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In pursuance of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, Notification,
the 4th Joint Entrance Examination (Main) – 2016 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
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) -2016 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
I. 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
normalization of marks, eligibility for admission, reservation policies and important dates will be
available on JEE (Main) website www.jeemain.nic.in on 1st December 2015. The aspiring
candidates are requested to download the information bulletin from above mentioned website
only and read the same carefully before applying.
II. APPLICATION FORM –
The aspiring candidates have to apply online only through JEE (Main) website
www.jeemain.nic.in. The online application process will start from 1st December, 2015 onwards.
The last date for application is 31st December, 2015. The eligibility criteria for JEE (Main) & JEE
(Advanced) are different. The candidates are requested to read the information bulletin carefully
and themselves ensure their eligibility as per the criteria laid down for JEE (Main) as well as JEE
III. Eligibility for Appearing in examination:-
A. 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
B. 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 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 who passed Class 12th/Qualifying examination in 2013 or before as well as those who
will appear in such examination in 2017 or later are not eligible to appear in JEE (Main) – 2016.
The candidates who appeared in class 12th/ equivalent qualifying Examinations in 2013, did not
pass in 2013, but passed in 2014 are also not eligible to appear in JEE (Main) 2016.
The candidates willing to appear for improvement examination of class 12th in 2016 have to
appear in all the 5 subjects as per the scheme of study of the concerned board. Further, they may
also note that in the percentile system, the total marks (of all five subjects) obtained/shown on the
mark-sheet of a particular year are required in JEE (Main) and also in JEE (Advanced). The
marks from two different year’s (i.e. marks for 3 subjects from year 2015 and marks for other 2
subjects from 2016) mark-sheets cannot be considered for percentile calculation.
C. NUMBER OF ATTEMPTS –
The number of attempts which a candidate can avail at JEE (Main) shall be limited to 03 (three).
D. NUMBER OF ATTEMPTS AND AGE LIMIT FOR THE STATES OF ODISHA –
Since the State of Odisha have joined JEE (Main) system, the age limit, for admission to
institutions in the state of Odisha which were earlier admitting candidates based on their Sate
level examinations, will be as per their past practice only. The number of attempts in such cases
will also remain same as per their past practice. This will, however, be obviously not applicable
for admission to IITs/NITs/IIITs/CFTIs.
IV. ONLINE APPLICATION FORM SUBMISSION –
Online application has to be submitted through JEE (Main) -2016 website www.jeemain.nic.in.
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 acknowledgment slip after
successful submission of data and payment of fee and keep the same in the safe custody for any
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
Seven (7) Steps to be followed 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
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
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)