JEE Main 2017 – The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2017 was held on pen and paper based mode on April 2 and in online mode on April 8 and 9. JEE Main 2017 was held across 113 cities in India and abroad. The answer key of JEE Main 2017 for paper 2 has been released by CBSE on May 12. Candidates who have appeared in the exam can check and download JEE Main 2017 answer key for Paper 2 from the link below. The JEE Main 2017 Paper 2 result will be declared on May 27. The JEE Main result was declared for around 11,98,989 candidates who appeared in the exam. Among the total candidates, 10,15,349 appeared in pen and paper based mode and remaining 1,83,640 candidates took the exam in online mode held on April 8 & 9. While preparing JEE Main 2017 result CBSE has not considered class 12 marks for determining JEE AIR of candidates. As per the notification, there shall be no weightage for the 12 class marks in calculating the ranks in JEE Main examination but for the admission in the IITs/NITs/IIITs candidates must secure at least 75% marks or be in the top 20 percentile in the class 12 examination. Based on the JEE 2017 result, top 220000 candidates have shortlisted for appearing in JEE advanced 2017 scheduled to be held on May 21. Also, based on JEE Main result candidates have been selected for admission to around 24000 seats in B. Tech/B.E. programmes seats in 31 NITs, 20 IIITs and 18 GFTIs. Candidates can check download JEE Main result, AIR, cut off and know their marks vs rank from this page.
The result and All India Rank (AIR) of JEE Main Paper I was declared on April 27, 2017. The official answer key and OMR (response) sheets were available from April 18, 2017.
Latest: JEE Main 2017 Answer Key for Paper 2 available here
JEE Main 2017 OMR Sheets for Paper 2 available now
JEE Main 2017 Result
The result of JEE Main has been declared on April 27, 2017 while JEE Main Paper 2 result will be declared on May 27. The examination authority CBSE has declared the result for all candidates who have appeared in JEE Main 2017. The JEE Main 2017 result contains overall and subject wise marks of candidates, total score, All India rank and status to appear in JEE Advanced. To check JEE Main result, candidates have to enter their required credentials such as their roll number and date to birth in a specified field. Along with the JEE Main result, the cutoff score has also been released. The marks of class 12 has not been taken into consideration for preparing JEE Main 2017 Rank. On the basis of the marks, All India rank has been prepared and counselling will be conducted for allotment of around 350000 B.Tech seats in IITs, NITs, IIITs and GFTIs candidates
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The JEE Main 2017 cut off has been released. Candidates can check JEE Main 2017 cut off for General, OBC, SC, ST and PwD from the table given below. JEE Main 2017 cut off is lower as compared to previous year. The JEE Main 2017 general category cut off is 81 while the OBC category JEE Main 2017 cut off is 49. For category cut off wise JEE Main cut off check the table below.
|S.No.||Category||JEE Main 2017 Cutoff Score||JEE Main 2016 Cutoff Score|
|1.||Common Rank List||81||100|
|2.||Other Backward Class (OBC-NCL)||49||70|
|3.||Scheduled Caste (SC)||32||52|
|4.||Scheduled Tribe (ST)||27||48|
The minimum score that is used to screen admissions is the cutoffs. For the admissions which are held through JoSAA, the cutoffs will be differing from institute to institute as well as the courses. Some institutes are more preferred and some disciplines too for eg NIT Warangal, NIT Trichy are top preferred ones as are the disciplines like Computer Science Engineering, Mechanical Engineering etc. Candidates can use the JEE Main 2016 cutoffs to understand the scores that are needed for admissions to preferred institutes. Check the cutoff details for some of the top ranked institutes and disciplines below to get an understanding.
|S.No.||Name of NITs||JEE Main 2016 Cutoff|
|Opening Rank||Closing Rank|
The expected cutoff of JEE Main was released by various coaching institutes after the completion of exam. Candidates, through the cutoff score can get a rough idea of their chances to qualify the exam. As per the experts from the institute, it is expected that the cutoff of JEE main 2017 for candidates of general category will be around 100 marks whereas, for the candidates of OBC category, the cutoff will be somewhere around 70.
|General||95 – 100||100||105||115|
|OBC – NCL||65 – 72||70||70||74|
|Scheduled Caste (SC)||45 – 52||52||50||53|
|Scheduled Tribe (ST)||42 – 50||48||44||47|
Admissions to 31 National Institutes of Technology, 20 IIITs and 18 Other-Government Funded Technical Institutes are through JEE Main 2017 Scores/ Rank. JEE Main Paper, I is for the engineering and technology courses whereas Paper II is for the architecture courses offered by the NITs, IIITs and other GFTIs. The list of the JEE Main 2017 Participating Institutes can be checked by clicking on the given link above.
