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JEE Main


JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) Main is one of the most coveted entrance examinations in India. Regulated by the CBSE board, it is a gateway to B. Tech and B. Arch programmes offered by reputed institutions like IIITs, NITs among others. JEE Main examination is also the qualifying examination to appear in JEE Advanced examination, which in turn, is the gateway to IITs, one of the most sought-after institutions in India.

What’s New in JEE 2017

  • Class 12th marks will not be considered for calculating JEE Main Rank from 2017 onwards.
  • There are no minimum criteria for the 12th percentage for appearing in JEE Main 2017 exam.
  • Candidates who wish to gain admission into the IITs/NITs/IIITs and such other institutions 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.
  • All the Indian citizen candidates should possess AADHAAR card issued by UIDAI. At the time of filling application form of JEE (Main)–2017, the candidates will have to enter their AADHAAR number, name, date of birth & gender which will be validated with the UIDAI’s data.  In case, these particulars do not match, the candidates will not be able to fill the application form for JEE (Main)–2017.


Following are the eligibility criteria for the examination:-

Age Limit: The candidate should have been born on or after October 1, 1992, for general category and October 1, 1987, for SC/ST/PWD candidates.

Cut- off date: Candidates who have passed Class 12 or equivalent examination only in 2015 or 2016 with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) as subjects are eligible to apply. Candidates who have passed Class 12 in 2017 are also eligible to apply.

Subjects: Students should have minimum five subjects in Class 12 or equivalent examination.

The number of attempts: Students are permitted to take the examination thrice only.

Qualification: Class 12 qualified and also Diploma holders are eligible to apply.

Exam timetable


The release of official notification18th November 2016
The release of application form1st December 2016 to 2nd January 2017
Application forms correction windowOne week in the second half of January 2017
The release of admit cardFirst week of March 2017
JEE Main (offline)


2nd April 2017
JEE Main (online) examination8th and 9th April 2017
The announcement of results27th April 2017
Counseling schedulethe First week of July 2017


Application form

  • Candidates are required to fill the application form through online mode only.
  • The last date for filling the application form is 2nd January 2017
  • Candidates can fill one application form only. Multiple application forms will lead to rejection of candidature
  • There is no need to send printed application form to the CBSE board

Application Fee

The application fee can be paid through two modes, online mode (debit/credit card) or offline mode (e-challan of Syndicate/Canara/ICICI/HDFC Bank).

The fee structure of JEE Main exam is mentioned below:


Papers appearingPaper and Pen -based TestOnline mode
Paper 1 or 21000500500250
Paper 1 and 2 both18009001300650
For examination centres abroad
Paper 1 or 22500125025001250
Paper 1 and 2 both3800190038001900


JEE Main Form Correction

  • Candidates will get the chance to make the correction in the application form.
  • Correction period will be announced for one week in the second half of January, 2017 (Tentatively).
  • Only selected and permitted entries may be modified.

JEE Main 2017 Examination Pattern

The JEE Main 2017 exam pattern for paper I and Paper II is given below:

JEE Main Paper I:

  • Courses: It is held as a competitive entrance exam to engineering courses (B.Tech/BE).
  • Number of Questions: It consists of 90 MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions).
  • Subjects: Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.
  • Language: Hindi, English, and Gujarati. All candidates will be given the option to write the JEE Main exam in English or Hindi except for candidates from Gujarat, Daman & Diu, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli who can opt for Gujarati.
  • Mode: It will be commenced via both online and offline mode.
  • Duration: 3 hours.  (4 hours for the PwD candidates)
  • Marking Scheme: 4 marks for each correct response.
  • Negative Marking: 1 mark will be deducted for each incorrect response or multi-responses.

The weight of subjects is given in the below table:


Weight of different subjects




JEE Main Paper II:

  • Courses: It is the entrance examination for Architecture course. (B.Arch).
  • Number of Questions: It will consist of 82 questions (MCQs).
  • Subjects: The questions will be framed from subjects as Mathematics, Aptitude, and Drawing.
  • Language: Hindi, English (candidates can select while filling the application form)
  • Mode: It will be conducted via offline mode.
  • Duration: 3 hours. (4 hours for PWD candidates)
  • Marking Scheme: 4 marks for each correct response (2 questions of the drawing will carry 70 marks).
  • Negative Marking: 1 mark will be deducted for each incorrect or multiple responses.

