IIT JEE 2017: The Joint Entrance Examination (Main) – 2017 will be conducted on April 2, 2017 (Sunday) by the JEE Apex Board. The last date to register for the examination is January 2, 2017. The detailed notification will be released on December 1, 2016.
JEE Main is conducted by the CBSE for admission to the undergraduate engineering programmes in NITs, IIITs and other centrally funded technical institutions.
This year Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Nagaland and 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.
From this year, Aadhaar card issued by the UIDAI has been made mandatory to fill the application form. All those students who do not possess the Aadhaar card should get apply for it. In case the card has some invalid or wrong information, it should be rectified before apply for the entrance test.
The JEE (Main) is 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. IIT Madras will conduct the JEE 2017 on May 21.
As per IIT Madras, as many as 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.
The official figures show that the number of students appearing for the entrance test have come down. In 2014, 12,90,028 appeared for the JEE (Main) while in 2015, it has come down to 12,34,760 and 12,07,058 in 2016.