Joint Entrance Examination JEE (Main) - 2016
JEE (Main) 2016 Eligibility Criteria
Eligibility Criteria :
Date of Birth -
Only those candidates whose date of birth falls on or after October 01, 1991 are eligible. 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 eligible. Date of birth as recorded in the Secondary Education Board/University certificate will only be considered.
Year of Appearance in Qualifying Examination (QE)-
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. Candidates who passed Class 12th/Qualifying examination in 2013 or before as well as those who will appear in such examination in 2017 or later are not eligible to appear in JEE (Main) – 2016. Candidates who appeared in class 12th/equivalent qualifying Examinations in 2013, did not pass in 2013, but passed in 2014 are also not eligible to appear in JEE (Main) 2016.
Number of subjects in the Qualifying Examination (QE)
Candidates must have taken at least five subjects in class 12th/ qualifying examination in order to be eligible for writing JEE (Main) - 2016. The candidates who have taken four subjects are not permitted to write JEE (Main) 2016 and if such candidates appear in JEE (Main) 2016 by furnishing wrong information, their rank/result will not be declared.
Number of Attempts -
The number of attempts which a candidate can avail at JEE (Main) shall be limited to 03 (three).
CANDIDATES ARE ALSO ADVISED TO NOTE AND VERIFY FOR THEMSELVES THE ELIGIBILITY FOR APPEARING IN JEE
(ADVANCED) – 2016 AS WELL AS ELIGIBILITY FOR ADMISSION TO VARIOUS INSTITUTES. BEING ELIGIBLE TO WRITE
JEE (Main) AND BY OBTAINING AN ALL INDIA RANK IN JEE (Main), A CANDIDATE DOES NOT AUTOMATICALLY
BECOME ELIGIBLE FOR ADMISSION.
No. of Attempts and Age limit for the states of Madhya Pradesh and Odisha:
Since the states of Madhya Pradesh, Nagaland and Odisha have joined JEE (Main) system from 2014. The age limit, for admission to institutions in these states which were earlier admitting candidates based on their state level examinations, will be as per their past practice only. The number of attempts in such cases will also remain same as per their past practice. This will however be obviously not applicable for admission to IITs/NITs/IIITs/CFTIs.
Score and Result for JEE (Main) - 2016
Eligibility for Admission to NITs, IIITs and Other Institutions participating through SEAT ALLOCATION BOARD
Admission to NITs, IIITs and other institutions participating though Central Seat Allocation Board will be based
on All India Rank as explained above in section 2.10 along with the criteria of subject combinations
mentioned in the table below.
Eligibility for Admission to Other Institutions
The above mentioned policy could also be adopted by other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs) and participating Institutions. In case a State opts to admit students in the engineering Colleges affiliated to state Universities, the State may prepare separate rank list based on criteria decided by them.
Number of seats in various institutions
The JEE (Main) secretariat/CBSE is only an examination conducting body. After declaration of result the data is handed over to SEAT ALLOCATION BOARD or the concerned state government/institute for Seat Allocation Process and admission procedure. The JEE (Main) secretariat does not collect the information regarding total number of seats available in the institutions and reservation criteria followed by the institutions. For all admission related procedures/queries, the candidates are advised to refer the website of JOSAA, Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) or the concerned state government/institute after declaration of ranks of JEE (Main) -2016. The letter/e-mails regarding admission related procedures/queries will not be entertained by JEE (Main) secretariat /CBSE.
Reservation of seats
As per Government of India rules candidates belonging to certain categories are admitted to seats reserved for them based on relaxed criteria. These categories are:
Benefit of reservation for admission to NITs/IIITs and CFTIs shall be given only to those classes/castes/tribes which are in the respective central list published by the Govt of India. For admission to State Engineering colleges who have opted for admission through JEE (Main)-2016, the reservation rules of that state shall apply. The letter/e-mails regarding reservation criteria will not be entertained by JEE (Main) secretariat/ CBSE.
Seat Allocation Process and Admission Procedure
Candidates shall be offered admission based on their choices and All India Ranks of JEE (Main)-2016 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 http://jeemain.nic.in 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.
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR APPEARING IN JEE (Advanced) - 2016
The minimum academic qualification for appearing in JEE (Advanced) - 2016 is that the candidate must have passed in final examination of Class 12th or equivalent qualifying examination (Appendix - 3). Those appearing in these examinations in 2016 can also appear in JEE (Advanced) - 2016 provisionally.
All the candidates aspiring to take admission in the undergraduate programmes at IITs and ISM Dhanbad for the year 2016 will have to appear in the Paper 1 (B. E./B. Tech.) of JEE (Main)-2016. Based on the performance in Paper 1 (B. E./B. Tech.) of JEE (Main)-2016, top 150000 candidates (including all categories) will be eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced)-2016.
Admissions to IITs/ISM Dhanbad will be based only on category-wise All India Rank (AIR) in JEE (Advanced), subject to conditions as defined in JEE (Advanced) -2016 website.
A candidate can attempt JEE (Advanced) a maximum of two times in consecutive years irrespective of whether or not he/she passed the Qualifying Examination. Those who have attempted IIT-JEE/JEE (Advanced) in 2014 or earlier are NOT ELIGIBLE to appear in JEE (Advanced) - 2016.
The candidate who had taken admission in any institute other than IITs & ISM Dhanbad in 2015 is eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) – 2016 provided that the candidate satisfies other eligibility criteria.