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JEE Main 2017 Application form, Exam Dates and How to apply

JEE Main 2017 Application Process has started from Dec. 01, 2016. Candidates can fill the online application form on the official site of JEE Main. This year, CBSE has issued a fresh guideline for all the aspirants planning to appear fro JEE Main 2017. All the candidates must posses a valid aadhaar number to apply for JEE Main.

JEE Main 2017 online registration date has been extended by CBSE to Jan. 16, 2017. The date for submitting application fee is also extended to Jan. 17, 2017. The decision came after CBSE received plea from various students and schools for extension of dates. Earlier, states like Odisha had also requested for extending the Appliction Form submission date due to poor turnout of students.

Latest Update: The option to make changes in the uploaded images of JEE Main 2017 Application Form is now available on the official site. Login with the Application Number and password to make the requisite changes. Read More

There are mainly 3 stages in completing JEE Main Application Process – Filling online application form, uploading scanned images in the form and fee payment. The fee for General/OBC category candidates is INR 1000/- whereas the fee for Girls & SC/ST/PwD candidates in INR 500/-.

JEE Main Admit Card would be issued by CBSE after the first week of March-2017. Exam is scheduled to be conducted accross 103 cities in India and 8 international cities. Candidates can opt for any 4 centres in case of offline exam centres and only 1 centre in case of online centre.

In case someone is not enrolled for aadhaar, then they must register for enrolllment. CBSE has also started facilitation centres for aadhaar enrollment of aspirants. 

Check CBSE Clarification on Requirement of Aadhaar for JEE Main 2017

JEE Main 2017 Registration Dates

Candidates can check below important dates related to JEE Main application process. 

Commencement of JEE Main 2017 Online Applications December 1, 2016
Closing Date for submitting Online Applications and uploading of scanned images January 16, 2017 (Extended)
Closing date for Application Fee Payment through credit/debit card January 17, 2017 (up to 11:59 PM) – (Extended)
Closing date for Application Fee Payment through e-challan January 03, 2017 (up to working hours of banks)
JEE Main Application Form Correction January 21-31, 2017
JEE Main Admit Card Download Second Week of March, 2017


Official Notice for Extension of JEE Main 2017 Registration

CBSE released the official notice on December 30, 2016, to inform everyone regarding extension of JEE Main 2017 Application Form submission date.

JEE Main 2017 Application Form Extension


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How to Apply for JEE Main 2017

For registering for JEE Main candidates have to visit the official website . Click on “Apply for JEE Main 2017” . The application process includes following steps :-

  1. Filling up JEE Main application form
  2. Uploading of Photograph
  3. Fee Payment

Registration Process For JEE Main 2017

  • The new users have to click on the “Apply for JEE Main 2017 link on the left side to proceed with the registration process.
  • Existing users can enter login credentials to fill application form.
  • All the applicants must possess a valid aadhaar number to complete JEE Main 2017 Registration.
  • Candidates should also have a valid e mail ID & a mobile number for future correspondence.
  • Candidates have to choose a password of 8 to 13 characters with a capital letter, a smallletter, a special character (like @, _, etc.) and a number.
  • Candidates must ensure that they have filled correct and verifiable application form details.
  • Candidates must submit scanned copies of recent colored passport size photograph with their signature and left thumb impression according to the specifications.
  • The application fees for JEE Main 2017 Examination for boys is Rs.1000* and for girls is Rs.500* (*fee is for single paper only).
  • In case the candidates want to opt for both JEE (Main) Paper I (B.E. / B. Tech.) and JEE (Main) Paper II (B. Arch. / B. Planning), they will have to pay - Rs.1800 (Boys) and Rs.900 (Girls).
  • The fee can be remitted either by any credit/debit card or through e-Challan of Syndicate/Canara/ICICI/HDFC Bank.
  • Candidate is allowed to submit only one Application Form. Multiple applications are liable to be rejected.
  • After paying the prescribed application fee, candidates will have to submit the application form.
  • There is a facility to make correction in filled application form. Application can edit and make correction from January 21-31, 2017.

​​Candidates can apply through following steps :-

Step 1-Candidates will have to provide all the requisite details while filling the online application form. They will be also required to choose a password and Security Question and enter their answers. The Application number will be generated after submission of data and it will assist in completing the remaining steps of the Application Form and will be used for all future correspondence.

Candidate will be able to login directly for subsequent login sessions using their system generated Application Number and created Password.

