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IIT JEE 2016 - Information


Admission to the first year of the Undergraduate Programmes leading to the degrees of B.Tech., Five-year Dual Degree Programmes and 5-year Integrated M.Tech. and M.Sc. Programmes is made through the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) which is common for all the seven Indian Institutes of Technology (Mumbai, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Chennai, Roorkee), Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad and the Institute of Technology, BHU, Varanasi.

In addition, admissions to undergraduate and five year integrated programmes in Engineering at Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) at Allahabad, Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management (IIITM) at Gwalior and National Institute of Foundry & Forge Technology (NIFFT) at Ranchi will be done through the Joint Entrance Examination 2015 (JEE-2015).

Important Points to note

  • One can attempt JEE only thrice.

  • Those who have accepted admission after qualifying in JEE in earlier years by paying full fees at any of the IITs, IT-BHU, Varanasi or ISM, Dhanbad, are NOT ELIGIBLE to write JEE at all irrespective of whether or not they joined in any of the programmes.

  • The offer of admission is subject to verification of original certificates/ documents at the time of admission. If any candidate is found ineligible at a later date even after admission to an Institute, his/ her admission will be cancelled automatically.

  • If a candidate is expecting the results of the QE in 2016, his/her admission will only be provisional until he/she submits the relevant documents. The admission stands cancelled if the documents are not submitted in original to the concerned institute before September 30,2015.

  • If a Board invariably declares the results of the QE late (only after September 30, every year), the candidate is advised to attempt JEE in 2016 or later.

  • The question papers for Joint Entrance Examination are in two languages viz. English and Hindi. The candidates are permitted to write the Main Examination in any one of the following languages: Assamese, Bengali, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

  • Candidates can opt for Question Papers either in English or in Hindi. This option should be exercised while filling the application form. It cannot be changed at any later stage. Visually impaired candidates, on request, will be provided with question papers with 20% enlarged font.

  • Use of log tables and any electronic calculating aids are NOT permitted in JEE-2016

Examination Pattern

Schedule of JEE-2016

JEE Main pen and paper based paper – first week of April
JEE Main Computer based Paper – second to third week of April 2016
Display of Answer Key and OMR Sheet – fourth week of April 2016.

Question Papers

There will be two question papers, each of three hours duration. Both the question papers would consist of three separate sections on Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. Questions in these papers will be of objective type, which are to be answered on a specially designed machine-gradable sheet (ORS – Optical Response Sheet) using HB pencils only. Incorrect answers will be awarded negative marks.

The list of qualifying examinations :

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.

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.

Reservation of Seats

For SC and ST categories, respectively 15% and 7.5% seats are reserved in all IITs, IT-BHU, Varanasi and ISM, Dhanbad. At the time of admission they will be required to produce the original caste/tribe certificate. For unfilled seats, candidates are admitted to Preparatory Course of one-year duration which tests students in Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. On completion the students will be offered a direct admission to the undergraduate programmes in July 2016.
OBC Candidates belonging to the non-creamy layer are entitled for 27% reservation.
For Persons with Disability , including leprosy-cured candidates, who are otherwise fit to pursue the course, and qualify JEE with relaxed norms relevant to this category, 3% seats are reserved in each of the categories (namely, GE, OBC, SC, & ST)

Preferential Allotment of Courses

Two seats are available for preferential allotment of courses in each institute for children of defence/paramilitary personnel killed or permanently disabled in action during war or peace-time operations (DS category). Candidates belonging to DS category should submit a copy of the relevant certificate issued by a competent authority in the Directorate of Resettlement and Rehabilitation, New Delhi (under the Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India) or in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India, as applicable, along with the Application Form. To avail this preferential allotment, candidates must qualify in the General (GE) Category and should produce the original certificate at the time of counselling.      

Female Candidates for Mining Courses

Section 46 (1) of the Mines Act, 1952 states that “No woman shall, notwithstanding anything contained in any other law, be employed (a) in any part of a mine which is below ground, (b) in any mine above ground except between the hours 6 a.m. and 7 p.m.”. Female candidates are not admitted to Mining Engineering and Mining Machinery Engineering at ISMU, Dhanbad, whereas the corresponding programmes at IIT Kharagpur and IT-BHU, Varanasi, have no such restriction.       

Important Dates

JEE Main online application starts – first week of November 2015
JEE Main online application last date – last week of 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 – first week of April
JEE Main Computer based Paper – second to third week of April 2016
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



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