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JEE (Main) -2016 Eligibility,Exam Pattern

Updated : 28/11/2015

JEE (Main) -2016 Admission Notification

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) conducts the Joint Entrance Examination JEE (Main) across the country for admission to the undergraduate engineering programs at NITs, IIITs, Other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions and Institutions funded by participating State Governments. The Paper-1 (B. E./B. Tech.) of JEE (Main) will also be an eligibility test for the JEE (Advanced).


Eligibility criteria

  • Date of Birth: For General Candidates D.O.B should be on or after October 01, 1991.
  • For Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)/Person with Disabilities (PwD) candidates D.O.B should be on or after October 01, 1986.
  • Number of attempts: The number of attempts at JEE (Main) is limited to 03 (three).
  • Year of appearance in qualifying examination: The  candidates  who  have  passed Class 12th exam in 2014/2015 or appearing  their  Class  12th  Exam  are  eligible.


Examination Pattern

JEE (Main) – 2016 will have two papers depending on the course the candidate is seeking admission to, Paper-1 for (B.E. / B. Tech.) and Paper-2 for (B. Arch./ B. Planning).



Type Of Questions

Mode Of Exam

Paper 1

(B.E./B. Tech.)

Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics

Objective type with equal distribution to Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics.

Pen and Paper based Exam OR Computer based Exam

Paper 2

(B. Arch. /

B. Planning)

Mathematics – Part I

Aptitude Test – Part II

& Drawing Test–Part III

Objective type

Objective type

Questions to test drawing aptitude

Only Pen and Paper

based Exam


Documents required for applying online   

Scanned Images of Photograph, Signature and Left Hand Thumb

Impression in JPG format only.


How to apply

  • Go to the official website
  • Fill in the Application Form.
  • Upload the Scanned Images of Photograph, Signature and Left Hand Thumb Impression.
  • Pay the Examination Fee by Debit/Credit card or e-challan (generated after submission of details in online application form).
  • Download Acknowledgement Slip and keep it safe for future reference.


Date of examination

1)      Offline examination (Pen and Paper Based Examination)

a)      Paper 1 (B.E./B. Tech.) on 03.04.2016 (Sunday) from 9:30-12:30 P.M

b)      Paper 2 (B. Arch./ B. Planning) on 03.04.2016 (Sunday) from 2:00-5:00 P.M


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

During 09.04.2016 (Saturday) & 10.04.2016 (Sunday)

a)      1st shift 09:30-12:30 P.M (IST)

b)      2nd shift (If required) 2:00-5:00 P.M