Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main is conducted to offer admissions to interested candidates in undergraduate engineering programmes at NITs (National Institutes of Technology), IIITs (Indian Institutes of Information Technology) and other centrally funded technical institutions (CFTIs) located across the country. JEE Main Paper-1 evaluates the aptitude of candidates who want to pursue BE/BTech at NITs, IIITs and CFTIs. This exam is also the eligibility test for JEE advanced which is the entrance exam to secure admissions in programmes on offer by 16 IITs and Indian School of Mines (ISM). The top 1,50,000 score holders in JEE Main are only eligible to apply for JEE Advanced exam.
The exam eligibility criteria for JEE Main 2016 mentions that interested candidates should have appeared for at least five subjects in their Class XII or equivalent qualifying examination. Thus, candidates who have studied just four subjects in their Class XII or equivalent qualifying examination are not permitted to sit for JEE Main.
Candidates can appear for this engineering entrance exam for a maximum of three times. Also, candidates are advised to note as well as verify for themselves the eligibility for appearing in JEE Advanced 2016. Candidates need to note as well as verify the eligibility for admissions into individual institutes through JEE Main exam.
Candidates are eligible for admissions in NITs, IIITs and CFTIs on the basis of choices made by them in their registration forms as well as their performance in JEE Main 2016. After the entrance exam is conducted, candidates will go through a counselling session where they will be given their All India Ranks for JEE Main 2016. Based on this rank, candidates will be given a choice to select their preferred institute/engineering branch/programme at the appropriate time.
To register for JEE Main 2016 candidates need to fill a detailed JEE Main application form online. In order to successfully apply for the exam online, candidates need to upload the following on the JEE Main 2016 official website:
JEE Main 2016 exam for BE/BTech will be conducted both as a computer based test as well as an offline, pen-paper entrance examination. Candidates need to reach the JEE Main exam venue at least 30 minutes before the commencement of the examination. This is necessary because candidates have to complete the JEE Main 2016 registration formalities before the examination. The registration desk for the exam will be closed five minutes before the commencement of the examination. Candidates need to carry a copy of documents as mentioned in the table below on the day of the examination and submit the same to the invigilator at the examination centre.
|Applicable Criteria to candidates||Copy of Document/s required to be brought and submitted to the invigilator at the Centre after writing JEE Main Roll No. on it|
|Candidates, who qualified in class 12th/ qualifying Examination in 2013 or 2014, and have not opted for improvement of performance in 2016||Copy of their Final marks- sheet/ marks statement of Class 12th /Qualifying Examination of year 2013 or 2014.|
|Candidates, who qualified in class 12th/qualifying Examination in 2013 or 2014, and have opted for improvement of performance in 2016 in all subjects.||Copy of their Admit card/Hall ticket for improvement of performance in Class 12th/Qualifying Examination 2016.|
|Candidates, who are appearing in class 12th/qualifying examination in 2016.||Copy of their Admit card/Hall ticket for class 12th/Qualifying Examination 2016.|