Admission for Undergraduate Engineering Programs at NITs, IIITs, Other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs),Institutions funded by participating State Governments, and other Institutions shall be based on the marks obtained  in the Joint Entrance Examination, JEE (Main).The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India has notified following two changes in the JEE pattern for 2017:

1-      There shall be no weightage for the 12th class marks in calculating the ranks in the JEE (Main) examination,

2-      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. 

The students aiming to get into NITs, IIITs etc. need not appear for the JEE (Advanced) Test. They should only focus  on  XII Boards and JEE (Main) Test.

Important Dates for JEE (Main) 2017


Submission of Online Application Form: 07/11/2017 to 18/12/2017


Offline Exam (Pen & Paper based):2nd April, 2017 (SUNDAY)


Online Exam (Computer based) for (B. E. / B. Tech.): 8th & 9th April, 2017


Result of JEE (Main): 27th April, 2017 (THURSDAY)

 Eligibility Criteria

The following criteria shall be followed to appear in JEE (Main) 2017


Date of Birth - General Category candidates, only whose date of birth falls on or after 01 October, 1990 is eligible. For the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC) / Scheduled Tribe (ST) / Persons with Disabilities (PwD) there is a relaxation of 5 years in the upper age i.e. who are born on or after October 01, 1985 are eligible.


Year of Passing Qualifying Examination - Only those candidates who have passed their Class 12th exam or any equivalent qualifying exam in 2015 or 2016. Or those who are appearing in their Class 12th Exam or any other equivalent qualifying examination in 2017 are eligible to appear in JEE (Main) - 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 (Main) - 2017.


Number of Attempts - The number of attempts which a candidate can avail at JEE (Main) shall be limited to 03 (three) in consecutive years.



Exam Structure


Type of Questions

No. of Questions

Marking Scheme

Negative Marks



Single Correct Answer Type


4 x 30 = 120
4 x 30 = 120
4 x 30 = 120


3 Hrs.


Assertion-Reasoning Type


MCQs with equal weightage to PCM

Total – 90

MM – 360


 Application Procedure

In order to appear in JEE (Main) 2017, the candidates are required to apply online only as per the procedure. 

Online Application Form Submission

Online Application has to be submitted through JEE (Main)-2017 website:

. For the first time this year, the entire application process has turned online, including uploading of photograph, signature and payment of fees. The candidates are required NOT to send any document to JEE (Main) Secretariat.   
Checklist for the candidates before filling the application form

1.    Download the information bulletin and read it carefully to ensure your eligibility

2.    Read the contents of Online Format and instructions for applying online given in the Information Bulletin and keep the entire information ready

3.    Do keep the scanned images of your Photograph, Signature and Left Hand Thumb impression ready in JPG format only

There are some steps to be followed to apply online
Step 1: Fill in the Online Application Form.
Step 2: Upload Scanned Images of Photograph, Signature and Thumb Impression.
Step 3: Pay Examination Fee by Debit/Credit card or e-Challan
Step 4: Download Acknowledgement-Slip and keep the same in safe custody for future reference.
NOTE - The candidate should mention only his/her own or parents’ mobile no. and Email-ID while submitting the online application, as all the communications will be sent to the candidates on their registered Mobile Number and E-mail-IDs only.

Number of Seats in various Institutions

The candidates are advised to refer the website of Central Counseling Board or the concerned state government/institute after declaration of ranks of JEE (Main)-2015 for number of seats in various institutions. 

Reservation Of Seats

As per Government of India rules, candidates belonging to certain categories are admitted to seats reserved for them based on relaxed criteria. These categories are:

1.    Other Backward Classes (OBC) if they belong to Non Creamy Layer (NCL)

2.    Scheduled Castes (SC)

3.    Scheduled Tribes (ST)

4.    Persons with Disability (PwD)

Benefit of reservation for admission to NITs/IIITs and for CFTIs shall be given only to those classes/castes/tribes which are in the central list published by the Govt of India. For

admission to State Engineering colleges who have opted for admission through JEE (Main)-2015, the reservation rules of that state shall only apply.

Contact Information:

The Executive Director, (JAB),
Central Board of Secondary Education,
H-149, Sector - 63, Noida
Distt. Gautam Budh Nagar 201309 (UP)

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