Performance in JEE MAIN 2017:
Candidates should be among the top 2,20,000 (including all categories) by scoring positive marks in Paper-1 of JEE (Main) 2017.
The percentages of various categories are: 27% for OBC-NCL, 15% for SC, 7.5% for ST and the remaining 50.5% is OPEN for all. Within each of these four categories, 3% horizontal reservation is available for PwD (including Dyslexic) candidates.
As shown in the following table, the usual order will be followed while choosing top 2,20,000 candidates in various categories who have scored positive marks in JEE (Main) 2017.
Candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1992. Five years relaxation is given to SC, ST and PwD candidates, i.e., these candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1987.
Number of attempts :
A candidate can attempt JEE (Advanced) a maximum of two times in consecutive years. Therefore, candidates who appeared in JEE (Advanced) 2016 for the first time are also eligible.
Appearance in QE or Class XII Boards:
A candidate should have appeared for the Class XII (or equivalent) examination for the first time in either 2016 or 2017.
However, candidates whose Class XII (or equivalent) examination results for the academic year 2014-15 were declared after June 2015 are eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2017.
Earlier Admission at IITs:
A candidate should NOT have been admitted in an IIT irrespective of whether or not he/she continued in the program) OR accepted the IIT seat by reporting at a reporting centre in the past. The candidates whose admission at IITs was cancelled are also NOT eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2017.
Candidates who have been admitted to a preparatory course in any of the IITs for the first time in 2016 can appear in JEE (Advanced) 2017. The candidates who have paid seat acceptance fee but not accepted the seat (by not reporting at any reporting centre during joint seat allocation in 2016) are eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2017.
The question paper will be in either English or Hindi. Candidates must exercise the choice of question paper language while registering for JEE (Advanced) 2017. Change of question paper language will NOT be entertained after the registration.
There are two question papers: Paper 1 and Paper 2 of three hours duration each. Both papers are compulsory.
Each question paper will consist of three separate sections, viz., Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
The question papers will consist of objective type (multiple choice and numerical answer type) questions designed to test comprehension, reasoning and analytical ability of candidates.
Negative marks will be awarded for incorrect answers to some of the questions.
Exam Pattern of JEE (Advanced) 2016
JEE (Advanced) 2016 – Paper 1 and Paper 2 together had a total 108 objective type questions (Single Correct, Multiple Correct, Integer Answer and Passage Based) totalling to 372 marks. There were 36 questions each from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. You can know more about the analysis of the JEE (Advanced) 2016 paper and see the keys and solutions to the same by clicking here.
The answer sheet of each paper of JEE (Advanced) 2017 is a machine-readable ORS.
The ORS has two pages with the same lay-out. The first page of the ORS is machine readable. It is designed so as to leave impressions of the responses on the second page.
Candidates should not separate or disturb the alignment of the two pages of the ORS at any stage and under any circumstance.
The answers to all the questions should be marked on the first page of the ORS by darkening the appropriate bubble or bubbles (as per the instructions given in the question paper).
Candidates should use BLACK BALL POINT pen for darkening the bubbles.
Candidates should apply adequate pressure to ensure that a proper impression is made on the second page of the ORS. Other instructions for darkening the bubbles will be printed on the question paper and candidates must strictly adhere to these instructions.
The second page of the ORS will be handed over to the candidates by the invigilator at the end of the examination.
Services of a Scribe:
The services of a scribe (amanuensis) are available to candidates who are visually impaired, dyslexic, have disability in the upper limbs or have lost fingers / hands thereby preventing them from bubbling the optical response sheet (ORS).
To avail this benefit, the candidate should request the Chairman, JEE (Advanced) 2017, of the respective zonal coordinating IIT in the prescribed format. The requisition, along with a copy of the PwD certificate OR a copy of the certificate of Dyslexic candidate, whichever is applicable, should be uploaded at the time of online registration for JEE (Advanced) 2017.
Zonal coordinating IITs will make arrangements, through the Presiding Officer (PO) of the examination Center, to provide a panel of scribes (amanuenses). Scribes will be students of Class XI from the science stream with Mathematics as one of the subjects. The PwD/dyslexic candidate has to choose a scribe from this panel. The candidates will NOT be allowed to bring their own scribes.
The candidate will be allowed to meet the scribe one day prior to the examination i.e., on Saturday, 20 May 2017, in the presence of the IIT Representatives (IRs), Presiding Officer (PO) and an Invigilator.
If it is found that a candidate has used the services of a scribe, and consequently one extra hour, but does not possess the extent of disability that warrants the use of a scribe, he/she will be excluded from the process of evaluation, ranking and admission. If the candidate has already been admitted, his/her admission will be cancelled.