JEE Main is the gateway to most of the engineering colleges in the country. Most notably the IITs and NITs. Here’s what you need to know about India’s largest engineering entrance exam.
About JEE Main quick facts
- The JEE main is attempted by roughly 14 lakh students in 2016.
- The aim of the JEE was to unify all entrance exams and reduce the pressure of several exams on students. However, it is still a high-pressure exam for Indian students.
- Not all states have accepted the JEE Main system. The States of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Nagaland, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Odisha have however joined JEE (Main) system.
- 2 lakh students will be selected for JEE Advanced 2017 through the JEE Main 2017 ranks.
- The Committee of Eminent Persons (CEP) has proposed some major changes for JEE on November 8th 2015. These changes may be implemented for JEE 2017 onwards.
|1||Online Registration for JEE Main - January 2019||1st September 2018 to 30th September 2018|
|2||Release of JEE Main Admit Card for January Exam||17th December 2018|
|3||JEE Main - January 2019 Exam Date||6th January 2019 to 20th January 2019|
|4||Declaration of JEE Main Result for January 2019||31st Jauary 2019|
|5||Online Registration for JEE Main - April 2019||8th February 2019 to 7th March 2019|
|6||Release of JEE Main Admit Card for April Exam||18th March 2019|
|7||JEE Main - April 2019 Exam Date||6th April 2019 to 20th April 2019|
|8||Declaration of JEE Main Result for April 2019||30th April 2019|
The maximum number of consecutive attempts is 3. If you have given the JEE twice and have also skipped a year without giving the JEE, you are not eligible for JEE Main 2017.
Qualifying Board Exam (or Equivalent exam)
The JEE Main accepts any of the boards that are accepted by the Association of Indian Universities, this includes the National Institute of Open Schooling as well. Also, Diplomas recognized by the All India Council for Technical Education also make a candidate eligible for the JEE Main. For a complete list of eligible exams and other criteria, refer to the official document.
Qualifying Board Exam year
This is roughly equivalent to the maximum number of attempts eligibility.
Only those candidates who have passed their Class 12th Exam or any other qualifying examination in 2016 or 2017; or those who are appearing in their Class 12th Exam or any other qualifying examination in 2017 are eligible to appear in JEE (Main) – 2017.
Note that if you have given the first attempt of your 12th board exam in 2014, but have repeated the exam to pass in 2015, you are not eligible for JEE Main 2017.
State specific guidelines
The student should also confirm the guidelines as issued by their respective state governments.The States of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Uttrakhand, Nagaland & Odisha have joined JEE (Main) system. This means that admissions to engineering institutes in these states will be based on the JEE Main exam instead of the local state exams.
However, there are some doubts remaining. For example, as the State of Odisha has joined the JEE (Main) system, admission to B.Tech/Engineering seats in Odisha will be through the JEE (Main). However, according to the official communication from CBSE – The maximum number of attempts and age limit for students applying in Odisha will be the “same as per their past practice”.
This is confusing as there was no age limit for a student attempting the Odisha JEE, and no mentioned number of attempts limit. However, the JEE Main has a maximum of 3 attempts. We are waiting for more information from the state of Odisha to clear this confusion.
Apply online by following these points;
- Download the information bulletin
- Read it carefully to check whether you are eligible
- Read the contents of online format & instructions for applying online given in the information bulletin
Keep the entire information ready
- Keep the scanned images of your photograph, signature and left hand thumb impression ready in JPG format only
- Fill in the online application form
- Upload scanned images of photograph, signature and left hand thumb impression
- Pay your examination fee by debit/credit card or e-challan
- E-challan can be generated after submission of details in online application form
- Download acknowledgement slip and keep the same in safe custody for future reference
For All Undergraduate Engineering Courses
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Those students interested in non-engineering courses (even at IITs, such as B.Des or B.Arch at IIT Guwahati and IIT Kharagpur) should register for Paper 2 as well, which is relatively not a challenging paper.
Further details such as a number of question and type of questions will be released later.
Make sure that you do not miss out on easy marks by not studying the simpler subjects such as Practical Chemistry and Nomenclature!
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Click here for a Complete Syllabus for JEE Main and JEE Advanced
For a detailed study on which chapters have the highest weightage, read the chapters with highest weightage for JEE.
As the syllabus for the JEE Main is derived from the NCERT syllabus, the NCERT books are very good for learning the theoryfor the JEE Main. For practicing questions and for a deeper understanding of theory, students prefer books like H.C. Verma for physics, etc. Have a look at our expert’s picks for the Best books for JEE.
The important chapters change every year. However, by observing the recent trend in JEE Main and JEE Advanced, we can predict the likelihood of questions from a particular chapter. We did just that in this post – where we calculated how many questions were asked from each chapter over the past 15 years. Our academic experts took this information a step further when they analyzed the difficulty level of each chapter to tell you ‘which chapters are less difficult but worth more marks?‘. These according to us are the most important chapters for JEE, as they are easy to learn, and also high-scoring.
Read all about Important topics for JEE Main 2017.
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- Not including the IITs and NITs, many other colleges also accept JEE Main scores. The States of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Nagaland, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Odisha have begun accepting the JEE Main scores in the state level colleges and universities (though in some cases with a quota for state exam students).
- There are a little over 15,000 seats in the NITs and over 9600 seats in the IITs. The IISERs and IIScs are also strong research institutes which admit students based on JEE.
- Around 14 lakh students competed for these seats in 2015. However, there is a slight trend away from engineering as 50,000 fewer students gave the JEE Main in 2015 as compared to 2014.
- Apart from these institutes, some private colleges conduct their own examinations for entrances, such as BITSAT, VIT and Manipal University. Some of these are also good options for your under-graduation.
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