The Indian Institute of Information Technology, Amethi, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh is no more included in the Participating Institutes of JEE Main 2017.
In addition, students from the states of Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Nagaland & Odisha must fill the JEE Main application form as these states will hold their undergraduate engineering admissions through JEE Main 2017. Candidates may note that Gujarat is no longer a participating state. The ACPC has declared that GUJCET 2017 will be the exam to be held instead of JEE Main 2017 in the state.
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The table below contains starting date and deadlines for all the events of JEE Main 2017. Candidates can refer to the table for tracking all the events of the examination.
|S.No.||JEE Main 2017 Event||Dates|
|1.||Application forms were available from||December 01, 2016|
|2.||The last date to submit the form was||January 16, 2017|
|3.||Official Mock Test was provided on||December 16, 2016|
|4.||Candidates could submit the application fee until||January 18, 2017|
|5.||Downloading of acknowledgement page began from||January 24, 2017|
|6.||JEE Main 2017 application correction window was functional from||January 25 to February 03, 2017|
|7.||Admit card issued from
||March 14, 2017|
|8.||JEE Main 2017 was held on||
April 02, 2017
Paper I – 9:30 am to 12:30 pm Paper II – 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
April 08, and 09, 2017
|9.||Availability of answer key||April 18 to 22, 2017|
|10.||OMR response sheet||April 18 to 22, 2017|
|11.||JEE Main Result (Score and AIR) announced on||April 27, 2017|
|12.||JEE Main 2017 Paper 2 answer key and OMR sheet released on||May 12, 2017|
|12.||AIR for Paper-2 will be declared on||May 27, 2017|
|13.||JoSAA 2017 counselling will be held on||July 2017|
CBSE has released JEE Main paper 2 answer key for question booklet codes W, X, Y, Z along with OMR sheet on May 12. The login window to download and challenge the answer key and OMR sheet have been activated. The official answer key of JEE Main 2017 paper 1 was published on April 18, 2017. The window to challenge the JEE Main 2017 answer was activated till April 22, 2017. Candidates could challenge the answer key by paying Rs 1000 per question through credit/debit card or e-challan. This fee is non-refundable. The challenge had to be accompanied by proof. The answer key and detailed solutions of JEE Main 2017 held on April 2, 8 and 9 was also released by various coaching institutes. The JEE Main answer key of Paper I was released for all codes – A, B, C, D of question booklet provided to the candidates during the exam while Paper 2 answer key was available for the code W, X, Y, Z. The JEE Main 2017 answer key helped candidates to check the correct answers of the questions asked from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Candidates can download here the JEE Main 2017 answer key for all codes.
Calculation of score through JEE Main 2017 answer key
|S.No||Particulars||JEE Main 2017 Marking Scheme & calculation of score|
|1.||For each correct response||+ 4 marks|
|2.||For each incorrect response/multiple responses (Negative Marks)||-1 mark|
|3.||Unanswered questions||No marks|
|4.||JEE Main 2017 score||Total number of correct answer x 4 – total number of incorrect answer x 1|
Important Highlights of JEE Main 2017
- On April 02, CBSE conducted JEE Main 2017 in the offline mode for both Paper I and Paper II. The Computer Based test (CBT) mode of JEE Main was held on April 8 and 9, 2017.
- The Paper I exam of JEE Main 2017 for B.E/B.Tech program was held from 9.30 AM to 12.30 PM while the Paper 2 for B.Arch/B.Planning courses is being conducted from 2.00 PM to 5.00 PM.
- Candidates were not allowed to carry bags and pens inside the exam centre
- The entry inside the examination hall for Paper I closed on 9.30 AM. The last entry for the Paper 2 will close at 2.00 PM.
