IIT JEE Main 2017 : Here’s everything you need to know

There are many students who have started their preparation for IIT JEE Main 2017. There are many who appeared for the exam in 2016, but couldn’t clear it. All those students have also started preparing for the IIT JEE 2017. IIT JEE is considered as one of the toughest exams to get through a reputed engineering colleges. It requires a lot of preparation and proper planning to complete the syllabus. But before all that one needs to have a fair knowledge about the exam and it’s procedure.

About JEE:

JEE or Joint Entrance Examination is a competitive exam held in India conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE). This exam is held in two facades, one is to clear JEE Main and then JEE Advanced to get through IIT, NITs, or other centrally funded institute. Although IIT considers the results of both JEE Main + marks of Class 12 or other equivalent boards. The eligible candidates can choose to pursue either Engineering or Architecture.

Fees & Passing Criteria:

The Human Resource Department has recommended setting up an Aptitude Test for IIT-JEE 2017 under which 4 lacs student will be shortlisted and then 40,000 students will be provided with a rank for admission in IITs, NITs, and other central institutes.
Also, a fee hike is indicated for JEE 2017, the Indian Institute of Technology is planning to increase its fee from 90,000 INR to 300,000 INR per semester. The reason stated for the hike by the Ministery is an improvement in the infrastructure, also that government is already spending over 6 lakhs on per student.

As for the eligibility criteria  for clearing IIT JEE Main 2017 is concerned, it has been decided as such:

  • As per the Ministry of Human Resource, the marks of Class 12 are considered as an eligibility only to get admission in IIT , NIT’s and similar institutes.

To qualify for JEE Examinations the candidates must have the following:

  • 75% marks in 12th Class Examination conducted by respective boards or be in top 20 percentile.
  • For SC/ST candidates the percentage is 65%
  • The candidate must have 50% in aggregate in Physics, Maths, and Chemistry
  • The candidate must have minimum 5 subjects in Class 12

Over and above these, some basic criteria includes :

  • Candidates to appear for IIT JEE  Main 2017 must be born on or before 1st October 1992
  • A candidate can attempt IIT JEE examination for 3 times only.

As for the application fees, the below table will help you sort it.

JEE Main 2017 application Fee

Important Dates And  Notifications

Based on the dates of last year , IIT JEE Main 2017 dates have been tentatively calculated,

IIT JEE 2017 Important Dates

Exam Pattern and Syllabus:

As said earlier there are two facades of IIT JEE Main 2017 which has two papers, namely Paper I and Paper II.

Paper I : This is for candidates who want to apply for B.Tech/B.E. It includes 90 OMC questions from Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics.

Paper II : This is for candidates who wish to appear for B.Architecture/Planning, it includes 82 questions- 30 questions from Mathematics, 50 questions from aptitude test and 2 questions from drawing test.


Every aspiring engineer and architecture who wish to appear for IIT JEE Main 2017, this information might be of great help for you all . There are several tips and tricks which can help you score higher in IIT JEE Main  2017. You can start by taking video lectures and solving mock tests to improve the areas where you feel that there is a scope of improvement. A well-prepared exam and sought out syllabus is key to success. 


Tips for JEE 2017

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