Exam Centres for JEE Main 2017

Sr.NoSTATECITYJEE (Offline) 2018JEE (Online) 2018
1Andaman and NicobarPort BlairPen Paper basedComputer Based
2Andhra PradeshChittoorComputer Based
3Andhra PradeshANANTAPURComputer Based
4Andhra PradeshELURUComputer Based
5Andhra PradeshGunturPen Paper basedComputer Based
6Andhra PradeshKurnoolComputer Based
7Andhra PradeshKakinadaComputer Based
8Andhra PradeshNelloreComputer Based
9Andhra PradeshRajahmundryComputer Based
10Andhra PradeshTirupatiPen Paper basedComputer Based
11Andhra PradeshVijayawadaPen Paper basedComputer Based
12Andhra PradeshVisakhapatnamPen Paper basedComputer Based
13Andhra PradeshVizianagaramComputer Based
14ANDHRA PRADESHBapatlaComputer Based
15ANDHRA PRADESHBheemavaramComputer Based
20Arunachal PradeshItanagarPen Paper basedComputer Based
21AssamDibrugarhComputer Based
22AssamGuwahatiPen Paper basedComputer Based
23AssamJorhatComputer Based
24AssamSilcharPen Paper basedComputer Based
25AssamTezpurComputer Based
26BiharAurangabad (Bihar)Computer Based
27BiharBiharsharifComputer Based
28BiharBHAGALPURComputer Based
29BiharGayaPen Paper basedComputer Based
30BiharMuzaffarpurPen Paper basedComputer Based
31BiharPatnaPen Paper basedComputer Based
32BiharPurneaComputer Based
33BiharDarbhangaComputer Based
34ChandigarhChandigarh/MohaliPen Paper basedComputer Based
35ChhattisgarhBhilai/DurgComputer Based
36ChhattisgarhBilaspurComputer Based
37ChhattisgarhRaipurPen Paper basedComputer Based
39DAMAN & DIUDAMAN & DIUPen Paper basedComputer Based
40DelhiDelhiPen Paper basedComputer Based
41GoaPanaji / MadgaonPen Paper basedComputer Based
42GujaratAhmedabadPen Paper basedComputer Based
43GujaratAnandPen Paper basedComputer Based
44GujaratBHAVNAGARPen Paper basedComputer Based
45GujaratGandhinagarPen Paper basedComputer Based
46GujaratGodhraPen Paper basedComputer Based
47GujaratPATANPen Paper basedComputer Based
48GujaratJAMNAGARComputer Based
49GujaratRajkotPen Paper basedComputer Based
50GujaratSuratPen Paper basedComputer Based
51GujaratVadodaraPen Paper basedComputer Based
52GujaratVALSADPen Paper basedComputer Based
53HaryanaAmbalaComputer Based
54HaryanaBahadurgarhComputer Based
55HaryanaFaridabadPen Paper basedComputer Based
56HaryanaGurugramPen Paper basedComputer Based
57HaryanaHisarPen Paper basedComputer Based
58HaryanaKarnalPen Paper basedComputer Based
59HaryanaKurukshetraPen Paper basedComputer Based
60HaryanaPanipatComputer Based
61HaryanaSonipatComputer Based
62HIMACHAL PradeshPALAMPURComputer Based
63Himachal PradeshDHARMSHALAComputer Based
64Himachal PradeshShimlaPen Paper basedComputer Based
65Himachal PradeshSolanComputer Based
66Himachal PradeshHamirpurPen Paper basedComputer Based
67Jammu and KashmirBaramullahComputer Based
68Jammu and KashmirJammuPen Paper basedComputer Based
69Jammu and KashmirSrinagarPen Paper basedComputer Based
70JharkhandDhanbadPen Paper basedComputer Based
71JharkhandJamshedpurPen Paper basedComputer Based
72JharkhandRanchiPen Paper basedComputer Based
73JharkhandBokaro Steel CityPen Paper basedComputer Based
74KarnatakaBellaryComputer Based
75KarnatakaBidarComputer Based
76KarnatakaHASSANComputer Based
77KarnatakaUdupiComputer Based
78KarnatakaBelgaumComputer Based
79KarnatakaBengaluruPen Paper basedComputer Based
80KarnatakaDharwadComputer Based
81KarnatakaGulbargaComputer Based
82KarnatakaHubballi(Hubli)Pen Paper basedComputer Based
83KarnatakaMangaluru(Mangalore)Pen Paper basedComputer Based
