Exam Name:

Joint Entrance Examination Main (JEE Main)

Exam Date:

Registration Start: 01 Dec 15

Registration End: 31 Dec 15

Exam Date: 09 Apr 16


About:

Commonly known as: JEE Main
Exam Level: National Level
Exam Stream: Engineering Exam
Get details on JEE Main 2016 such as its exam dates, application form, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, preparation tips and latest notification. The JEE Main exam is usually seen as a tough nut to crack But don't worry! it isn't as dramatic as it sounds and clearing it is easy if you prepare for it in advance. Now this exam is also the entitlement test for JEE advanced which is the entrance exam in order to secure admissions in programmes thats offered by 16 IIT's and Indian School of Mines (ISM). Turns out that only the top 1, 50,000 score holders in JEE Main 2016 are qualified to apply for JEE Advanced 2016 exam so tighten your belts and study hard!


Eligibility:

First of all lets clear the confusion about who exactly can give the examination as per the rules. The prescribed JEE Main 2016 Eligibility Criteria are as follows:
The lowest academic qualification for appearing in JEE Main 2016, is that the applicant must have passed in qualifying examination of class XII or its equivalent.
Those applicant appearing in class XII final or equivalent examination in the year of the exam may appear in JEE Mains examination as an interim measure.
Applicants must have compulsorily passed 5 subjects in their Class XII. Applicants who have passed with four subjects are not suitable.
Only contenders passing in year before or during the year of the exam are eligible. Aspirants who passed Class XII a few years prior to the exam or before are not eligible to appear in JEE Main examination.
Applicants' date of birth should be on or post October 1, 1990 (5 years relaxation for SC/ST/PwD i.e. 1985)
Applicants have a maximum of three attempts at the JEE Main.
The lowest academic qualification for appearing in JEE Main 2016, is that the applicant must have passed in qualifying examination of class XII or its equivalent.
Those applicant appearing in class XII final or equivalent examination in the year of the exam may appear in JEE Mains examination as an interim measure.
Applicants must have compulsorily passed 5 subjects in their Class XII. Applicants who have passed with four subjects are not suitable.
Only contenders passing in year before or during the year of the exam are eligible. Aspirants who passed Class XII a few years prior to the exam or before are not eligible to appear in JEE Main examination.
Applicants' date of birth should be on or post October 1, 1990 (5 years relaxation for SC/ST/PwD i.e. 1985)
Applicants have a maximum of three attempts at the JEE Main.


Level:

National Level


Application Process:

Candidate can apply for JEE Main 2016 Exam only through official web page of the exam. For those who aren't so techno-savy lets break down the process! Firstly they fill the Application Form, and then guided to upload a scanned JPEG files of their photo, signature and left thumb impression.
After you have successfully submitted your JEE Main 2016 application form for this engineering entrance exam, a 'Validation confirmation' Page with your application number will now be generated and issued to you. Do note that you will need to keep a printout of this Confirmation Page for future reference.
As no application process is complete without an application fee thus you will be required to choose from 2 options to pay the JEE Main application fee either through credit/debit card or by depositing fee in cash [as per the examination choices] at any one of the following banks;- Syndicate/Canara/ICICI bank through the e-challan generated during the online filling of JEE Main application form.
Its necessary to preserve your admit cards for JEE Main till the time of counselling.
Also Read , Registration Guide for JEE Main 2016


Admit Card:

07 Mar 16


Syllabus & Paper Pattern:

The next main component to gear yourself is the JEE Main 2016 exam pattern and it comprises of two papers.
The lot of you who are seeking admission in BE/BTech programmes at NITs, IIITs and CFTIs need to appear for Paper-1 whereas Paper-2 needs to be given by aspirants for architecture and planning programmes.
The duration of the examination is just for three hours in either of the two means:
Computer Based Exam
Pen-Paper Based Exam
Computer Based Exam
Pen-Paper Based Exam
So those who are Technologically challenged need not worry!
A total of 90 questions will be asked in this engineering entrance exam in order to check your knowledge in different subjects.
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Computer Based Exam
The JEE Main 2016 Computer Based Exam (CBE) is of a 3 hour duration and will be carrying questions from subjects such as Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. All questions will carry equal scores.
Every correct answer will reward you with a total of four marks and for every mistaken one mark will be deducted. There is however, no deduction from the total score if no response is certain for a question.
For every question being examined in the exam, there is only one accurate response so its advised not to select multiple responses.
Pen and Paper Based Examination
For those who are technologically challenged you can still give the JEE Main 2016 written [pen and paper based] examination which is of a three hour duration. The JEE Main exam pattern is such that the question paper will be divided into three divisions each for Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Each segment has multiple choice questions from the specific subject after which the section is named.
Each correct answer in this category is given four marks and for every incorrect response ΒΌ mark, which is one mark deducted from your score. No deduction will be made from the total score if you dont select any response for the question. For every question asked in this entrance examination only one from the four responses is spot-on.
The computer based test and the pen & paper based entrance exam will be held on separate dates.
If you're appearing for JEE Main computer based test (CBE) you will be provided with a sample/mock test on the official website of JEE Main from the month of December onwards.JEE Main syllabus lists the topics in which you're aptitude will be tested
Those who are eligible for admissions in NITs, IIITs and CFTIs on the basis of choices made by them in their registration forms as well as their performance in JEE Main. After the entrance exam is conducted, you will then go through a counselling session where they will be given their All India Ranks for JEE Main.
Based on this rank, applicants will be given a choice to select their preferred institute/engineering branch/programme at the appropriate time.


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