Step 2

  • Candidates need to upload the scanned images of their photographs, signature and thumb impression should be in jpg/jpeg format only.
  • The size of the photograph image should be greater than 4 KB and less than 40 KB.
  • The size of the signature image should be greater than 1 KB and less than 30 KB.
  • The size of the thumb impression image should be greater than 1 KB and less than 30 KB.
  • The dimension of photograph image should be 3.5 cm (width) x 4.5 cm (Height) only.
  • The dimension of signature image should be 3.5 cm (length) x 1.5 cm (Height) only.
  • The dimension of thumb impression image should be 3.5 cm (length) x 1.5 cm (Height) only.

Note:Candidates can modify/ correct their particulars before the payment of fees. However, once the payment of fee has been made/ e-challan downloaded, these particulars cannot be modified.

Step III

Payment by Debit/Credit Card

  • Applicants will have to select Debit/Credit Card option to pay the application fee and follow with the instructions to complete the payment of fee.
  • Candidate will be able to print the acknowledgement page after their successful payment.
  • In case the acknowledgement page is not generated after the fee has been paid then the transaction stands cancelled and amount will be refunded to the candidate account within a week. The candidate has to make another payment till the Acknowledgement page is not generated

Payment by Bank E-challan

  • Applicants will have to select the bank (Syndicate/Canara/ICICI/HDFC) to remit the fee through e-challan mode.
  • An e challan will be generated from the system which will contain the particulars of the payment and the candidate.
  • The candidate has to take a printout of the same and take it to the nearest branch of the selected bank for making payment.
  • Once the payment transaction is confirmed by the Bank/CBSE, the candidate will be able to take out the printout of the Acknowledgement page.
  • In case, the Acknowledgement page is not generated, the candidate should contact the concerned bank/branch to update their transaction.

Note: Selecting date/slot for computer based exam:The applicants who will like to appear for the Computer Based Examination of Paper – I should select the date/slot as per their convenience after the payment of examination fee. In case, they don’t select any date/slot, then they will be allotted date/slot on random basis depending upon the availability.

JEE Main 2017 Application Fees 

Paper wise fees details

Paper I: The entrance exam fee for JEE paper I Offline examination is Rs.1000/- for boys and Rs.500/- for Girls belonging to General and OBC Categories. For SC/ST/PWD categories, the fee for boys is Rs.500/- and for girls is Rs.500/-. In case the candidates apply for the computer based examination then the fee for boys from General and OBC groups are is Rs.500/- and for girls is Rs.250/-. The candidates from SC/ST/PWD categories will have to pay Rs.250/-, common for both girls and boys.

Paper II: Candidates can appear only for the pen and paper based examination for paper II. The entrance exam fee for JEE paper II examination is Rs.1000/- for boys and Rs.500/- for Girls belonging to General and OBC Categories. For SC/ST/PWD categories, the fee for boys is Rs.500/- and for girls is Rs.500/-

EventsPen and Paper Based ExaminationComputer Based Examination (Paper-1(B.E. / B.Tech.) only)
Paper(s) Appearing(General/OBC)(SC/ST/PWD/Girls)(General/OBC)(SC/ST/PWD/Girls)
JEE (Main) Paper-1(B.E./B.Tech.) or JEE (Main) Paper-2 (B.Arch./B.Planning) only1000500500250
Both JEE (Main) Paper-1(B.E./B.Tech.) and JEE (Main) Paper-2 (B.Arch./B.Planning)18009001300600

Note :

(1) In case the examination fee is paid through credit/debit cards, the candidate will need to pay an additional processing charge as following

Credit Card: 1.20% of the examination fee plus the service tax as applicable.

Debit Card: 0.75% + taxes for examination fee up to Rs. 2000 and 1% + taxes for examination fee more than Rs.2000.

(2) Application fee once paid will not be refunded (full or partial) under any circumstances.

Note: In case of Credit card, the processing fee is 1.2% of the examination fee plus the service tax as applicable. In case the payment is made through Debit card, then it is 0.75% + taxes for examination fee up to Rs.2000 and 1% + taxes applicable for examination fee more than 2000.

Application fee for centers opted outside India

In case the applicant wants to attempt for the offline (Pen and Paper based examination) for either paper I or Paper II then the application fee will INR 2500/- for male candidates from gen and OBC categories and INR 1250/- for applicants from SC/ST/PWD categories and female candidates. In case the candidates wants to apply for the online examination (computer based examination) for Paper I then similarly the application fee will INR 2500/- for male candidates from gen and OBC categories and INR 1250/- for applicants from SC/ST/PWD categories and female candidates.

