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 2016 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 2016 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 2016.

  • 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 2016 Admit Card

You can download JEE Main 2016 admit card from March, 2016. 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 2016 must be carried along with other documents, as specified, on the day of exam.

Admit card of JEE Main 2016 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 2016 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 2016 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 2016 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 2016 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.

Other Institutes taking admission through JEE Main

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Other Institutes taking admission through JEE Main

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