
With at least 45% (General Category), (40 % in case of candidate belonging to Reserved category) marks in above subjects taken together.
B.ARCH./B.PLANNING Mathematics subject along with 50% marks in total including five subjects.


Candidates passed Class XII in 2013 or before are not eligible to appear in JEE Main examination. Only candidates passing in 2014/ 2015 or 2016 are eligible.
Candidates’ date of birth should be on or after October 1, 1991 (5 years relaxation for SC/ST/PwD i.e 1986)

JEE Main 2016 Paper Pattern

JEE (Main) – 2016 shall have two papers, Paper-1 (B.E./B. Tech.) and Paper-2 (B. Arch./b. Planning.). Candidates may take Paper-1 (B. E./B. Tech.), or Paper-2 (B. Arch./B. Planning.), or both as per the course(s) they are seeking admission to.
Subject combinations for each paper, type of questions in each paper and mode of examination available is given in the table below :

Papers & Course Subjects Type of Questions Mode of Exam
Paper 1(B.E./B.Tech.) Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics Objective type with equal weightage to Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics. Pen and Paper based OR Computer based.
Paper-2 (B.Arch./B.Planning) Mathematics Part-I
Aptitude Test-Part II
& Drawing Test – Part III
Objective type
Objective type
Questions to test drawing aptitude
Only Pen and Paper based

JEE Main 2016 Important Dates

JEE MAIN – 2016 Events DATES
Start of JEE Main 2016 Online Application 1st December 2015
Last Date of JEE Main 2016 Online Application 11th January 2016
Last Date for application fee payment through debit/credit cards and e-challan 11th January 2016
JEE Main 2016 Correction Window for Application Form 21st -31st January, 2016
JEE Main 2016 Admit Card Download 2nd week of March , 2016
JEE Main 2016 Pen and Paper Based Exam (Paper I & Paper II) April, 3, 2016
JEE Main 2016 Computer Based Test (Paper I) April 9 & 10, 2016
Display of Answer Key and OMR Sheet 18th – 22nd April 2016
Acceptance of challenge of Answer Keys April 23, 2016 (upto 05:00 p.m.)
Declaration of JEE (Main) Paper–1 Score and top 200000 candidates eligible for appearing in JEE(Advanced) April 27, 2016
Declaration of All India Rank JEE (Main) Paper – 1 & Paper – 2 On or before 30.06.2016