EventsPen and Paper Based ExaminationComputer Based Examination (Paper-1(B.E. / B.Tech.) only)
Paper(s) Appearing(General/OBC)(SC/ST/PWD/Girls)(General/OBC)(SC/ST/PWD/Girls)
JEE (Main) Paper-1(B.E./B.Tech.) or JEE (Main) Paper- (B.Arch./B.Planning) only500150500150
Both JEE (Main) Paper-1(B.E./B.Tech.) and JEE (Main) Paper- (B.Arch./B.Planning3800190038001900

JEE Main 2017 Admit Card 

The admit card for the JEE Main would be uploaded on the JEE Main official website in second week of March - 2017. Candidates are required to enter their application numbers and date of birth to download their admit cards. A call center will be also functional on all working days from March 1, 2017 to address queries related to admit card. In case of any discrepancies in the particulars mentioned in the admit cards then the candidate should immediately get in touch with the CBSE for prompt action. Candidates should also make sure that their credentials and exam preferences & choices are accurately indicated on the admit card.


JEE Main 2017 Application Process for International Applicants

The candidates from OCI/PIO/Foreign categories are not eligible foradmission to NITs, IIITs, CFTIs through JEE Main Channel. The state of eligibility mentioned in the application form is applicable for these candidates. However, these candidates must ensure that the boards from which they have passed should be recognized by the Association of Indian Universities. They are advised to check the admission brochure carefully for checking their eligibility as per the academic qualifications eligibility. These candidate might be asked to obtain the Certificate from the Association of Indian Universities like in the case in JEE Advanced 2017 registration procedure.

Documents required by foreign nationals

  • They should hold a valid foreign passport along with a residential permit in India granted for studies or a Student Visa for the prescribed duration of the concerned programme.
  • The Qualifying Examination/Certificates of the candidates must have been recognized and approved by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) / Commonwealth Universities / International Association of Universities (IAU) as equivalent to the corresponding Indian Degrees/ Certificates.
  • Foreign students can also obtain “Student Registration Card Report” which will assist them in carrying out registration with the Foreigners Regional Registration Officer (FRRO)/Foreigners Registration Officer (FRO).


JEE MAIN 2017 Exam Centers Outside India

There are five centers for pen and paper based examination outside India and eight centers for Computer based examination outside India. The computer based examination will be conducted at Colombo, Kathmandu, Singapore, Bahrain, Dubai, Muscat, Riyadh and Sharjah on April 09, 2017. The pen and paper based examination for Paper I will be conducted in Bahrain, Dubai, Muscat, Riyadh and Sharjah only on April 2, 2017 from 09:30 to 12:30 while the Paper based examination will be conducted in all the 8 cities for paper II on April 2, 2017 from 2.00 PM to 5.00 PM IST.

Exceptions For International Applicants in JEE Main 2017

The Applicants from OCI/PIO/Foreign category are not eligible for admission to NITs, IIITs, CFTIsthrough JEE Main Channel. However, they need to qualify JEE Main 2017 in order to appear for JEE Advanced examination. There are certain exceptions for the candidates belonging to Nepal/Bhutan/Foreign/OCI/PIO category in the registration process of JEE Main.

  • These candidates will not select the state in which their school/ study center is located from where they have passed/appeared in the qualifying examination.
  • International candidates don’t require aadhaar number to register for JEE Main 2017.
  • If the candidate has passed 10+2 from outside India and does not belong to the Nepal/ Bhutan/Foreign/OCI/PIO then they will select the state mentioned on their passport.
  • The applicants from Nepal/ Bhutan/Foreign/OCI/PIO have to select “Other” in the Board Name column in the Application form.

JEE Main Form Correction

The JEE Main authorities has issued following notice in accordance to JEE Main form Correction  according to which you can edit details that you have submitted while applying online December 15-31, 2016. If by chance you have entered your incorrect name or your educational details you can correct from January 21-31, 2017. The official notification was issued by the JEE Apex Body for form correction

Note: that you are allowed to make changes regarding your personal details, your academic details and your contact details. Candidates however will not be allowed to change their exam centers and their mode of appearing for examination from pen and paper mode to computer based mode. If due to changes made by you, the fee you paid is varied then the remaining fee will be return back to you within a 1 week period.

JEE Main 2017 Exam Centers

How to Choose Centers in JEE Main 2017

Applicants will have to choose 4 examination centers for the Pen and Paper based examination while those looking to appear for online examination should select only 1 examination center. The examination center would be allotted in the order of preference and no. of candidates opting for a particular center. JEE Main Exam will be conducted at 104 cities in India and 9 international cities.

