For admission to Undergraduate Engineering Programmes in NITs, IIITs and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions etc the fifth Joint Entrance Examination (Main) 2017 will be conducted on April 2, 2017 (Sunday) by the JEE Apex Board. The online application process will start from December 1, 2016 and the aspirants should note some important point for filling up the application form. And the last date of online application is January 2, 2017 and the fee can be paid by January 3, 2017. For more information related to JEE Main 2017, candidates should visit the official website i.e.jeemain.nic.in.Also Read - NEET 2021: Check Exam Date, Syllabus, Application Form, Exam Pattern and Latest Update Here

The States of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Uttarakhand, 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) -2017 application form online. Also Read - IIT Seat Allotment: First round of IIT seat allotment completed by JoSAA

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  • For calculating JEE Main Rank from 2017 the weightage of 12th marks will not be considered.
  • For appearing in JEE Main 2017 exam there is no minimum criteria for 12th percentage.
  • Candidates  should have secured at least 75% marks in the 12th class examination, or be in the top 20 percentile in the 12th class examination conducted by the respective Boards to qualify for the admission in the IITs/NITs/IIITs and such other CFTIs whose admissions are based on the JEE (Advanced)/JEE(Main) ranks. For SC/ST students the qualifying marks would be 65% in the 12th class examination.
  • This year for applying online for JEE Main 2017, Aadhaar Card is a very important document. It is mandatory for all the candidates to have AADHAAR card issued by UIDAI. At the time of filling application form of JEE (Main)–2017, the candidates 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 candidates will not be able to fill the application form for JEE (Main)–2017. Therefore, the candidates are advised to ensure that their AADHAAR card has correct details of their name, date of birth & gender as per school records.

Though according to other sources, candidates are facing problems due to introduction of mandatory Aadhaar card for filling up online application form. According to the reports, the decision has come as a shock for the students as it has been announced just 10 days before applying for JEE Main 2017. As a result many aspirants won’t be able to apply because they don’t have Aadhaar card.

A senior HRD ministry official after realising that the decision by CBSE to introduce Aadhaar is likely to kick up a storm, he said: ” A complaint has reached minister Prakash Javadekar. He will take every measure to ensure no eligible student is left out from appearing in the examination due to nonavailability of Aadhaar card.”

According to TOI reports, students from West Bengal are likely to be hit the hardest if the CBSE persists with its decision. Unlike states like Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand, Punjab, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, where nearly 95% of the population have enrolled for Aadhaar and rece ived there Unique Identification (UID) numbers, the figure in West Bengal is only 78%.According to available data, only 7,54,67,010 people in the state out of a population of 9,66,22,186 have got Aadhaar cards. This leaves 2,11,55,176 people in the lurch.

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.