JEE Main 2016: Application Form, Exam Pattern, Eligibility


Now it is clear that the students of our country have already known that the JEE Main is a national level entrance test for the admission to engineering and technological courses offered by various government, private and funded institutions including the NITs and IIITs. The JEE (Joint Entrance Exam) is a two tier exam. The first stage is JEE Main, which is gateway to the B.Tech courses offered by the institutes including NITs and IIITs. Beside this the candidates who qualified the JEE Main would be eligible for the JEE Advanced 2016 entrance test (22nd May 2016) which is a gateway for the B.Tech courses offered by the IITs. Candidates can check the JEE Main 2016 information below.

JEE Main 2016 Announced

The candidates are informed that the JEE Main 2016 has been announced, the application forms will be available from 1st December, 2015. The application can be filled online. The last date for filling the application form is 31th December, 2015.

JEE Main Participating States

As per the last year details the states as Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Nagaland & Odisha had participated in JEE Exam. The students seeking the admission in these states are advised to fill the JEE Main 2016 application form through online. These states were earlier admitting on the basis of state level entrance test.

Application Form

Before the application the candidates are suggested to get the Information Bulletin from the official site of the board and read carefully. The JEE Main application form 2016 will be available online only through the official website of the JEE Apex Board from 1st December 2015. There is no other mode for applying except the online mode. The last date of the application will be 31st December 2015.

Application Fee

The application fee criterion is as the following as per the last year:

papers Pen & Paper Based Test
Online mode
Appearing General/OBCs (Boys)
SC/ST/PWD/All Girls General/OBCs SC/ST/PWD/Girls
For examination centres opted in India
Paper 1 or 2 1000 500 500 250
Paper 1 and 2 both 1800 900 1300 650
For examination centres opted in foreign country
Paper 1 or 2 2500 1250 2500 1250
Paper 1 and 2 both 3800 1900 3800 1900

The candidates can calculate their JEE Main application form fees, by using JEE Main Fee calculator.

Click Here – To calculate your JEE Main Application fees.

JEE Main 2016 Correction

The board announce the period of correction in the particulars of the application form during the two weeks in second half of January in every year. If any candidate has committed the mistake in the application form like wrong personal details, educational details, thumb impression or any other (scanned photograph) can make it correct carefully by visiting the official website of the JEE main. Remember that it is the last chance, so you need to be very careful about that.

Pattern of Examination

Now it is confirmed that the JEE Main 2015 will be repeated in year 2016 with 40% weightage of board marks, directed by MHRD.

JEE Main 2016 will be comprised in two papers. The candidates seeking for the B.Tech/B.E must avail the paper 1 or the candidates seeking for the B.Arch/B.Planning must avail the paper 2. For architecture candidates must have a valid score card of NATA 2016. Candidates can apply for the both papers. The paper 1 will be asked in objective type questions in equally from the subjects as Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. The paper 2 will be asked in three parts. The part one will comprise in objective type questions in Mathematics subjects, part 2 will comprise in objective type questions on aptitude skills and part three will comprise in drawing test.

Paper one will be held through the both; computer based and pen & paper base exam while paper two will be held through the pen and paper based exam mode only. Both papers will be stretched in the duration of 3 hours each. The total question will be asked in paper 1 are 90 and each correct answer will carry the 4 marks while each incorrect answer will be punished with 1 mark.


The candidates are advised to read the following eligibility criteria before applying the JEE Main 2016:

Date of Birth:

Date of birth as recorded in the secondary education board will only be considered. The general and OBC candidates must bear on or after 1st October 1991 and the SC/ST/PwD candidates must bear on or after 1st October 1986. There is no minimum age limit for the JEE Main 2016. For the admission to Maharashtra and Odisha the age will be considered as the past admission process in their states through the state level exam.


The candidates must be passed or appearing the 12th or its equivalent examination from a recognized board with PCM group with minimum 50% in core subjects. Candidates passed the qualifying exam before 2014 will not eligible to exam. Candidates, who appeared the qualifying exam in 2013 but did not pass in same year and passed in 2014, will not be eligible. Improvement exam will be considered if the candidates will appear in all 5 subjects as per the scheme of study. Only three attempted are approved for appearing the JEE Main exam. For the admission to Maharashtra and Odisha the attempts will be considered as the past admission process in their states through the state level exam.

Jee Main 2016 Important Dates

  • JEE Main online application starts – 1st December 2015
  • JEE Main online application last date – 31th December 2015
  • Correction period – two weeks in second half of January 2016
  • Availability of JEE Main admit card 2016 – first week of March 2016 (onwards)
  • JEE Main pen and paper based paper – 3rd April, 2016 (Sunday)
  • JEE Main Computer based Paper – 9th & 10th April 2016 (Saturday & Sunday)
  • Display of Answer Key and OMR Sheet – fourth week of April 2016
  • JEE Main Result 2016 Declaration (paper 1 & paper 2) – first week of July 2016
  • Availability of score/rank cards – After the Declaration of AIR, JEE Main rank
Check – JEE Main 2016 Complete Application Procedure

Address for the Correspondence

Executive Director, JEE (Main),
CBSE, F.I.E, 482, Patparganj,
Industrial Area, Delhi-110092

Counselling Procedure

After the result announcement, JEE Main Counselling 2016 will commence from the 1st of July, 2016 (Tentatively). It will be organized by the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) and CSAB (Central Seat Allocation Board). The counselling will be organized through online process. From registration process to locking choices all process will done online. Candidate will participate in the counselling process from the official website of JoSAA and CSAB. Counselling has been divided into four rounds, first three rounds will be organized by JoSAA and fourth round which is a special counselling round will be conducted by CSAB.

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