JEE Main 2016

JEE stands for Joint Entrance Exam. It is a national level entrance test for the admission to engineering and technological courses offered by various government, private and funded institutions including the NITs and IIITs. The JEE (Joint Entrance Exam) is a two tier exam. The exam has two stages:

  1. JEE Main 2016: For courses in NITs, IITs and other private and govt. funded colleges.
  2. JEE Advanced 2016: For courses in IITs.

JEE Main Participating States

As per the last year details the states as Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Nagaland & Odisha had participated in JEE Exam. The students seeking the admission in these states are advised to fill the JEE Main 2016 application form through online. These states were earlier admitting on the basis of state level entrance test.

Exam Name Joint Entrance Exam 2016
Commonly known as JEE Main 2016
Type of exam Under Graduate (UG)
Level of exam University
Exam Date *Not yet declared*
Course Offered Different Engineering Courses
Body Central Board

Eligibility Criteria for JEE Main 2016 is a detailed walk through the important elements of eligibility like, Date of Birth, age limit, maximum number of attempts etc.

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Date of Birth

  • Candidates must be born on October 1, 1991 or after in order to qualify for appearing the JEE Main 2016 Exam.
  • Reserved Candidates i.e. SC/ST/PwD Candidates will have a relaxation of the upper age limit by 5 years.
  • Which means, SC/ST/PwD Candidates must be born on October 1, 1986 or after.
  • Important Note: Only the DOB mentioned in Secondary Edu. Board / University certificate will be taken as the right reference.

Year of Passing in Qualifying Exam

  • Class XII or other qualifying exam must be passed in 2014 or 2015.
  • Also the students who are giving their Class XII exam in 2016 are eligible.
  • A Candidate should have studied (and passed) minimum five subjects in their Class XII or other qualifying exam.

    Note: This doesn’t concern for the applicants who have cleared their XII or equivalent exam in 2014 or 2015. Not even if they’re appearing for improvement in 2016.

Percentage required in Qualifying Exam

  • A candidate must have taken Physics and Maths as compulsory subjects.
  • Candidate must have studied any one from Chemistry, Bio-Technology, Computer Science or Biology) as his/her optional subject.
  • A General/ Unreserved candidate must have secured a minimum of 50% marks in total including all subjects.

Maximum number of attempts

  • A candidate can appear JEE Main Exam for maximum three times provided he remains eligible for the attempts made.

List of Qualifying Exam

A candidate must fulfil any condition below:

  • The final examination of the 10+2 system, conducted by any recognized central/ state Board, such as Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi; Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi; etc.
  • Two-year Pre-University exam and Intermediate exam conducted by a recognized Board/ University.
  • Final exam of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy.
  • H.S.C. vocational exam.
  • Senior Secondary School Exam with a minimum of five subjects conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling.
  • A Diploma which is recognized by either AICTE or a state board of technical education of at least 3 year duration.
  • Any Public University/School/Board exam in India or in any foreign country recognized as equivalent to the 10+2 system by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
  • General Certificate Education (GCE) exam (London / Cambridge / Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level. [This is only for Admission to IITs]
  • High School Certificate Exam of the Cambridge University or International Baccalaureate Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva. [Only for Admission to IITs]

That’s it for the Eligibility Criteria of JEE Main 2016. If you have any questions, doubts, suggestions, or a comment, feel free to post a comment below, we will get back to you asap.