The new pattern of JEE aims to create an umbrella through single combined entrance exam for the admission to over 2500 engineering college (Govt+Private) in the country. It minimize over 50 different engineering entrance exam to one.

In 2012, the government-run Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) that earlier conducted the AIEEE, announced the JEE that replaced the AIEEE and IIT-JEE. The JEE-Main, which replaces AIEEE, is for admission to the National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), and some other colleges designated as "centrally funded technical institutes" (CFTIs) The JEE-Advanced, which replaces IIT-JEE, is for admission to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). Only the students selected in JEE Mains are eligible for appearing in JEE Advanced. About 220,000 students are selected each year.

There are some institutes like the Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs), Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology, and the Indian Institute of Science which use the score obtained in JEE Advanced as the basis for admission. These are not participating institutes of central IIT JEE Advanced counselling of which all IITs are members. Any student who takes admission to IITs cannot appear for the JEE-Advanced exam in the next year, but the same is not the case with IISc, IISER, RGIPT and other institutes as these institutes only use JEE Advanced score for admission.

As per the reports from Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) of Government of India, the government is considering to conduct only one common engineering entrance test based on the lines of NEET for all engineering colleges, including private institutions, across India

Benefits of JEE

JEE conducts a single entrance exam for all engineering aspirants in India to take admission into engineering /science institutions. There is no need to apply various entrance exams. The students will be free and relaxed after appearing in a single exam. Owing to this, stress level will considerably reduced and a student can avoid multiple exam which pose the challange of preparing for different syllabi and patterns. In a substantial financial savings for parents. A simultaneous preparation of school/board examination and JEE will yield better results. Introduction of JEE eliminates unnecessary wastage of time effort & money.

Institutes Participating Under JEE and their Number of state

In September 2013, the IIT Council approved the decision of the Joint Admission Board to continue with the two-phase JEE pattern ("Main" followed by "Advanced") for IITs in 2014. Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) conducted the joint admission process for a total of 23 IITs, ISM, 32 NITs, 18 IIITs and 19 other Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs).

  • 22-IITs +ISM, Dhanbad (4-new IITs:Chhattisgarh, goa, Jammu and Karnataka) =10,500 plus seats
  • 31-National Institutes of Technology (NITs) =20,000 plus seats
  • 20-Indian Institutes of information technology (IIITs) =2500 plus seats
  • 18-other government funded technical institutes (100-LSLTs + 1000-GFTIs = 5000 plus seats
  • 6-indian institute of science education & research (IISERs) + 1- indian institute of science(IISc) =2500 plus seats
  • 1-indian institute of space science and technology (IIST) + 3-indian statistical institute (ISIc) =500 plus seats 1000- state leavel colleges(PETs)
  • Overall 2500 institute participate for 5.5 lac seats through JEE

Important Dates Of JEE

Start of online application for JEE exam ( main) 1st week December
Last date for online submission of application Last week Decembe
JEE ( main ) - Offline Examination 1st week April
Declaration of JEE ( main ) score Last week April
Registration and payment of fee for JEE ( advance ) Last week April to 1st week of May
Admit Card available for downloading 2nd week of May to 3rd week of may
JEE (Advance ) - Entrance exam ( online only ) 3rd week of May
Online declaration of JEE (advance ) Result 2nd week of June
Declaration of all India Rank ( AIR ) 1st week of July


  • Indian citizen and foreign nationals are eligible to apply.
  • Students should have born on or after 1st October 1992 (for general candidates) and 1st October 1987 (for SC/ST & PwD candidates).
  • Students can attempt for JEE Advanced for maximum two times in consecutive years.
  • Candidates who have been admitted in an IIT/ISM in the past are not eligible to appear the JEE Advanced or candidates who have accepted any seat in IIT/ISM by reporting at the reporting centre. Students whose admissions were cancelled at IITs or ISM are not eligible to apply.
  • Candidate should be among the top 2,20,000 (including all categories) in Paper-1 of JEE (Main) 2017 to be eligible for JEE Advanced 2017.
  • The percentages of various categories are: 27% for OBC-NCL, 15% for SC, 7.5% for ST and the remaining 50.5% is OPEN for all. Within each of these four categories, 3% horizontal reservation is available for PwD (including Dyslexic) candidates.
  • Candidates appeared in the 12th or equivalent exam in the year 2016 or 2017 for the first time in all subjects are eligible to apply.
  • In the 12th or equivalent exam, candidates should have obtained 75% aggregate for general students and 65% aggregate for SC/ST and PwD candidates.
  • Students should be within the category-wise top 20 percentile of successful candidates in their respective12thor equivalent board exam.
  • For calculating the aggregate marks and cut-off marks for fulfilling the top 20 percentile criterion,
  • the following 5 subjects will be considered

