The exam dates for the JEE Mains 2017 online registration date has been extended for 14 more days. Earlier the date was scheduled as January 2. Now, the last date for registration is rescheduled to January 16.
The exam date is however on April 2 (Sunday), 2017.
This examination is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for admission to NITs, IITs and other centrally funded technical institutions.
When the candidates clear successfully the JEE (Mains), they will have to attend the next round of exam which is JEE Advanced exam round. The selection of the candidates will depend on the performance of the candidates in these exams.
The Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) has announced the following few changes in the JEE exam paper pattern for 2017:
- There shall be no weightage for class 12 marks in calculating the ranks in the JEE (Main) examination.
- Qualifying marks for SC/ST students would be 65 percent in class 12 exam.
- The candidates need to qualify JEE Advanced/Main for admissions into IITs, NITs etc.
- They should have secured at least 75 percent marks in class 12 exam, or be in the top 20 percentile in class 12 exam conducted by respective boards.
What is JEE Main Exam?
The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India and Central Board of Secondary education (CBSE), New Delhi introduced the national level common entrance exam called Joint Entrance Examination (JEE).
JEE will be conducted by the JEE Apex Board for admission to Undergraduate Engineering Programmes in NITs, IIITs and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions. The Joint Entrance Exam will be conducted in two parts, JEE Mains and JEE Advanced. JEE (Main) replaces the AIEEE entrance exam and JEE (Advanced) replaced the IIT-JEE entrance exam from 2013.
The aim of the common entrance test has been mooted to reduce stress on students., who have to appear for multiple entrance examinations and to give greater relevance to the school education, especially the class 12 board examinations.