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Joint Entrance Examination JEE (Main) - 2016

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ABOUT JEE (Main) - 2016




Mode of Examination

The Paper-1 (B.E./B. Tech.) (described below) of JEE (Main) will be conducted in two separate modes i.e. Offline (Pen and Paper Based Examination) mode and Online (Computer Based Examination) mode. The Paper-2 (B. Arch./B. Planning.) of JEE (Main) will be conducted only in Pen and Paper based examination mode. A candidate will opt for either Pen and Paper Based or Computer Based examination modes for Paper-1 (B. E./B. Tech.) only.

Type of Examination

JEE (Main) – 2016 shall have two papers, Paper-1 (B. E. / B. Tech.) and Paper-2 (B. Arch. / B. Planning.). Candidates may take Paper-1 (B. E. / B. Tech.), or Paper-2 (B. Arch. / B. Planning.), or both as per the course(s) they are seeking admission to. Subject combinations for each paper, type of questions in each paper and mode of examination available is given in the table below.

Paper 1(B.E./
B. Tech.)
Physics, Chemistry &
Objective type with equal weightage
to Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics
Pen and Paper based
OR Computer based
Paper 2
Mathematics - Part I
Aptitude Test - Part II&
Drawing Test - Part III
Objective type
Objective type
Questions to test drawing aptitude
Only Pen and Paper

Requirement of papers for different courses is given in the table below.

All other undergraduate courses (B.E. /B. Tech.) Paper -1
B.ARCH/B. PLANNING(At Institutions other than IITs) Paper -2

Schedule of Examination

A. Offline examination (Pen and Paper Based Examination) for Paper 1 (B. E./B. Tech.) and Paper 2(B. Arch./B. Planning.)

Date of Examination Paper Subjects Timings Duration
03.04.2016 Paper 1 (B.E. / B. Tech.) Physics, Chemistry &
0930-1230 Hours(IST) ) 3 Hours
03.04.2016 Paper 2 (B. Arch. / B.
Mathematics - Part I
Aptitude Test - Part II &
Drawing Test - Part III
1400-1700 Hours(IST) 3 Hours

B. Online examination (Computer Based Examination) for Paper 1 (B. E./B. Tech.) Only

Dates of Examination* Paper Subjects Timings Duration
Paper 1 (B. E. / B. Tech.) Physics,
Chemistry &
1st shift 0930-1230 Hours (IST)
2nd shift (**) 1400-1700 Hours (IST)
**If required
3 Hours

*The option of date for Computer Based Examination for Paper – 1 should be exercised while filling up the application form. The allotment of slots/dates will be on first come first served basis. If a candidate does not make any selection, he/she shall be randomly assigned a slot/date as per the availability of the same. The Computer Based Examination for Paper – 1 in Colombo, Kathmandu, Singapore, Bahrain, Dubai, Muscat, Riyadh and Sharjah will be held on 10th April 2016. In case a candidate, by furnishing the false information, appears in more than one slots/dates of the computer based examination or appears in both the modes of examination i.e. pen & paper based and computer based examination, his candidature will be cancelled and his result will not be declared.

Choice of Medium of Question Papers

1. All Examination Centre Cities English and Hindi Medium
2. Examination Centre Cities in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli English, Hindi and Gujarati

The option of question paper language should be exercised while filling up the Application Form and it cannot be changed at a later stage.

Provisions for Persons with Disabilities

  • The candidates with disability should fill in the type and percentages of disability correctly in the online application form for JEE (Main) 2016.
  • Only the candidates, who have 40% or more disability, will be provided Scribe/ Reader on the request of the candidate.
  • The candidate will have the discretion of opting his/her own scribe/reader or may submit the request to the centre superintendent for the same.
  • The centre superintendent will identify the scribe/ reader. In case a request is received from the candidate, he/she would be allowed to meet the scribe a day before the examination to verify the suitability of the scribe.
  • One hour compensatory (extra) time will also be allowed to the candidates with 40% or more disability irrespective of the fact that the candidate(s) is/are availing the facility of scribe/reader.
Cities/Towns of JEE (Main) - 2016 Examination Centres

JEE (Main) - 2016 will be conducted in major cities and towns of India as well as abroad. The lists of cities are given in Appendix-2. While applying, candidates must select four centre cities in case of Pen & Paper based examination and one city in case of Computer based examination.

However, if the number of candidates for Computer based examination is less than 50 in a city on a particular date than such candidates will be allotted last day of the computer based examination in the same city.

Similarly, efforts will be made to allot candidate’s city of Pen & Paper based examination as per their choice opted for in the application form. However, in some exceptional circumstances, a different city in nearby area may be allotted.

Requests for Change of Examination City/Town

Normally, the requests for change of centre will not be entertained. In this regard, the decision of the Executive Director (JAB) will be final.

Use of Calculator and Communication Aids

Use of electronic devices like mobile phone, calculator etc. is NOT PERMITTED in JEE (Main) - 2016. Materials like log table, book, notebook, etc. should NOT be brought into the examination hall.