84KarnatakaMysoreComputer Based
85KarnatakaShivamogga(Shimoga)Computer Based
86KARNATAKABagalkotComputer Based
87KARNATAKADevanagereComputer Based
91KeralaAlappuzhaComputer Based
92KeralaANGAMALYComputer Based
93KeralaErnakulam/KochiPen Paper basedComputer Based
94KeralaKannurComputer Based
95KeralaKollamComputer Based
96KeralaKottayamComputer Based
97KeralaKozhikodePen Paper basedComputer Based
98KeralaMalapuramComputer Based
99KeralaPalakkadComputer Based
100KeralaThiruvananthapuramPen Paper basedComputer Based
101KeralaThrissurComputer Based
102KeralaChenganurComputer Based
103KeralaIDUKKIComputer Based
104KeralaKANJIRAPPALLYComputer Based
105KeralaKASARAGODComputer Based
106KeralaKOTHAMANGALAMComputer Based
107KeralaMOOVATTUPUZHAComputer Based
108KeralaPATHANAMATHITHAComputer Based
109LAKSHADWEEPKAVARRATIPen Paper basedComputer Based
110Madhya PradeshBhopalPen Paper basedComputer Based
111Madhya PradeshGwaliorPen Paper basedComputer Based
112Madhya PradeshIndorePen Paper basedComputer Based
113Madhya PradeshJabalpurPen Paper basedComputer Based
114Madhya PradeshREWAPen Paper basedComputer Based
115Madhya PradeshSagarComputer Based
116Madhya PradeshSatnaComputer Based
117Madhya PradeshUjjainPen Paper basedComputer Based
118Madhya PradeshAHMEDNAGARComputer Based
119Madhya PradeshAKOLAComputer Based
120Madhya PradeshBalaghatComputer Based
121Madhya PradeshBetulComputer Based
122Madhya PradeshChhatarpurComputer Based
123Madhya PradeshChhindwaraComputer Based
124Madhya PradeshKhargaonComputer Based
125Madhya PradeshMandsurComputer Based
126Madhya PradeshSehdolComputer Based
127Madhya PradeshVidishaComputer Based
128MaharashtraAmravatiPen Paper basedComputer Based
129MaharashtraAurangabadPen Paper basedComputer Based
130MaharashtraJalgaonComputer Based
131MaharashtraKolhapurComputer Based
132MaharashtraMumbaiPen Paper basedComputer Based
133MaharashtraNagpurPen Paper basedComputer Based
134MaharashtraNandedComputer Based
135MaharashtraNashikPen Paper basedComputer Based
136MaharashtraPunePen Paper basedComputer Based
137MaharashtraSOLAPURComputer Based
138MaharashtraNavi MumbaiComputer Based
139MaharashtraTHANEPen Paper basedComputer Based
140MaharashtraBEEDComputer Based
141MaharashtraBHUSAWALComputer Based
142MaharashtraBHANDARAComputer Based
143MaharashtraBULDANAComputer Based
144MaharashtraCHANDRAPURComputer Based
145MaharashtraDHULEComputer Based
146MaharashtraGADCHIROLIComputer Based
147MaharashtraGONDIAComputer Based
148MaharashtraLATHURComputer Based
149MaharashtraPARBHANIComputer Based
150MaharashtraRAIGAD/ALIBAUGComputer Based
151MaharashtraRATNAGIRIComputer Based
152MaharashtraSANGALIComputer Based
153MaharashtraSATARAComputer Based
154MaharashtraWARDHAComputer Based
155MaharashtraWASHIMComputer Based
156MaharashtraYAVATMALComputer Based
157ManipurImphalPen Paper basedComputer Based
158MeghalayaShillongPen Paper basedComputer Based
159MizoramAizawlPen Paper basedComputer Based
160NagalandDIMAPURPen Paper basedComputer Based
161NagalandKohimaPen Paper basedComputer Based
162OdishaBalasorePen Paper basedComputer Based
163OdishaBerhampur (Ganjam)Pen Paper basedComputer Based
164OdishaBhubaneswarPen Paper basedComputer Based
165OdishaCuttackPen Paper basedComputer Based
166OdishaRourkelaPen Paper basedComputer Based
167OdishaSambalpurPen Paper basedComputer Based
168OdishaANGULComputer Based
169OdishaJeyporeComputer Based
