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                                The Indian Institutes of Technology (popularly known as IITs) are institutions of national importance established through an Act of Parliament for fostering excellence in education. There are Eighteen IITs at present, located in Bhubaneswar, Bombay (Mumbai), Delhi, Gandhinagar, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras (Chennai), Mandi, Patna, Roorkee, Ropar and IIT (BHU) Varanasi, Tirupati and Palakkad . Over the years IITs have created world class educational platforms dynamically sustained through internationally recognized research based on excellent infrastructural facilities. The faculty and alumni of IITs continue making huge impact in all sectors of society, both in India and abroad.Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University) , Varanasi and Indian School of Mines University (ISM), Dhanbad, are the oldest institutions in India and are known for their immense contributions towards society at large and for science and technology in particular.


  • To create an environment that encourages freedom of thought and pursuit of excellence, and inculcates the necessary vision and self-discipline to achieve excellence.

  • To build a solid foundation of scientific and technical knowledge and to prepare competent and motivated engineers and scientists.

  • To kindle an entrepreneurial spirit among the students.

  • To prepare the students to become outstanding professionals and contribute to nation-building.

                                Each institute has well-equipped modern laboratories, state-of-the-art computer network and well stocked technical library. Teaching methods rely on direct personal contact between the teachers and the students and the use of traditional and modern instructional techniques. Students live in a pleasant and intellectually stimulating environment with people having similar goals and aspirations, which is an exciting and unique experience.

                                Credit-based academic programmes offer flexibility to students to progress at their own pace. A minimum level of performance is necessary for satisfactory progress. The medium of instruction is English. Through JEE (Advanced), IITs and ISM offer admission into undergraduate courses leading to a Bachelor’s, Integrated Master’s or Bachelor-Master Dual Degree in Engineering, Science, Architecture, or Pharmaceutics. Both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees are awarded to candidates enrolled in the dual degree programs upon successful completion of the course curriculum. In a few of the IITs, students enrolled into the 4-year Bachelor’s program have the option to convert to B.Tech.(Honors) and/or B.Tech. with Minors.

The details of the pattern and the dates of examination, eligibility criterion and how to apply for JEE(Advanced) 2016 are outlined below:


  • The JEE(Advanced) will have two objective type papers.Each question paper will consist of three separate sections, viz., Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Duration of each paper will be 3-hours.

  • 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

  • The candidates must carefully read and adhere to the detailed instructions given in the question paper.

                                The question paper will be in either English or Hindi. Candidates must exercise the choice of question paper language while registering for JEE (Advanced) 2016. Change of question paper language will NOT be entertained after the registration. The question paper will be in either English or Hindi.


The candidates should satisfy at least one of the following two criteria for admission to IITs and ISM:

  • Must have secured at least 75% aggregate marks in the class XII (or equivalent) Board examination. The aggregate marks for SC, ST and PwD candidates should be at least 70%.

  • Must be within the category-wise top 20 percentile of successful candidates in their respective Class XII (or equivalent) board examination.


The examination consists of two papers, Paper 1 and Paper 2, each of 3 hours Duration and will be held as per the following schedule:

Day Date
Sunday May 22, 2016
Paper Time
Paper 1 09:00 to 12:00 IST
Paper 2 14:00 to 17:00 IST

Both the papers are compulsory.

NOTE: The schedule will remain the same even if 22 May 2016 is declared a public holiday. Candidates using the services of a scribe (see 13. SERVICES OF A SCRIBE) will get one hour compensatory time i.e., the end time will be 13:00 IST for Paper 1 and 18:00 IST for Paper 2.


                                JEE (Advanced) 2016 will be held in select cities and towns in India and in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Except those who opt for Dubai city, candidates should compulsorily choose three cities / towns from a zone of their choice at the time of online registration. Efforts will be made to allot the city / town of the candidate’s choice but a different city / town in the same zone may be allotted under exceptional circumstances. Request for change of city / town will NOT be entertained under any circumstance.


                                Candidates will NOT be allowed to carry any electronic devices (e.g. mobile phones, smart phones, calculators, iPAD, tabs, electronic watches, etc.), abacus, slide rule, log books, study material of any type, geometry box, written or white (blank) paper/piece of paper, wallets, etc. to the examination hall. Only BLACK ball point pens, downloaded admit card and an original photo identity card are allowed to be taken inside the examination hall.

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JEE (MAIN), 2016


                                Admission criteria to Undergraduate Engineering Programs at NITs, IIITs, other centrally funded Technical Institutions, Institutions funded by several participating State Governments, and several other Institutions shall include the performance in the Joint Entrance Examination, JEE (Main). For admission to NITs, Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs) like IIITs etc. and other participating Institutions, the merit/rank list shall be prepared based on `40% weightage to school Boards marks in class 12th or equivalent examination and 60% weightage to JEE(Main). The weightage to school Board/Equivalent examination marks shall be considered only after normalization.

                                The States of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Uttrakhand, Nagaland & Odisha have joined JEE (Main) system. Therefore, the candidates seeking admission to the institutions in these states, which were earlier admitting based on their State level examination, are also advised to fill in the JEE (Main) -2016 application form online.

                                The 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/ISM Dhanbad.


A. Offline examination (Pen and Paper Based Examination) for Paper 1 (B. E. /B. Tech.) and Paper 2 (B. Arch./B. Planning.)

