JEE 2017 Examination Date

JEE 2017 Examination Date

The Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) 2017 examination date has been released by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras. The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras will be conducting the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) 2017 on May 21, 2017. Last year it was organised by IIT Guwahati. This is a national level exam which is conducted for admissions into various Bachelor's degree programmes in eighteen IITs and Indian School of Mines (ISM), along with other reputable engineering institute.

As compared to 2017, around 20,000 more candidates will be eligible to write the JEE (Advanced) after clearing JEE (Main) thus taking the total number of such candidates to 2.2 lakh.
Last year, IIT JEE Advanced was held on May 22, 2016 and approximately 11.28 lakh students had appeared for the same.
According to an official, students need to have at least score 75 per cent marks or be in top 20 percentile in class 12 examination so as to qualify for appearing in the exam. The SC, ST students should have 65 per cent marks. All other JEE examination systems shall remain unchanged.

New change: The HRD Ministry took a significant decision regarding JEE exams and decided that class 12 marks of the students will not be taken into account while admitting them to undergraduate courses of engineering. This rule will be applicable to all engineering aspirants from next year.

The percentages of various categories are as follows:

  • 27 per cent for OBC-NCL
  • 15 per cent for SC
  • 7.5 per cent for ST
  • 50.5 per cent is open for all

Within each of these four categories, 3 per cent horizontal reservation is available for PwD (including dyslexic) candidates.
Total attempts:
A candidate is allowed to appear for 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.
Moreover, to make the process more user friendly fee payment, result announcement, choice filling etc, interesting features will be introduced like short video tutorial this time.