JEE Main 2016 – Joint Entrance Exam

Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2016 is an all India common engineering entrance examination which is conducted for admission in various engineering colleges and courses all over the country. CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) announced this common examination in place of AIEEE and IIT Entrance Exam. IIT JEE is being conducted in two parts, JEE Main and JEE-Advanced. Get complete details of JEE Main 2016 as per the CBSE such as key dates, eligibility, application form, admit card, result from the same page.

About JEE 2016

JEE Main exam is for admission in IIITs (Indian Institutes of Information Technology), NITs (National Institutes of Technology), CFTIs (Central Funded Technical Institute) and IIEST Shibpur, for admission to its dual degree programme. JEE Advanced is for admission in Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), and Indian School of Mines Dhanbad.

JEE Main Exam

JEE Main Exam 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 in B.E./B.Tech (online and offline).
  • Paper-2 is for admission in B.Arch and B.Planning (offline only)
JEE Advanced

Students who qualify JEE Mains can appear for JEE Advanced examination. Approximately 150,000 students qualify to appear for JEE Advanced examination.

JEE Main 2016 Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria for JEE Main 2016 is given below, candidate can go through it clearly

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  • A candidate must be passed in the final examination in class XII or it’s equivalent exam, also known as Qualifying exam.
  • Candidate can appear for the JEE Main 2016 exam if he/she is appearing for qualifying exams.
  • A general / OBC candidate’s Date of Birth must be on or after 1st October 1991. However, for a reserved student it is relaxed up to 5 years, i.e. 1st October 1986.
  • Candidates must passed in all five subject in class XII.
  • If the candidate has passed class XII in or before year 2012, he/she is not eligible for appearing in JEE Main 2016.
  • A candidate can attempt to pass JEE Main exam for three times

JEE Main 2016 Important Links

JEE Main 2016 Application Form

JEE Main Application Form is available Online in the official website The tentative dates for releasing notification of JEE Main Application Form is in the first week of december 2015. The candidates have to apply through Online mode only, no other mode is applicable. The last date of the application will be on 11 January 2015.

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Application Fee

For examination centres opted in India
Paper(s) Appearing Pen and Paper Based Examination Computer Based Examination
(General/OBC) (SC/ST/PWD) (General/OBC) (SC/ST/PWD)
JEE (Main) Paper-1 or JEE (Main) Paper-2 only 1000 (boys)
500 (girls)
 500 500 (boys)
250 (girls)
Both JEE (Main) Paper-1 and JEE (Main) Paper-2  1800 (boys)
900 (girls)
 900  1300 (boys)
650 (girls)
For examination centre opted in foreign country
JEE (Main) Paper-1(B.E./B.Tech.) or
JEE (Main) Paper-2 (B.Arch./B.Planning) only
2500 (boys)
1250 (girls)
1250 2500 (boys)
1250 (girls)
Both JEE (Main) Paper 1(B.E./B.Tech.) and
JEE (Main) Paper-2 (B.Arch./B.Planning)
3800 (boys)
1900 (girls)
1900 3800 (boys)
1900 (girls)

JEE Main 2016 Admit Card

JEE Main Admit Card 2016 will be available to download from the official site The tentative dates for downloading is from 2nd week of March, 2016. Candidates can download JEE Main admit card online by entering Application Number, Date of Birth, etc. The admit card contains all the details regarding the examination centre, roll number of the candidate, timings etc.

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JEE Main 2016 Exam Pattern

JEE-Main Exam has two papers, Paper-1 and Paper-2. Candidates may opt for either or both of them. The JEE Main Exam Pattern is explained here in detail:

  • The test will be of 3 hrs duration
  • There will be three parts in the question paper consisting of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics having equal weightage.
  • Total no of Questions in exam is 90
  • Each question is allotted 4 (four) marks for the correct response. ¼ (one fourth) marks i.e. one mark will be deducted for indicating incorrect response of each question.

Paper 1

Subject Number of questions
Physics 30
Chemistry 30
Mathematics 30
Total 90

Paper 2

Subject Number of questions
Mathematics 30
Aptitude Test 50
Drawing Test 2


  • Paper one will be held through the both computer based and pen & paper base exam
  • paper two will be held through the pen and paper based exam mode only.

JEE Main 2016 Syllabus

CBSE, has not published the detailed syllabus of JEE Main 2016 yet. Candidates appearing in this entrance exam can check last year’s syllabus of all subjects to get an idea about this year’s curriculum. Candidates can get subject-wise syllabus in easily downloadable PDF formats.

Check Here complete details of JEE Mains Syllabus

JEE Main 2016 Result & Merit List

Candidate can check their JEE Main Result 2016 from the official website as per the scheduled date mentioned below. Answer Key will be published after the JEE Main 2016 Exam. All India rank is declared by CBSE on the basis of JEE Main score and marks occupied by individuals in the 12th examination.

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JEE Main 2016 Seat Allocation Process and Admission Procedure

Candidates shall be offered admission based on their choices and All India Ranks of JEE (Main)-2015 through a Seat Allocation Process to be announced later. The candidates will be able to make their choices online for branches/programmes and institutes at appropriate time.

Candidates are advised to regularly visit the JEE (Main) website for latest information.

The verification of documents would be done at the time of Seat Allocation Process/admission. In cases where the rank is revised due to rechecking/revaluation/re-totalling of board marks, the revised board mark sheet will also be verified at the time of seat allocation. The purpose would be to verify different records regarding identification, age, qualifying examination, state of eligibility, category and disability (if any) of the candidate. On failing to produce any of the authentic documents, the candidate will not be considered for admission.

SC, ST, OBC and PwD candidates will be required to produce original certificate issued by the competent authority at the time of Seat Allocation Process as well as at the time of admission, failing which they will not be considered for admission.

JEE Main 2016 Key Dates

JEE Main online application starts December 1, 2015
JEE Main online application last date January 11, 2016
Correction period January 2016
Download of JEE Main Admit Card starts 2nd week of March, 2016
JEE Main pen and paper based paper April 03, 2016
JEE Main Computer based Paper April 09, 2016To

April 10, 2016

Display of Answer Key and OMR Sheet April 18, 2016 to April 22, 2016
Declaration of JEE Main 2016 Result April 27, 2016
Availability of score/rank cards After the Declaration of AIRs

Contact Info:

JEE (Main) Unit
Central Board of Secondary Education
Plot No. 149, Block – H,
Sector – 63, Noida – 201309
Distt- Gautam Budh Nagar (U.P.)