JEE Main 2017: Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility

The 4th Joint Entrance Examination (Main) – 2017 will be conducted by the JEE Apex Board for admission to Undergraduate Engineering Programmes in NITs, IIITs and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions etc.

The admission to Undergraduate Engineering Programs at NITs, IIITs, other centrally funded Technical Institutions, Institutions funded by several participating State Governments, and several other Institutions shall include the performance in the Joint Entrance Examination, JEE (Main).

For admission to NITs, Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs) like IIITs etc. and other

participating Institutions, the merit/rank list shall be prepared based on 40% weightage to school Boards marks in class 12th or equivalent examination and 60% weightage to JEE(Main). The weightage to school Board/Equivalent examination marks shall be considered only after normalization.

The States of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Uttrakhand, Nagaland & Odisha have joined JEE (Main) system. Therefore, the candidates seeking admission to the institutions in these states, which were earlier admitting based on their State level examination, are also advised to fill in the JEE (Main) -2017 application form online.

The JEE (Main) will also be an eligibility test for the JEE (Advanced), which the candidate has to take if he/she is aspiring for admission to the undergraduate programmes offered by the IITs/ISM Dhanbad.

Information Bulletin –

The detailed information bulletin containing details of examination, syllabus, eligibility criteria to appear, examination fee, cities of examination, State code of eligibility, age relaxation, process of normalisation of marks, eligibility for admission, reservation policies and important dates will be available  on  JEE  (Main)  website  on  1st  December  2016.  The aspiring

Candidates are requested to download the information bulletin from above mentioned website only and read the same carefully before applying.

Application Form

The aspiring candidates have to apply online only through JEE (Main) website The online application process will start from 1st December, 2016  Onward. The last date for application is 31st December, 2016. The eligibility criteria for JEE (Main) & JEE (Advanced) are different. The candidates are requested to read the information bulletin carefully and themselves ensure eligibility as per the criteria laid down for JEE (Main) as well  as JEE (Advanced).

Details of Examination

JEE (Main) – 2017 shall have two papers, Paper-1 (B.E. / B. Tech.) and Paper-2(B. Arch./ B. Planning). Depending upon on the course (s) candidates are seeking admission, may take Paper-1 B.E. / B. Tech.), or Paper-2 B. Arch. / B. Planning), or both.

Subject combination for each paper, type of questions in each paper and mode of examination available is given in the table below.

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Paper 1 (B.E./B. Tech.) Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics Objective type with equal weightage to Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics Pen and Paper based Exam OR Computer based Exam
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 Exam

Requirement of papers for different courses is given in the table below.

All other undergraduate courses (B.E./B. Tech.) Paper –1
B.ARCH/B. PLANNING (At Institutions other than IITs) Paper –2

Scheduled of Examination

Offline Examination (Pen and Paper Based Examination)

Date of Examination Paper Timings Duration
03.04.2017 (Sunday) Paper 1 (B.E./B. Tech.) 0930-1230 Hours(IST) 3 Hours
03.04.2017 (Sunday) Paper 2 (B. Arch./ B. Planning) 1400-1700 Hours(IST) 3 Hours

Online Examination (Computer Based Examination) for Paper 1 (B.E./B. ) Only

Dates of Examination Paper Timings Duration

09.04.2017 (Saturday) &

10.04.2017 (Sunday)

Paper 1 (B.E./B. Tech.) 1st  shift 0930-1230 Hours (IST)

2nd  shift (*) 1400-1700 Hours (IST)

*If required

3 Hours

Eligibility for Appearing in examination:-

Date of Birth

General Candidates Born or after October 01, 1991
Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)/Person with

Disabilities (PwD) candidates

Born or after October 01, 1986

Note- Date of birth as recorded in the Secondary Education Board/University certificate will only be considered.

Year of Appearance in Qualifying Examination (QE)

Only those candidates who have passed their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2014 or 2016: or those who are appearing in their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2017 are eligible to appear in JEE (Main) – 2017.

Number of Attempts

The number of attempts which a candidate can avail at JEE (Main) shall be limited to 03 (three).

Examination Fee – 

The fee can be remitted in the following ways:

  • ByDebit/Credit 
  • ThroughE-challan 

Generated after successful submission of online application form. The fee through E-challan may be deposited in any branch of Syndicate/Canara/ICICI/ HDFC Bank.

The fee (in Indian Rupees) for JEE (Main) – 2017 is as following:

Paper(s) Appearing Pen and Paper Based Examination Computer Based Examination (Paper – 1 (B.E./ B. Tech.)only)
(General/OBC) (SC/ST/PWD) (General/OBC) (SC/ST/PWD)
JEE (Main) Paper – I (B.E. / B. Tech.) or JEE (Main) Paper – 2

(B. Arch./B. Planning) only

1000 (Boys)

500 (Girls)

500 (Boys)

500 (Girls)

500 (Boys)

250 (Girls)

250 (Boys)

250 (Girls)

Both JEE (Main) Paper – I (B.E. / B. Tech.) and

JEE (Main) Paper – 2

(B. Arch. / B. Planning) only

1800 (Boys)

900 (Girls)

900 (Boys)

900 (Girls)

1300 (Boys)

650 (Girls)

650 (Boys)

650 (Girls)


(General/OBC) (SC/ST/PWD) (General/OBC) (SC/ST/PWD)
JEE (Main) Paper – I 2500 (Boys) 1250 (Boys) 2500 (Boys) 1250 (Boys)
(B.E. / B. Tech.) or 1250 (Girls) 1250 (Girls) 1250 (Girls) 1250 (Girls)
JEE (Main) Paper – 2
(B.  Arch.  /  B.   Planning)
Both JEE (Main) Paper – I 3800 (Boys) 1900 (Boys) 3800 (Boys) 1900 (Boys)
(B.E. / B. Tech.) and 1900 (Girls) 1900 (Girls) 1900 (Girls) 1900 (Girls)
JEE (Main) Paper – 2
(B.  Arch.  /  B.   Planning)


In case the examination fee is paid through credit/debit card, the candidates will need to pay an additional processing charge as applicable.

VII. Online Application Form Submission–

Online application has to be submitted through JEE (Main) -2017 website The aspiring candidate should furnish all the details and upload scanned image of his/her photograph, signature and left hand thumb impression while filling up the ‘On-line’ Application. Candidates are required to take a print out of the computer generated acknowledgement slip after successful submission of data and payment of fee and keep the same in the safe custody for any future reference.

Important Note- The entire application process is online, including uploading of photograph & signature and payment of fee the candidates are required NOT to send any document to JEE (Main) Secretariat.


Top Seven (7) Steps to be filled JEE Main From 2017 to apply online. 

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

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

Step 3: Keep the Scanned Images of your Photograph, Signature and Left Hand Thumb Impression ready in JPG format only.

Step 4: Fill in the Online Application Form.

Step 5: Upload Scanned Images of Photograph, Signature and Left Hand Thumb Impression.

Step 6: Pay Examination Fee by Debit/Credit card or e-challan (generated after submission of details in online application form).

Step 7: Download Acknowledgement Slip and keep the same in safe custody for future reference.

NOTE- The candidate should mention only his/her own Mobile No. and E- Mail ID while submitting the ON-line application, as all the communications will be sent to the candidates on their registered Mobile Number and E-mail ID only.

For information about JEE (Advanced), the candidates are advised to visit JEE (Advanced) website