Date of Examination Paper Subjects Timings Duration
03.04.2016 Paper 1 (B.E./ B. Tech.) Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics 0930-1230 Hours(IST) 3 Hours
03.04.2016 Paper 2 (B. Arch. / B. Planning.) Mathematics – Part I Aptitude Test – Part II & Drawing Test – Part III 1400-1700 Hours(IST) 3 Hours

B. Online examination (Computer Based Examination) for Paper 1 (B. E./B. Tech.) Only

Date of Examination Paper Subjects Timings Duration
09/04/2016 (Saturday) &

10/04/2016 (Sunday)
Paper 1 (B.E./ B. Tech.) Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics 1st shift 0930-1230 Hours (IST)

2nd shift (*) 1400-1700 Hours (IST)

*If required
3 Hours


Date of Birth

Candidates         General Born on or after October 01, 1991
Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)/Person with Disabilities (PwD) candidates Born on or after October 01, 1986

Note- Date of birth as recorded in the Secondary Education Board/University certificate will only be considered


                                Only those candidates who have passed their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2014 or 2015: or those who are appearing in their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2016 are eligible to appear in JEE (Main) – 2016. Candidates who passed Class 12th/Qualifying examination in 2013 or before as well as those who will appear in such examination in 2017 or later are not eligible to appear in JEE (Main) – 2016. The candidates who appeared in class 12th/ equivalent qualifying Examinations in 2013, did not pass in 2013, but passed in 2014 are also not eligible to appear in JEE (Main) 2016. The candidates willing to appear for improvement examination of class 12th in 2016 have to appear in all the 5 subjects as per the scheme of study of the concerned board. Further, they may also note that in the percentile system, the total marks (of all five subjects) obtained/shown on the mark-sheet of a particular year are required in JEE (Main) and also in JEE (Advanced). The marks from two different year’s (i.e. marks for 3 subjects from year 2015 and marks for other 2 subjects from 2016) mark-sheets cannot be considered for percentile calculation.


                                Candidates must have taken at least five subjects in class 12th/ qualifying examination in order to be eligible for writing JEE (Main) - 2016. The candidates who have taken four subjects are not permitted to write JEE (Main) 2016 and if such candidates appear in JEE (Main) 2016 by furnishing wrong information, their rank/result will not be declared.


                                The number of attempts which a candidate can avail at JEE (Main) shall be limited to 03 (three).


  • The final examination of the 10+2 system, conducted by any recognized central/ state Board, such as Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi; Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi; etc.

  • Intermediate or two-year Pre-University examination conducted by a recognized Board/ University.

  • Final examination of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy.

  • Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling with a minimum of five subjects.

  • Any Public School/ Board/ University examination in India or in any foreign country recognized as equivalent to the 10+2 system by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

  • H.S.C. vocational examination. [Only for Admission to IITs]

  • A Diploma recognized by AICTE or a state board of technical education of at least 3 year duration. [Only for Admission to IITs]

  • General Certificate Education (GCE) examination (London / Cambridge / Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level. [Only for Admission to IITs]

  • High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University or International Baccalaureate Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva. [Only for Admission to IITs]

In case the relevant QE is not a public examination, the candidate must have passed at least one public (Board or Pre-University) examination at an earlier level. [Only for Admission to IITs]

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                                Birla Institute of Technology and Science is an All India Institution which conducts BITSAT i.e. a Computer Based Online Admission Test to the integrated first degree programmes of BITS Pilani Campuses.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidate applying for the exam must have passed their 10+2 examination from a recognized Central or State Board or equivalent with Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry.

  • The candidate must have obtained a minimum of 75% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in class 12th and at least 60% marks in each: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English.

  • A candidate can apply for BITSAT online only once.

Exam Structure

  • The candidate can change any of his/her answers among the 150 questions but he/she cannot choose more than one option as the correct answer to the given question.

  • There is negative marking for wrong answers.

Application Procedure

Candidate can complete the Application Form and pay the fees online at: In case one makes the payment by Demand Draft then he/she must send a copy of the completed Application form and prescribed fees to Admissions Officer, BITS, Pilani – 333 031.

Note: In case a candidate discovers any mistake in the form submitted by him, he/she can apply for the second time online and send a letter to the Admission Office BITS, Pilani mentioning the earlier application number which can be cancelled. Fresh Application Fee is to be accompanied with the second application form and the hall ticket can be downloaded from BITS website.



                                VIT University was established in 1984 as a self-financing Institution called the Vellore Engineering College. It conducts entrance tests for admission to B. Tech as offered in its affiliated colleges.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidate applying for this examination must be of maximum 22 years of age. His/her birthday must be on or after 1st July 1992.

  • He/she must have passed in 10+2 examination in subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology with an aggregate of 60% marks.

Exam Structure

  • The candidates who are attempting for Parts-Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics are eligible for all 14 B.Tech programmes.

  • Those attempting for Parts-Physics, Chemistry & Biology are eligible for B.Tech, Bioinformatics, Bio-Medical Engineering and Biotechnology programmes only.

  • The examination is of 2.5 hours duration.

Application Procedure

1. One can apply online at The Prospectus and Brochure for the B. Tech programme along with the Application Form and self-addressed envelope can be bought by paying Rs. 975 from various post offices as mentioned on the website.

2. One can also buy the Application Form in person from:

  • The candidates are required to apply online only as per the procedure.

  • Applicants can apply for the exam online without sending any documents to JEE Main Secretariat. The form can rather be submitted online at:

  • One must keep scanned copies of one’s photograph, left hand thumb impression, signature ready in JPG format to be uploaded online.

  • He/she can pay the examination fee through Debit/Credit Card or through an E-Chalan form.

  • The candidate must download the Acknowledgement Slip and keep it safe for future use.

3. The candidate can make the payment through Net banking or through Credit/ Debit card.

4. He/she can also pay by issuing a demand draft of Rs.925/- only.