- No glitches has been reported in Paper I exam
- The overall difficulty level of Paper I was moderate.
- The questions of the Paper-I was tricky and lengthy
- The answer key and detailed solution of JEE Main 2017 Paper-I has been released by various coaching institutes.
- The code for Paper I is A, B, C, D.
- The overall difficulty level of Paper 2 was average.
- The code for Paper 2 is W, X, Y, Z.
- The coaching institutes has released the exam analysis and expected cutoff within 2 to 3 hours after the conduct of the exam.
- Based on JEE Main score, top 220000 candidates will be selected for JEE advance and for admission to nearly 24,000 undergraduate engineering seats in 31 NITs, 20 IIITs and 18 GFITs.
- JEE Main 2017 is being conducted in three subjects for a total of 360 marks. Each subject i.e Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics will be of 120 marks. According to experts, candidates should score between 75 to 90 marks to be considered as a good attempt.
The Paper Pattern of JEE Main 2017 is mentioned below:
- The examination will be held in Pen & Paper and CBT Mode.
- The JEE Main 2017 Question Paper will be given in the English and Hindi language.
- Duration of the examination will be 3 hours.
- There will be three sections for Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.
- Candidates will have to solve 90 questions of Multiple Choice Type.
- For each correct answer, 4 marks will be allocated.
- Negative marking of 1 mark will be implemented for marking incorrect response.
The Paper I exam of JEE Main 2017 has been conducted. The JEE Main 2017 Paper I was easy as compared to last year. The overall difficulty level of Paper-I was moderate while Paper 2 was average. The JEE Main 2017 exam analysis by various coaching institutes has been updated on this article. JEE Main 2017 Paper Analysis will provide an in-depth section wise analysis of all the prominent topics, difficulty level, marking scheme, distribution of questions etc. The paper analysis of JEE Main will benefit the candidates appearing for the exam on April 8 & 9 to gauge the difficulty level and prepare accordingly. Based on the JEE Main 2017 paper analysis, the expected cutoff will be determined.
CBSE will conduct JEE Main 2017 in 113 cities across the country and abroad, with around an approximate number of 2000 centres. In almost all the exam centres located within the country, JEE Main 2017 will be held in both online and offline mode. Check the 1st ten names of states and cities where JEE Main 2017 will be held given below in the table:
|1||Andaman &Nicobar||Port Blair|
|8||Dadar & Nagar Haveli||Dadar & Nagar Haveli|
|9||Daman & Diu||Daman & Diu|
CBSE has provided the Mock Test for JEE Main 2017. Candidates can access it from the link above. To access it, candidates just click on the ‘Sign In’ button and the mock test will open. It is advised to practice the mock test because it has been designed exactly like the actual examination. Candidates will know how CBT examination will be and can save their time at the exam hall in understanding the structure of online JEE exam.
Especially in the final month, the sample papers should be practised rigorously. Just like the mock test, even sample papers assist candidates in understanding the pattern of the examination. However, the bigger benefit of sample paper is that it is available in abundance and by practising it candidates can know how well they are prepared. It also helps in developing problem-solving skills and increasing the efficiency and speed.
The Sample Papers of JEE Main 2017 are available online and offline. The offline sample papers can be purchased from sellers. However, to download the online JEE Main Sample Papers, click on the heading of this section. To enhance the preparation, also have a look at JEE Main 2017 Previous Year Question Paper. From it, the candidates will know what the question will demand from the candidates and how the level of it will be.
The eligibility criteria of JEE Main 2017 is mentioned below. It should be noted that all the candidates will have to satisfy it.
Pass Percentage Required – Must have obtained at least 75% marks, or be in the top 20 percentile in the 12th class examination conducted by the respective Boards. For SC/ST candidates the qualifying mark is 65% in the 12th class examination.
Academic and Subjects – Must have passed 10+2 with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/ Technical Vocational subject. B.Arch applicants must have studied Mathematics as a compulsory subject.
Age Limit – Candidates born on or after October 1, 1992, are eligible to apply provided their SSC certificate shows the same. SC/ST and PwD candidates must be born on or after October 1, 1987.
No of Subjects – Candidates must have studied and passed at least five subjects in their class 12th / qualifying examination in order to be eligible.