The aspirants will be allowed to choose examination centers during online registration process. Applicants looking to appear for the computer based test for paper I should opt for the desired date and slot during online registration. In case applicants does not select the date and slot, they would be allotted the date and slot on random basis

JEE Main 2017 Change in Exam Centers

The change of city for examination and change of mode for appearing in the examination is not possible according to the official notification. Moreover, the final allotment of examination center is reserved with the exam conducting body i.e, CBSE depending on the availability of accommodation at particular examination centers. For example, “In case of increase in number of candidates opting the city of Delhi for Computer Based Examination of JEE Main–2017, some candidates may be allotted examination center in Noida/Greater Noida/Ghaziabad/Faridabad/ Gurgaon.”


JEE Main 2017 Eligibility

The basic eligibility criterion for appearing in JEE Main is passed in class 12th or equivalent from a recognized board. Candidate should be passed in 10+2 or equivalent with 45% marks in each of the subject (40% in case of reserved categories). Other requirements for being eligible is as following-

  • Mandatory Subjects - Applicant must have studied 5 subjects in class 12. For B.E./ B.Tech. Candidates should have studied Physics and Mathematics along with one of the Chemistry/Biology/Biotechnology. For B.Arch./ B. Planning., aspiring candidate should be passed in Mathematics subject along with 50% marks in total including five subjects.
  • Year of Passing-Year of passing of the applicants can be 2015/2016 and not before that. Candidates appearing in 2017 examination are also eligible to apply, provided they can submit their results by June 15, 2017.
  • Number of Attempts- An applicant can appear only 3 times for JEE exam. The no. of attempts however differ for the applicants seeking admission in state based institutions.
  • Age Limit: Candidates’ date of birth should be on or after October 1, 1991 (5 years relaxation for SC/ST/PWD i.e 1987).
  • Special Case for MP, Nagaland and Odisha: The states of Odisha, Nagaland and Madhya Pradesh have joined the JEE Main system in 2015 only. Therefore, the criterion of age limit for admission to institutes of these institutes which were earlier admitting candidates on basis of their state level examination, will be continuing their earlier practices only. The number of attempts in such cases will also remain same as per their past practice for admission to the state level institutions only.

NOTE: The candidate seeking age relaxation and relaxation in academic qualifications through reserved categories will have to provide the requisite documents/certifications at the time of admission otherwise their candidature will be cancelled. The Applicants belonging to SC/ST/OBC-NCL will have to submit the necessary caste certificates issued by a competent authority while candidates from PWD category should provide their disability certificate stating that their level of disability is at least 40%.


JEE Main 2017 Reservation

The JEE Main 2017 eligibility criterion would also include reservation policies which will determine the final merit list for the reserved categories. Candidates will be assigned All India Rank (AIR) as per their respective category reservation policy. The following categories will be considered in JEE Main 2017:

  • NCL-OBC (Non Creamy Layer – Other Backward Class):  27%
  • Scheduled Castes (SC): 15%
  • Scheduled Tribes (ST): 7.5%
  • Persons with Disability: 3%
  • No reservation for ex-servicemen or other quotas. However, for State engineering colleges who have opted for admitting candidates through JEE Main 2017, the reservation rules of that state shall apply.

The candidates who are looking to seek admission through reserved categories should ensure that they fulfill the academic and other eligibility for the reserved categories. They will have to provide the relevant certificates and documents at the time of seat allotment as well as during admission process.


JEE Main 2017 Appendices

  • The JEE Main Admit Card is available on Official Website.
  • The offline exam for Paper I (B.E. / B. Tech.) and Paper II (B. Arch./ B. Planning) is scheduled for April 3, 2017. The paper I will be conducted in the morning session while the paper II will be conducted in the afternoon session across different cities in India and several exam centers outside India. The Computer based exam for Paper I would be conducted on April 9-10, 2017 respectively. Candidate should choose the date and slot for online examination at the time of registration online. They will otherwise be randomly allotted date/time for the computer based test.

JEE Main Normalization

The Percentile of a Candidate will be calculated as - 100 X NUMBER OF CANDIDATES IN THE ‘GROUP’ WITH AGGREGATE MARKS LESS THAN THE CANDIDATE/TOTAL NUMBER OF THE CANDIDATES IN THE ’GROUP’. Weightage for JEE Main score and Board marks will be as following - JEE Main score 60% and Board Percentage 40%.

