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What is JEE Main and JEE Advanced?

Joint Entrance Exam Main (JEE) is an All India Common Entrance Exam for admission to engineering colleges across India. It is conducted in two phases - JEE Main and JEE Advanced.

The IITs and ISM grant admission based on the results of JEE Advanced. The NITs, IIITs and other central or state funded institutes grant admission based on JEE Main. Students are eligible to write JEE Advanced only if they clear the cut off marks in JEE Main. Also, IIT JEE is considered as one of the toughest exams in the world. Over 14 Lakh students appear every year and only 20,000 get a rank.

Can I appear for JEE Main 2017 and JEE Advanced 2017?

Eligibility for JEE Main 2017, like every year, depends on 3 factors : Age criteria, Year of appearing for 12th standard exam or equivalent and number of attempts made for JEE.

Check your eligibility for JEE Main 2017 below.

  • Age
  • Year of attempt
  • No. of attempts
Enter your age
Students from General category born on or after 1st October 1991 are eligible. Students from SC, ST and PwD category born on or after 1st October 1986 are eligible.
Year of Appearing in 12th / Equivalent Exam
Students who have cleared their 12th exam (or equivalent) in 2015 or 2016 are eligible. Students who will appear for their 12th exam (or equivalent) in 2017 are eligible.
How many times have you appeared for JEE Main before?
Students can attempt JEE Main for maximum a of 3 times. In case of JEE Advanced, a student can make only 2 attempts in consecutive years.

How do I register for JEE Main 2017 & JEE Advanced 2017?

The official announcement regarding JEE Main & JEE Advanced 2017 is already out.

The procedure to register is:

  1. JEE Main & Advanced application forms are to be filled online.
  2. Form fees should be paid according to the norms of JEE.
  3. For Mains, correction period - within two weeks in January 2017.
  4. Admit card for JEE Main & JEE Advanced is available for download from the official JEE link.

After JEE Main results, a student has to go through JEE Main counselling.

What are the JEE Main 2017 exam dates?

Aspirants can check out the complete JEE Main 2017 schedule here:

Important dates
Start of JEE Main 2017 Online Applications December 1, 2016
Last Date for submitting Online Applications and uploading of scanned images December, 2016
Last date of Application Fee Payment through credit/debit card January, 2017
Last date of Application Fee Payment through e-challan January, 2017
JEE Main 2017 Admit Card Download Week 2 of March 2017
JEE Main 2017 Computer Based Test April 8 - 9, 2017
Display of Answer Key and OMR sheets Last Week of April 2017
Acceptance of challenge of Answer Keys Last Week of April 2017
JEE Main 2017 Results (Scores) April 27, 2017

What is the syllabus for JEE Main 2017?

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Maths
  1. 01. Physics and measurement
  2. 02. Kinematics
  3. 03. Laws of motion
  4. 04. Work power and energy
  5. 05. Rotational motion
  6. 06. Gravitation
  7. 07. Properties of solid and liquids
  8. 08. Thermodynamics
  9. 09. Kinematics of gases
  10. 10. Oscillations and waves
  11. 11. Electrostatics
  1. 12. Current electricity
  2. 13. Magnetic effects of current and magnetism
  3. 14. Electromagnetic induction and currents
  4. 15. Electromagnetic waves
  5. 16. Optics
  6. 17. Dual nature of matter and radiation
  7. 18. Atoms and nuclei
  8. 19. Electronic devices
  9. 20. Communication systems and Experimental skills
  1. 01. Some basic concepts in chemistry
  2. 02. States of matter
  3. 03. Atomic structure
  4. 04. Chemical bonding
  5. 05. Molecular structure
  6. 06. Chemical thermodynamics
  7. 07. Solutions
  8. 08. Equilibrium
  9. 09. Redox reactions
  10. 10. Electrochemistry
  1. 11. Chemical kinetics
  2. 12. Surface chemistry
  3. 13. Classification of elements and properties
  4. 14. General principles of isolation of metals
  5. 15. Hydrogen
  6. 16. S-block elements
  7. 17. P-block elements
  8. 18. D and F block elements
  9. 19. Co-ordination compounds
  1. 01. Sets relation and functions
  2. 02. Complex numbers and quadratic equations
  3. 03. Matrices and determinants
  4. 04. Permutations and combinations
  5. 05. Mathematical induction
  6. 06. Binomial theorem and its simple applications
  7. 07. Sequences and series
  8. 08. Limits continuity and differentiability
  1. 09. Integral calculus
  2. 10. Differential equations
  3. 11. Co-ordinate geometry
  4. 12. Three dimensional geometry
  5. 13. Vector algebra
  6. 14. Statistics and probability
  7. 15. Trigonometry
  8. 16. Mathematical reasoning

What is the JEE Main 2017 exam pattern?

  • JEE Main & Advanced, both follow an objective exam pattern. JEE Advanced also has 'numerical answer type' and 'match the column type' questions.
  • JEE Main 2017 has one compulsory paper of 3 hours. However, JEE Advanced 2017 has 2 compulsory papers of 3 hours each.
  • JEE Main has an optional paper for B.Arch/B.Planning. JEE Main 2017 Paper I can be given online through a computer based test or in offline format.
  • Both the exams have negative marking in their questions.

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  • Study from the best sources - NCERT and recommended books for JEE are the minimum resources you need. Toppr offers the best study material from all over the web to help you prepare better.

From where should I study?


  • Arihant Series – DC Pandey
    Books on – Mechanics – Part 1, Mechanics – Part 2, Waves and Thermodynamics, Electricity and Magnetism, Optics and Modern Physics.
  • Concepts of Physics (both volumes) by HC Verma.


  • Inorganic Chemistry NCERT Text Book.
  • Organic Chemistry Khan Academy Videos.


  • RD Sharma – Objective Mathematics Part 1 and Part 2 (NCERT difficulty).
  • Arihant Series – Dr. SK Goyal

Where can I find previous years’ papers?

Previous year papers are important to practice because they help you simulate the real JEE. You can find them all here.

  1. JEE Advanced 2015
  2. JEE Main 2015 (Apr 11)
  3. JEE Main 2015 (Apr 10)
  4. JEE Main 2015 (Apr 04)
  5. JEE Advanced 2014

When do I qualify?

Every year, over 15 Lakh candidates register themselves for JEE with dreams of making it to an IIT. These 15 Lakh are brought down to 1.5 Lakh after JEE Main which is further trickled down to a minuscule 27,000 post JEE Advanced.
It’s very important to clear your cut-offs.

What colleges do I get through JEE Main 2017?


  • Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneshwar
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Jodhpur
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Patna
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Indore
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Pallakad
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Tirupati
  • Indian Institute of Technology, (BHU) Varanasi
  • ISM Dhanbad


  • National Institute of Technology, Warangal
  • National Institute of Technology, Trichy
  • National Institute of Technology, Suratkal
  • National Institute of Technology, Surat
  • National Institute of Technology, Patna
  • National Institute of Technology, Durgapur
  • National Institute of Technology , Agartala
  • National Institute of Technology, Allahabad (U.P.)
  • National Institute of Technology, Arunachal Pradesh.
  • National Institute of Technology, Bhopal
  • National Institute of Technology, Calicut (Kerela)
  • National Institute of Technology, Srinagar (J&K)
  • National Institute of Technology, Delhi
  • National Institute of Technology, Rourkela
  • National Institute of Technology, Jaipur

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