Kochi: Two major changes have been notified by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India in the JEE pattern for 2017.

According to the first change, There shall be no weightage for the 12th class marks in calculating the ranks in the JEE (Main) examination from 2017. Till last year, this was the practice.

The second major change is that the candidates seeking admission in the IITs/NITs/IIITs and such other CFTIs whose admissions are based on the JEE (Advanced)/JEE(Main) ranks, should have secured at least 75% marks (SC/ST students need only 65% marks) in the 12th class examination, or should be in the top 20 percentile in the 12th class examination conducted by the respective Boards. This stipulation was applicable only for admission to the IITs. Now this has been made applicable to admissions to NITs/IIITS and CFTIs also, from 2017. 

All applicants who are Indian citizens should possess AADHAAR card issued by UIDAI to apply for JEE (Main). At the time of filling application form of JEE (Main)–2017, applicant will have to enter their AADHAAR number, name, date of birth & gender which will be validated with the UIDAI’s data.  

In case, these particulars do not match, the applicant will not be able to fill the application form for JEE (Main)–2017. So, prospective applicants may ensure that their AADHAAR card has details such as name, date of birth & gender as per school records. If there is some mismatch in these details, they should immediately get it corrected in AADHAAR data or school records, as the case may be. 

The online application process will start on 1st December, 2016. The last date for submission of application will be 2nd January, 2017. Facility for payment fee will be available till the 3rd of January 2017.

JEE (Main)- Paper-1 for admission to the B.E./B. Tech. Programmes will be held in the Offline mode on 2.04.2017 and in the Online mode on 8th and 9th April, 2017. Paper-2 of JEE (Main), for admissions to B.Arch/B.Planning, will be held only in the offline mode on 2.04.2017.

The States of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Uttrakhand, Nagaland, Odisha & some other institutions have joined JEE (Main) system. However, their admission criteria will be notified by the concerned authorities. Those seeking admission to the institutions in these states, which were earlier admitting based on their State level examination, have to fill in the JEE (Main)–2017 application form online. 

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. Prospective candidates may visit the JEE (Advanced) website www.jeeadv.ac.in for information related to JEE (Advanced).

The detailed information bulletin containing details of examination, syllabus, eligibility criteria to appear, examination fee, cities of examination, State code of eligibility, age relaxation, eligibility for admission, reservation policies and important dates will be available on JEE (Main) website www.jeemain.nic.in on 01.12.2016. The aspiring candidates may download the information bulletin from website and read the same carefully before applying. The eligibility criteria for JEE (Main) & JEE (Advanced) are different. Applicants may read the information bulletin carefully and ensure their eligibility as per the criteria laid down for JEE (Main)and JEE (Advanced).

http://jeemain.nic.in/; www.jeeadv.ac.in