170PuducherryPuducherryPen Paper basedComputer Based
171PunjabAmritsarPen Paper basedComputer Based
172PunjabBhatindaPen Paper basedComputer Based
173PunjabJalandharComputer Based
174PunjabLudhianaComputer Based
175PunjabPatialaComputer Based
176PunjabPhagwaraComputer Based
177PunjabRoparComputer Based
178PunjabSangrurComputer Based
179PunjabFATHEGARH SAHIBComputer Based
181RajasthanAjmerPen Paper basedComputer Based
182GujaratJUNAGARHComputer Based
183RajasthanBHARATPURComputer Based
184RajasthanBHILWARAComputer Based
185RajasthanAlwarComputer Based
186RajasthanBikanerPen Paper basedComputer Based
187RajasthanJaipurPen Paper basedComputer Based
188RajasthanJodhpurPen Paper basedComputer Based
189RajasthanKotaPen Paper basedComputer Based
190RajasthanSikarComputer Based
191RajasthanUdaipurPen Paper basedComputer Based
192SIKKIMGANGTOKPen Paper basedComputer Based
193Tamil NaduChennaiPen Paper basedComputer Based
194Tamil NaduDINDIGULComputer Based
195Tamil NaduCoimbatorePen Paper basedComputer Based
196Tamil NaduKanyakumariComputer Based
197Tamil NaduKARURComputer Based
198Tamil NaduMaduraiPen Paper basedComputer Based
199Tamil NaduNamakkalComputer Based
200Tamil NaduSalemComputer Based
201Tamil NaduTiruchirappalliComputer Based
202Tamil NaduTirunelveliComputer Based
203TAMIL NADUCuddaloreComputer Based
210TelanganaHyderabadPen Paper basedComputer Based
211TelanganaKarimnagarComputer Based
212TelanganaKhammamPen Paper basedComputer Based
213TelanganaWarangalPen Paper basedComputer Based
214TelanganaMAHABUBNAGARComputer Based
215TelanganaNALGONDAComputer Based
216TripuraAgartalaPen Paper basedComputer Based
217Uttar PradeshAgraPen Paper basedComputer Based
218Uttar PradeshAligarhComputer Based
219Uttar PradeshAllahabadPen Paper basedComputer Based
220Uttar PradeshBareillyPen Paper basedComputer Based
221Uttar PradeshGhaziabadComputer Based
222Uttar PradeshGorakhpurPen Paper basedComputer Based
223Uttar PradeshGreater Noida/NoidaComputer Based
224Uttar PradeshJhansiPen Paper basedComputer Based
225Uttar PradeshKanpurPen Paper basedComputer Based
226Uttar PradeshLucknowPen Paper basedComputer Based
227Uttar PradeshMeerutComputer Based
228Uttar PradeshMathuraComputer Based
229Uttar PradeshMoradabadComputer Based
230Uttar PradeshMuzaffarnagarComputer Based
231Uttar PradeshVaranasiPen Paper basedComputer Based
232Uttar PradeshBULANDSHARARComputer Based
233Uttar PradeshFAIZABADComputer Based
235UttarakhandDehradunPen Paper basedComputer Based
236UttarakhandHaldwaniPen Paper basedComputer Based
237UttarakhandHARIDWARPen Paper basedComputer Based
238UttarakhandPANTNAGARComputer Based
239UttarakhandRoorkeePen Paper basedComputer Based
240West BengalAsansolComputer Based
241West BengalBardhmanComputer Based
242West BengalDurgapurPen Paper basedComputer Based
243West BengalHaldiaComputer Based
244West BengalHooghlyComputer Based
245West BengalHowrahPen Paper basedComputer Based
246West BengalKalyaniComputer Based
247West BengalKolkataPen Paper basedComputer Based
248West BengalSiliguriPen Paper basedComputer Based
252OUTSIDE INDIABAHRAINPen Paper basedComputer Based
253OUTSIDE INDIADUBAIPen Paper basedComputer Based
254OUTSIDE INDIAMUSCATPen Paper basedComputer Based
255OUTSIDE INDIARIYADHPen Paper basedComputer Based
256OUTSIDE INDIASHARJAHPen Paper basedComputer Based
257OUTSIDE INDIAQATARPen Paper basedComputer Based
258OUTSIDE INDIADHAKAPen Paper basedComputer Based

