About JEE Main

JEE Main 2016, conducted by CBSE, is the first stage examination for admissions to prestigious IITs (Indian Institute of Technology) and ISM (Indian School of Mines) Dhanbad will be held on April 3, 2016 (Offline) and on April 9 and 10, 2016 (Online). Last year, over 13 lakh candidates appeared for this national level exam for admissions to 31 NITs, 18 IIITs and 18 GFTIs, which are the participating institutes of JEE Main. Top 2 lakh candidates of JEE Main are eligible to appear for JEE Advanced, which is the second stage of entrance test for admissions to IITs and ISM.

The application form of JEE Main 2016 is now available, from December 1, 2015. Earlier One month time was given to students for submitting the form but now the last date for application form submission has been extended. As per the latest update, last date to apply online for JEE Main 2016 and to upload the photograph is January 11, 2016 and the last date to pay the fee through credit/debit card is 12.01.2016 (up to 11.59 PM) & through e-challan is 12.01.2016 (up to working hours of the banks). The offline (Pen & Paper Based) entrance exam will be conducted on April 03, 2016 and the date of Online Exam for JEE Main 2016 will be from April 09, 2016 to April 10, 2016 in 2 shifts of 3 hours each. 1st shift will be from 09:30 to 12:30 hours (IST) and the 2nd shift will be from 14:00 to 17:00 hours (IST) if required.

Students can check below complete information about JEE Main 2016 including its eligibility criteria, application procedure, syllabus, exam pattern, test centres, admit card, participating institutes, important dates, along with closing ranks at top 10 NITs after last round of seat allotment.

Exam Name: Joint Entrance Exam (Main)

Commonly known as: JEE Main


Exam type: National

Exam category: UG Level


Conducting Institute: Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)

JEE Main 2016 Selection Procedure: Candidates will be given admission on the basis of All India Ranks calculated with JEE Main 2016 scores and normalized marks of Class XII in the ratio 60:40.

JEE Main 2016 Eligibility Criteria:

  • Only those candidates (General Category) whose date of birth falls on or after October 01, 1991 are eligible to appear in JEE Main 2016. However, in case of Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disabilities (PwD) candidates, upper age limit is relaxed by 5 years, i.e. SC, ST and PwD candidates, who are born on or after October 01, 1986, are eligible.
  • Only those candidates, who have passed their class 12th exam or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2014 or 2015; or those who are appearing in their class 12th exam or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2016 are eligible to appear in JEE Main 2016.
  • Candidates must have taken at least five subjects in class 12th/qualifying examination in order to be eligible for writing JEE Main 2016.
  • The number of attempts, which a candidate can avail at JEE Main 2016, shall be limited to three.

JEE Main 2016 Application Form:

Candidates can apply to appear in JEE Main 2016 from December 1, 2015. The last date for filling and submitting the online form by registering, uploading scanned images (of photograph, signature and left thumb impression in JPEG formats) and fee payment has been extended i.e. the last date to apply for JEE Main 2016 is January 11, 2016 whereas easlier it was December 31, 2016. Last date to pay the application has also been extended; candidates can pay the application fee through credit card till January 12, 2016 (upto 11:59 PM) and fee payment through e-challan can be done till January 12, 2016 (up to working hours of the banks). Candidates need to register first for applying in JEE Main 2016. There are 3 (three) steps to apply online. Candidates shall first register by creating a password. The password must be between 8 and 13 characters, and must contain a capital letter, a small case letter, a special character & a number.

CBSE has also made available the feature to correct the dicrepancy in the uploaded scanned images. The link is provided above to check and upload new images as per the specifications.



JEE Main 2016 Syllabus:

The syllabus provides engineering and architecture aspirants a topic-wise breakup of each section- Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Conducting body for JEE Main 2016, CBSE, has published the detailed syllabus for JEE Main along with the notification for JEE Main 2016. Candidates appearing in this entrance exam can check JEE Main 2016 syllabus of all subjects to get an idea about this year’s curriculum. Candidates can get subject-wise syllabus in easily downloadable PDF formats.


JEE Main 2016 Exam Pattern:

Paper 1:

JEE Main question paper of paper 1 comprises questions from Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics, and all questions will have equal weightage. Check exam pattern below-

Subject Number of questions Marks per question
Physics 30 4
Chemistry 30 4
Mathematics 30 4
Total 90 360

Candidates have to mark only one response for each question out of four responses given. One-fourth marks will be deducted for indicating incorrect response of each question. If no response is indicated for a question, then no deduction from the total score will be made.


