Joint Entrance Examination (Main) 2016

Bachelor of Technology

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About - IIT JEE Mains Exam 2016

Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) is an all India common engineering entrance examination which is conducted for admission in various engineering colleges and courses all over the country. JEE consists of two parts, JEE Mains and JEE Advanced. JEE-Advanced is for admission to Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) while the JEE-Main exam is for admission to Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), National Institutes of Technology(NITs), centrally funded technical institutes (CFTIs) as well as for admission to the dual degree programme. Only the students selected in JEE Mains are eligible for appearing in JEE Advanced.


  1. Only those candidates whose date of birth falls on or after October 01, 1991 are However, in the case of Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disabilities (PwD) candidates, upper age limit is relaxed by 5 years, i.e. SC, ST and PwD candidates who are born on or after October 01, 1986 are
  2. Only those candidates, who have passed their class 12th exam or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2014 or 2015; or those who are appearing in their class 12th exam or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2016 are eligible to appear in JEE Main 2016.
  3. Candidates must have taken at least five subjects in class 12th/ qualifying examination in to be eligible for writing JEE (Main) – 2016. All the CBSE Science Stream students are eligible for the examinations.
  4. The number of attempts which a candidate can avail at JEE (Main) shall be limited to 03 (three).
  • If you were allotted a seat in an IIT or ISM - approach the respective Institute.
  • If your seat was cancelled [dual reporting cases; invalid certificates, Class XII performance, other such reasons] OR you paid seat acceptance fee but did not report for document verification - approach NIT Patna.

Note that IIT Bombay has already transferred seat acceptance fee to respective IITs-ISM for candidate of type (1) above and fee of all other candidates to NIT Patna [since they were conducting special round of admission].

Refund of fees

Candidates who paid seat acceptance fee but did not join the institute may contact the respective admitting institutes for refund of fee.

All other IITs and ISM: Registrar of the respective Institutes

Counselling and seat allotment procedure

OnlineRegistration :
  • Access the official website of JEE Main 2016 counselling
  • Spot round registration will start at the end of the regular counselling
  • Enter all the asked details – name, category, date of birth, address, and bank details
  • Pay the counselling fees via- challan, debit or credit card
Online Choice Filling and Login :
  • Log in your account and being with choice filling round
  • Mark options of colleges and courses after logging in
  • Make choices carefully, choices once locked will not be altered
  • Fill maximum possible choices for allotment
  • Lock the choices before the deadline
  • Choice locking will be done after each round of counselling
  • Candidates can mark upgraded choices in successive rounds of choice filling and locking process
Seat Allotment and Document Authentication :
  • Allotment will be done on the basis of AIR, reservation norms, choices filled and vacancies
  • There will be multiple rounds of counselling and seat allotment
  • On being allotted, a candidate has to report to the RC as per the schedule
  • Proceed to pay the fees to confirm the allotment of seat
  • Get all the documents checked by the officials
  • A provisional admission letter will be issued on completion of the process
Reporting to Allotted Institute :
  • Candidate must report to the allotted institute with all the documents and certificates. Failing to do so will result into cancellation of the seat.
JEE Main 2016 Spot Seat Allotment
  • A spot round of seat allotment is possible if there are vacant seats from the usual rounds of counselling.
  • No fresh registration is required from an already registered candidate.
  • Candidates who are registering afresh have to fill the choices, pay the fees and lock choices for allotment.
JEE Main Counselling – Necessary Documents
  • Category Certificate (If Applicable)
  • Character Certificate
  • JEE Main 2016 Admit Card
  • JEE Main 2016 Rank Card
  • Copy Of The Confirmation Page
  • Class X & XII Certificate
  • Migration Certificate
  • Recent Passport Size Photographs

Exam Pattern

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).
  • In 2016, JEE Main will be conducted on 03 Apr 2016 (offline mode) and 09 Apr 2016, 10 Apr 2016 (online mode).
  • 1st shift - 9.30 am to 12.30 pm
  • 2nd shift - 14.00 pm to 17.00 pm

Subject combination, type of questions in each paper and mode of examination are shown in the given table below.


Paper 1

For All undergraduate courses EXCEPT B.ARCH/ B.PLANNING (At Institutions other than IITs)

Paper 2

For B.ARCH/B. PLANNING (At Institutions other than IITs)

Type of questions

Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics

Mathematics, Aptitude, and Drawing

Objective type with equal weight age to Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics

Objective type / Questions to test drawing aptitude

Mode of exam

Either Pen and Paper Based Exam OR Online (Computer Based) Exam

Only Pen and Paper Based Exam