The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Main) is conducted to get admissions into various engineering colleges in India. It is considered to be the most difficult level examination for the students with science background. The exam conducting authority of JEE Mains is the Government of India itself. There are two parts in the JEE exams- JEE Mains is required for the admissions into the National Institute of Technology, Indian Institutes of Information Technology, Centrally Funded Technical Institutes etc. while JEE Advanced will be required for admission into the Indian Institutes of Technology. The candidates will have to prepare accordingly based on the institute in which they desire to get admission.


Many major changes have been adopted in the JEE Main 2017 examination. These changes were brought into effect by all the Chairmen of all the IITs in the IIT Council held. These changes were done so as to improve the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) system and give justice to the intellect and hard work of the appearing candidates.

  • Unlike the previous years of JEE Main, weightage was given to the 12th Board examination (HSC examination) scores. But now this weightage is removed. Now there will be no weightage of the 12th Board exam score considered in calculating the JEE Main marks.
  • The candidates who wish to apply into the various NITs/IITs/ IIITs etc. for the admission of which the JEE Main scores are considered, now have to score at least 75 percent in the 12th Board examination or be in the top 20 percentile merit in the class 12th examination conducted by any other respective Board. For the candidates belonging to the SC/ST/OBC category, this percentage should be 65 percent in the 12 Board examination.


  • The candidates who will get the qualified marks in JEE Main 207 i.e. the candidates whose name appear in the top 2 lakh merit list will be allowed to appear for the JEE Advance 2017. The candidates who could not come in the top 2 lakh merit rankers of JEE Main 2017 will have to appear that examination once again. Without passing JEE Main with the required rank, students cannot proceed further for JEE Advance 2017. This method was not applicable for the previous JEE attempts.
  • In the year 2017, the Madras IIT will be conducting the JEE Advance examination
  • Along with the above changes some minor changes there are some minor changes in the JEE Advance 2017 Syllabus too. The information regarding the additions to the syllabus can be found on the official site of the exam conducting authority.
  • Not many changes are done to the JEE Advance examination 2017.

These are the only minor changes available right now.

Following are some of the important dates related to JEE advance:



Online registration and application.

28th April, 2017


Due date for online registration and application.

2nd May, 2017


JEE Advance Paper 1 and Paper 2.

21st May, 2017