JEE Main 2016 – Joint Entrance Examination (Main)

The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main is conducted by CBSE for engineering admissions in NITs, IIITs and CFTIs. The exam consists of two papers – Paper I is for BE / B.Tech and Paper II is for B.Arch. The Paper 1 (B. E./B. Tech.) of JEE Main will also be an eligibility test for the JEE Advanced, which the candidate has to take if he/she is aspiring for admission to the undergraduate programmes offered by the IITs.

JEE Main 2016

JEE Main for Admission to Undergraduate Engineering Programs at NITs, IIITs, Other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions, Institutions funded by participating State Governments, and other Institutions shall include

  • The performance in the class 12/equivalent qualifying Examination and
  • Marks scores in the Joint Entrance Examination, JEE (Main).

CBSE publish dates and other information of JEE Main 2016. IITs notify the date of JEE (Advanced) 2016. Students who are preparing for the Joint Entrance Examination can get here detailed information and updates of JEE. Also, queries will be entertained in comments below.


Important Event Date
Availability of application form First Week of November 2015
Last date to apply Last Week of December 2015
Availability of admit card March 2016
Date of exam April 2016
JEE Main 2016 Result (Score) Last Week of April 2016
JEE Main 2016 All India Rank First Week of July 2016

JEE Main preparation and guidance, along with regular updates are given on this page.

Stage 1 – JEE (Main) 2016

  • Date – April, 2016 (Pen – paper based examination & Computer based examination).
  • Pattern – One paper of 3 hours duration with 90 questions. 30 Questions each from physics, chemistry and biology.
  • Mode of exam – Online and offline, as per your choice.

Stage 2 – JEE (Advanced) 2016

  • Date – May 2016.
  • Pattern – Two papers of 3 hours duration each. Each paper has 60 questions from physics, chemistry and mathematics.
  • Mode of exam – Pen and paper based only.

Please note that Paper 1 of JEE Main is for B.E./ B.Tech. whereas Paper 2 is for B.Arch./B.Planning.

Paper 1 can be opted in either pen and paper based mode OR computer based mode.

Paper 2 can only be given in the pen and paper based exam mode.

JEE Main 2015 Application Form

The registration for JEE Main exam is online. To appear in the exam, you need to register online at Steps to apply have been detailed as follows.

  • Register online by entering email ID and personal details.
  • Complete form filling process. Enter educational qualification, communication address, and other information.
  • Submit application fee as applicable according to category. Fee payment is to be done online.
  • Select online or offline mode of exam.
  • Upload scanned photograph and signature.
  • After submission of form, take a print out of the form and keep safely.

JEE Main 2015 Eligibility Criteria

The JEE Main eligibility criteria needs to be fulfilled in order to appear for the exam. Before applying, you must ensure whether you are eligible to appear or not. The following points outline the Eligibility Criteria for JEE Main 2015.

  • Class 12th qualifying subjects – You should have at least five subjects in class 10+2 qualifying exam.
  • Age criteria – Your date of birth should be before 1 October 1990. For SC / ST / PWD candidates, 5 year relaxation is given.
  • Year of passing class 12 exam – You shuold have appeared in class 12th exam on or after 2013. If you appeared in 2012 and did not pass, and appeared in 2013 and passed, you are not allowed for JEE Main exam.
  • Number of attempts – You can appear in JEE Main exam only three times.

JEE Main 2015 Admit Card

You can download JEE Main 2015 admit card from March 1, 2015. Candidates must know their log in details, as filled and generated in the application form to get their hall tickets. The admit card of JEE Main 2015 must be carried along with other documents, as specified, on the day of exam.

Admit card of JEE Main 2015 is an important document and is compulsory to appear in the online / offline CBSE entrance exam.

JEE Main Answer Key & JEE Main Result

After the exam, JEE Main 2015 Answer Key can be checked online by candidates who have taken the test in online or offline modes. The score obtained by each test taker is declared as the JEE Main 2015 Result. The All India Rank (AIR) is declared by CBSE on the basis of normalized marks calculated by giving 60% weightage to JEE Main score, and 40% to performance in qualifying examination.

JEE Main 2015 Exam Pattern

The JEE Main Paper 1 is held in both offline and online modes. While filling the form, candidate must select the mode in which he / she wishes to appear in the exam. To decide between online vs offline modes, candidate must chose wisely. Exam pattern of JEE Main 2015 is explained here.

  • Duration of exam – 3 Hours
  • Paper 1 Sections – Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics.
  • Total questions – 90
  • Maximum marks – 360
  • Marks for correct answer – (+4)
  • Marks for incorrect answer – (-1)
  • Paper 2 sections – PCM, Drawing and Aptitude Test.

How to prepare for JEE Main 2015?

With the changes in examination pattern of Joint Entrance Examination, it has become as important to study for your board exams as for engineering entrance exams. Instead of considering only marks scored in the JEE, marks of board exams are also considered under the new normalization rule, the plan needs to be changed when it comes to JEE preparation.

JEE Main 2015 dates are published by CBSE detailing the commencement of application form submission, date of entrance exam, and download of hall tickets.

The JEE Main 2015 exam date is 04.04.2015 for the pen and paper based test and 10.04.2015, 11.04.2015 for the computer based test.

The exam is held in the Online Mode as well as Pen and Paper Based Exam mode.