Normalization is mainly used for indexing a large amount of ambiguous data in an unambiguous manner. It does not include any type of redundancy in the date but presents a clear picture of figures. To identify which subjects have been considered for all calculations, you can go through the eligibility criteria of JEE Main. In case of alternative subject best marks will be considered. Calculation of XII marks through normalization:

  • Let us say, A0 is the total marks obtained by students in JEE Main
  • B0 is the total marks obtained by students in five subjects in their respective board & their percentile have been termed as P. This score has been computed by considering all students of that board.
  • Estimate JEE (Main) marks with respect to percentile on all India basis & named it as B1.
  • Now, calculate JEE Main marks corresponding to percentile (P) with respect to set of marks obtained in JEE Main by the student of that board. Embrace this as B2.
  • Final JEE Main Normalized Score would be calculated as; Bfinal = 0.5 x (B1+B2)
  • The Composite Score is the criterion used for admissions in the CFTI’s which includes JEE Main performance of the candidate and the normalized Board Performance of the Candidate in 60:40 ratio. The formula used for the calculation is as follows:

C= 0.6 x A0 + 0.4 x Bfinal


JEE Main 2017 Exam Schedule

The offline exam for JEE Main 2017 for Paper I and Paper II will be conducted on April 3, 2017 and the online exam for Paper I will be conducted on April 9-10, 2017. The offline exam for Paper I is scheduled in the first session (09:30 AM to 12:30 PM) while the offline exam for Paper II is scheduled for the second session (14:00 AM to 17:00 PM). Candidates should remember the exam time schedule carefully as they will be required to reach their exam centers at least 30 minutes before the commencement of examination or else they might not be allowed to give the entrance exam.

Schedule for Pen and Paper Based Test

 Paper-1 (B.E. / B. Tech.)Paper-2 (B.Arch. / B. Planning.)
DATES OF EXAMINATIONApril 3, 2017 (Sunday)April 3, 2017 (Sunday)
Entry in the Examination Hall0900 HRS. (IST)1330 HRS. (IST)
Distribution of Test Booklet0920 HRS. (IST)1350 HRS. (IST)
Seal of the Test Booklet to be broken/opened to take out the Answer Sheet0925 HRS. (IST)1355 HRS. (IST)
Last entry in the Examination Hall0930 HRS. (IST)1400 HRS. (IST)
Test commences0930 HRS. (IST)1400 HRS. (IST)
Test concludes1230 HRS. (IST)1700 HRS. (IST)

Schedule for Computer Based Test

EventsMorning SessionAfternoon session
Entry in the Examination Hall0900 HRS. (IST)1330 HRS. (IST)
Last entry in the Examination Hall0930 HRS. (IST)1400 HRS. (IST)
Test commences0930 HRS. (IST)1400 HRS. (IST)
Test concludes1230 HRS. (IST)1700 HRS. (IST)


JEE MAIN 2017 Frequently Asked Questions

Ques. When a candidate can select the date of computer based examination?

Sol: At the time of filling the form for JEE Main itself after paying the fee. If a candidate do not select the date for computer based examination, he/she will be allotted the date as per the availability.

Ques. If a candidate has passed in 2015 and has appeared for improvement in 2016, what he will fill in the academic details section?

Sol: These candidates have to decide as to which percentage of marks i.e. 2015 or 2016 is better and according to that, they will have to select the year and corresponding roll number in the first step of application form of JEE Main 2017. The candidates who are appearing for improvement in 2017 and have passed class 12th in 2016 can fill the form using any of the following methods:

  • Select the year of passing class 12th as 2016 and enter the roll number, name of the board in the first step of the application form. In the second step of application form select ‘yes’ in the column – appearing for improvement examination.


  • Select the year of appearing class 12th as 2017 and fill the remaining form correctly.

Ques. In case photograph is not having name and date, would the form be rejected?

Sol: Applicant’s name and date on which the photograph is taken is to be mentioned on the photograph and in case uploaded photograph does not have name and date, the form is liable to be rejected. However, the Joint Apex Board in consideration of the situation would not disqualify the candidates and would be allowed to give the test.

Ques. How will an NRI or a foreign student enter his/her mobile number?

Sol: These Candidates will enter the mobile number of his/her relative residing in India.

Ques. While paying the fee, what a candidate can do in case of failed transaction?

Sol: In case the payment status of online transaction (by credit/debit card) is not indicated by payment gateway in real time then fee payment will not be considered as completed. In this case, the candidates are required to pay the fees again either through online transaction or by e- challan and to download the acknowledgement page. Your amount of failed transaction of credit/debit card will be refunded back within 7 to 10 days.

Ques. What will the language medium for the Entrance exam?

Sol: The exam Paper will be available in Hindi and English Medium while the Examination Centre Cities in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli will also have the option of Gujarati along with Hindi and English.


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