JEE (Main) 2017

From 2013 onward, the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) has been replaced by the Joint Entrance Examination (Main) or JEE (Main)as the common entrance exam for admission to undergraduate engineering programmes in National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) and other centrally funded technical institutes (CFTIs). The JEE (Main) 2013 was the first edition of this new exam format.

JEE (Main) is conducted by the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Apex Board, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for admission to undergraduate engineering programs such as the Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) and Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.). These courses are offered by the
NITs, IIITs, other centrally funded technical institutions, institutions funded by several participating state governments and several other institutions.

JEE Main will also act as the qualifying examination/eligibility test for JEE Advanced (previously known as IIT-JEE). Only those candidates who aspire to get admission into IITs and who clear the JEE (Main) will be allowed to appear for the JEE (Advanced).

JEE (Main) 2017 will be conducted on 2 April, 2017 (offline) and on 8 & 9 April, 2017 (online.)

The states of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Nagaland and Odisha will also be accepting JEE (Main) 2017 scores instead of their state level examination score. Students from these states are advised to apply online for JEE (Main) 2017.

Also read: AADHAAR card necessary to apply online for engineering entrance, JEE Main 2017

Mode of JEE (Main) Exam

Paper 1 will be conducted in both offline (pen and paper-based examination) mode and online (computer-based examination) mode. Paper 2 will be conducted only in the pen and paper-based examination mode.

(Also read: Understand JEE Main 2017 exam pattern & syllabus)

The 2017 test consists of two papers, Paper 1 and Paper 2. Candidates may take Paper 1, Paper 2 or both depending on the courses they're applying to.

(Also read: How to prepare for JEE Main 2017)

Here are the subjects covered in the papers, the type and mode of questions, and the courses for which each paper has to be taken:


Type of Questions

Mode of Exam


Paper 1

Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics

Objective type with equal weightage to physics, chemistry & mathematics

Pen & paper-based


Paper 2

Part I - Mathematics
Part II - Aptitude Test
Part III - Drawing Test

Objective type
Objective type
Questions to test drawing aptitude

Pen & paper-based

B.Arch/B. Planning(at institutions other than IITs)

If you're applying for B.E. or B.Tech. courses, you should appear for Paper 1.
If you're applying for B.Arch or B.Planning courses, you should appear for Paper 2.


JEE (Main) Secretariat
Central Board of Secondary Education
PS-1-2, Institutional Area,
I.P.Extn. Patparganj,

Telephone No.:011-22144770, 011-22144774, 011-22144775
Helpline No.: 8506061071 to 78

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