Year of Passing – Candidates must have passed their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2015 or 2016. Candidates who are appearing in their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2017 are also eligible provided their result is declared before June 15, 2017.
The counselling of JEE Main 2017, will be conducted by JoSAA, along with that of JEE Advanced. It will be held for admissions to IITs, NITs and other participating CFTIs. Up to 92 institutes will participate under JoSAA 2017, which includes 22 IITs, ISM, 31 NITs, 20 IIITs and 18 Other-Government Funded Technical Institutes (Other-GFTIs).
State Admissions through JEE Main 2017: The following states will hold their admissions through JEE Main 2017 scores. Candidates must apply separately for the ones they are eligible for. Candidates can check the details of state admission by click on the appropriate link, mentioned in the table below.
|2.||Madhya Pradesh||Click here|
|6.||Gujarat – Opted Out of JEE Main. Admissions will be through GUJCET 2017||Click here|
States Allowing Admissions for Other State Students through JEE Main 2017: Some states allow students from other states to avail the admissions for the B.E or B.Tech courses. The application process is separate for them as well as the eligibility criteria. Check below the details and apply accordingly.
|1||Chhattisgarh B.Tech/B.E Admissions||Click here|
|2||Rajasthan B.E/B.Tech Admissions||Click here|
Universities allowing Admissions through JEE Main 2017: Many leading universities take the JEE Main scored for their admissions. Candidates can also check the details of the course, eligibility, application procedure and explore the options of studying in some of the good universities on the basis of their JEE Main score.
|1.||DTU, IIIT Delhi, IGDTUW and NSIT Through JAC Delhi 2017||Click here|
|2.||IIIT Hyderabad||Click here|
|3.||Thapar University||Click here|
|6.||Shiv Nadar (also via SNUSAT)||Click here|
|7.||Mahindra Ecole Centrale||Click here|
|8.||NIIT University (also via BITSAT or any state exam)||Click here|
The hall ticket for JEE Main 2017 has been issued and the candidates can access the same from this article. It must be noted that the admit card is available only to the candidates who have successfully submitted the application form on or before the deadline. The JEE (Main) admit card is available in online mode only and the candidates can follow the steps to download the same –
- Click on the link provided above.
- Enter JEE Main 2017 application number.
- Select Date of Birth.
- Enter Security Pin.
- Click on Login.
Once the candidates download the JEE Main hall ticket, they are advised to check the details furnished on it and make sure they are error free. In the case of any error in the admit card details, the candidates must contact the exam officials to rectify the same. Also, the candidates must carry a valid photo ID card along with the admit card to the exam hall. The candidates who applied under the PWD category are required to carry their PwD certificate.
Note: There is a correction in the JEE Main 2017 exam centre for the online test, scheduled to be held on April 08 & 09, 2017. For more details regarding the admit card, click on the sub-heading above.
The Syllabus of JEE Main 2017 is very similar to that of class X and XII, CBSE Board. Candidates can check it for Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics from the heading above. To assist candidates further, important topics in JEE Main 2017 are given below:
|JEE Main 2017 Important Topics|
|Mechanics||Mole concept,||Vectors & 3D|
|Electricity and Magnetism||Thermodynamics||Complex Numbers|
|Modern Physics||Stereochemistry||Definite Integral|
|Heat and Thermodynamics and Waves and Sound||Reaction mechanism and Functional Group Analysis||Permutations and Combinations|
|Optics||Chemical Bonding||Conics and Trigonometry|
|Measurement and Errors||Coordination Chemistry & Qualitative Inorganic Analysis||Matrices & Determinants|
The application process for JEE Main 2017 has ended. However, candidates may check the details of it from below.
Registration: Candidates have to register first by giving details of their Nationality, State of eligibility, State Where Class 12 School/ NIOS Study Centre Located, Identification Type, Identification No, Candidate’s Name, Date of Birth, Gender, Security Pin. Check how to know your state code of eligibility for JEE Main
Important: If the details like Name of candidate and date of birth entered in Application form don’t match with the details in the Aadhaar Card, candidates will not be able to register further.