In the JEE Main online exam, each student is assigned a computer in the test center. When the test begins, the questions appear as multiple choice questions. After reading and solving the question, the correct bubble against the answer has to be selected and then the student can click on “Next” button to to move on to the next question. If a student is not familiar with online exams, it will not be very difficult. The student should only know how to click using a mouse and not have difficulty reading on screen questions.

Befriend the NCERT books

Teachers, parents and many other might have already told you to study from NCERT books. However, we advise you to be absolutely thorough with each and every topic and sub topic given in Class 11 NCERT Books and Class 12 NCERT Books of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

Not only should the theory be understood properly, but each question should be attempted at least once.

Especially in the case of JEE Main Mathematics, a student who can easily solve NCERT Math book miscellaneous exercises can as easily score more than 90% in JEE Main maths.

Refer only a limited number of JEE Main reference books

There are too many books available in the market that claim “Quick course in JEE” or “Best book for JEE Main” and so on. You must identify one – two books only and stick to them. Using too many books will only confuse you and slow down your preparation.

Use one book for theory, one for practice.

It is best to refer book by a good author/authors to study and understand concept, and use another book to solve practice problems for JEE Main 2015.

Always practice questions simultaneously. While studying, you may think you have understood everything perfectly, but only when you attempt questions can you actually analyze where your understanding is weak and needs to be done again. If you finish one chapter, the next day attempt at least 20-30 questions of that. If you can answer correctly at least 95% of all the questions you attempt, you can move on to the next chapter. If not, focus on the areas you are getting wrong.

Do not hide from the weak areas

Every student has at least 5-10 topics he / she feels are very tough and cannot be done at all. Remember, it is as important to study those areas as it is do the others. You can never be sure whether a question in JEE Main 2015 will come from that topic or not.

JEE Main 2015 Syllabus

Physics Chemistry Mathematics
Physics and measurement Physical chemistry Sets, relations and functions
Kinematics Some basic concepts in chemistry Complex numbers and quadratic equations
Laws of motion States of matter Matrices and determinants
Work, energy and power Atomic structure Permutations and combinations
Rotational motion Chemical bonding and molecular strucure Mathematical induction
Gravitation Chemical thermodynamics Binomial theorem and its simple applications
Properties of solids and liquids Solutions Sequences and series
Thermodynamics Equilibrium Limit, continuity and differentiability
Kinetic theory of gases Redox reactions and electrochemistry Integral calculus
Oscillations and waves Chemical kinetics Differential equations
Electrostatics Surface chemistry Co-ordinate geometry
Currrent electricity Inorganic chemistry Three dimensional geometry
Magnetic effects of current and magnetism Classificaton of elements and periodicity in properties Vector algebra
Electromagnetic induction and alternating currents General principles and processes of isolation of metals Statistics and probability
Electromagnetic waves Hydrogen Trigonometry
Optics S – block elements (alkali and alkaline earth metals) Mathematical reasoning
Dual nature of matter and radiation P – block elements
Atoms and nuclei D – and f – block elements
Electronic devices Co-ordination compounds
Communication systems Environmental chemistry
Experimental skills Organic chemistry
Purification and characterisation of organic compounds
Some basic principles of organic chemistry
Organic compounds containing halogens
Organic compounds containing oxygen
Organic compounds containing nitrogen
Chemistry in everyday life
Principles related to practical chemistry

JEE Main 2015 Preparation Tips to study for Class 11 and 12 Students.

  • After you have studied all the topics relevant to class 11, make a list of topics you are weak in. Before class 12 classes begin, revise them thoroughly and master them! If you keep them for the end, just before the exam, it will be difficult for you to study them.
  • Maintain notes of important topics. This is very important because a few weeks before the exam, you will want to go through each chapter, but time will be limited. At such time, your notes will come in handy. You can refer to important formulae, short cut methods and other things that will help you in the exam.
  • Do not procrastinate! Each day is important when it comes to cracking important engineering entrance exams. You need to give it your best shot.
  • Time management is very important. Make sure you divide your time well between school, tuition / coaching classes (if any), exercise and entertainment.
  • For class 12 students, it has to be kept in mind that you have to score high in board exams also. Thus, do not take your school exams lightly as the sessional assessments may reflect what you will actually score in the final exam.

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Tips to prepare for JEE Main 2015

JEE Main 2015

  • While studying, make sure there are no distractions like phone, television or other things.
  • After each chapter, solve a wide range of questions.
  • If you cannot study for long hours, take constructive breaks. Like going outside to play; physical activity also helps in keeping you fit and give a restful sleep.
  • Do not stress yourself. If you are getting nervous while studying, take a deep breath and remind yourself that Everything is possible!
  • Take notes while studying.
  • If there are difficult chapters or topics, ask a teacher to explain it to you. Then study again and practice questions.
  • Take JEE Main mock tests.
  • And most important – Do not give up!

More on JEE Preparation – JEE Preparation Books For Reference.

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Contact details of CBSE JEE Main 2015

Address: JEE(Main) Unit, Central Board of Secondary Education, Plot No. 149, Block – H, Sector – 63, Noida – 201309, Distt- Gautam Budh Nagar (U.P.).

Telephone number: 0120-2427342, 0120-2427350.

Email ID: jeemain[at]nic[dot]in.

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