JEE Main 2017 syllabus

JEE Main 2017 syllabus will comprise two papers: Paper 1 and Paper 2. JEE main paper 1 is the entrance examination for the B.Tech (Engineering) while paper 2 will be the entrance for architecture (B.Arch).

JEE Main Paper 1 Syllabus:

The JEE Main paper 1 will be composed of all theory topics from three subjects of physics, chemistry, and mathematics.

JEE Main Paper 2 Syllabus:

The JEE Main paper 2 comprises three subjects: mathematics, aptitude test, and drawing test. To find the sample papers for JEE, click here.

Minimum marks for inclusion in ranks

The cut-off list shows the minimum marks that candidates have to score for admission into the undergraduate level programmes. Every year, the cut-off list is declared by the conducting authority after the result declaration. On the basis of the cut-off and rank list, candidates will get admission in IITs and ISM Dhanbad. The cut-off list for 2017 will be prepared on basis of following factors:

  • Total number of candidates who pass JEE Main 2017.
  • Total number of candidates who apply for JEE Advanced 2017.
  • Total number of candidates those appear for JEE Advanced 2017.
  • Difficulty Level of Exam.
  • Previous year cut-off.

The list given below shows minimum marks for inclusion in the rank list of JEE exam 2017:-

Rank ListMinimum percentage marks in each subjectMinimum percentage of aggregate marks
Common rank list10.020.0
OBC-NCL rank list9.018
SC rank list5.010
ST rank list5.010
Common PWD rank list5.010
OBC-NCL-PWd rank list5.010
SC- PWD rank list5.010
ST-PWD rank list5.010
Preparatory course rank list2.505


JEE Advanced cut-off list 2017

JEE Advanced cut-off list is different from minimum marks for inclusion in rankings. The table given below shows the Cut-Off marks and Ranks for different categories based on previous year analysis:





CategoryMarksLast rank
Preparatory(In case where eligible SC,ST, and PWD candidates are less than 1.4 times than seats reserved for them)53101

Cut-off Marks for Top 20 Percentile


  • Category-wise cut -off marks for top 20 percentile will be based on the marks scored by all the qualified candidates in their respective boards in the particular year.
  • The cut-off marks for PWD candidates will be the same as the lowest of the cut-off marks for GEN, OBC-NCL, SC and ST categories.
  • Top 20 percentile cut off for 2017 will be considered for the candidates who pass the class 12th or its equivalent in 2017. Similarly, the top 20 percentile cut off for 2016 will be considered for the candidates who pass the 12th examination in 2016.
  • In the case of candidates who have passed the 12th examination in 2016 but appear for any one of the subjects for improvement in 2017, the cut-off for the top 20 percentile will be considered for the year 2016.
  • If the board doesn’t provide any information regarding the cut -off of top 20 percentile, candidates have to produce a certificate from the respective Board stating that he falls in the top 20 percentile of successful candidates. If candidates fail to do so, cut off marks specified by the CBSE board will be considered.


Every year lakhs of candidates appear for the JEE Main examination. But only a few are able to qualify based on their level of preparation. It is advisable that candidates put at least one year of sustained effort. Taking coaching is also desirable as it offers guidance. To find out top 10 coaching institutes for JEE, click here. If you are looking for a suitable coaching for JEE Main in your area, click here.

This article aims to resolve all doubts and queries of students appearing for JEE Main in 2017. Did I miss out anything? Let me know in the comments below.










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dikshanth iyer

Jan 26, 2017

Helpful article. I Joined catalyseR this year for my JEE preparations and it has been really helpful with mock papers with the same kind of mark distribution and preparing and training me for the exams accordingly. Proper doubt solving is done by the teachers. I hope come into the 20 percentile. Thanks :)

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