(a) Physics
(b) Chemistry
(c) Mathematics
(d) a Language
(e) any subject (other than four above mentioned subject).

  • The aggregate marks must be calculated out of 100. If the marks of any subject is not out of 100 then the marks will be scaled (up or down) to 100
  • If marks in the qualifying examination are provided in a grading format, then the candidate should obtain a certificate from the Board specifying the equivalent marks and submit it at the time of acceptance of the allocated seat. If certificate is not provided, then the decision taken by the Joint Implementation Committee of JEE (Advanced) will be final.
  • Class XII examination conducted by any recognised central/state Board
  • Intermediate or two year Pre- University examination conducted by a recognised Board/University
  • Final examination of the two- year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy
  • Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling with a minimum of five subjects
  • Any Public School/ Board/ University examination in India or in any foreign country recognized as equivalent to the 10+2 system by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

Test Pattern of JEE

The admission to the undergraduate programmes at the JEE (main&advance) is based on a two-tier test. The first test is called the JEE (main) for NITs & IITs shall be held during the month of April (both offline and online ) conducted by CBSE/ ministry of human resources development (MHRD). The second test, JEE advance for IITs&ISM- Dhanbad shall be held in the month of may (only offline) which is conducted by the IITs/JEE body.


JEE Main has two papers, Paper-1 and Paper-2. Candidates may opt for either or both of them. Both papers contain multiple choice questions. Paper 1 is for admission to B.E./B.Tech courses and is conducted in both online and offline modes. Paper-2 is for admission in B.Arch and B.Planning courses and is conducted offline only. Incorrect answer will be awarded 1/4th negative marks.

Total questions : 90 Max. marks : 90*4=360 Duration of paper : 3 hrs
Courses Paper Type of Question (MCQ) Subjects No. of.Questions Max. Marks Nagative Marks Durations
B.E. / B.Tech. Paper-I Objective question with equal weightage Physics 30 120 -1 3 hrs
(9.30 - 12.30)
Chemistry 30 120 -1
Methamatics 30 120 -1
Total 90 360


The JEE (advance) consist of two objectives type papers i.e paper1 and paper 2. Each paper consist of three parts physics, chemistry, mathematics with 3 separate sections i.e section-1,2 3.each paper compare of 54 questions, 18-questions from each subject. The maximum mark are 186 for each paper comprising 62 marks for each subject. For the paper 1 and paper 2,each subject carried 124 (62*2) marks and the total marks are 372 (124*3). duration of each paper is 3 hours. In some sections, incorrect answers are rewarded negative marks. Questions in both English and Hindi.

Paper I Time:3hrs Total questions:18*3=54 max:marks:62*3=186
Questions and mark difference for each subject
Sections Type of question No of questions Max marks Full Marks Partial mark Negative mark
1 Single correct option 01-05 3*5=15 +3 - -2
2 One or more then one correct option(s) 06-13 4*8=32 +4 +1 -2
3 Single digit integer (0-9) 14-18 3*5=15 +3 - -
Multiple choice questions (MCQs) Total=18 62 - - -
Paper-2 Time:3hrs Total questions:18*3=54 max:marks:62*3=186
Questions and mark difference for each subject
Sections Type of question No of questions Max marks Full Marks Partial mark Negative mark
1 Single correct option 01-05 3*5=15 +3 - -2
2 One or more then one correct option(s) 06-13 4*8=32 +4 +1 -2
3 Single digit integer (0-9) 14-18 3*5=15 +3 - -
Multiple choice questions (MCQs) Total=18 62 - - -