Candidates must note that the Identification Type is the Aadhaar No for candidates already having an Aadhaar Card, Aadhaar Registration No for students who have newly applied for Aadhaar or the Registration No for students who have submitted a request letter at the CBSE facilitation Centre for Aadhaar.
Filling in the Application Form: After logging in, candidates must enter their Board Examination Details, JEE Main 2017 Examination Details, personal details, academic qualifications contact details, guardian details. Candidates must also choose a password for their login through the entire duration of the JEE Main admission process.
|Details||File Format||File Size||Dimensions|
|Photograph with name and date printed below||JPEG format||4-40 KB||3.5cm x 4.5cm|
|Signature||1-30 KB||3.5cm x 1.5cm|
Fee Payment: Can be done through Credit or Debit Card or E-challan of Syndicate/Canara/ICICI/HDFC bank. The amount of fee is as below.
|JEE Main Paper||Pen and Paper Exam||Computer Based Exam|
|For candidates choosing exam centre in India|
|JEE Main Paper I or Paper II||Rs. 1000||Rs. 500||Rs. 500||Rs. 250|
|JEE Paper I and Paper II||Rs. 1800||Rs. 900||Rs. 1300||Rs. 650|
|For candidates opting for outside India centre|
|JEE Main Paper I or Paper II||Rs. 2500||Rs. 1250||Rs. 2500||Rs. 1250|
|JEE Main Paper I and Paper II||Rs. 3800||Rs. 1900||Rs. 3800||Rs. 190|
What’s New in JEE Main 2017?
- Gujarati has been removed as language option from JEE Main 2017.
- Dhaka has been added in the list of JEE Main 2017 Exam Centers.
- The Aadhaar Card is compulsory for every applicant. The Aadhaar number, name, date of birth & gender entered by students will be validated with the UIDAI’s data. The data in the Aadhaar Card must match the details of their name, date of birth & gender as per school records. Candidates must ensure the details match.
- Applicants need not upload their thumb impression along with the signature and their photograph as the details will be matched with the Aadhaar Card.
- Aspirants from J&K, Assam, Meghalaya do not need Aadhaar Card for applying. They will be required to submit their Passport Number/Bank Account Number/Voter ID Card/Ration Card Number etc.
- CBSE has set up various facilitation centres to assist candidates in acquiring Aadhaar Card.
- There will be no weightage for the class XII or equivalent marks in the preparation of the JEE Main 2017 Ranks.
- For admissions to NITs, IIITs and other Central Institutes, the Eligibility Criteria has been changed. The details are as follows:
General /OBC Category: Candidates must have secured at least 75% in their class XII OR must have come in the top 20 percentile in their respective school boards.
SC/ST Category: Candidates must have secured 65% in their Class XII or equivalent.
- Gujarat is no longer a participating state for JEE as per the latest notification from ACPC. The state admissions will be through GUJCET 2017.
- This year, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Amethi, Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh) is not a part of the JEE Main 2017 Participating Institutes as it has been shut down.
JEE Main 2017 Salient Features
Exam Name: Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Main 2017)
Conducted by: JEE Apex Body. The exam will be conducted through CBSE
|1.||JEE Main Application Process||Online system with uploading of photograph, and signature.
Aadhaar Card details mandatory for every applicant.
Candidates don’t need to upload the thumb impression.
|2.||JEE Main Admit Card||To be downloaded through login|
|3.||No of Attempts||A maximum of three attempts|
|4.||Exam Mode||Online and Offline|
|6.||Choice Medium of Exam Paper||Hindi and English|
|7.||JEE Main Question Papers||Will be uploaded by CBSE after exam for all sets separately for the offline and online exams|
|8.||Answer Key for JEE Main||Will be available soon after the exam|
|9.||JEE Main Result||Will be declared online|
|10.||JEE Advanced 2017 Cutoffs||The cutoffs will be announced along with the result of JEE Main|
|11.||Counselling||Common Counselling through JoSAA 2017|
JEE Main Contact Details:
- Address: JEE(Main) Unit Central Board of Secondary Education
Plot No. 149, Block – H,
Sector – 63, Noida – 201309
Distt- Gautam Budh Nagar (U.P.)
- Helpline Number:7042399520/ 7042399521/ 7042399525/ 7042399526/ 7042399529
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