Paper 2:

Paper 2 will consist of following three parts-

  • Part I – Mathematics
  • Part II – Aptitude Test
  • Part III – Drawing Test

The exam will be of 3 hours duration.


JEE Main 2016 Sample Papers:

Practising model papers of JEE Main will aid the candidates in knowing their strong and weak areas. These practice papers are like the actual question paper of this exam, which will be conducted on April 3, 2016 (Offline) and on April 9 and 10, 2016 (Online). Model Papers of JEE Main help in better preparation and candidates can practise these anytime as per their convenience. Download and practise Sample Papers of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics of last few years.


JEE Main 2016 Exam Centres:

The list of exam centres brings the names of cities where this national level entrance exam will be held. JEE Main 2016 will be conducted in both modes- offline and online. For academic session 2016-2017, the exam will be conducted across 125 cities of India. Besides India, JEE Main will held in Kathmandu, Singapore, Bahrain, Dubai, Muscat, Riyadh, Sharjah.


JEE Main 2016 Admit Card:

Admit Card, also known as hall ticket, of JEE Main 2016 will be tentatively available in second week of March. Candidates appearing for the exam need to download it online by entering Application Number, Date of Birth, etc. Before downloading admission ticket of JEE Main, they shall provide their roll number and board details of class 12thor equivalent qualifying examination.


JEE Main 2016 Participating Institutes:

Engineering institutes that accept JEE Main All India Ranks (JEE Main 2016 scores along with the marks of class XII after normalization in the ratio 60:40) for admissions to various undergraduate engineering programmes are the Participating Institutes. A total of 67 institutes (31 NITs, 18 IIITs and 18 GFTIs) participated in joint seat allocation procedure conducted by JoSAA (Joint Seat Allocation Authority) for academic session 2015-2016.


States that offer admissions to candidates in their engineering institutes on the basis of their performance in JEE Main are as follows-

  • Haryana
  • Uttarakhand
  • Nagaland
  • Gujarat
  • Maharashtra
  • MadhyaPradesh
  • Odisha
  • Punjab


Various reputed private universities and institutes also accept JEE Main scores for admissions to their undergraduate engineering programmes.


JEE Main 2016 Important Dates:

Complete schedule of JEE Main 2016 will be announced by the conducting body- CBSE. The important dates will include all the crucial dates pertaining to the exam such as dates of application form availability, fee payment, exam, result, answer key, etc. Interested students can check below the tentative dates of JEE Main-

Event Date (tentative)
Start of JEE Main 2016 Online Applications December 1, 2015
Last Date for submitting Online Applications and uploading of scanned images January 11, 2016
Last date of Application Fee Payment through credit/debit card January 12, 2016 (upto 11:59 PM)
Last date of Application Fee Payment through e-challan January 12, 2016

(up to working hours of banks)

JEE Main 2016 Admit Card Download 2nd week of March, 2016
JEE Main 2016 Pencil-Paper Based Exam (Paper 1 & 2) April 03, 2016
JEE Main 2016 Computer Based Test April 09, 2016


April 10, 2016

Display of Answer Key and OMR sheets April 18, 2016 to April 22, 2016
Acceptance of challenge of Answer Keys 4th week of April, 2016
JEE Main 2016 Results (Scores) April 27, 2016
Declaration of All India Ranks On or Before June 30, 2016
Availability of JEE Main 2016 Rank Card After declaration of AIRs

Closing Ranks (General-Open State) at top 10 NITs after last round (round 4):

NIT Closing Rank
National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli 15269
National Institute of Technology, Warangal 19860
National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal 19652
Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur 24918
Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur 27129
National Institute of Technology Calicut 25728
Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad 25021
Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology Bhopal 24457
National Institute of Technology Delhi 8826
National Institute of Technology Hamirpur 24880

The admissions to NITs were closed at 41657 (open state) at National Institute of Technology Arunachal Pradesh at Bio Technology. A total of 23,359 seats were allotted across 31 NITs, 18 IIITs and 18 GFTIs.


Contact Info:

JEE (Main) Unit
Central Board of Secondary Education
Plot No. 149, Block – H,
Sector – 63, Noida – 201309
Distt- Gautam Budh Nagar (U.P.)

Website: www.jeemain.nic.in

Email: jeemain@nic.in

Computer Based Exam Email: cbsejeehelpdesk[at]gmail[dot]com

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