The Joint Entrance Examination is conducted in two parts – JEE Main and JEE Advanced. These are conducted to shortlist candidates for premium engineering colleges across the country. Clearing JEE Main paves your way to the National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs) and also makes you eligible to sit for JEE Advanced which is held to select students for Indian Institute of Technology (IITs), Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology and Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs).
The exam conducted each year sees lakhs of students appearing for it and this year is no exception. Let us have a look at the important dates and other information about JEE 2017.
• JEE Main 2017 Pen and Paper based examination shall be held on 2nd April 2017 and the computer based test (CBT) shall be conducted on 8th and 9th of April 2017.
• JEE Main 2017 result shall be declared on the 27th of April.
• The last date to submit the JEE Main application form was the 16th of January. Any flaws in the data entered in the registration form can be corrected by visiting the website www.jeemain.nic.in starting today that is the 25th of Jan 2017 to 3rd Feb 2017. The registered candidates for the exam can visit the website to verify/ correct their particulars.
• Top 2,20,000 candidates from JEE Mains 2017 shall be eligible to sit for JEE Advanced 2017.
• Registration for JEE Advanced 2017 shall be done from 28th April to 2nd May.
• JEE Advanced examination shall be conducted on the 21st of May 2017 and the result for the same shall be declared on the 11th of the subsequent month.
Union Ministry of Human Resource Development has made the following two changes in the JEE pattern for 2017:
• No weightage shall be given to the class 12th score while calculating JEE Main ranks.
• The candidate should score at least 75% marks in class 12th exams or should be in the top 20 percentile in class 12th examination conducted by the respective boards so as to be eligible for admission in NITs/ IITs/ IITs and other CFTIs. A relaxation of 10% is given to the SC/ ST students which means they must score a minimum of 65% marks to qualify for this.